Micka Named All-American

RENO, Nev. Nevada catcher Noelle Micka has been named to the NFCA All-American team the first such honor for a Wolf Pack softball player the National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced Wedneday.

Micka, a freshman from Garden Grove, Calif. (Pacifica HS), batted .399 in leading Nevada to the regular season championship in the Western Athletic Conference and an at-large bid into the NCAA Regionals. She was named to NFCA second team and was one of only two WAC players named to the NFCA three-team All-America squad.

“I am absolutely thrilled for Noelle to receive this honor,” Nevada coach Michelle Gardner said. “Her production offensively and defensively speaks for itself and she was a huge part of our success this season.”

Micka had perhaps the finest season in Nevada history. The freshman set single-season school records in batting average (.399), on-base percentage (.457), runs (43), hits (83) and total bases (128). She tied Brittany Puzey for the school record in doubles with 18 and also ranks in the school single-season top 10 in slugging percentage (.615), games played and started (62), triples (3), home runs (7), RBI (41) and walks (20). She committed only two errors during the season and had only three passed balls.

“This is a great honor and it is something that I share with my teammates and coaches,” Micka said.

Micka was named to the first-team All-WAC squad and was also a first-team NFCA All-Region selection, which made her eligible for the All-America teams.

Nevada went 44-18 overall and 16-2 to claim the WAC title. The Wolf Pack won two games in the NCAA Regional at UCLA and advanced to the championship game before falling to the host Bruins.

NFCA All-America Teams
First Team
Pos. Name School
P Stacey Nelson University of Florida
P Anjelica Selden University of California, Los Angeles
P Angela Tincher Virginia Tech
C Chelsea Bramlett Mississippi State University
1B Alexandra Gardiner University of Florida
2B Samantha Findlay University of Michigan
3B Tonya Callahan University of Tennessee
SS Tammy Williams Northwestern University
OF Kaitlin Cochran Arizona State University
OF Brittany Rogers University of Alabama
OF Holly Tankersley University of Louisiana at Lafayette
UT/P Megan Gibson Texas A&M University
UT/Non-P Lauren Grill University of Mississippi
At-Large/P Katie Burkhart Arizona State University
At-Large/SS Courtney Bures Mississippi State University
At-Large/1B GiOnna DiSalvatore University of California, Los Angeles
At-Large/3B Kelley Montalvo University of Alabama
At-Large/UT-P Charlotte Morgan University of Alabama

Second Team
Pos. Name School
P Angel Shamblin University of Houston
P Jordan Taylor University of Michigan
P Brooke Turner Long Beach State University
C Noelle Micka University of Nevada
1B Stephanie Fischer Tennessee Tech University
2B Aja Paculba University of Florida
3B Amber Patton DePaul University
SS Savannah Long University of Oklahoma
OF Alessandra Giampaolo University of Michigan
OF Lisa Kingsmore Winthrop University
OF Rhea Taylor University of Missouri
UT/P Danielle Spaulding University of North Carolina
UT/Non-P Kiki Munoz California State University, Fullerton
At-Large/2B Mindy Cowles Arizona State University
At-Large/OF Francesca Enea University of Florida
At-Large/OF Amber Flores University of Oklahoma
At-Large/P D.J. Mathis University of Oklahoma
At-Large/P Morgan Melloh Fresno State University

Third Team
Pos. Name School
P Kelsi Dunne University of Alabama
P Nikki Nemitz University of Michigan
P Missy Penna Stanford University
C Rachel Folden Marshall University
1B Laine Roth University of Arizona
2B Amanda Kamekona University of California, Los Angeles
3B Brette Reagan Baylor University
SS Jessica Valis University of Houston
OF Alissa Haber Stanford University
OF Jackie Vasquez Arizona State University
OF Laurie Wagner University of Houston
UT/P Megan Langenfeld University of California, Los Angeles
UT/Non-P Brittany Vanderink Ohio State University
At-Large/3B Krista Donnenwirth Arizona State University
At-Large/3B Jamie Hinshaw Texas A&M University
At-Large/OF Brittany Lastrapes University of Arizona
At-Large/1B Jamie Lettire Princeton University
At-Large/C Samantha Marder Ohio State University
At-Large/OF Kim Waleszonia University of Florida