Garcia, Coddington Earn NJCAA All-America

YUMA, Ariz---The incredible Arizona Western College Softball season concluded with the program's return to the National Junior College Athletic Association National Tournament in St. George, Utah and the National recognition continued to roll in with the NJCAA announcing two Lady Matadors have been selected onto the All-American Teams.

Sophomore Outfielder Sabrina Garcia adds to her long list of accomplishments in 2019 by making 1st Team NJCAA All-American. Garcia hit a pair of homeruns in Utah to conclude the season hitting .474 with 7 homers and 40 RBI. She led the Mats in runs scored with 79 and hits with 91 in addition to swiping a team-high 32 stolen bases.

In the circle, Sophomore Pitcher Koryne Coddington was the only pitcher in the country to reach 30 wins, leading the NJCAA and landing on the 2nd Team NJCAA. Coddington completed 28 games for the Matadors while posting an impressive 2.03 ERA over 213 innings.

Arizona Western is one of two ACCAC and Region I schools to land a pair of student-athletes onto the All-American list as Yavapai's Shaylee Alani and Kylie Brown were also selected to the first and second teams, respectively.

Rounding out the ACCAC representation was Central Arizona's Makiya Thomas' inclusion on the second team All-NJCAA.

The NJCAA teams complete an impressive haul for the Matadors in 2019 as they also placed four on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association's All-Region and All-American Honor Rolls.

Garcia and Coddington both earned second team NFCA honors nationally while placing on the NFCA 1st Team All-West.

Joining them on the NFCA recognition is Freshman Pitcher Sarah Velasquez who garned 3rd Team All-America and 1st Team All-West after 19-3 season in the circle.

Danielle Burgos, who was second in the NJCAA in RBI with 85, earned a spot on the 2nd Team All-West squad.

Arizona Western completed the 2019 season at 53-12, racking up the most wins by the program since 2002.

 

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