May 12, 2008
SANTA CLARA, Calif. - The Pacific Coast Softball Conference announced its 2008 all-conference team Monday and Santa Clara student athletes Noelani Ho'opi'i and Amanda Edmonson received All-PCSC Honorable Mention. The teams were voted on by the conferences six head coaches, and coaches could not vote for their own player.
Junior Ho'opi'i was a constant force for the Broncos this season, starting all 60 games at first base. She led the team in all major offensive categories including batting average (.292), runs (21), hits (45), doubles (7), walks (19), slugging percentage (.416), and on-base percentage (.401). She was tied for the lead in homeruns (4) and runs batted in (20). Ho'opi'i led the PCSC in games played and starts in 2008.
A versatile player, Edmonson spent the majority of her freshman year at catcher, but also started games at shortstop, second base, and third base over the year. She finished the season tied for the team lead in RBI with Ho'opi'i and was second in batting average, slugging percentage, and on-base percentage. Conference play is where Edmonson really started to shine, batting .317 in PCSC play, tops on the team, with a slugging percentage of .488.
Both players played a vital part to Santa Clara's success in 2008. In the team's wins, Ho'opi'i batted .379 and Edmonson batted .370 with 10 RBI.