Eight Wahine softball players receive All-Big West honors

Eight Wahine softball players receive All-Big West honors
Courtesy: Hawaii Athletics

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The Rainbow Wahine softball team had eight players earn All-Big West Conference honors this season.

Junior first baseman/catcher Callee Heen, senior pitcher Brittany Hitchcock and senior third baseman Nicole Lopez all earned first team honors while senior catcher Heather Cameron was named to all-Big West second team.

Both junior utility player Cheeks Ramos and sophomore centerfielder Brittnee Rossi earned honorable mention honors and rookies Izzy Dino and Mikaela Gandia-Mak both were named to the All-Freshman Team.

For Heen, this season marked the third year in a row she has earned all-conference honors after hitting 15 home runs while battling .374 from the plate.

Hitchcock's fourth all-Big West honor came after a career-best 20-8 record this season while posting a career-low 1.76 ERA in 175.1 innings pitched. She is Hawaii’s first 20 game winner since Kaia Parnaby recorded 39 in 2013.

Lopez, also a four-time selection to the all-Big West teams, earned her third spot on the first team this year after leading the Big West with a career-high 45 runs scored. She finished hitting a career-high .353 batting average with a career-high 59 hits.

Cameron earned her first postseason all-conference honor, on the conference second team. After hitting .241.

Ramos all 49 games—34 games at second base, 10 games at shortstop and five games as the designated player. She finished fourth on the team with a .273 average (36-for-132).

For Rossi, this was her first all-Big West honor received. Overall she hit .250, but in conference she elevated her game and hit .293 (17-for-158) to finish second on the squad.

Dino recorded a 9-6 record in the pitching circle with a 2.93 ERA. Dino fired eight complete games and had three shutouts in her rookie season with the Wahine.

Gandia-Mak finished her rookie campaign ranked third on the team with a .279 overall batting average (24-for-86) in 40 appearances.

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