Fieser Becomes Seventh All-America Honoree in School History
Eau Claire, Wis., May 20, 2010 – Senior shortstop Megan Fieser capped off a tremendous senior year by being named to the 2010 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America Third-Team, as announced Thursday night at the NFCA All-America banquet in Eau Claire, Wis. Fieser becomes the seventh student-athlete in school history to earn softball All-America honors.
"Although I really wish our team had made it further in the post season, it is nice to end on a high note, and being an All-American is an honor I never dreamed of achieving," said Fieser, who will be attending the University of California, Irvine, in the fall to pursue a PhD in chemistry. "Softball has been half of my life, and ending that half with this honor makes me happy."
A 2010 first-team all-University Athletic Association (UAA) and NFCA All-Midwest Region honoree, Fieser led the UAA this season in batting average (.459), hits (72) and stolen bases (34). She set single-season school records in both hits and stolen bases in 2010, and recorded a 22-game hitting streak, which is the second longest in school history.
Fieser hit .444 (8-of-18) with three stolen bases in the NCAA Tournament, and was named to the NCAA Division III Central Regional All-Tournament Team. She hit safely in four of the five NCAA Tournament games, recording three hits against Transylvania and Denison.
"I am very excited for Megan receiving third-team All-America honors. There is no better way to end a tremendous career, she is well deserving," said Washington University head coach Leticia Pineda-Boutté.
Fieser concludes her career ranked first all-time in school history in stolen bases (68), second in batting average (.388), fifth in triples (five), eighth in total bases (195) and ninth in runs scored (88).
Washington University completed the 2010 season with a 37-11 overall record, and placed third at the 2010 NCAA Division III Central Region. The 37 wins tie for the second most in school history. The Bears also placed second in the UAA with a 5-3 mark.