May 15, 2014
BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Western Washington University first baseman/utility player Alexie Levin (pronounced Lah-VEEN) has been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II West Region All-Star team announced Thursday.
Levin, a sophomore from Everett, is the first player in school history to receive first-team honors from the NFCA. WWU has had 11 second-team picks.
The 5-foot-7 Levin batted .424 with 59 hits in 139 at bats. She set four school season records with 10 home runs, 47 runs batted in, 103 total bases and a slugging percentage of .741.
"Alexie is so deserving of this award as she had a great year for us," said WWU head coach Amy Suiter. "She is an all-around athlete, playing multiple positions and led us in almost every offensive category. She is a pleasure to coach, so very humble, and her team and coaching staff are so proud of her for this accomplishment."
Levin was the 2014 Great Northwest Athletic Conference Player of the Year, finished second in the conference in all three Triple Crown categories (batting average, home runs and RBI) and led in slugging percentage.
Levin, who also had 14 doubles, posted a fielding percentage of .987 with just two errors in 159 chances.
All of the NFCA honorees are eligible for selection to one of three NFCA Division II All-America squads to be announced on May 21.
WWU finished with a 30-14 record, narrowly missing out on a berth in the NCAA II West Regional, and placed second in the GNAC standings at 17-7.
Softball Takes to the Road for Five GNAC Games
WWU returns to action Friday night vs. Montana State Billings in Portland
Softball Adds Game Friday vs. MSUB in Portland
Game will serve as makeup contest from snowed out March 31 game in Billings
Softball Drops a Pair of One-Run Games to Saint Martin's
Vikings close out home schedule with close games vs. Saint Martin's in GNAC play
Vikings Earn Split vs. CWU With Solid Performance
WWU falls 5-3 in extra innings in the first game vs. CWU, rebounds with 8-0 win in the nightcap
Expected Rain Shuffles Softball Schedule this Weekend
Vikings will now host GNAC doubleheaders on Friday (CWU) and
Softball Snowed Out at Montana State Billings
WWU returns home to host CWU and Saint Martin's next weekend
Vikings Swept in Tripleheader at Montana State Billings
Freshman Kira Doan goes 5-for-11 with her first home run during the tripleheader
Softball Returns to GNAC Play at MSU Billings
WWU will play three games Friday beginning at 10 am MT and one on Saturday (weather permitting)
Vikings Earn Doubleheader Split at Stanislaus State
WWU earns 3-2 extra-inning victory in nightcap behind strong performance from Anna Kasner and 2-run double from Rylie Wales
Vikings Earn Split During Final Day of Tournament of Champions
Freshman duo of Doan and Lo leads WWU to 1-0 win over Cal State East Bay
Vikings Drop Pair of Games in Tournament of Champions
WWU falls to Cal State San Bernardino 6-1 and San Francisco State 8-4 on Saturday
Vikings Earn Split During First Day of Tournament of Champions
WWU defeats Hawaii Hilo 4-2, after dropping heartbreaker to Cal State Monterey Bay 1-0
Softball's Thursday Game vs. Sonoma State Rained Out
The Vikings are hoping for improved weather with 6 games over the next 3 days at the Tournament of Champions
Softball Heads to Tournament of Champions
WWU will play 9 games in California before returning to GNAC play
WWU Softball Splits Doubleheader at Simon Fraser
Anna Kasner records 20th career victory with 2-0 shutout in the first game of Sunday's doubleheader