DI Big Sky Conference all-star shortstop transferring to WWU

WWUVIKINGSDOTCOM Alicia Fine
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Alicia Fine
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July 28, 2014

BELLINGHAM, Wash. - Softball shortstop Alicia Fine, who has earned all-star honors in each of the last three years at NCAA Division I Portland State University, is transferring to Western Washington University for her last year of eligibility beginning this fall.

"We are really excited to have Alicia joining our program," said WWU head coach Amy Suiter. "She will bring a wealth of experience to this team and we are excited to have her in her final campaign."

Fine, a graduate of Mount Vernon High School, received Big Sky Conference all-star honorable mention as a junior at PSU last spring, starting all 44 games and batting .303 (40-for-132). She also had a .945 fielding average, committing just 11 errors in 201 chances.

As a sophomore, Fine was a second-team BSC all-star. She started all 56 games that season, hitting .241 (40-for-166) and having a .927 fielding average.

Fine was the Pacific Coast Softball Conference Mountain Division Freshman of the Year and a first-team all-conference pick as a true freshman. That year she batted .336 (46-for-137), driving in 31 runs and scoring 18 on a team that reached the national playoffs. Fine had 18 extra-base hits that spring with 11 doubles, two triples and five home runs, and committed just four errors in 150 chances.

That season Fine tied a school record for hits in a game with five, going 5-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored, five RBI and a walk-off grand slam home run in the bottom of the ninth inning at Northern Colorado on Apr. 15, 2012.

Fine was a four-time Skagit Valley Herald all-Area and Northwest Conference all-star at Mount Vernon High School. As a junior in 2010, she played for current WWU head coach Amy Suiter.

WWU finished 30-14 last spring, narrowly missing out on a berth in the NCAA Division II West Regional. They placed second in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference standings at 17-7.

Alicia Fine, Shortstop, B-R, T-R, Senior, 5-6, 21, 9/20/92, Mount Vernon, WA

COLLEGE: Transfer from Portland State University .... Honorable mention Big Sky Conference all-star as junior in 2014 ... Started all 44 games, batting .303 (40-for-132) with five doubles and one home run ... Scored 18 runs and drove in 13 ... Had .945 fielding average with 11 errors in 201 chances (75 assists and 115 putouts) ... Second-team Big Sky Conference all-star as sophomore in 2013 ... Started all 56 games ... Hit .241 (40-for-166) with 19 RBI, 10 doubles and four homers ... Had .927 fielding average with 15 errors in 205 chances ... First-team Pacific Coast Softball Conference Mountain Division all-star as freshman in 2012 ... PCSC Mountain Division Mountain Division Freshman of the Year and named to PCSC Commissioner's Honor Roll ... Batted .336 (46-for-137), scoring 18 runs and driving in 31, on team that reached NCAA Division I national tournament ... Had 18 extra-base hits with 11 doubles, two triples and five home runs ... Committed only four errors in 150 chances ...Tied school record for hits in game with five, going 5-for-5 with two doubles, two runs scored, five RBI and walk-off grand slam in bottom of ninth inning at Northern Colorado on 4/15/12.

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time Skagit Valley Herald all-Area and Northwest Conference all-star at Mount Vernon High School ... Team co-captain three years and twice defensive MVP ... Played for current WWU head coach Amy Suiter as junior in 2010 ... Started and lettered four years ... Also lettered three years in basketball ... Played ASA ball for Lake Breeze from 2008-11 and for Triple Threat from 1999-2008.

PERSONAL: Major is education.