10 San Jac softball players receive NJCAA Region XIV honors

05.21.2019 | By Sophia Primera

HOUSTON – Ten San Jacinto College softball players received National Junior College Athletics Association (NJCAA) Region XIV All-Conference and All-Region honors at the NJCAA Region XIV Tournament.

Freshman catcher Ariana Saenz (Mont Belvieu / Barbers Hill HS) received first team All-Conference and first team All-Region honors. This season Saenz hit .331 with 9 doubles and 30 RBI.

Sophomores Michelle Kristoff (Houston / Dobie HS) and Samantha Martinez (Texas City /Texas City HS) both earned first team All-Conference and second team All-Region honors. Kristoff, pitcher, saw a 2.86 ERA and 142 strikeouts. Martinez, infielder, hit .332 with 13 doubles, 1 triple, 9 home runs, and a 57 RBI.

Freshman infielder Morgan Childs (Santa Fe / Santa Fe HS) was named to the All-Conference first team and All-Region second team. Childs batted .422 and saw 20 doubles, 2 triples, 3 home runs, and a 33 RBI on the season.    

Sophomore pitcher Dominique Garcia (Pasadena /Pasadena Memorial HS) earned first-team All-Conference honors batting .374 with 14 strikeouts, 7 doubles, 4 home runs, and 43 RBI.

Freshmen Ashley Ramber (League City / Clear Creek HS), Tori Garcia (Katy / Seven Lakes HS), and Lillie Grotenhuis (Humble / Atascocita HS) received second team All-Conference honors. This season Ramber, infielder, batted .386 with 14 doubles, 2 triples, and 43 RBI. Garcia, outfielder, hit .314 with 3 doubles and 16 RBI. Grotenhuis, outfielder, hit .333 with 5 doubles, 1 triple, 1 home run, and 39 RBI.

Sophomores Ashley Tran (Spring/Klein Oak HS), infielder, and Allison Bravo (Houston / Dobie HS), catcher, were both named to the All-Academic Team.

The San Jacinto College softball team finished the season with an overall record of 36 – 26, 16 – 9 in conference play.

For more information about the San Jacinto College softball program, visit sanjacsports.com.  

About San Jacinto College

Surrounded by monuments of history, industries and maritime enterprises of today, and the space age of tomorrow, San Jacinto College has served the citizens of East Harris County, Texas, since 1961. The College is fiscally sound, holding bond ratings of AA and Aa2 by Standard & Poor’s and Moody’s. San Jacinto College is a 2019 Aspen Prize for Community College Excellence Top 10 institution, a 2017 Aspen Prize Rising Star Award recipient and an Achieving the Dream Leader College. The College serves approximately 45,000 credit and non-credit students annually, and offers eight areas of study that puts students on a path to transfer to four-year institutions or enter the workforce. San Jacinto College’s impact on the region totals $1.3 billion in added income, which supports 13,044 jobs.

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