PROVIDENCE, R.I. – Notre Dame junior shortstop Katie Fleury and Louisville senior catcher Melissa Roth were named to the 2010 Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I All-American teams. Fleury earned third team honors while Roth garnered a second team nod.
Fleury was an All-BIG EAST First Team and NFCA All-Region First Team selection. The San Jose, Calif., native led the BIG EAST with a .460 batting average in league play while ranking second with a .561 on-base percentage and eight doubles.
Overall, the team co-captain batted .372 with 15 doubles, two triples and four home runs. Fleury slugged at a .571 clip with an on-base percentage. of .472, tying for third on the program’s single-season list in the latter category. Fleury also had 58 hits and scored a school-record 54 runs. Her 0.95 runs-per-game average is currently 33rd nationally.
Fleury was an integral part of Notre Dame’s run to the BIG EAST regular season title and the program’s 12th consecutive appearance in the NCAA Tournament. The Irish finished the 2010 campaign with a 47-12 mark and set single-season records for batting average (.343), runs (369), doubles (103), home runs (75), RBI (337), total bases (878), slugging percentage (.590), on-base percentage (.409) and fielding percentage (.978).
Roth was a second team selection for the second year in a row and becomes the first two-time all-American in Cardinal softball history. The senior led the Cards with a .389 average, 16 home runs, 59 runs and 48 RBI. She was also third on the team with 15 stolen bases.
In 2010, she was a first team NFCA All-Region First Team member, an All-BIG EAST First Team and all-tournament selection, a two-time league Player of the Week and a top 25 finalist for the ASA Player of the Year. She was also selected as an alternate on the USA national team and was the third overall pick in the National Professional Fastpitch Association senior draft.
Roth leaves the Cardinals as the most decorated player in program history. In addition to being a two-time All-American she was a two-time All-Region team member, a three-time All-BIG EAST selection, the 2009 BIG EAST Player of the Year and is the only Louisville player to be selected for the USA Softball program.
The Long Beach, Calif., native started every game at Louisville, finishing second on the school’s career list with 235 games started and played. Additionally, Roth owns the career records for batting average (.379), runs (204), doubles (68), hit by pitch (77), slugging percentage (.665), on-base percentage (.503).
Fifty-four student-athletes from 35 different institutions representing 13 conferences earned the honor of being named to one of the three 2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-American teams.