Sophomore Outfielder Amanda Lievanos Earns NFCA First-Team All-America Status
It was announced earlier this week that sophomore outfielder Amanda Lievanos (Anaheim, CA) landed on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III All-America First Team for the second time in her two-year career at the University of Redlands. She was the only player from the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) to be recognized.
Lievanos played an integral role in the Bulldogs' eighth consecutive conference championship and eighth straight appearance at the NCAA tournament.
Following her impressive rookie campaign, Lievanos avoided the sophomore slump with a solid performance in 2012. She led the team in nearly every offensive category, highlighted by her 13 record-setting home runs, which place her atop the Redlands record books for career long balls with 23.
She also posted an outstanding batting average of .493, to go along with 42 runs scored, 68 hits, and 58 RBI. Beyond her home runs, Lievanos tagged 16 doubles on the season. In addition, Lievanos revealed her patience and discipline at the plate, earning a team-leading 26 walks.
Redlands completed the 2012 season with an overall record of 32-13 after taking fifth at the Tyler Regional of the NCAA Division III Championships.