Boise State Softball Lands Five Players All-Mountain West
The Boise State landed five players on the All-Mountain West softball teams, Ashlyn Adams, Rebekah Cervantes, Bradie Fillmore and Kora Wade were all selected to the Mountain West’s first-team in a vote among the league’s coaches, while Jessica McKay was selected to the second-team.
Cervantes has now been named to All-Mountain West teams all four years of her career. She joins Bevon Bridges (2011-15) as the only other player in program history to be named to the all-conference teams in four different seasons. The senior batted .425 in conference games in 2019, a mark which ranks second in the conference, while her slugging percentage of .890 and 29 runs during the Mountain West season led her peers. Cervantes batted in 29 runs during the conference season, hitting three doubles, two triples and nine home runs.
This is the first time Adams, Fillmore, McKay or Wade have been named to either of the All-Mountain West teams.
Adams batted .375 in conference games on the year, scoring 24 runs in the process — good for second in the conference. Her 48 total bases in Mountain West games ranks sixth in the conference.
Wade ends her Bronco career with an All-Mountain West selection to go along with the All-NFCA Pacific Region selection she earned in 2018. The versatile athlete was third in conference play in batting average (.415), while also being a menace on the base paths. Wade’s 10 stolen bases against Mountain West opponent’s ranks second in the conference.
Fillmore, a transfer from Cal wasted no time in making her presence known to the other conference schools. The Eagle, Idaho native led the Mountain West in home runs — both on the season and in conference play. Fillmore sent 10 balls past the outfield fence in the conference season, and 15 on the year. The junior led the conference with 30 runs batted in, and was fifth with a .734 slugging percentage.
McKay was tied for third in the conference with 23 runs scored during the Mountain West season, while her 23 RBIs also ranks in the top 10. The junior outfielder batted .320 during the conference season, while also hitting five home runs.
Boise State will make a return appearance to the NCAA Tournament this weekend after being selected for the Gainesville Region as an at-large team. The Broncos (34-14, 12-12 MW) will open regional play against Stanford this Friday at 10 a.m. MT. The winner of that game will play the winner of No. 5 Florida and Boston University.
Player of the Year: Amber Nelson, Sr., C/D, Colorado State
Pitcher of the Year: Jenessa Ullegue, Fr., OF/RHP, San José State
Co-Defensive Player of the Year: Samantha Diaz, So., SS/3B, UNLV and Cassidy Clark, Jr., INF, San José State (Please note there are Co-Defensive Players of the Year)
Freshman of the Year: McKenzie Wilson, Fr., OF, Fresno State
Coach of the Year: Jen Fisher, Colorado State
All-MW First Team: (in no particular order) #6 Ashlyn Adams, So., RF, Boise State #14 Rebekah Cervantes, Sr., SS, Boise State #11 Bradie Fillmore, Jr., 3B, Boise State #7 Kora Wade, Sr., CF, Boise State #12 Amber Nelson, Sr., C/D, Colorado State #18 Ashley Ruiz, Jr., 1B/DP, Colorado State #11 Tara Shadowen, So., OF, Colorado State #21 McKenzie Wilson, Fr., OF, Fresno State #14 Sadaria McAlister, Jr., OF, Nevada #20 Shelby Thompson, Jr., SS, San Diego State #42 Alyssa Graham, Fr., INF, San José State #29 Jenessa Ullegue, Fr., OF/RHP, San José State #6 Jenny Bressler, Fr., P, UNLV #7 Justine Federe, Jr., 2B, UNLV #15 Mia Trejo, So., 1B, UNLV #1 Lexi Orozco, Fr., SS, Utah State
All-MW Second Team: (in no particular order) #23 Jessica McKay, Jr., LF, Boise State #21 Lauren Buchanan, Sr., C/UT, Colorado State #13 Bridgette Hutton, Sr., P, Colorado State #4 Ashley Michelena, So., OF, Colorado State #8 Schuylar Broussard, Jr., 3B, Fresno State #7 Hailey Dolcini, So., P, Fresno State #15 Hayleigh Galvan, Jr., DP, Fresno State #20 Danielle Lung, Fr., P, Fresno State #35 Dallas Millwood, Fr., 1B, Nevada #10 Cameryn O’Grady, Jr., SS, New Mexico #99 Taylor Adams, So., 1B, San Diego State #9 Alicia Garcia, Jr., P, San Diego State #33 Marissa Moreno, Jr., P, San Diego State #13 Madison Aurin, Sr., RHP/INF, San José State #11 Caroline Bowman, So., RHP, San José State