May 16, 2013
LOUISVILLE, Ky. - Four Bruins were named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-Region Teams on Thursday. Senior B.B. Bates and sophomores Ally Carda and Gracie Goulder earned First Team honors, while sophomore Stephany LaRosa was named to the Second Team.
Bates (outfield), Carda (pitcher/utility) and LaRosa (shortstop) each earned their second consecutive, All-Region honors. LaRosa was named First Team last year, while Bates and Carda received Second Team accolades in 2012. It is the first All-Region award for Goulder.
Bates, Carda and LaRosa were all named to the All-Pac-12 First Team on Wednesday. Goulder, who was not voted onto the All-Pac-12 squad by the league's coaches, was named First Team at second base. She enters the postseason batting .326 with 10 doubles, 16 multiple-hit games, 45 runs scored and 12 stolen bases, which is second on the team.
The Bruins open up NCAA Regionals action on Friday against UAB at 2 p.m. PT/5 p.m. ET at Louisville's Ulmer Stadium. Gametracker and free live video will be available at UCLABruins.com, along with live updates at twitter.com/uclasoftball.