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UCLA Named NFCA West Region Coaching Staff of the Year
By: UCLA Athletics

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. - The UCLA softball coaching staff has been recognized as the NFCA West Region Coaching Staff of the Year, as named by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.

The Bruin staff, head coach Kelly Inouye-Perez, assistant coaches Lisa Fernandez and Kirk Walker and director of operations Jodie Legaspi-Kiaha, guided UCLA to a 52-8 record in 2014. It marked the most wins for the Bruins since the 2003 season.

The Bruins, who were second in the Pac-12 Conference with a 19-5 record, ranked first nationally in win-loss percentage, fourth in slugging, ninth in batting average and home runs per game, 13th in runs per game and 18th in earned run average.

Two Bruins, Ally Carda and Stephany LaRosa, earned NFCA First Team All-American accolades, with Carda also being named a Top Three finalist for the USA Softball National Player of the Year Award. Carda, who was also the Pac-12 Player of the Year, was one of six Bruins named NFCA All-West Region and nine named to the All-Pac-12 Teams.

It is the second time under Inouye-Perez's tenure that UCLA has earned NFCA CSOY honors. The Bruins were named the National and Regional Coaching Staff of the Year in 2010. As an assistant, Inouye-Perez was a part of the 2004 National CSOY and the 2000 Regional CSOY.

EVENT INFORMATION
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Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 4
Friday, May 06
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 15 - 7 (5)
Saturday, May 07
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Sunday, May 08
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Rained Out
Friday, May 20
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, May 21
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 1 - 8
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1 (9)
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1
Thursday, Jun 02
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 3 - 10
Saturday, Jun 04
vs. Florida State
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 4 - 8
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