Kinsey Garners All-American Honors

PHILADELPHIA – University Of Pennsylvania softball junior Annie Kinsey was named to the 2007 Easton All-American second team, Easton Sports announced Saturday morning. The awards are given to those players and schools sponsored by Easton Sports. Players from 33 schools are represented on the Easton All-American Teams. All-American consideration is based on individual performance throughout the year.

Kinsey becomes the first player in Penn softball history to be named to the Easton All-America team. It is the latest in a long line of post-season accolades for the second baseman. Kinsey was also named to the 2007 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region team, as well as being a unanimous pick for Ivy League Player of the Year. She also earned academic honors, as she was named Academic All-Ivy, and selected to the Philadelphia Inquirer/CoSIDA Academic All-Area Softball Team.

Kinsey had a breakout season for the Red and Blue in 2007, earning unanimous first-team All-Ivy honors. Kinsey started all 42 games at second base, and finished the season hitting .450, with a .786 slugging percentage and 37 RBI. She broke multiple program records this year, including single-season records for hits (63), runs (53), doubles (15), and home runs (10). Kinsey led the Ivy League in batting average, hits, runs, doubles, on-base percentage, and total bases. She also led the Quakers in slugging percentage and home runs, and was second on the team in RBI.

Kinsey’s performance this year was enough to make a name for her on the national level. In Division I games through May 13, Kinsey was ranked nationally in four offensive categories: runs per game (2nd), doubles per game (6th), batting average (11th) and slugging percentage (16th).

Kinsey led the Quakers to their best season in program history, including their first Ivy League South Division title. Penn went 23-19, earning the most wins in school history, before losing to Harvard in the inaugural Ivy League Championship series.

2007 Easton All-American 1st Team
Stacey Nelson, Florida
Kate Robinson, Hawai'i
Chrissy Owens, Alabama
Killian Roessner, LSU
Nichole Willis, Fresno State
Amber Jackson, Maryland
Clare Warwick, Hawai'i
Lauren Parker, Alabama
Kara Nelson, Illinois State
Caitlin Lever, Georgia Tech
Krista Coburn, UCLA
Brittany Rogers, Alabama
Lisa Modglin, Cal Poly SLO
Robin Mackin, Fresno State
Lisa Dodd, UCLA

2007 Easton All-American 2nd Team
Brandice Balschmiter, Massachusetts
Laurel Sagartz, Washington University, St. Louis
Annie Kinsey, Pennsylvania
Leslie Klein, LSU
Jodi Norton, BYU
Jessica Moore, Liberty
Randi Gillespie, Long Island University
Kellie Middleton, Georgia
Tara Oltman, Creighton
Aileen Morales, Georgia Tech
Kim Waleszonia, Florida
Shannon Nicholson, Illinois State
Cambria Miranda, Oregon State
Tyleen Tausaga, Hawai'i
Veronica Wootson, Florida State

2007 Easton All-American 3rd Team
Vanessa Rodrigue, San Francisco State
Amy Thomas, Cal Baptist
Sharon Bell, St. Gregory's University
Candice Molinari, Massachusetts
Sara Dyer, Tulsa
Chantal Millard, Cal Baptist
Micah Truax, Connecticut
Stephanie Bour, Cameron University
Jennifer Whiteley, BYU
Lauren Clark, Eastern Michigan
Lauren Murphy, Harvard
Katie Jones, UT Arlington
Ashley Hall, Purdue
Candace Thomas, Cal Baptist
Kelly Waskeiwicz, Salisbury University