Erin Stokey wins big

While the Portland State women’s softball team’s season has cometo a close, senior infielder Erin Stokey is still receiving awardsfor her impressive career at PSU. Stokey, already named to theAll-Pacific Coast Softball Conference First Team, was named to the2004 Pacific All-Region Second Team by NCAA representatives lastThursday.

Stokey is the just the second Viking in school history to earnAll-Region honors at the Division I level. A first team All-PCSCselection this season as well as All-Region second team both thisseason and last, Stokey completed her second and last season in thePark Blocks by setting the single season and career home run marksfor PSU in 2004.

Unlike most players who have had the chance to break records formost home runs over a four-year career, Stokey played at PSU foronly two seasons. Stokey led the Viks with eight home runs andfinished her career with 13 round trippers.

The Vancouver, Wash. native batted .275 in 55 games this pastseason, leading the team with 9 doubles, 22 runs and 27 RBIs. Shehad a team-high .323 batting average in 20 conference games.

Splitting time between first base and second base this season,Stokey was the only player voted to the team who did not play for aPac-10 school.

Stokey was Portland State’s only player to earn back-to-backAll-PCSC selections the past two years. She had a career battingaverage of .303, including a team batting crown her junior year,when she hit .336. In 101 games over two seasons, Stokey crankedout 93 hits and drove in a team-high 53 runs.

After an outstanding career at Mountain View High School inVancouver, Wash., Stokey went to Arkansas for three years, rankedin the schools’ all-time top-10 in 11 offensive categories, and wasone of the LadyBacks’ top producers as a freshman. Stokey thentransferred to PSU prior to the 2003 season.

Though she will be greatly missed here at Portland State, Stokeyis excited to be moving forward in life, graduating from PortlandState this June, and preparing for her wedding this summer.

The Vikings finished their second season in the Pacific CoastSoftball Conference tied for third place with a conference recordof 10-10, 19-36 overall.