CS Northridge Dominates CCAA Softball Awards

As usual, Cal State Northridge won the California Collegiate Athletic Assn. softball championship. And, as usual, the Lady Matadors dominated the conference's postseason awards presentations.

Debbie Dickmann, Northridge's junior All-American, was selected the CCAA's top pitcher in a vote of coaches. Center fielder Lisa Erickson was selected most valuable player.

Also gaining first-team all-conference honors were pitcher Heather Lindstrom, catcher Char Schmidt, first baseman Pam Smith, shortstop Anna Getherall and outfielders Lonnie Artis and Erin McGuire.

Dickmann, who has an overall record of 28-6, was 8-2 in conference play with an 0.84 earned-run average. Erickson, a junior, batted .438 and scored 12 runs in 20 CCAA games. She also stole seven bases without getting caught.

Lisa Boyer, who guided Cal Poly San Luis Obispo to a second-place finish, was named coach of the year.

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