OKLAHOMA CITY - Lily LaVelle, LeeAnn Lopez and Kylee Rounsaville took first-team NAIA all-American recognition from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association as Oklahoma City University had a nation-high four all-American selections.
Tori Joyner made second team from the Stars' national runner-up softball squad. Joyner, LaVelle, Lopez and Rounsaville also picked up first-team NFCA all-NAIA Southwest Region honors.
The second-ranked Stars went 47-20, made the program's 13th national championship game appearance and captured the Sooner Athletic Conference Tournament crown this season. OCU has eight softball national championships.
Joyner, a junior shortstop from Mustang, Okla., hit .397 with 15 doubles, a triple, 25 RBIs and 48 steals this season. Among the NAIA, she ranked second in steals, fifth in runs scored (73) and seventh with 93 hits.
LaVelle, a senior pitcher-designated player from Bridge Creek, Okla., went 43-5 this season with seven saves, a 0.92 ERA and a nation-leading 540 strikeouts. At the plate, LaVelle was equally as impressive, turning in a .435 clip on the year to go along with 22 home runs and 73 RBIs, both team highs.
In four years pitching for OCU, LaVelle amassed a 122-25 record, 1.19 earned run average, 100 complete games, 45 shutouts and 10 saves. She set NAIA records for single-season strikeouts, career strikeouts (1.411) and career appearances (169) as well as NAIA Championships marks in strikeouts (88), innings (65.1) and complete games (nine) in a tournament. She hit .384 with 310 hits, 53 doubles, 61 homers, 214 RBIs and 71 steals in her career.
Rounsaville, a sophomore catcher from Yukon, Okla., recorded a .384 average with 78 hits, 11 doubles, 12 homers and 50 RBIs. She homered twice against Bethany (Kan.) on March 4 and drove in four runs at Oklahoma Wesleyan on April 3.