Menlo College sophomore baseball players Chris Mazza and C.J. Dailey were named to NCAA Division III All-West region teams.
Mazza was named Third Team All-West Region as a shortstop while Dailey, a second baseman, made the West Region Gold Glove Team.
The middle infield pair played a key role in helping the Oaks (22-15) to their second-highest win total in school history. Mazza and Dailey started all 37 games at their respective positions, combining on 22 double plays.
Mazza led Menlo with a .347 batting average, 50 hits, 38 RBI, .646 slugging percentage and 11 doubles. He added eight home runs and scored 34 runs. Defensively, Mazza continued to show off his strong arm and range, and has started all 73 games of his college career at shortstop for the Oaks.
Mazza made five appearances on the mound for the Oaks, leading the team with two saves, and made an apperanace as an emergency catcher once.
Dailey's .983 fielding percentage was a result of three errors in 173 total chances. He helped turn 22 double plays and displayed outstanding range. Dailey hit .281 with 38 base hits and 26 RBI.
Menlo College named 2008 Olympian Marcie VanDusen to replace the retiring Lee Allen as head coach, only the second head coach in program history.
"We are extremely fortunate to hire someone of Marcie's caliber to continue the great tradition left behind by Lee Allen," Menlo College Athletic Director Keith Spataro said. "We are pleased to be the first intercollegiate wrestling program to hire a female head coach and, in doing so, set the trend for many others to follow."
VanDusen spent eight years as a member of the U.S. National Team, culminating with a spot on the 2008 U.S. Olympic Team and a ninth-place finish at the Beijing Games. During her stretch on the U.S. National Team, VanDusen was a 2004 World University champion and 2008 World Cup gold medalist, and also represented the U.S. as a member of the 2007 World Team. She is a two-time national champion.
"It is an honor to be the next head coach of the women's wrestling program at Menlo College," said VanDusen. "Coach Allen has been an amazing leader in the women's wrestling community for a decade, and I am thankful for all the hard work and dedication he put into building the women's wrestling program."
Daniel Rasay, a volunteer assistant for the Stanford men's under John Kosty this spring, will coach the Menlo College women's team this fall.
De La Salle High senior Carlos Monroy committed to play for Menlo College. He will graduate De La Salle with a 3.0 GPA.