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Two Wildcats named to POY list

Arizona softball players Brittany Lastrapes and Stacie Chambers were listed among 50 players on the Amateur Softball Association of America’s preseason watch list for the 2010 USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Year Award.

Lastrapes, a junior left fielder, led the Pacific 10 Conference with a .481 batting average last year in a leadoff role while belting the third-best home run total (17) on the team.

Chambers, a redshirt junior catcher, had an NCAA-record 31 home runs in the 2009 season while batting .358 and knocking in 96 RBIs.

Lastrapes and Chambers were two of three players on last year’s team to play and start all 63 games for UA head coach Mike Candrea’s team.

Arizona will begin its season Feb. 12 at the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe ranked at the preseason No. 4 position. Six of the Pac-10’s eight teams come into the 2010 season ranked in the top 12 with the defending champion Washington Huskies listed at No. 1.

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