Bears Place Three On Northeast Region Team

Bears Place Three On Northeast Region Team

May 19, 2004

Senior second baseman Laura Leonetti (Fresno, TX) headlined Brown's three selections to the Northeast All-Region Softball Team, earning First Team honors. In addition, junior pitcher Uchenna Omokaro (Hercules, CA) and sophomore catcher Jaimie Wirkowski (Edison, NJ) were Second Team selections.

A three-time First Team All-Ivy Selection, Leonetti finished second in batting and fourth in runs scored in the Ivy League this season. Leonetti played in 156 career games with 143 hits and 59 runs batted in. Her 85 runs scored are fourth all-time at Brown. She led the Bears to the Ivy League Championship, with a team-high .408 batting average, along with 42 hits, 34 runs, and eight doubles. She was also second on the team with three homeruns.

Omokaro earned First Team All-Ivy honors for the second year in a row after leading the pitching squad with a 7-4 record and a 6-1 mark in the Ivy League. Omokaro held an impressive 2.35 ERA and had 65 strikeouts in 89.1 innings.

Wirkowski, a repeat Second Team All-Ivy selection, was the second highest batter for the Bears with a .362 average. She was tied for first with 41 hits and eight doubles and second on the team with 27 runs and 29 RBI. Wirkowski finished fifth in batting in the league.