Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The 2013 Westminster College softball team finished the season with a 23-15 overall record and won the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC) regular season championship with a 14-4 conference mark. It was the 13th time in head coach Jan Reddinger's 17-year tenure that the softball team eclipsed the 20-win mark.
The Titans locked up the no.1 seed and hosting rights for the 2013 PAC Softball Tournament, however lost in the opening round.
Five Titans were selected on the 2013 All-PAC softball teams, paced by first team all-PAC honorees seniors Chelsea Brown and Layne Carpenter. Brown, who also was tabbed team MVP, finished her senior campaign with a 12-9 record in 25 games pitched. Brown had a stellar 1.62 ERA in her 138.2 innings pitched. Carpenter batted .319 on the season with five doubles, a triple, and two home runs. Her .457 slugging percentage was third best on the team and she came in fourth on the team with 17 RBIs.
Second team selections for Westminster included senior shortstop Katie Hughes and senior catcher Olet Stasko. Hughes led the team in several offensive categories including batting average (.369), triples (3), home runs (3), RBIs (27), slugging percentage (.553), and on base percentage (.451). Stasko led the team in runs scored with 24, was second on the team with 37 hits, and had a team best .980 fielding percentage behind the plate.
Titan freshman third baseman Allison Hryadil received honorable mention all-PAC. Hryadil was second on the team batting .327, while starting in all 38 games. Her nine doubles tied for first on the team, while her 37 hits tied for second.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College ranks first in the nation as "Best College for Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math," according to Forbes.com. Westminster is a top-tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Best Colleges guide. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 377 Colleges" by The Princeton Review, and is named to the President's Honor Roll for excellence in service learning.
Nearly 1,600 undergraduate and graduate students benefit from individualized attention from dedicated faculty while choosing from 41 majors and nearly 100 organizations on the New Wilmington, Pa., campus. Visit www.westminster.edu/advantage to view "Advantage: Westminster" A Strategic Plan 2010-2020.