Tuesday, May 18, 2010
NEW WILMINGTON, Pa. - The National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) named two Westminster College softball players to its 2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III All-Region Teams. Freshman designated hitter Katie Hughes (Boardman, Ohio/Cardinal Mooney) was named second team all-Central Region as a designated player and junior pitcher/third baseman Lis Schulz (Gibsonia, Pa./Hampton) was named third team all-Central Region as an at-large position player.
Hughes batted .379 (36-95), second on the team and seventh in the Presidents' Athletic Conference (PAC), while starting 38 of 40 games played. She clubbed five doubles, one triple and three home runs to go with 28 RBI, the latter ranking second on the team. Her team-high .465 on-base percentage ranked fourth in the conference and she also drew a team-high 17 walks.
Schulz batted .327 (37-113) and led the team with nine doubles while ranking third with 25 RBI. As a pitcher, Schulz led the PAC with a 1.30 ERA and the opposing batting average against her was the second-lowest in the league at .211. Schulz posted a 12-4 record in 17 starts and 19 appearances over 102.1 innings with nine complete games and three shutouts.
Both Hughes and Schulz were also named first team all-PAC last week. Westminster posted a 25-16 record including a 10-4 mark for third place in the PAC standings. The 25 wins were the most since 2005.
About Westminster College...
Founded in 1852 and related to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), Westminster College is a top tier liberal arts college and a national leader in graduation rate performance, according to U.S. News Guide to America's Best Colleges. Westminster ranked third among liberal arts colleges in social mobility, according to the Washington Monthly College Guide, and is one of the most affordable national liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. Westminster is also honored as one of "The Best 371 Colleges" and "Best in the Northeast" 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.