Softball swings away for another strong season


Andrew Hodowanec/Observer

Spartans look to follow up last years great season with an NCAA playoff bid.

Last Season Record: 32-11

Last Season UAA Standing: 5-5, fourth in conference

Last-Season Standing: fourth in Central Region

Top UAA Rival: Washington University at St. Louis

Top Rival: Trine University

Returning Seniors: Abbey Filliez, Rebecca Molnar, Kristen Klemmer, Meghann McMahon

Newcomers: Four

Season Kickoff: Feb. 20 Away at William Peace College, 12 p.m.

First Home Game: March 19 versus Thiel College, 1 p.m.

Head Coach: Josie Henry (10th Season)

Team Accolades: Second DIII slugging percentage (.606), Second in DIII homerun. Top Five GPA in DIII. 13 NFCA All-America Scholar-Athlete Honors

Player Accolades: Annie Wennerberg: NFCA First Team All-American, UAA Most Valuable Player, All-UAA First Team Selection, First in DIII with 20 Homeruns, CWRU Program Homerun Record. Katie Wede: UAA Rookie of the Year, All-UAA First Team Selection.