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May 20, 2009

2009 Season - Jackie Gill named MVP for softball

Junior Jackie Gill (Heyworth HS, Heyworth, Ill.) was named the Most Valuable Player for the 2009 Augustana softball team, it was announced today. Gill, who took over as the Vikings number one pitcher early in the season, compiled a 13-8 overall record with a 2.06 earned run average. She worked 119 innings with 60 strikeouts while walking just 24. She appeared in 22 games, 21 of those as a starter and she tossed 12 complete games with two shutouts. Gill was a second team all-conference selection in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin.

Brittany Snoreck (Carl Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.) was selected as the Best Offensive Player. Snoreck led the team in hitting with a .410 average. In 42 games she had 50 hits in 122 at-bats while scoring 29 runs with 12 doubles, six home runs and 36 RBI. She was a first team all-conference selection at catcher and also made first team all-region from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. She was a third team academic all-district pick by ESPN – The Magazine.

Junior center fielder Missy Fobert (Rock Island Alleman HS, Rock Island, Ill.) was picked as the Best Defensive Player. She recorded 51 putouts and had two assists without an error. Fobert was a second team all-conference performer and she batted .347 with 34 hits in 98 at-bats with four home runs.

Junior Ashley Mulligan (Bradley Bourbonnais HS, Bourbonnais, Ill.) was named the Most Improved Player and junior Andi Walker (Plainfield South HS, Plainfield, Ill.) was the winner of the Viking Award.

Augustana, under the direction of veteran head coach Kris Kistler, finished the season with a 28-14 overall record and a 9-5 mark in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin.

2009 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS SOFTBALL LETTERWINNERS

PLAYER

POSITION

BATS

THROWS

HT.

YR.

HOMETOWN (HIGH SCHOOL)

Erica Aten*

P, 3B, 1B

R

R

5-6

Fr

Coal Valley, Ill. (Moline)

Jamie Bauerlein*

OF

R

R

4-11

So

Lisle, Ill. (Lisle)

Jackie Gill**

P, 1B

R

R

5-8

Jr

Heyworth, Ill. (Heyworth)

Brittany Snoreck***

C

R

R

5-4

Jr

Orland Park, Ill. (Carl Sandburg)

Emilee Goad*

OF, 2B

R

R

5-3

So

Galesburg, Ill. (Galesburg)

Missy Fobert***

OF

R

R

5-7

Jr

Rock Island, Ill. (Rock Island Alleman)

Dawn Kernich**

SS, 2B

R

R

5-7

So

Mount Olive, Ill. (Mount Olive)

Jen Sloboda**

2B, SS

R

R

5-4

So

Wheaton, Ill. (Wheaton Warrenville South)

Chrissy Rosin*** (C)

SS, UT

R

R

5-7

Jr

Morton Grove, Ill. (Niles West)

Andi Walker* (C)

2B, SS

R

R

5-5

Jr

Plainfield, Ill. (Plainfield South)

Karlee Quaritsch***

C, 3B

R

R

5-5

Jr

Palatine, Ill. (Palatine)

Christina Trojanowski*

1B, OF

L

L

5-5

Fr

Evergreen Park, Ill. (Evergreen Park)

Ashley Mulligan*

OF, UT

R

R

5-6

Jr

Bourbonnais, Ill. (Bradley-Bourbonnais)

Melissa Nelson**

OF

R

R

5-4

So

Aurora, Ill. (West Aurora)

Sheldon Ritzheimer*

P, 1B

R

R

5-8

So

Trenton, Ill. (Wesclin)

Stephanie Sarb**

3B, SS

R

R

5-7

So

Lisle, Ill. (Lisle)

  • - Denotes letters won

(C) – Denotes captains