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November 29, 2009

2010 Season - 2010 SOFTBALL PREVIEW

2010 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS SOFTBALL

GENERAL INFORMATION
NAME: Augustana College
CITY/ZIP: Rock Island, Illinois 61201
FOUNDED: 1860
NICKNAME: Vikings
SCHOOL COLORS: Blue & Gold
ATHLETIC AFFILIATION: Evangelical Lutheran Church in
America (ELCA)
CONFERENCE: College Conference of Illinois &
Wisconsin (CCIW)
PRESIDENT: Steven Bahls
ATHLETIC DIRECTOR: Mike Zapolski
ATHLETIC FACULTY REPRESENTATIVE: Dr. Craig Van Sandt
ATHLETIC DEPARTMENT PHONE: (309) 794-7521

SOFTBALL HISTORY
FIRST YEAR OF COMPETITION: 1976
TOTAL OVERALL RECORD: 614-478-2 (.562)
COLLEGE CONFERENCE OF ILLINOIS & WISCONSIN
OVERALL CCIW CHAMPIONS: 2004-06
CCIW TOURNAMENT CHAMPIONS: 2004-06, 07
REGULAR SEASON CONFERENCE CHAMPIONS: 1996-04-06
NCAA DIVISION III PLAYOFFS: 1996-04-06-07
ASSOCIATION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS FOR
WOMEN (AIAW) STATE CHAMPIONS: 1980
ASSOCIATION OF INTERCOLLEGIATE ATHLETICS FOR
WOMEN (AIAW) MIDWEST REGIONAL CHAMPIONS:
1980 - 1981
AIAW NATIONAL PLACE FINISHES: 1980 - 3rd;
1981 – 8th; 1982 - 5th

SPORTS INFORMATION
SPORTS INFORMATION DIRECTOR: Dave Wrath
SID OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7265
DAVE WRATH'S CELL PHONE: (309) 737-5306
SID FAX: (309) 794-7525
E-MAIL ADDRESS: davewrath@augustana.edu
AUGUSTANA INTERNET ADDRESS: www.augustana.edu
SID MAILING ADDRESS: Dave Wrath,
Sports Information Director,
Carver PE Center, Augustana College
Rock Island, Illinois 61201

COACHING STAFF
HEAD COACH: Kris Kistler...11th year at Augustana College and 12th year overall as college head coach…She has compiled a record of 292-141-2 (.674) in her first ten years with the Vikings…Prior to coming to Augustana she spent one year at Plattsburg State in Plattsburgh, New York where she began the school’s program and posted a record of 9-10 in 1999…Her overall collegiate record is 301-151-2 (.665).
KISTLER’S OFFICE PHONE: (309) 794-7529
ASSISTANT COACHES: Dave Hebblen, John Brokaw

TEAM INFORMATION
2009 HIGHLIGHTS: The Vikings went 28-14 and 9-5 in the College Conference of Illinois and Wisconsin…They finished third in the CCIW regular season and qualified for  the conference tournament…Augustana has won at least 23 games for 10 consecutive seasons and have a record of 186-77 (.707) over the past five years.
2009 STARTERS RETURNING: Eight position players, two pitchers
2009 STARTERS LOST: One position player
2009 LETTERWINNERS RETURNING: 15
2009 LETTERWINNERS LOST: Two

KEY LOSSES:
Jen Sloboda (Wheaton Warrenville South HS, Wheaton, Ill.),  IF...2009: Split time with Andi Walker at second base...Hit .328 in 2009 with 17 runs scored and 10 RBI...Stole 11 bases (third on the team) without being caught...Fourth on the team with seven sacrifices.

Jenna Szybowicz (Glenbard North HS, Carol Stream, Ill.), P, 2009: Slowed by injuries as a senior...Made three appearances in relief, going 0-0 with a 1.91 ERA...2008: 7-7 with a 3.57 ERA and one save in …Led team with 19 starts…Tied for team lead in wins…Second on the team with 78 1/3 innings and 60 strikeouts…2007: 7-5 with a 3.08 ERA...led team with 14 starts...2006: CCIW Pitcher of the Year with a 16-2 record and a 1.12 ERA…First team All-CCIW and first team all-region…30-14 with a 2.38 ERA for her career…Sixth on Augustana’s career wins and strikeouts (200) lists…Ninth in career innings pitched (250) and ERA.

KEY RETURNEES:
Missy Fobert (Alleman HS, Rock Island, Ill.), Senior, OF...2009: 2nd team All-CCIW...Centerfielder was voted Vikings’ Best Defensive Player...Fielded 53 chances flawlessly...Hit .347 with four home runs and 23 RBI...Third on the team in home runs, runs (30) and slugging percentage (.531)...Stole 10 bases without being caught...2008: Hit .296 with one home run and eight RBI...Stole five bases in six attempts.

Jackie Gill (Heyworth HS, Heyworth, Ill.), Senior, OF-P…2009: Vikings’ Most Valuable Player...2nd team All-CCIW...Went 13-8 with a 2.06 ERA...Led team in wins (eighth best in school history), ERA, starts (21), complete games (12), innings pitched (119) and shutouts (two-tied)...Hit .269 with seven runs scored and six RBI...Had three sacrifices and was perfect in three stolen base attempts...2008: Hit .241 with no home runs and 10 RBI…2-1 with a 3.00 ERA as a pitcher…In just her second start of the season, she picked up a huge complete game win against Carthage to keep the Vikings alive in the CCIW tournament…16-9 career record with a 2.26 ERA.

Karlee Quaritsch (Palatine HS, Palatine, Ill.), Senior, 3B-C…2009: 1st team All-CCIW...2nd team all-region...Hit .358 and led the team with nine home runs (2nd best in school history),  38 RBI (3rd best in school history) and 84 total bases...Led the CCIW in total bases (28)...Second on the team in at-bats (134), runs (31), doubles (tied with 9) and sacrifices (tied with 9)...Perfect in nine stolen base attempts...2008: Augustana Best Offensive Player…1st team All-CCIW…3rd team all-region…Set Augustana’s single- season home run record with 11… Second on the team with a .364 average, 31 RBI, a .431 on-base percentage and nine steals (tied)…Led team in slugging at .705, total bases with 91 and runs scored with 38…Also led the team with 13 sacrifices…Already holds the school’s career home run record with 20 and has the top two single-season totals...Also ranks fifth on Augustana’s career RBI list with 75...Career .360 hitter with slugging and on-base percentages of .650 and .421, respectively.

Chrissy Rosin (Niles West HS, Morton Grove, Ill.), Senior, SS ...2009: 2nd team All-CCIW...Hit .358 with no home runs and 24 RBI...Started all 42 games...Led team in at-bats (137—8th best in school history), runs (33), triples (3), walks (19—4th best in school history) and stolen bases (17 in 18 attempts)...Tied for CCIW lead in stolen bases with nine...Second on the team with a .434 on-base percentage...Fielded .961 with just six errors in 153 chances …2008: Augustana’s co-Best Defensive Player…Started 43 of the Vikings’ 44 games at shortstop…Committed just five errors in 142 chances for a .965 fielding percentage…Fielded .976 in CCIW play with only one error in 14 games…Third on the team with a .341 average and four home runs…Also scored 35 runs and drove in 15…Led the team in walks with 15...Ranks in school’s career top ten in at-bats (374-10th), runs (85-9th), hits (126-9th), doubles (21-10th) and stolen bases (34-10th).


Brittany Snoreck (Carl Sandburg HS, Orland Park, Ill.), Senior, C…2009: Voted Vikings’ Best Offensive Player...1st team All-CCIW...1st team all-region...3rd team ESPN the Magazine academic all-district ...Led team with a .410 batting average...Second on the team with six home runs (7th best in school history) and 36 RBI (4th best in school history)...Also led the team with 12 doubles (6th best in school history), a .656 slugging percentage, a .461 on-base percentage and four sac flies and...2008: 1st team All-CCIW…Hit .333 with three home runs and 21 RBI…Handled 149 chances defensively without an error...2007: Hit .307 as a frosh and led the team with 12 sacrifices...Ranks in Augustana’s career top ten in doubles (28-6th), home runs (9-9th) and RBI (73-8th).

Andi Walker (Plainfield South HS, Plainfield, Ill.), Senior, 2B...2009: Split time with Jen Sloboda at second base...Hit .259 with 13 runs scored and 9 RBI...Recorded a .986 fielding percentage with just one error in 74 chances.

Kelli Humbert (Dwight HS, Dwight, Ill.), Junior, P…2009: Appeared in just one game...2008: 3-1 with a 2.04 ERA…10 of 11 appearances were in relief.

Dawn Kernich (Mt. Olive HS, Mt. Olive, Ill.), Junior, OF...2009: 1st team All-CCIW...3rd team all-region...Led the CCIW with five sacrifices and third in the conference with a .432 batting average...Hit .400 overall to finish second on the team...Led team with 13 sacrifices ...Second on the team with 12 stolen bases...Had slugging and on-base percentages of .432 and .424, respectively.

Melissa Nelson (West Aurora HS, Aurora, Ill.), Junior, OF...2009: Started all 42 games...Hit .273 with two home runs and 21 RBI ...Scored 21 runs...Also had five doubles and five stolen bases…2008: 2nd team All-CCIW…Hit .286 with two home runs and 19 RBI…Led the team with 11 doubles…Hit .316 in CCIW games.

Sheldon Ritzheimer (Wesclin HS, Trenton, Ill.), Junior, P...2009: 11-4 with a 2.36 ERA...Allowed just 68 hits and a .193 batting average in 100 2/3  innings of work...Led staff with 112 strikeouts (6th best in school history)...Had 18 starts with six complete games and two shutouts.

Stephanie Sarb (Lisle HS, Lisle, Ill.), Junior 3B...2009: 2nd team All-CCIW...Fourth in the CCIW in hitting (.424) and second in on-base percentage (.472)...Vikings’ third-leading hitter overall at .368... Slugged .500 with three home runs...Scored 11 runs and drove in 19.

Erica Aten (Moline HS, Coal Valley, Ill.), Sophomore, P...2009: Went 4-2 as a frosh with a 3.42 ERA in 16 appearances...Had three starts, two complete games and one shutout...Also recorded the team’s only save of the season...Hit .368 with six RBI in 19 at-bats.

Christina Trojanowski (Evergreen Park HS, Evergreen Park, Ill.), Sophomore, 1B...2009: Left-handed first baseman hit .350 with one home run and 19 RBI as a frosh...Had six doubles and one triple...Also had a .400 on-base percentage and a  slugging percentage of .442.


2009 AUGUSTANA SUPERLATIVES
ESPN THE MAGAZINE ACADEMIC ALL-DISTRICT: Brittany Snoreck, third team

NFCA – ALL-GREAT LAKES REGION: Brittany Snoreck, 1st team…Karlee Quaritsch, 2nd team…Dawn Kernich, 3rd team.

CCIW ALL-CONFERENCE: 1st team – Brittany Snoreck, C…Karlee Quaritsch, 3B…Dawn Kernich, OF…2nd team – Jackie Gill, P…Chrissy Rosin, SS…Missy Fobert, OF…Stephanie Sarb, Utility.

CCIW INDIVIDUAL STATISTICAL LEADERS: Plate Appearances – Chrissy Rosin, 58...Total Bases – Karlee Quaritsch, 28…Stolen Bases – Chrissy Rosin, 9...Sacrifice Bunts – Dawn Kernich, 5.

CCIW TEAM STATISTICAL CATEGORIES WON BY AUGUSTANA: Stolen Base Attempts (35)…Steals (30)…Sacrifice Bunts (16)…Hit By Pitch (10)…Total Bases (185)…Home Runs (9)…RBI (71)…Hits (132)…Runs Scored (78)…On Base Percentage (.378)…Team Batting (.325)

SCHOOL RECORDS: Career Home Runs – 20, Karlee Quaritsch (2007-present)…breaks old mark of 19 by Heidi Hallstrom (2002-05)...Team Single Season Runs Scored – 249; breaks old mark of 245 in 1980...Team Single Season Hits – 399; breaks old mark of 369 in 2006

TOP 10 CAREER ADDITIONS: At-Bats – Chrissy Rosin, 10th with 374…Runs Scored – Chrissy Rosin, 9th with 85…Hits – Chrissy Rosin, 9th with 126…Doubles – Brittany Snoreck, 6th with 28 and Chrissy Rosin, 10th with 21…Home Runs – Karlee Quaritsch, 1st with 20 and Brittany Snoreck, 9th with 9…RBI – Karlee Quaritsch, 5th with 75 and Brittany Snoreck, 8th with 73…Stolen Bases – Chrissy Rosin, 10th with 34.

TOP 10 SINGLE SEASON ADDITIONS: At-Bats – Chrissy Rosin, 8th with 137…Doubles – Brittany Snoreck, 6th with 12…Home Runs – Karlee Quaritsch, 2nd with 9 and Brittany Snoreck, 7th with 6…RBI – Karlee Quaritsch – 3rd with 38 and Brittany Snoreck – 4th with 36…Base on Balls – Chrissy Rosin, 4th with 19…Strikeouts – Sheldon Ritzheimer, 6th with 112…Victories – Jackie Gill – 8th with 13.


AUGUSTANA TEAM AWARDS
MOST VALUABLE PLAYER: Jackie Gill
BEST OFFENSIVE PLAYER: Brittany Snoreck
BEST DEFENSIVE PLAYER: Missy Fobert
MOST IMPROVED PLAYER: Ashley Mulligan
VIKING AWARD: Andi Walker