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May 27, 2010

2010 Season - Quaritsch named MVP for softball

Karlee Quaritsch was selected as the Most Valuable Player for the 2010 Augustana softball team. She was also named Best Offensive Player for the Vikings.

Karlee Quaritsch (Palatine HS, Palatine, Ill.) put the finishing touches on a fine Augustana softball career by being named the Vikings’ “Most Valuable Player”, it was announced today. Quaritsch, who played both catcher and third base, was named to the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association NCAA Division III All-American team earlier this week. She also was named to the all-region team in the Central Region for the third year in a row and was a first team all-conference selection in the College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin for the third straight time.

Quaritsch, who hit a grand slam home run in Augustana’s 4-3 win over Redlands in the NCAA Division III regional in Whitewater, Wisconsin, helped lead the Vikings to a fine 31-15 record and a fourth NCAA tournament appearance in the last seven seasons.

She was the “Player of the Year” in the CCIW after leading the league in batting average (.489), hits (22), home runs (five), total bases (38) and slugging percentage (.844). Individually, Quaritsch tied her own single-season record for home runs with 11, giving her 31 for her career—a dozen more than anyone else in program history. She also led the team with a .409 batting average, 35 runs scored, 54 hits, 96 total bases, a .727 slugging percentage, a .470 on-base percentage and tied for the team lead in RBI with 36.

In terms of her standing on Augustana’s all-time career lists, Quaritsch is first in home runs (31), second in RBI (111), tied for fifth in runs scored (108), eighth in hits (157) and doubles (28), ninth in at-bats (418) and 10 th in batting average (.376).

She was also named the team’s “Best Offensive Player”.

The “Best Defensive Player” award had co-winners with junior third baseman Stephanie Sarb (Lisle HS, Lisle, Ill.) and senior centerfielder Missy Fobert (Rock Island Alleman HS, Rock Island, Ill.). Sarb was named to the all-region team and was first team all-conference while Fobert was a second team all-CCIW pick. Sarb made just four errors at third base in 105 total chances and had a fielding percentage of .962. Fobert made two errors in 67 total chances and fielded at a .970 clip. She also had five outfield assists.

The “Most Improved Player” honor was shared by freshman catcher Jessica Coons (Fieldcrest HS, Dana, Ill.) and senior second baseman Andi Walker (Plainfield South HS, Plainfield, Ill.). The “Viking Award” for spirit and contribution went to Walker and senior outfielder Ashley Mulligan (Bradley-Bourbonnais HS, Bourbonnais, Ill.).

2010 AUGUSTANA VIKINGS SOFTBALL LETTERWINNERS

NAME

POS

HT

YR

B/T

HOMETOWN

HIGH SCHOOL

Erica

Aten**

P

5-6

So.

R/R

Coal Valley, Ill.

Moline

Missy

Fobert****

OF

5-7

Sr.

R/R

Rock Island, Ill.

Rock Island Alleman

Jackie

Gill***

OF

5-8

Sr.

R/R

Heyworth, Ill.

Heyworth

Emilee

Goad**

OF

5-2

Jr.

R/R

Galesburg, Ill.

Galesburg

Kelli

Humbert**

P

5-5

Jr.

R/R

Dwight, Ill.

Dwight

Dawn

Kernich***

OF

5-7

Jr.

B/R

Mount Olive, Ill.

Mt. Olive

Ashley

Mulligan**

OF

5-6

Sr.

R/R

Bourbonnais, Ill.

Bradley Bourbonnais

Melissa

Nelson***

OF

5-4

Jr.

R/R

Aurora, Ill.

West Aurora

Rachel

Perry*

P

5-7

Jr.

R/R

Chillicothe, Ill.

Illinois Valley Central

Jessica

Peterson*

2B

5-5

Fr.

R/R

Lansing, Ill.

 Marian Catholic

Karlee

Quaritsch****

C/3B

5-5

Sr.

R/R

Palatine, Ill.

Palatine

Sheldon

Ritzheimer**

P

5-8

Jr.

R/R

Trenton, Ill.

Wesclin

Chrissy

Rosin****

SS

5-7

Sr.

R/R

Morton Grove, Ill.

Niles West

Stephanie

Sarb***

3B

5-7

Jr.

R/R

Lisle, Ill.

Lisle

Brittany

Snoreck****

C

5-4

Sr.

R/R

Orland Park, Ill.

Carl Sandburg

Abbi

Staples*

OF

5-5

So.

R/R

Sterling, Ill.

Sterling

Christina

Trojanowski**

1B

5-5

So.

L/L

Evergreen Park, Ill.

Evergreen Park

Andi

Walker***

2B

5-5

Sr.

R/R

Plainfield, Ill.

Plainfield South

 

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