CACC Tournament Bracket

NEW HAVEN, Conn. (May 4, 2010) – Three Philadelphia University softball players have checked into the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) All-Conference list for the 2010 season, as released by the conference today.  The CACC Softball Tournament bracket has also been released, see above.  

PhilaU sophomore hurler Ali Schmidt (Cordova, MD/ Easton) was the lone Lady Ram to make the 1st team, after leading the conference in several categories this season including opponent batting average (.189).  She has compiled an 18-7 record so far this season, and struck out 214 batters.  She is a repeat All-Conference selection, having earned a 2nd Team spot last season.

Making her first appearance on the CACC 2nd Team is sophomore catcher Katie Renner (Berryville, VA/ Brunswick) .  Renner started in 40 games behind the plate. and led the team in hits (45) and is tied for the lead in doubles (13) and homers (3).  She compiled a team-high 35 RBIs while boasting a .982 fielding percentage. 

PhilaU junior outfielder Jen Richard (Millstone Twp., NJ/ Allentown) rounds out the list, getting an All-Conference ‘Honorable Mention’ nod.  Richard hit .305 this season, starting in all 43 games and racked up a team-best four triples.  She was a force to be reckoned with on the base paths, going 7-9 in stolen base attempts.  Richard also repeats on the All-Conference list after debuting on the 1st Team in her sophomore season.  

FIRST TEAM (14 players due to a tie) 
1B Kyrie Timbrook        Caldwell
2B Rachel Ruch             GCU
SS Danielle Genovese  Caldwell
3B Cara Piasecki           Dominican
OF Ashton Corley          Bloomfield
OF Alexa Rosella           Concordia
OF Kelly Ryan                Caldwell
C  Lauren Witzke          GBC
DP Brooke Hull              GCU
P Brittany Pulido           Caldwell
P Jody Searfoss            HFU
AL Ali Schmidt               PhilaU
AL Lindsay Watson      WilmU

Second Team (14 players due to a tie)
1B Tierney Marceau      Post
2B Dia Cascone            Caldwell
SS Jaime Lorenzo         Concordia
3B Kelsey Cutler           GCU
OF Nicole Degenhardt   Felician
OF Justine Mateo          Felician
OF Erin Summers          USP
C   Katie Renner           PhilaU
DP Ashley Corrao         Dominican
P  Delaney Childers      Dominican
P Diana Sanservera     GCU
AL Danielle McDevitt     HFU
AL Danielle Rice            GBC

Honorable Mention
Dayna Phillips (USP), Jen Richard (PhilaU), Victoria Pisciotta (ConC), Julie Plante (DC), Amanda Cordrey (WilmU)

Player of the Year: Kyrie Timbrook, Sr., 1B, Caldwell
Pitcher of the Year: Brittany Pulido, Jr., Caldwell
Rookie of the Year: Delaney Childers, Fr., P/OF, Dominican
Coach of the Year: Dean Johnson, Caldwell
Team Sportsmanship Award: Chestnut Hill College