Update 3-10-10

MARCH 10 2010 UPDATE

 

DIVISION II PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Junior Christine Roser of Rollins and junior pitcher

Stacey Struzynski of Winona State have been named the Louisville

Slugger/NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Week,

respectively, for games played during the week of March 1-7.

 

CONWAY EARNS 200TH WIN

St Louis Billikens coach John Conway won his 200th game when his team

 swept Detroit and South Dakota on Tuesday at the Rebel Spring Games.

A SOFTBALL DIVIDEND

There is always a benefit, watching a well-played softball game, at virtually every level of the sport.  Many games offer a secondary benefit: the opportunity to watch players whom you’ve seen mature, to renew acquaintances with coaches and players.

The 5-0 game last Sunday in which U.S Military Academy defeated George Washington was one such game.  We enjoyed watching first-year Army coach Michelle DePolo win her first game, surely one of many to come.  We had a chance to chat with Army’s pitcher Jessi Muckleroy, a “firstie” or

 senior at the Point, who will take her new 2nd Lieutenant’s bars to Alaska

 where she will be an MP officer.  A true daughter of Texas, Jessi was this week’s Patriot pitcher of the week.  And, we much enjoyed the opportunity to watch Heidi Penna pitch for GW.  We watched Heidi in travel ball, but even before, when she was one of eleven Penna’s who came to travel ball games to watch Missy Penna on her road to All American stardom at Stanford. A great family, and Heidi brought me up to date on her siblings (Missy is working toward a graduate degree at Stanford in engineering).  Heidi is a sophomore.

Muckelroy  Penna

 

 

DIVISION III TOP 25 POLL

NFCA Division III Top 25 Poll – March 10
The National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division III Top 25 Poll is voted on by eight NCAA Division III head coaches representing the eight NCAA regions. Records shown are as of March 8. First place votes are in parentheses.

 

Rank Team Record Pts Pvs
1 Messiah (7) 3-0 194 1
2 Texas-Tyler 6-0 182 5
3 Louisiana College (1) 10-0 177 14
4 East Texas Baptist 6-0 175 2
5 Washington-St. Louis 6-0 156 6
6 Cortland State 0-0 151 4
7 Ohio Northern 6-1 146 3
8 Augustana 7-2 142 NR
9 Gustavus Adolphus 3-1 140 10
10 Mississippi College 10-0 133 NR
11 Wisconsin-Whitewater 0-0 110 7
12 Capital 9-0 108 NR
13 Luther 4-0 98 NR
14 Coast Guard 1-1 92 9
15 Linfield 6-0 89 16
16 Christopher Newport 8-2 74 11
17 Illinois Wesleyan 0-0 58 12
18 Salisbury 7-2 57 21
19 William Paterson 0-0 54 15
20 Central 2-1 47 20
21 Rhode Island College 0-0 46 17
22 Coe 4-2 28 8
23 Alma 8-2 21 NR
24 DePauw 3-1 19 13
25 Hardin Simmons 7-2 17 NR
Others receiving votes:
Point totals in parentheses: Wisconsin-Eau Claire (12); St. Thomas (9); Tufts (7); Moravian (3); six others received votes but appeared on only one ballot.
Dropped out:
No. 18 Emerson, No. 19 Wisconsin-Eau Claire, No. 21 Luther, No. 21 Tufts, No. 24 Rowan, No. 25 Lynchburg.

 

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