Wilmington Softball’s Warrington and Ash Named Daktronics All-East Region
Wednesday, May 15, 2013 - Brookville, N.Y.
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Freshman Brook Ash was named to the Daktronics All-East Region Second team after breaking multiple Wilmington single season records in 2013. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved. Senior Katie Warrington added another postseason accolade to her mantle, earning her second Daktronics All-East Region First Team honor of her career as a Wildcat. Copyright 2013; Wilmington University. All rights reserved.
Sports information directors from NCAA Division II East Region schools voted Wilmington softball’s Katie Warrington and Brook Ash to the Daktronics NCAA Division II East Region Teams, with Warrington picking up First Team honors and Ash being named Second Team.
Warrington (Townsend, Del.) and Ash (Millsboro, Del.) helped lead the Wildcats to their most impressive season to date, winning a record 34 games, including a record 19 contests in the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference. The team earned the third seed in the CACC Tournament and went 2-2.
Warrington was named Daktronics All-East Region First Team for the second time in her career, as she also picked up the honor as a sophomore in 2011, her first season as a Wildcat. She earns the honor after being named First Team All-CACC and the CACC Pitcher of the Year in 2013, leading the conference with 230 strikeouts and a 0.99 earned run average.
The right-handed pitcher went 17-5 this season, tossing 134.1 innings while tying her own school record for strikeouts in a season with 230. Warrington was a part of 11 shutouts in the season, throwing 16 complete games. Hitters only batted .160 against her. She struck out a season high 17 batters twice this year, first against Felician in a non-conference game in Clermont, Fla., and then against Nyack on Senior Day. Warrington threw 13 games with double digit strikeouts for the year, compiling 645 strikeouts for her three-year career.
Ash led the team at the top of the batting order, setting multiple program records in her first year as a Wildcat. She set a new Wilmington single season record with 83 hits, which also breaks the CACC single season. Ash also set a new Wilmington single season mark with 44 runs this year. The freshman collected a .449 batting average, breaking the single season mark for the Wildcats in her first season.
The outfielder had a 24 game hitting streak snapped in the CACC Tournament while she had two games in 2013 with four hits apiece. She was the team leader with 25 multiple hit games and scored 0.8 runs per game.
Sports information directors from NCAA Division II East Region schools and conferences selected the two Daktronics All-Region teams. The process concludes with All-American selections announced later in the month.
The team is sponsored by Daktronics, Inc., an acknowledged world leader in scoring, timing and programmable display systems for virtually every sport at every level of competition. The team is voted on by the NCAA Division II members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (D2SIDA).
2012-13 Daktronics NCAA Division II Softball All-East Region Team
C – Alyssa Calderon, Caldwell College (So., Fontana, Calif.)
1B – Kimberly Ragazzo, Dominican College (Fr., Lawrenceville, N.J.)
2B – Dia Cascone, Caldwell College (Sr., Staten Island, N.Y.)
SS – Christina Gelardi, University of New Haven (Sr., Derby, Conn.)
3B – Victoria Wink, Adelphi University (So., Seaford, N.Y.)
OF – Emily Dorko, Adelphi University (Sr., Matamoras, Pa.)
OF – Alexis Gonzalez, LIU Post (Jr., Hauppauge, N.Y.)
OF – Brielle Reighn, Caldwell College (Fr., Runnemeade, N.J.)
DP - Abby Jamieson, UMass-Lowell (So., Billerica, Mass.)
UT (Non-Pitcher) – Stephanie Belanger, American International (Sr., South Windsor, Conn.)
UT (Pitcher) – Liz Weber, LIU Post (Jr., Brightwaters, N.Y.)
P – Kourtney Wilson, Caldwell College (Sr., Islip ,N.Y.)
P – Megan Butterworth, Molloy College (Sr., North Bellmore, N.Y.)
P – Katie Warrington, Wilmington University (Sr., Townsend, Del.)
C – Aly Dzierzynski, LIU Post (So., Deer Park, N.Y.)
1B – Katie Andrews, Adelphi University (Jr., Dothan, Ala.)
2B – Erica Fischetti, Dowling College (Jr., Seaford, N.Y.)
SS – Stephanie Tarango, Dowling College (Sr., Fontana, Calif.)
3B – Tawny Palmieri, Merrimack College (Sr., Peabody, Mass.)
OF – Julie Plante, Dominican University (Sr., Swansea, Mass.)
OF – Brook Ash, Wilmington University (Fr., Millsboro, Del.)
OF – Jeana Frey, Molloy College (Sr., Island Park, N.Y.)
DP – Ali Maloof, Southern New Hampshire (So., Norwood, Mass.)
UT (Non- Pitcher) – Paige Swantek, LIU Post (Fr., Smithtown, N.Y.)
UT (Pitcher) – Delaney Childers, Dominican (Sr., Johnstown, Ohio)
P – Kelley Jansen, Molloy College (Sr., Long Beach, N.Y.)
P – Ali Maloof, Southern New Hampshire (So., Norwood, Mass.)
P – Micah Stonesifer, University of New Haven (Sr., Archer City, Texas)
East Region Pitcher of the Year: Megan Butterworth, Molloy College (Sr., North Bellmore, N.Y.)
East Region Player of the Year: Liz Weber, LIU Post (Jr., Brightwaters, N.Y.)