Warrington Becomes First Wilmington Softball Student-Athlete Named Daktronics All-American
Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - Newark, Del.
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Wilmington University pitcher Katie Warrington delivers a pitch to Caldwell College batter during their CACC game at Wilmington University in New Castle, Delaware. April 08, 2013. Photo by Tim Shaffer.
Katie Warrington continues to add to her legacy for the Wilmington University softball program, recently becoming the first softball student-athlete to be named All-America, earning 2013 Daktronics Honorable Mention All-America status.
Warrington (Townsend, Del./Red Lion Christian Academy) led the Wildcats to a 34-20 record this past season and was named as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Pitcher of the Year for the second time in her career. A three-time first team All-CACC selection, she finished the year with a 17-5 record and a conference-best 0.99 earned run average, striking out a league-high and Wilmington single-season record 230 batters in 134.1 innings.
Warrington helped lead the Wildcats to their most impressive season to date, winning a record 34 games, including a record 19 contests in the CACC. The team earned the third seed in the CACC Tournament.
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 earned the honor after being named First Team All-CACC and the CACC Pitcher of the Year in 2013.
The senior was a part of 11 shutouts in the season, throwing 16 complete games. Hitters only batted .160 against her on the year. She struck out a season high 17 batters twice this season, 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 a program record 645 strikeouts for her three-year career.
For her career, Warrington holds the Wilmington record with a 1.09 earned run average, a .180 opponents’ batting average, an average of 10.20 strikeouts per seven innings, 17 shutouts, and 176 strikeouts looking. She also holds multiple season and individual game records, including an astounding 20 strikeouts against Franklin Pierce on March 13, 2011. Warrington tied her own single season strikeout record this season with 230, tying the mark she set in 2011.
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 members of the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA).
2013 Daktronics All-America Softball Team:
P: Sara Andrasik, Grand Valley State
P: Megan Barnwell, Armstrong Atlantic State
P: Emily Brittain, St. Mary’s
P: Mandy Greenberg, Minot State
P: Stephanie Jimenez, Cal State-Dominguez Hills
P: Katie Warrington, Wilmington
C: Kim McMillan, North Georgia
C: Katie Saluga, Slippery Rock
1B: Danielle Swygert, Anderson
1B: Bailey Wittenauer, Indianapolis
2B: Samantha Holien, Minnesota State
2B: Alexa Snyder, Colorado State-Pueblo
3B: Kelsey Rummell, Indianapolis
3B: Nicole Workman, Central Oklahoma
SS: Shelby Simmons, East Central
SS: Bailey Vrazel, Texas Woman’s
OF: Whitney Britt, Queens (N.C.)
OF: Kayla Henry, Grand Canyon
OF: Nellie Kosola, Grand Valley State
OF: Maegan Roemmich, Missouri Western
OF: Daja White, Saint Augustine’s
DP: Abby Jamieson, Massachusetts-Lowell
DP: Sarah Steiner, Saint Leo
DP: Hannah Williams, Humboldt State
UT: Stephanie Belanger, American International
UT: Rachel Hayden, William Jewell
UT-P: Cori Reinhardt, Cal State-Monterey Bay
UT-P: Liz Weber, LIU Post