Softball Ranked No. 11
CHICAGO - DePaul softball has been ranked No. 11 in the USA Today/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I Poll. DePaul was also recently voted by Conference USA coaches to win the conference championship this season. The top 25 teams in the nation are voted on by 22 NCAA Division I coaches representing all regions.
Coming off of a stellar 2002 season, it’s no surprise that Head Coach Eugene Lenti and his team are placed near the top of the Top 25. The Blue Demons came away as the C-USA regular season and tournament champions and boasted a record of 50-11, the third most wins in DePaul history. DePaul was appropriately ranked at the No. 11 spot in the 2002 final USA/Today NFCA Top 25.
“It’s an honor to be recognized by our peers as the team to beat,” says Lenti.
“Hopefully through hard work and competitive spirit, we’ll be able to live up to everyone’s expectations.”
The DePaul softball team finished second at the NCAA Region II tournament, coming a game away from advancing to the College World Series. This season, the Blue Demons will welcome back 12 letterwinners and eight starters.
The Blue Demons are led by pitcher Lindsay Chouinard. Last year Chouinard posted an ERA or .047 with 257 strikeouts, 32 wins, and 46 appearances in 270 innings. She earned second-team All-American Honors as well as becoming a third-team Verizon Academic All-American. She was named C-USA Pitcher of the Year, MVP of the C-USA tournament and MVP of the NCAA Regional.
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