Three Blue Demons Named All-Region
May 16, 2001
CHICAGO--The DePaul softball team had three players honored as All-Mideast Region athletes it was announced Wednesday afternoon. Junior Shavaughne Desecki and freshman Sarah Martz were selected to the first team and sophomore Lindsay Chouinard garnered a second team nod.
For Desecki, this was the third first team all-region she has earned. Desecki was chosen as a designated player as a freshman and an outfielder the last two years. Her 48 RBI and 14 doubles leads all outfielders in the region and she is in the top three in hits and slugging percentage.
Martz continues to add to her impressive freshman campaign. Having already been named Conference USA "Freshman" and "Player of the Year," the all-region selection gives her another award to place on her mantel. Martz, who was chosen as a utility player, leads DePaul in batting average, hits, triples and on base percentage. She also heads the team in ERA, wins and strikeouts.
This was the second year in a row Chouinard has been named to the all-region team. Chouinard was picked as a pitcher this season and was first team as a utility player a year ago. Chouinard is 24-8 with a 0.85 ERA and has easily surpassed her 18 wins as a freshman. She also is tied with Martz for the team strikeouts lead. Both players have 200 strikeouts and have broken the previous single season school record of 195.
The 13th ranked Blue Demons are 50-14-1 and are the fourth seed in NCAA Region VII. They will play South Carolina Thursday at 4:30 p.m. in their first round matchup.