Three Blue Demons Claim All-America Honors
OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced the 2003 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All America on Wednesday night. Fifty-six players have been named to the first, second and third teams. All three teams were selected by NFCA-member NCAA Division I coaching representatives, bases on nominations from the 2003 season.
DePaul’s Lindsay Chouinard, Sarah Martz, and Saskia Roberson were among the elite that were honored.
Lindsay Chouinard, Pitcher (First Team, at-large)
Chouinard, a senior from Fresno, California, was an at-large pick as a pitcher for the first team. She finished the season with an ERA of 0.66, ranking fourth in the nation, and a record of 33-6. In 265.1 innings pitched, the south paw struck out 237 batters and allowed just 25 earned runs. Over the year, she pitched six one-hitters, five two-hitters, and a perfect game. She appeared in 28 games with no earned runs. Chouinard was a second team All-American as a junior and a third team pick All-American as a freshman.
Sarah Martz, Utility (Third Team)
Martz was named to the third team in the utility spot. This is her second time as a All-American. As a freshman, she was named to the second team. The junior from Lanark, Illinois posted a batting average of .448, ranking 13th in the nation. She led the conference in batting average, runs scored and hits and led the Blue Demons in seven offensive categories. In center field, she collected 24 putouts, 31 assists, and no errors. She pitched 15 wins and just one loss and was undefeated in Conference USA. She pitched five shutouts, two one-hitters, and three two-hitters and had an ERA of 1.24.
Saskia Roberson, Designated Player (Third Team)
Roberson, a sophomore from San Leandro, California led the team with 16 home runs and was ranked 12th in the nation for home runs per game. Roberson nailed back-to-back grand slams against Valparaiso and hit two home runs in the NCAA Regional. Roberson ranked 20th in the nation for RBI per game. She collected 50 RBI in 53 games played for an average of 0.94. She boasted a slugging percentage of .680, second best in Conference USA. Roberson had 299 putouts, 12 assists and just two errors at first base.
For the complete list of the 2003 All-America Teams, click here.