DePaul Names Two New Assistant Softball Coaches
CHICAGO- DePaul softball coach Eugene Lenti announced the hiring of former Blue Demons Liz Bouck and Lindsay Chouinard. Bouck and Chouinard are both former All-Americans and will join the Blue Demon staff as assistant coaches.
Bouck and Chouinard both played for DePaul from 2000-2003, helping the team to a College World Series appearance in 2000 and an overall record of 189-56-2.
Both assistants will play a major role in recruiting and developing the Blue Demons offense and defense.
“Liz is a great addition to the staff,” Lenti said. “She has a great passion and enthusiasm for the game which should carry over to our players.”
Bouck finished her career at DePaul holding the record for most singles (248). She is also listed in the record book for amassing 101 stolen bases, 165 runs scored and 255 hits. As a junior she was named the Conference USA Player of the Year. Bouck was also named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament team in 2000 and was named to the C-USA All-Tournament team four times.
Following her collegiate career, Bouck was chosen in the first round of the National Pro Fastpitch League by the Arizona Heat. She was traded to the Texas Thunder and lead the offense with a .299 batting average.
“The opportunity to work at DePaul is a dream come true. As a player I realized how much time and effort the athletic administration and coaches put into giving me a quality education while competing at the highest level,” Bouck said. “As a coach I hope to give my student-athletes the same life skills and memories that DePaul gave me. I am excited and honored to work with a university that I respect so much and I feel like I’m back home.”
After finishing a decorated college career, Chouinard was choosen by the Texas Thunder as the second overall pick in the National Pro Fastpitch Softball League 2003 draft. During the 2004 season she boasted a 1.06 ERA, with 46 strikeouts in 112.1 innings.
During her collegiate career, Chouinard’s success on and off the field placed her name nationally on three All-American teams (2000, 2002, 2003), and two Academic All-American (2002, 2003) rosters. In C-USA she was named Freshman of the Year (2000), Player of the Year (2003), twice the Pitcher of the Year (2002, 2003) and was named to the C-USA All-Tournament team all four years.
“Lindsay is known in the softball community as one of its premier athletes,” Lenti said. “She brings a winning attitude and a degree of mental toughness that is hard to find. She will work with our pitching staff developing them both physically and mentally.”
“I am excited for the opportunity to work with Coach Eugene Lenti and the DePaul softball program. I am honored to have the chance to give back to the program that gave me so much,” Chouinard said. “I am looking forward to the future of the program and want to continue to build it as a national powerhouse.”