Boda, Mattin, Kaunert, Mazzei and Bosway honored with All-OAC accolades
NEW CONCORD, OHIO, May 3, 2009 - The Muskingum College softball team was honored for its play on the field this spring by having sophomore first baseman Mary Margaret Boda, senior pitcher Amy Mattin, freshman outfielder Chelsea Kaunert and freshman utility player Ally Mazzei all named Second Team All-Ohio Athletic Conference. Senior outfielder Jessica Bosway rounded out the Muskie honors with All-OAC Honorable Mention accolades.
Boda led the Muskies at the plate this season. She batted .420 with 50 hits, 35 RBIs, 31 runs, 16 doubles and six home runs. Boda recorded a .706 slugging percentage and .511 on-base percentage. Boda, who was named the Bob Jordan OAC Rookie of the Year in 2008, is a two-time All-OAC selection.
Mattin, who is a four-time All-OAC honoree, led the Muskies' pitching staff. She posted a 15-7 record with a 2.08 ERA with 12 complete games, three shutouts and one save. Mattin tossed 124.1 innings and recorded 80 strikeouts.
Kaunert, who earlier this spring was named the Muskingum William F. Lange Outstanding Freshmen Female Athlete, batted .291 with 30 hits, 27 runs, 12 RBIs, four doubles and one home run. She also logged a team-best 10 sacrifice hits.
Mazzei hit .300 with 27 hits, 20 RBIs, 13 runs, 10 doubles and one home run.
Bosway started all 42 games and batted .306 with 33 hits, 18 runs, 12 RBIs and seven doubles. She was second on the team with six stolen bases and recorded a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.
Muskingum Head Coach Donna Newberry, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA Division III history, ends the campaign with 884 career wins.
Newberry has led the Muskies to the OAC tournament every year since its inception in 1985 and to the championship game 22 times, including 12 straight appearances from 1997-2008. In those 22 appearances, Muskingum won the OAC title 17 times.