Trotta Voted Academic All-America

Junior center fielder Jennifer Trotta (Millersville, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) has been selected to the 2000 GTE Academic All-America College Division District II Softball Team.

Trotta, a two-time first-team All-CAC honoree, led Catholic University in batting average (.362), slugging percentage (.419), on-base percentage (.460), hits (38), runs (35), walks (19) and total bases (44). She led the CAC in stolen bases with 29 in 30 attempts. She added four doubles, a triple and five RBI for the Cardinals, who improved from 7-15 in 1999 to 16-19 this year.

Trotta, who is majoring in electrical engineering, has a 3.7 grade-point average.

To be nominated for Academic All-America, a player must be at least a sophomore with a 3.2 cumulative GPA and be a starter or significant reserve. The team, which is chosen by CoSIDA (College Sports Information Directors of America) and sponsored by GTE, recognizes both academic and athletic achievement. District II includes Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.

Quinn, Trotta Named All-Conference

Senior third baseman Jennifer Quinn (Bensalem, Pa./Nazareth Academy) and junior center fielder Jennifer Trotta (Millersville, Md./Institute of Notre Dame) have been named to the 2000 All-CAC first team in softball. No second team was selected.

Quinn, a second-team All-CAC selection in 1998, hit .323 this year with 16 RBI (second on the team), three doubles and 14 runs scored. She started all 35 games and was 8-for-8 on the basepaths. She will graduate with a degree in biology.

Trotta is a repeat first-team selection after leading Catholic University in batting average (.362), slugging percentage (.419), on-base percentage (.460), hits (38), runs (35), walks (19) and total bases (44). She led the CAC in stolen bases with 29 in 30 attempts. She added four doubles, a triple and five RBI for the Cardinals, who improved from 7-15 in 1999 to 16-19 this year.

2001 Results (13-13, 2-6 CAC)

Date Opponent Time
March 5 Lebanon Valley # L, 6-5 (8)
March 6 Kenyon # W, 8-2
March 6 Peru (Neb.) State # L, 12-2
March 7 DeSales # L, 8-4
March 7 Carlow # L, 12-3
March 8 Becker # W, 5-1
March 8 Wilmington (Ohio) # W, 9-1
March 18 at Wilson W, 6-5 (8)
March 18 at Wilson W, 13-8
March 24 at Columbia Union W, 6-5
March 28 at Mary Washington * L, 10-2; L, 9-6
April 1 Mary Baldwin W, 19-1; W, 19-2
April 3 Salisbury State * L, 6-0; L, 12-3
April 4 Washington College W, 2-0; L, 9-8
April 7 Villa Julie + W, 9-1
April 7 at Gallaudet + L, 7-6
April 9 at Gallaudet * W, 5-3; W, 18-1
April 19 at York (Pa.) * L, 7-6; L, 3-2
April 21 Gallaudet $ W, 3-2
April 21 York (Pa.) $ L, 6-1

* Conference games
# Myrtle Beach, S.C.
+ Gallaudet Tournament
$ CAC Tournament at Salisbury, Md.
All non-tournament games are doubleheaders

2001 Roster

#

Name

Pos.

Yr.

Ht.

B/T

Hometown/High School

1

Kristin Werdann

P/OF

So.

5-7

R/R

Oneonta, N.Y./Oneonta

3

Julie McAlarnen

2B/SS

Fr.

5-0

R/R

N. Wildwood, N.J./Wildwood Catholic

8

Kate Moshier

C/SS

Fr.

5-6

R/R

Hyde Park, N.Y./F.D. Roosevelt

9

Nikki Brewer

C/UT

So.

5-2

R/R

Guilford, N.H./Guilford

10

Jessica Payne

3B

Fr.

5-4

R/R

Portland, Maine/Portland

12

Tina Earley

P

So.

5-6

R/R

Newfield, N.J./Our Lady of Mercy

13

Kate Vincent

P

So.

5-8

R/R

Billings, Mont./Billings Central Catholic

14

Mary Winslow

1B/OF

Fr.

5-9

L/L

Burnt Hills, N.Y./Burnt Hills-Ballston Lake

15

Jessica Cisper

 

So.

5-5

R/R

Lenexa, Kan./St. Thomas Aquinas

18

Shannon Cade

1B/OF

Fr.

5-5

L/L

New Rochelle, N.Y./The Ursuline School

20

Emily Sullivan

OF

So.

5-4

R/R

Oakmont, Pa./Riverview

22

Jennifer Trotta

OF

Sr.

5-5

S/R

Millersville, Md./Institute of Notre Dame

Head Coach: Dean Ferington (Third season)
Assistant Coaches: Cindy Ritter, Nikki Russell

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