Washington U. Softball Lands Four on 2013 UAA Championship All-Tournament Team
UAA ALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM
St. Louis, Mo., March 20, 2013 – The Washington University in St. Louis softball team had four student-athletes named to the 2013 University Athletic Association (UAA) Championship All-Tournament Team, as announced by the Association Wednesday.
Senior outfielder Ashley Janssen, junior outfielder Maggie Mullen, junior infielder Kelsey Neal and senior catcher Sondra Polonsky were named to the 11-person team.
Brandeis University’s Amanda Genovese and Emory University’s Hannah Sendel were named the Tournament’s Co-Most Valuable Players. Genovese led the tournament in batting (.536) and hits (15) and was 13-for-13 stolen bases, while Sendel hit .471 with a tournament-best four home runs and 15 RBIs.
Washington University finished in second place at the 2013 UAA Conference Championship Tournament with a 5-3 record, its fourth-straight second-place finish. Emory posted an 8-0 mark to win its fourth-straight league title.
Janssen, a repeat selection from a year ago, hit .519 (14-for-27) with a tournament-best 11 runs scored and five walks from her leadoff position. She hit safely in the final seven games of the tournament, including five multi-hit games. Janssen also had an on-base percentage of .594 for the tournament. She was 3-for-4 with a run scored in a 9-6 win against the University of Rochester March 14, and added a 3-for-4 performance with a double and a run scored in a 6-3 loss to Rochester March 16.
Mullen, who earned the honor for the third-straight year, batted .423 (11-for-26) with three doubles, three home runs and six RBIs in the eight-game tournament. She led the field in total bases (23) and hit safely in all eight games, extending her hitting streak to 12 games. Mullen went 3-for-4 with a double and a home run in a 11-3 win over Case Western Reserve University March 14, and also had a 2-for-4 performance with a double, run scored and a RBI in the 9-6 win over Rochester March 14.
Neal hit .464 (13-for-28) with five doubles, one home run and 12 RBIs at the UAA Championship Tournament. She was sixth in the championship in batting and led the five-team tournament in doubles (five). Neal recorded a hit in all eight games, including multi-hit games in four contests. She went 3-for-3 in an 11-3 loss to No. 2 ranked Emory March 13, and hit a two-run home run in the seventh in an 11-7 win against Brandeis March 15. Neal also posted a 3-1 record with a 2.95 earned run average on the mound for the Bears.
Polonsky was eighth in the tournament in batting (.440) with 11 hits in 25 at-bats with one home run and six RBIs. She hit safely in six of eight games played, including a pair of three-hit games in a 9-6 win vs. Rochester March 14 and in an 11-7 win vs. Brandeis March 15. Polonsky connected on her first home run of the season in the win against Brandeis.