Softball Lands Four on All-UAA Team

Softball Lands Four on All-UAA Team


St. Louis, Mo., May 9, 2018 — The Washington University in St. Louis softball team had four student-athletes earn University Athletic Association (UAA) honors, as announced Wednesday by the conference office.

Junior shortstop Taylor Arends, senior pitcher Maggie Clapp and sophomore outfielder Amy Walsh earned first-team honors, while senior pitcher Anna McKee picked up second-team accolades. 

Taylor Arends
Arends, a three-time all-UAA selection, started 30 games at shortstop and hit .366 with one homerun and 21 RBIs. She ranked in the top-10 in the UAA in six categories: fourth in triples (2), sixth in on-base percentage (.438), seventh in runs (27), eighth in walks (9) and batting average, and 10thin RBIs. Arends was named the UAA Hitter of the Week on April 2 and May 7.

Maggie Clapp
Clapp, a two-time all-UAA honoree, recorded a 6-6 record with a 2.62 earned run average with two shutouts and six complete games. She registered a complete game in an 11-3 win over No. 5 Trine March 13, and tossed complete games in the final four starts of the season allowing three earned runs in 28 innings pitched. Clapp was 3-4 with a 2.17 ERA in conference play, and ranked second in the UAA in shutouts and fifth in wins. She was named the UAA Pitcher of the Week on May 7. She also hit .337 at the plate with five doubles, one homerun and team-leading 24 RBI.

Amy Walsh
Walsh started 30 games in centerfield and hit a team-high .387 with 30 runs scored, seven doubles, seven triples, 12 RBIs and 14 stolen bases. Walsh's seven triples tied a WashU single-season record, and ranked first in the UAA. She also was fourth in stolen bases and slugging percentage (.585), fifth in runs scored and total bases (62), sixth in hits (41) and batting average and 10thin doubles. Walsh hit safely in 21-of-30 games played.

Anna McKee
McKee, a two-time all-UAA selection, recorded a 10-6 record with 2.30 ERA with 11 complete games and two shutouts. She ranked second in the league in complete games and shutouts, third in strikeouts (71), fourth in wins and fifth in ERA. McKee tossed a complete game in an 11-2 win over No. 16 Ithaca March 11, and had a pair of complete-game victories at Brandeis in a four-game sweep. She posted a 5-4 record with a 1.99 ERA in conference games, and was named the UAA Pitcher of the Week on March 12 and April 30. 

WashU posted a 16-14 overall record, and finished third in the UAA with an 8-8 mark. The Bears had the 11th-best strength of schedule (.612) in NCAA Division III.