Schwarting Named ECAC All Star

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Allison Schwarting (Los Angeles, CA), a righthanded pitcher for the Amherst College softball team, was named to the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) New England All-Star Second Team, as voted by the region's head coaches and sports information directors.

Schwarting compiled a 13-3 record in her first year of intercollegiate competition, along with an impressive 0.84 ERA. The rookie allowed no more than two earned runs in a game and only 13 earned runs in 107.7 innings pitched. She struck out 104 batters while walking only 21 all season. According to the NCAA national rankings of games through May 5th, Schwarting places 6th in te mound, Schwarting was solid at the plate, finishing her freshman season with a .362 batting average. In 80 at bats, Schwarting tallied 29 hits and 18 stolen bases (15th in the nation). Schwarting also played leftfield.

1997 ECAC Division III All-New England Softball Team

First Team Pos. Name Yr. School/Hometown P Michelle Lima Sr. Tufts/Swansea, MA P Lisa Byrnes So. Wheaton/Norton, MA C Michelle Tarzia Sr. Western Connecticut/Brookfield, CT 1B Becky Bliss Sr. Springfield/Broadalbin, NY 2B Kerri Smith Sr. Springfield/East Falmouth, MA 3B Randi Carine* Sr. Wheaton/Norton, MA SS Jessica Johnson Jr. Wheaton/Williamstown, MA OF Andrea Franck Sr. Western Connecticut/Southbury, CT OF Leanne Harris Fr. Salem State/Wilmington, MA OF Susan Robbins Sr. Springfield/Searsmont, ME DP Kim Sears Fr. Wheaton/Greenfield, MA *Player of the Year

Second Team Pos. Name Yr. School/Hometown P Allison Schwarting Fr. Amherst/Los Angeles, CA P Lauren Svendsen Jr. Western Connecticut/Danbury, CT C Dina Terceira So. Wheaton/Fall River, MA 1B Kristen Hedrick Jr. Wheaton/Holliston, MA 2B Angel Laudadio Sr. Western Connecticut/Ansonia, CT 3B Becky Roberts So. North Adams/Putney, VT SS Colleen Parker Fr. Salem State/Lynn, MA OF Kara Murphy Sr. Tufts/Canton, MA OF Sherry Robitaille Sr. Western Connecticut/New Britain, CT OF Kristy Wilbur Sr. Bridgewater State/Taunton, MA DP Lee Anne Kehoe Jr. Salem State/Salem, MA # # # 5/23/97