Allison Schwarting Named All-ECAC
Sophomore Makes Second Appearance after NCAA Season

AMHERST, Massachusetts -- Allison Schwarting (Los Angeles, CA), a sophomore pitcher for the Amherst College softball team, was named to the 1998 Division III All-New England Softball Second Team by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) and a vote of member coaches. The squad recognizes the 22 most outstanding players, who hail from 12 institutions. NCAA New England Regional Champion Bridgewater State College boasts four honorees, including the Player of the Year.

Schwarting makes her second appearance as an All-New England Selection. The sophomore led the Jeffs both on the mound and at the plate as Amherst compiled a 31-8 record in its first-ever NCAA Tournament appearance in its fourth year as a varsity program. The right-hander compiled an 18-5 record with three saves while boasting a 1.49 ERA. Schwarting threw 109 strikeouts while walking only 21 in 150.0 innings of work, including 10 K games against Norwich and Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts. She also registered only the second no-hitter in Amherst softball history, an 8-0 victory over Elms College during spring training.

At the plate, Schwarting finished with a .406 average with 40 runs and 16 RBI in the lead-off spot. In addition to stealing 23 bases in 27 attempts, Schwarting was named to the NCAA New England Regional All-Tournament Team and has earned All-NESCAC recognition after claiming Player of the Week honors twice this season.

Schwarting boasts a 31-8 record, 1.22 ERA and .390 batting average in two years.

Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC)
1998 Division III All-New England Softball Team

First Team
P	Tammy Webber*		Bridgewater State	Freshman	Merrimack, NH
P	Kim Sears		Wheaton			Sophomore	Greenfield, MA
C	Dina Terceira		Wheaton			Junior		Fall River, MA
1B	Jen O'Malley		Tufts			Senior		Franklin, MA
2B	Christine Patterson	Smith			Sophomore	Waterford, CT
3B	Michelle Cunningham	Eastern Connecticut	Junior 		Marstons Mills, MA
SS	Collen Parker		Salem State		Sophomore	Lynn, MA
OF	Laura Jacobs		Williams		Junior		Wilmette, IL
OF	Meredith Bradley	Southern Maine		Senior		Norridgewock, ME
OF	Laura Goldberg		Wesleyan		Senior		New York, NY
DP	Carrie Kuprycz		Bridgewater State	Junior		Barre, MA
*Player of the Year

Second Team
P	Bonnie Benson		Smith			Sophomore	Winchester, MA
P	Allison Schwarting	Amherst			Sophomore	Los Angeles, CA
C	Amy Sasin		Bridgewater State	Senior		Canton, MA
1B	Heather Maurer		Emerson			Freshman	Mineral Ridge, OH
2B	Bonnie Skrenta		Coast Guard		Sophomore	Smithtown, NY
3B	Tiniesha Clark		Tufts			Freshman	Pennsauken, NY
SS	Angela Vecchinone	Bridgewater State	Freshman	Whitman, MA
OF	Bronwyn Williams	Smith			Junior		Naples, NY
OF	Leanne Harris		Salem State		Sophomore	Wilmington, MA
OF	Kristen Conlon		Wheaton			Sophomore	Madison, CT
DP	June Lavallee		Southern Maine		Sophomore	Sidney, ME

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