YORK, PA – The York College softball squad received good news on Monday as three Spartans earned 2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III All-Atlantic Region honors as announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association.
Senior shortstop Heather Bormann (Brick, N.J./Brick Memorial), sophomore pitcher Brittany Therres (Hughesville, Md./Thomas Stone), and junior thirdbaseman Kelly Smith (Riverdale, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) were selected to the 45-player squad. Bormann was a first-team selection as an at-large pick while Therres was a second-team pick as a pitcher. Smith earned a spot on the third-team.
Bormann wrapped up her stellar four-year career as a three-time All-Capital Athletic Conference selection. She earned the York College Georgia Heathcote Stallman Award signifying the Spartans' top senior female student-athlete.
Bormann had a fantastic 2010 as she hit .423 with a school-record 54 RBI, 36 runs scored, 14 doubles, seven triples and a pair of home runs. She boasted a .672 slugging percentage, a .449 on-base percentage, 14 stolen bases and a slick .952 fielding percentage. She was the toughest hitter to strike out in Division III Softball as she did not fan in her 137 at-bats this year.
Bormann finished as a career .371 hitter, with 129 runs scored, 121 RBI, 37 doubles, 12 triples, and five home runs. She ranks third in career batting average, fifth in career on-base percentage, first in most games played, first in hits, first in at-bats, first in runs scored, tied for first in doubles, tied for third in triples, second in total bases, second in RBI, and third in stolen bases.
Therres had an outstanding sophomore year as she earned All-CAC honors for the second straight year. Her appearance on the All-Atlantic squad is her first as she was a huge reason for the Spartans' school-record 36 wins.
Therres finished the year 27-6 with a 1.98 ERA in 201.2 innings. She struck out 96 and walked 43 as opponents hit .245 against her. She had 10 shutouts, 17 complete games.
Her 27 wins established a new single-season school record while she already ranks highly in a number of career categories. Therres stands first in career wins (41), third in innings pitched (357.2), and fourth in strikeouts (183).
Smith was named to the All-Atlantic squad for the second year after being a second-team selection last year. Smith, a three-time All-CAC selection, hit .391 with 29 runs scored, 26 RBI, 16 doubles nad a home run. She owned a .529 slugging percentage while she also had a .429 on-base percentage. Smith was smooth at third as the defensive standout had a .952 fielding percentage in her 168 defensive chances. Smith also stole six bases during the year as she was the only Spartan to start all 45 games this season.
Smith is a career .391 hitter with 101 runs scored, 74 RBI, 35 doubles, eight triples and four home runs. She has 157 career hits while her slugging percentage is .547 and a .963 fielding percentage.
The Spartans finished the season with 36 win as they finished second in the CAC regular season and conference tournament. The Spartans narrowly missed out on an NCAA Tournament berth after their stellar campaign. York must replace Bormann and three other seniors but Therres and Smith will headline a strong crew of returning players for the 2011 Spartans.