Four Panthers Named to 2012 All-GLIAC Softball Teams

2012 All-GLIAC: (L-R) Rachael Stanzel, Alex Cribari, Erin Sutter & Kylee Crislip
2012 All-GLIAC: (L-R) Rachael Stanzel, Alex Cribari, Erin Sutter & Kylee Crislip

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Following Ohio Dominican's opening round contest with Ferris State (Mich.) this morning, Commissioner Dell Robinson recognized four Panthers on the 2012 All-GLIAC Softball teams, as voted on by the conference coaches in ballot format.

Freshman Alex Cribari (Lyndhurst, OH) garnered First Team honors and was later bestowed the GLIAC Freshman of the Year award. Senior Kylee Crislip (Louisville, OH) collected Second Team recognition, while classmate Erin Sutter (Mansfield, OH) and freshman Rachael Stanzel (Angleton, TX) were voted to the Honorable Mention squad.

Cribari, the NCAA Division II national leader in hit by pitches, surpassed the ODU career record in the category in just her first season with 21 for the year. Her propensity of getting hit resulted in the sixth-best on-base percentage (.456) in the GLIAC and allowed her to swipe the seventh most stolen bases (13). Cribari also led the Panthers in batting average (.350), ranked second in slugging percentage (.460) and third in both hits (48) and runs scored (23).

Crislip, an Honorable Mention pick a year ago, finished the regular season ranked second in the conference with 11 homeruns, third most in ODU single-season history, and was fourth with 23 walks. She ended the year with team-highs in hits (51), RBI (35), total bases (88), and slugging percentage (.561), and sat second in batting average (.325) and on-base percentage (.414).

As the mainstay centerfielder, starting all 54 games, Sutter ended the year in the top-5 in the GLIAC in stolen bases, stealing a team-best 17-of-21. She also ranked second on the Panthers with 25 runs and fourth with 46 base hits.

Stanzel asserted herself as the workhorse of the ODU pitching staff, throwing 187.2 innings over 35 appearances and 28 starts in her first campaign. All three stats were second most in the program's single-season record book and ranked in the top-4 of the conference.  Stanzel also compiled a 16-11 mark with an ERA of 2.83, with the 16 decisions good for fourth amongst GLIAC pitchers and seventh in Panthers single-season lore.

With a 5-3 setback to Northwood (Mich.) earlier today, ODU ended its second year in Division II with a 26-28 overall record and a 20-12 mark in GLIAC action, an improvement of 12 and 11 wins, respectively, over last season. 

Contact: Bryan Desch