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5/10  Amanda Schindeldecker Earns MIAC Postseason Honors.
          Jill Pontius Named All-MIAC Honorable Mention.
Amanda Schindeldecker
Jr.
Menahga, Minn.
Named to the MIAC All-Conference Team for the first time in her career.

Concordia junior Amanda Schindeldecker (Menahga, Minn.) was named First Team All-Conference. It is the first time that Schindeldecker has received all conference recognition.

Schindeldecker, Concordia's leading hitter with a .348 average, led the MIAC in doubles with nine. She was finished eighth in the league in walks.  She also led the team in slugging percentage (.551), on-base percentage (.420) and total bases (38).

She was also used as a pitcher in the second half of the season due to injuries. She finished the year with a 2.36 ERA in 37 innings of work.

Jill Pontius (Jr., Eagle Bend, Minn.) was named MIAC All-Conference Honorable Mention for the second straight year. Pontius led the teams in hits with 24 and was second on the team in batting average (.304) and at-bats (79).

2001 Women's Softball All-MIAC TEAM

Name                                     School                   Yr         Pos           Hometown
Karrie Bateman        Bethel        SO    OF      St. Paul
Cristin Beach         Macalester    JR    1B      Colton, CA
Molly Biehn           Gustavus      FY    P/1B    Mankato
Andrea Carroll        Carleton      SR    SS      St. Paul
Carrie Cooley         St. Olaf      JR     SS     Villard
Casey Curson          St. Thomas    SR    P       Spring Park
Emily Deuth           Hamline       SO    OF      Northfield
Christina Diller      Gustavus      SO    SS      Menomonie, Wis.
Rachael Ekholm        Augsburg      JR    P/INF   Richfield
Laura Espinosa        Carleton      SO    P/DP    Bloomington
Jennifer Gonerka      Saint Mary's  SO    P       St. Paul
Sarah Grundnowski     St. Thomas    SR    2B      Deephaven
Avery Heidenreich     St. Thomas    SR    OF      Whitewater, Wis.
Jill Hocking          Saint Mary's  SR    P/1B    Apple Valley
Jackie Huegel         Saint Mary's  SO    SS      Alta Vista, Iowa
Beth Janni            St. Catherine JR    C       New Ulm
Ani Jordan            St. Benedict  FY    P       Vadnais Heights
Kristen Lideen        Augsburg      FY    INF     Champlin
Heather Martin        St. Thomas    JR    3B      Minneapolis
Jennifer Meyer        Saint Mary's  SR    OF      Oconomowoc, Wis.
Christina Moses       St. Olaf      SR    OF      New Brighton
Gina Rizzardi         Saint Mary's  SO    3B      Woodbury
Amanda Schindeldecker Concordia     JR    3B/P    Menahga
Jaclyn Worm           St. Benedict  JR    OF      Young America

MIAC Coach of the Year - Shanda Ness, Gustavus
Schindeldecker led the league in doubles, and led the Cobbers in batting average, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

Honorable Mention All-MIAC
Bethel: Beth Steward
Carlon: Ly Nguyen, Fauna Smith
Concordia: Jill Pontius
Gustavus: Julie Langenfeld, Hope Grover
Hamline: Venda Porter
St. Benedict: Angie Minnerath
St. Catherine: Kelly Gulden, Anna Fernandez, Rachel Breckenridge
St. Mary's: Jennifer Miller, Lindsey Smith
St. Thomas: Stacy Tamble, Becky Hilgiert
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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