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WEB EXTRA: Augustana Softball

Hear about the pitching stars from the Augustana softball team. The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin announced its 2014 all-conference softball team Monday and five members of Coach Kris Kistler’s nationally-ranked club were named, including four to the first team.
The College Conference of Illinois & Wisconsin announced its 2014 all-conference softball team Monday and five members of Coach Kris Kistler’s nationally-ranked club were named, including four to the first team.
Seniors Jaime Rehmert (Sterling HS, Sterling, Ill.), Krista Watson (Coal City HS, Coal City, Ill.) and Sarah Hintz (LeRoy HS, Le Roy, Ill.) and junior Laura Behnke (St. Francis HS, Roselle, Ill.) earned first team honors, with junior Jenna Teson (Jacobs HS, Algonquin, Ill.) garnering second team recognition. The Vikings finished 10-4 in the league and second in both CCIW regular season and tournament play. They are currently 33-11 overall heading into this weekend’s NCAA regional in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.

Hintz, a right-handed pitcher, leads the Viking staff with a 17-4 record and a 1.36 ERA. Her 154 1/3 innings and 114 strikeouts also lead the team and she currently ranks second in school history in career innings pitched (529 2/3), third in
wins (53) and strikeouts (406) and fifth in ERA (1.916).
Watson earned first team All-CCIW honors for the third time in her career. The Viking shortstop was also a second team selection as a sophomore in 2012. She’s hitting .360 this year with four homers and 23 RBI. She leads the team with 12
doubles and ranks second total bases (79), slugging (.581) and on-base percentage (.448). Watson is tied for second on the team in homers and ranks in Augustana’s all-time top ten in nearly every offensive category, including tied for first in doubles (42) and second in home runs (21).
Rehmert, a first baseman, is hitting .293 this year with three homers and 26 RBI. She third on the team in RBI and is tied for second with 10 doubles. She sports a .447 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .373.

Behnke, Augustana’s left fielder, earned first team honors after being a second team selection a year ago. She’s currently second on the team with a .381 batting average and leads the Vikings in home runs (six), total bases (103), slugging
(.741), walks (21), on-base percentage (.473) and stolen bases (13). She’s also been hit by five pitches, tying her with
Watson for the team lead. In addition, Behnke has a school-record 11 triples this year and is already Augustana’s career record holder with 17 three-baggers.
Teson has started every game at second base and leads the team in at-bats (146), runs (37) and hits (54). She’s second on the team with 10 stolen bases, tied for second with three triples and third in total bases (71) and slugging (.486).
2014 All-CCIW Softball Team FIRST TEAM School Pos. Yr. Hometown/H.S.
Sara Daley Illinois Wesleyan C Sr. Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport
JAIME REHMERT AUGUSTANA 1B SR STERLING, Ill./H.S.
Sara Rogers Illinois Wesleyan 2B Sr. Lewistown, Ill./Canton
KRISTA WATSON AUGUSTANA SS SR COAL CITY, Ill./H.S.
Vicki Pyan Carthage 3B Sr. Crystal Lake, Ill./South
LAURA BEHNKE AUGUSTANA OF JR ROSELLE, Ill./ST. FRANCIS
Hannah Bowen Illinois Wesleyan OF Jr. Farmer City, Ill./St. Joseph-Ogden
Alyssa Visvardis Millikin OF So. Homer Glen, Ill./Lockport
Amanda Walker North Central OF So. Ottawa, Ill./H.S.
Ele Walter Elmhurst OF Jr. Winfield, Ill./Wheaton North
Kaity Olson North Park UT Fr. Winfield, Ill./West Chicago
Allie Riordan Illinois Wesleyan DP Sr. Streator, Ill./H.S.
Katie Thornton Wheaton DP So. Carol Stream, Ill./Wheaton North
SARAH HINTZ AUGUSTANA P SR LEROY, Ill./H.S.
Molly McCready Illinois Wesleyan P Sr. Bloomington, Ill./Tri-Valley
SECOND TEAM School Pos. Yr. Hometown/H.S.
Christina Sandstedt Wheaton C So. Lake Zurich, Ill./H.S.
Abby Hanson Carthage 1B Sr. Winthrop Harber, Ill./Zion-Benton
Kiersten Tinkoff North Central 1B Jr. Lake Barrington, Ill./Barrington
Bella Masini Elmhurst 2B Jr. Naperville, Ill./North
JENNA TESON AUGUSTANA 2B JR. ALGONQUIN, Ill./JACOBS
Amanda Fazzari Illinois Wesleyan SS Sr. Wheaton, Ill./Glenbard South
Kayla Antle North Central 3B Jr. Bettendorf, Iowa/H.S.
Clare Bukowski Elmhurst OF Sr. Berwyn, Ill./Morton
Meg Griffin Elmhurst OF Jr. Naperville, Ill./Central
Paige Massa North Park OF Jr. Phoenix, Ariz./Etiwanda
Olivia Scott Carthage OF Jr. Plainfield, Ill./Central
Katie Yergler Wheaton OF So. Winter Park, Fla./Trinity Preparatory
Vlasta Mangia North Central P Sr. Cicero, Ill./Morton
Jenna Noland Illinois Wesleyan P So. Chillicothe, Ill./IVC
Makenzie Walker Carthage P Fr. Kenosha, Wis./H.S.
CCIW Pitcher of the Year
Molly McCready - Illinois Wesleyan
CCIW Player of the Year
Sara Rogers - Illinois Wesleyan
CCIW Coaching Staff of the Year
Illinois Wesleyan
CCIW Newcomer of the Year
Kaity Olson - North Park
CCIW Softball Batting Champion
Sara Rogers - Illinois Wesleyan
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