MCDEVITT EARNS DAKTRONICS SOFTBALL ALL-AMERICA HONORS
Courtesy of Greg Pellegrino, Holy Family SID
Philadelphia, Pa. - Holy Family University shortstop, Danielle McDevitt continues to add post-season accolades to her 2011 resume as she was recently named to the Daktronics Inc., NCAA Division II All-America Softball third team. She is the first Holy Family softball player to earn All-American honors.
This offseason, McDevitt has already been named to the Daktronics Inc., All-East Region first team and the Capital One Academic All-District II Softball third team.
She is one of four players from the East Region to be selected to either the first, second or third Daktronics Inc., All-America teams, including the only student-athlete from the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC).
“I am very happy and proud of Danielle as she receives this honor,” said Holy Family head coach Davon Ortega. “To earn this honor as a sophomore is an outstanding achievement, attributed to her hard work and focus. This is a tremendous accomplishment for Danielle.”
McDevitt compiled a career-year at the plate this season as she finished the year with a .458 batting average ranking her tops in the conference and 11th among the NCAA Division II leaders. She tied her career-high with 60 hits and in the process recorded 23 multi-hit games. She also tallied 17 runs, three doubles and 12 RBI this season. McDevitt had a .481 slugging percentage and a .478 on-base percentage.
Defensively, McDevitt committed 11 errors in 160 chances for a .931 fielding percentage. She tallied 44 putouts and 105 assists, while turning five double plays.
McDevitt will enter her junior season next year with a career .417 batting average which currently ranks her fourth all-time in program history. In addition, with her 120 career hits, McDevitt is 14 hits shy of cracking the top-ten list for career hits.