RICHMOND, Va. (January 21, 2010) - The Colonial Athletic Association has announced its softball Silver Anniversary team. The squad includes seven former CAA Players of the Year and four former CAA Pitchers of the Year.

As part of its 25th Anniversary celebration in 2009-10, the CAA is recognizing Silver Anniversary teams in 21 championship sports. The teams were selected by a panel of current and former coaches in the conference.

Softball has been a championship sport in the CAA since 2002. Hofstra has been the league's dominant program, winning the first seven CAA championships from 2002-08. James Madison ended the Pride's streak in 2009 by winning its first conference title. Towson has advanced to the CAA championship game four times and Georgia State has made it twice in just four years as a league member.

Hofstra has represented the conference well in the NCAA Softball Championship. The Pride won at least one NCAA Tournament game in all six of its appearances from 2003-08 and posted multiple victories four times. In 2004, Hofstra became the first #7 seed in NCAA history to advance to the regional finals.

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CAA SOFTBALL SILVER ANNIVERSARY TEAM



Allison Borchers – Delaware – 2005-08 – Fallston, Md.
•    Earned first-team NFCA All-Mid-Atlantic Region honors in 2006
•    Two-time All-CAA selection and the CAA Rookie of the Year in 2005
•    Ranks fourth in career hits (181) and seventh in career batting average (.324) at Delaware
Jeanne Bosch – Towson – 2002-05 – Medford, N.Y.
•    Selected to the All-CAA first team and the CAA All-Tournament team in 2004 and 2005
•    Outstanding defensive player who committed only two errors in her final two seasons
•    Ranked among Towson’s career top 10 in doubles (40), RBI’s (91) and steals (36)
Ashley Botelho – Drexel – 2007-present – Rochester, Mass.
•    Named to the NFCA All-Northeast Region first team in 2009
•    Earned All-CAA honors in 2009 and was the CAA Co-Rookie of the Year in 2007
•    Holds Drexel career records for home runs (18) and batting average (.369)
Jenny Clohan – James Madison – 2006-09 – Ashburn, Va.
•    Received first-team All-Region and first-team All-CAA accolades in 2007
•    Owns JMU career records for innings (592) and saves (10) and ranks second in wins (51)
•    Set a JMU season mark by posting a 1.21 earned run average in 2007
Brooke Clyde – Towson – 1999-2002 – Pasadena, Md.
•    Honored as the first CAA Player of the Year in 2002
•    Four-time all-conference selection, including 1st team All-CAA accolades in 2002
•    Set five Towson career records, including runs (139) doubles (46) and RBI (113)
Michele DePasquale – Hofstra – 2007-present – Waterford, N.J.
•    Two-time first team All-CAA selection and the CAA Player of the Year in 2009
•    Set Hofstra and CAA records with a 25-game hitting streak in 2008
•    Didn’t commit an error in a school-record 115 consecutive games from 2007-09
Pam Dreslinski – Hofstra – 2005-08 – Kingsville, Ohio
•    Three-time All-CAA honoree who was the CAA Scholar-Athlete of the Year in 2007
•    Member of the winningest class in Hofstra history with 166 career victories
•     Hit home runs in four consecutive NCAA Tournament games in 2007-08
Casey Fee – Hofstra – 2006-09 – Lido Beach, N.Y.
•    Received NFCA All-Region honors in three consecutive seasons (2007-09)
•    Three-time All-CAA honoree, including first-team accolades in 2008 and 2009
•    Set Hofstra and CAA records for most consecutive stolen bases (28) without being caught
Meredith Felts – James Madison – 2006-09 – Greenville, N.C.
•    Selected as the Most Outstanding Player of the 2009 CAA Championship
•    Earned All-CAA honors three times, including first-team accolades in 2008 and 2009
•    Holds six JMU career records, including ERA (1.62), strikeouts (581), wins (61) and shutouts (20)
Amanda Hallaway – Hofstra – 2000-03 – Garden Grove, Calif.
•    Honored as a third-team NFCA All-American in 2003
•    Four-time all-conference and three-time All-Region selection
•    Ranks among the top 10 in career hits (209), home runs (24) and RBI (143) at Hofstra
Carley Hughes – UNC Wilmington – 2006-09 – Pittsboro, N.C.
•    Chosen as the CAA Co-Player of the Year in 2007
•    Three-time All-CAA selection and an All-Region honoree in 2007
•    Owns UNCW career records for home runs (45), total bases (376) and slugging% (.660)
Elizabeth Hyman – Georgia State – 2005-06 – Lilburn, Ga.
•    Received CAA Pitcher of the Year and NFCA All-Region honors in 2006
•    Set a CAA Tournament single-game record with 14 strikeouts in 2006
•    Struck out a school-record 260 batters in 2006 and ranks second with 492 career strikeouts
Stacy James – George Mason – 2002-05 – Leesburg, Va.
•    Named Player of the Year in the CAA and state of Virginia in 2003
•    Four-time All-CAA selection, including first-team honors in 2002, 2003 and 2005
•    Holds five Mason career records, including hits (265), runs (134) and triples (20)
Ashley Lane – Hofstra – 2004-07 – Westbury, N.Y.
•    CAA Player of the Year and the CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player in 2006
•    Selected to the All-CAA and NFCA All-Region first teams during all four seasons
•     Holds Hofstra career records for home runs (40) and RBI (180)
Kayleigh Lotti – Hofstra – 2006-09 – South Attleboro, Mass.
•    Honored as the CAA Pitcher of the Year three times (2007, 2008, 2009)
•    Four-time All-CAA and All-Region selection and two-time CAA Tournament MVP
•    Holds CAA career records for strikeouts (979), wins (82), and shutouts (32)
Katie Mumbauer – Towson – 2002-05 – Bethlehem, Pa.
•    Four-time All-CAA and CAA All-Tournament selection
•    Batted over .300 in all four years and set Towson season mark for total bases (99) in 2004
•    Owns Towson career records for runs (140), stolen bases (62) and walks (110)
Nina Navarro – Towson – 2005-08 – Diamond Bar, Calif.
•    Selected to the All-CAA first team in 2006 and 2008
•    One of only two Towson players in history to score 100 runs and have 100 RBI’s
•    Ranks among Towson’s career top five in hits (212), runs (117), homers (17) and RBI (100)
Callie Osborne – Hofstra – 2004-05 – Oshawa, Ontario
•    Received CAA Pitcher of the Year and NFCA All-Region honors in 2004 and 2005
•    Set the Hofstra and CAA records for lowest ERA in a season (0.74) in 2004
•    Won a CAA-record 25 games in 2005 and set a conference mark with 21 consecutive victories
Krista Searle – UNC Wilmington – 2004-07 – Chesterfield, Va.
•    Selected to the All-CAA team three times (2005, 2006, 2007)
•    Owns UNCW career records for hits (224), doubles (50) and at-bats (726)
•    Ranks second in career home runs (31), total bases (369) and putouts (1,369) at UNCW
Carolynn Sloat – Delaware – 2004-07 – Ballston Lake, N.Y.
•    Two-time All-Mid-Atlantic Region honoree and a first-team All-CAA selection in 2004
•    Holds Delaware career records for wins (63), strikeouts (611) and complete games (96)
•    Set Delaware season marks for strikeouts (187), innings (242) and complete games (28)
Danielle Stewart – Hofstra – 2002-03 – Brisbane, Australia
•    Received All-CAA honors in 2002 and 2003
•    Set the Hofstra season record for home runs with 17 in 2003
•    Member of the Australian National team that earned a bronze medal at the 2008 Olympics
Laura Streets – Delaware – 2001-04 – Newark, Del.
•    Received CAA Player of the Year and first-team All-Region honors in 2004
•    Two-time All-CAA selection (2002, 2004) and made the CAA All-Tournament team in 2003
•    Owns Delaware career records for home runs (16), doubles (47) and total bases (291)
Tara Ulrich – Hofstra – 2003-06 – West Nyack, N.Y.
•    Four-time All-CAA selection, including first-team honors in 2003, 2005 and 2006
•     Made the NFCA All-Region team twice and was CAA Co-Rookie of the Year in 2003
•    Ranked among the top five in career home runs (29) and doubles (46) at Hofstra
Lisa Wambold – Hofstra – 2003-06 – Hatboro, Pa.
•    2005 CAA Player of the Year and 2004 CAA Tournament Most Outstanding Player
•    Two-time first-team All-CAA selection and earned All-Region honors in 2005
•    Ranks among the top five in career home runs (27), runs (143) and stolen bases (55) at Hofstra
Jessica Wides – Towson – 2002-05 – Damascus, Md.
•    Two-time All-CAA selection who was the CAA Pitcher of the Year in 2003
•    Set Towson career records for wins (48), strikeouts (434), shutouts (15) and saves (8)
•    Led the CAA in wins (15), ERA (1.31), strikeouts (147) and shutouts (7) in 2003