UMSL softball players named to All-GLVC teams

(Photos by Danny Reise)

Freshman Hannah Perryman of the University of Missouri–St. Louis softball team has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Pitcher of the Year, as announced Thursday night by the league office at the GLVC Tournament banquet.

Perryman was also one of eight UMSL Tritons players to earn All-GLVC West Division playing honors. Joining Perryman on the first team were sophomore first baseman Brianna Butler, sophomore second baseman Katie Wood, senior shortstop Haleigh Jenkins and sophomore pitcher Brittni Chapman.

Second Team selections included sophomore catcher Madison Zbaraschuk, sophomore outfielder Jena Boudreau and junior outfielder Ashleigh King.

UMSL is 35-11 and won the GLVC West Division title with a league record of 26-4. The 35 wins are the third most in program history, while the 26 GLVC wins are a program best.

HANNAH PERRYMAN (unanimous selection)
Perryman is the first underclassman to ever earn GLVC Pitcher of the Year since the awards inception in 2005 and is the second Triton to be recognized as the conference’s top pitcher as Allyson DeFosset was tabbed in 2009.

In her first collegiate season, Perryman captured five of the 11 GLVC Pitcher of the Week accolades awarded this year and finished the regular season by breaking DeFosset’s 2009 school record with 299 strikeouts. That total currently ranks second nationally, while her average of 12.5 strikeouts per seven innings is tops among all NCAA Division II pitchers. In addition, the 21-5 hurler ranks fifth in the country with 3.75 hits allowed per seven innings, 11th with nine shutouts, 22nd with 21 victories, and 24th with a 1.46 ERA.

Butler earns First Team All-GLVC honors for the second straight year. She has started all 46 games at first base and leads the team with a .359 batting average. Butler also owns 51 hits, including eight home runs and eight doubles, 29 RBIs and 27 runs scored.

Her eight home runs this season ranks 10th on the single season charts, while she is currently the career leader in batting average (.383). Butler also ranks fifth in career home runs (18), 10th in RBIs (74) and 10th in total bases (190).

Wood earns all-GLVC playing honors for the first time in her career. She has started all 46 games at second base and has tallied 37 hits, including 12 doubles and six home runs, 29 RBIs and 24 runs scored, while batting .264.

Wood has 16 career home runs, which ties the eighth best mark in program history.

Jenkins earns all-GLVC playing honors for the first time in her career. The only senior on the team, she owns a team-high 56 hits and also has 35 RBIs and 28 runs scored, while batting .354. Nationally, she ranks 23rd as the toughest to strike out.

The GLVC Player of the Week on April 15, Jenkins will graduate with her name in six different career categories. She currently ranks fourth in home runs (18), fourth in hits (176), fifth in total bases (261), sixth in RBIs (92), 10th in doubles (31) and 10th in runs scored (90).

Chapman earns all-GLVC honors in her first season with UMSL after transferring from Morehead State. She owns a 14-6 record in the circle with a 1.22 ERA, which ranks 15th nationally in NCAA Division II. Chapman also boast six shutouts and 15 complete games and is ranked 26th nationally in walks allowed per seven innings (1.17).

Zbaraschuk is a repeat all-GLVC selection, having earned first team accolades as a freshman. The GLVC Player of the Week on March 18, she leads the team with 11 home runs and 47 RBIs, both of which rank second on the UMSL single season charts. Zbaraschuk is batting .354 and has 52 hits, including seven doubles, and has scored 32 runs. She ranks 40th nationally in DII in RBIs and 57th in total home runs. 

Zbaraschuk currently ranks third in career home runs (20), sixth in batting average (.345) and ninth in RBIs (89).

Boudreau earns all-GLVC playing honors for the first time in her career. The team lead with 13 doubles, Boudreau also has 40 hits, 34 runs scored and 15 RBIs, while batting .286. 

King earns all-GLVC playing honors in her first season with the Tritons after transferring from Memphis. She is batting .351 with 52 hits, including eight doubles and five home runs, 23 RBIs and 35 runs scored. King had a 19-game hitting streak earlier this season and has hit safely in 26 of the last 27 games. 

Mary Ann Mitchell

Mary Ann Mitchell