Perryman, Stupek highlight All-GLVC Honors in Softball
Sophomore Hannah Perryman of the University of Missouri–St. Louis softball team has been named the Great Lakes Valley Conference Co-Pitcher of the Year, while freshman shortstop Alex Stupek was named the league’s Freshman of the Year, as announced Thursday night by the conference office at the GLVC Tournament banquet.
Perryman and Stupek were two of eight Triton players to earn All-GLVC West Division playing honors. Joining the duo on the first team were junior pitcher Brittni Chapman and junior outfielder Jena Boudreau.
UMSL, ranked No. 11 in the NFCA DII Poll, is 41-6 overall and captured the GLVC West Division title for the second straight year with a league record of 26-4.
The UMSL Tritons are the No. 2 seed in the 2014 GLVC Tournament, which will be played this Friday-Sunday in Peoria, Ill. UMSL opens action on Friday at Noon against No. 7 seed Illinois Springfield.
Perryman earns GLVC Pitcher of the Year honors for the second straight year and shares this year’s nod with Truman State’s Kendra Henze. She is just the third player in league history to have won the award in back-to-back seasons, joining SIU Edwardsville’s Kaitlin Colosimo (2007 and 2008) and Quincy’s Torie Bunzell (2010 and 2011).
A four-time GLVC Pitcher of the Week, Perryman (22-5) leads NCAA DII with 322 total strikeouts and 13.7 strikeouts per seven innings. Her other national rankings include: hits allowed per seven innings (4th; 3.54), ERA (15th; 1.16), victories (16th; 22) and shutouts (33rd; 6). Earlier this season in a 2-0 victory at Drury she tied an NCAA single seven-inning game record with 20 strikeouts.
Perryman became UMSL’s all-time career strikeouts leader this year and enters the GLVC Tournament with 674 Ks in two seasons.
Stupek is the first UMSL player to be named GLVC Freshman of the Year. She took the conference’s top newcomer honor after an impressive rookie season at shortstop. Stupek was tops among the GLVC’s freshmen in nearly every offensive statistical categories and ranks third in the league with 61 hits, fifth with a batting average of .394, fourth with a .656 slugging percentage, fourth with 38 RBIs, fourth with 38 runs scored and fifth with a batting average of .394. She leads the Tritons with 18 multi-hit games, including eight with three hits, and has two grand slams (at Southeast Missouri State) and at Southern Indiana. Stupek has 10 homeruns and eight doubles.
Chapman earns First Team All-GLVC honors for the second straight year. She is 18-1 in the circle after starting the season with 13 straight wins. Chapman also boasts a 1.59 ERA and has three shutouts in 16 complete games.
Boudreau earns First Team All-GLVC playing honors for the first time in her career after being named to the second team last season. The team leader with 14 doubles, she ranks fifth in the GLVC in that category and is also eighth in total bases. Boudreau is batting .338 and ranks second on the team with 52 hits and has also recorded 33 runs scored, 30 RBIs and seven stolen bases. Boudreau has delivered eight homeruns, surpassing the three combined she recorded during freshman and sophomore seasons. She owns 14 multi-hit games, including a pair of four-hit games (at McKendree and at Maryville). Boudreau was named GLVC Player of the Week on March 24.
Butler earns All-GLVC honors for the third straight year after being a first team selection in her first two seasons. She ranks third in the GLVC in RBIs (39), fifth in homeruns (11), sixth in slugging percentage (.644) and ninth in on-base percentage (.450) and also owns 43 hits, including 11 doubles, and 28 runs scored. Butler also ranks second in the GLVC and 13th in NCAA DII in walks (32). She leads the team with 11 multi-RBI games and tallied two homeruns in one inning against Lindenwood, tying the second most in an NCAA single game. Her 11 homeruns this season rank second on the single season charts, while her 29 career homeruns are a program best. Butler was named GLVC Player of the Week on April 22.
Wood earns all-GLVC playing honors for the second straight year after being named to the first team a year ago. Wood has started all 47 games at second base and ranks second on the team with a .340 batting average. She is also second with 48 hits, including nine doubles and eight homeruns, and has 34 RBIs and 30 runs scored. Wood has 14 multi-hit and 10 multi-RBI games and ranks fourth in program history with 26 career homeruns.
Zbaraschuk earns All-GLVC honors for the third straight season and is a repeat selection to the second team after earning first team accolades as a freshman. She is batting .254 and has 29 hits, including eight doubles and six homeruns, and has 26 RBIs and 24 runs. Zbaraschuk is UMSL’s all-time RBI leader with 122 and is third with 27 career homeruns.
King earns Second Team All-GLVC playing honors for the second straight season. The lone senior on the team, she has started all 47 games in centerfield and boasts a batting average of .304 with 48 hits, including 10 doubles, 21 RBIs and 33 runs. King is also 8-for-8 in stolen bases.
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