1997 Season

SEASON IN REVIEW: The 1997 softball team finished fourth in the CAC with a 2-20 record. Senior catcher/pitcher Whitney Dunn was second in the nation in batting (.617) and third in doubles per game (0.59). She made the ECAC Southern All-Star Team for the second straight year and was second-team all-CAC. The .617 average is the third highest ever recorded in Division III history, while her .466 career average ranks 18th all-time. Sophomore Christine Runfola played catcher, pitcher and infield and made first-team all-CAC Utility. She hit .471 (46th in the nation) and led the team with 19 RBI. Junior infielder/outfielder Patricia Fontecchio batted .381 and freshman shortstop Jen Quinn .283 with one home run.

MVP: Whitney Dunn
Rookie of the Year: Anna Hall, Jen Quinn
Student-Athlete-Leader: Christine Runfola


No. Name Yr. Pos. B/T Ht. Hometown/High School
9 Kathleen Anderson Sr. OF R/R 5-7 College Park, Md./Pallotti
10 Jackie Delaney Fr. OF R/R 5-4 Drexel Hill, Pa./West Philadelphia Cath.
11 Beth Anderson So. OF R/R 5-6 College Park, Md./Pallotti
13 Patricia Fontecchio Jr. OF/IF R/R 5-3 Holbrook, Mass./Archbishop Williams
14 Anna Hall Fr. 3B R/R 5-6 Wildwood Crest, N.J./Wildwood Cath.
15 Leslye Howerton Jr. 2B/C R/R 5-6 Easton, Md./Easton
17 Kristen Conley Fr. OF R/R 5-4 Gaithersburg, Md./Quince Orchard
19 Laura Walsh Fr. OF R/R 5-0 Springfield, Mass./Cathedral
20 Whitney Dunn Jr. P/C R/R 5-7 Dunkirk, Md./Northern
22 Michele Daly Jr. 1B/OF R/R 5-8 Verona, Pa./Oakland Catholic
23 Christine Runfola Fr. P/C R/R 5-3 Elk Grove, Calif./Elk Grove
24 Jennifer Quinn Fr. SS R/R 5-7 Bensalem, Pa./Nazareth Academy

Final Statistics