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Softball Players Earn All-League Recognition

Jen Asbury was a first team All-BIG EAST softball selection.

Jen Asbury was a first team All-BIG EAST softball selection.

May 11, 2001

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pa. - Three members of the Boston College softball team were named to 2001 All-BIG EAST teams, the league announced at it's annual awards banquet on Thursday, May 10. Sophomore Jennifer Asbury was a first team All-BIG EAST selection in the utility position after she split the league season between right field and second base. Two freshmen, Tekae Malandris and Jacqui Goodchild, were chosen to the All-Rookie team.

Asbury, a native of Livermore, Calif., led the Eagles in batting during the league season with her .327 average. She started all 20 games splitting time between the infield and outfield. Asbury collected six extra-base hits, including four home runs. She had a .582 slugging percentage and a .971 field percentage with only one error in 20 games. Asbury scored nine of the Eagles' 44 league runs.

Malandris, a pitcher from Chula Vista, Calif., earned a unanimous All-Rookie nod after completing the season with a 0.89 ERA in 15 appearances. In 79.0 innings pitched, she struck out 65 batters and accumulated five wins. Overall, Malandris had a 1.32 ERA and struck out 166 batters in 34 appearances.

Goodchild, a second baseman/right fielder from West Hills, Calif., hit .300 in 20 starts. She accumulated 18 hits and scored seven runs in BIG EAST games. Overall for the season, Goodchild set the BC single-season hit record with 62. In 55 games, she also hit .335, the second-highest mark by a freshman at the Heights.

The Eagles completed the season 31-24 overall and 7-13 in BIG EAST play. The team closed out the 2001 season on a six-game winning streak.

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