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Five SHU Softball Athletes Named in WHAC Honors

Five SHU Softball Athletes Named in WHAC Honors

The Wolverine-Hoosier Athletic Conference (WHAC) announced the 2020 softball awards on Tuesday (May 19). Jordan Bianchi (Senior/Shelby Township, Mich.), Taylor Mowery (Senior/Fenton, Mich.), Erika Schwartz (Senior/Rapid River, Mich.), and Lauren Valdez (Senior/Clayton, Mich.) were listed on the All-Academic squad. Maddy Luebke (Freshman/Celina, Ohio) was the team's representative on the Champions of Character team.

Bianchi appeared in 96 games during her career at Siena Heights. She has totaled 201 at-bats, 61 hits, 31 RBIs, a batting average of .303, an on-base percentage of .346, and a slugging percentage of .398. She has contributed on the defensive end as well with 125 total-chances, 115 putouts, three assists, and a fielding percentage of .991. She has been selected to the NFCA scholar-athlete list twice (2017 & 2018), along with the NAIA scholar-athlete and WHAC All-Academic list in 2019.

Mowery saw action in 98 games. She has totaled 211 at-bats, 62 hits, 33 RBIs, a batting average of .294, an on-base percentage of .381, and a slugging percentage of .379 during her career. Defensively she has recorded 470 total-chances, 161 put-outs, 265 assists, 24 double plays, and a fielding percentage of .906. She holds the tenth-highest career record in assists with 240, the second-highest season record in assists with 129 during the 2019 season, and the ninth-highest season record in assists with 11 during the 2018 season. She has been named to the NFCA scholar-athlete list twice (2018 & 2019), and earned All-WHAC Honorable Mention in 2018. 

Schwartz finished her career with 11 at-plate appearances, starting in six of those appearances. During that time she tallied 12 strike-outs, an ERA of 5.09, and a 4-2 record. In the field, she earned 10 total-chances, two put-outs, and eight assists.

Valdez was a student manager for the program and is the first to earn All-Academic for Siena Heights softball since the league allowed those students to be eligible for the honor at the beginning of this season.

Luebke played in four games and recorded one at-bat during her first season as a Saint.

The 2020 season was cut short due to the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, the All-WHAC teams for softball were not awarded.

For a complete list of the 2020 WHAC softball awards click here.