May 29, 2013
PHILADELPHIA – After one of the most outstanding individual season’s in Temple softball history, junior Stephanie Pasquale (Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes) has added another honor to her record-setting year, earning 2013 NFCA Division I Third-Team All-American status, announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Wednesday, May 29. Pasquale becomes the first softball player in Owls’ history to earn All-American honors.
Earlier this month, Pasquale became just the third Temple player in school history to earn the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year honor. Also a first-team all-conference and all-championship selection, she led the squad and the conference with a .465 overall average, hitting .552 in conference play. The catcher set a Temple and Atlantic 10 single-season record for RBI this year with 80, and is currently second in the country with 1.38 per game. The junior is the toughest player in the nation to strikeout, doing so only three times in 187 at bats. Earlier in the year, she put together a 21-game hit streak and ended the season reaching base safely in the final 16 contests. Her record-setting campaign also includes TU single-season marks for doubles (21), batting average (.465) and home runs (15).
Temple finished the year at 32-26, setting a school record for wins in a season. The team earned a third-place finish at the A-10 Tournament, its final year in the league, which is the highest finish for the Owls since winning it in 2004.
A complete list and video announcements of the 2013 NFCA Division I All-America teams can be found at NFCA.org.