The Gustavus Adolphus College softball team had three players selected by the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference coaches to the 2005 All-Conference Team. Those players were first baseman Audrey Lenoch (Pine Island, Minn.), pitcher Joyce DeWitz (Good Thunder, Minn.), and second baseman Julie Mahre (White Bear Lake, Minn.). Mahre was also named the MIAC Rookie of the Year.
Lenoch, DeWitz, and Mahre helped the Gusties finish the season with a 27-16 overall record and an 18-4 mark in the MIAC. Gustavus also finished third in the MIAC Postseason Tournament.
Junior Audrey Lenoch had Gustavus’ third-best batting average (.313) and led the team in total plate appearances with 131. She had 25 runs, 41 hits, and 25 rbi on the season, while also leading the Gusties in doubles with 11. Lenoch had 57 total bases, a .435 slugging percentage, and an on-base percentage of .379. She led the team in the field with 331 putouts, while recording 15 assists and a .980 fielding percentage. This is the third season junior Audrey Lenoch has been named to the All-Conference team.
Sophomore Joyce DeWitz led the Gusties this season with a 20-11 overall record and a 1.29 earned run average in 195.1 innings worked. DeWitz broke five Gustavus school records and tied an existing milestone. She now leads in most appearances in a season (34), most games started (31), most innings pitched (195.1), most strikeouts (196), and most shutouts (10). She also tied Laura LeVander (1994) for most wins in a single season with 20.
Freshmen Julie Mahre led the Gusties offensively in just her first year on the team in stolen bases (10), on-base percentage (.478), batting average (.441), slugging percentage (.598), total bases (76), hits (56), and runs (27). She also had 127 plate appearances, nine doubles, and four triples. Mahre also contributed in the infield with 89 putouts, 89 assists, and a .978 fielding percentage while committing only four errors.
Junior outfielder Kristin Kunz (Esko, Minn.) received honorable mention recognition on the All-Conference Team.