Softball

2006 FERRIS STATE SOFTBALL QUICK FACTS

GENERAL INFORMATION
Location: Big Rapids, Michigan 49307
Founded: 1884
Enrollment: 12,547
Nickname: Bulldogs
School Colors: Crimson and Gold
Home Field/Capacity: FSU Varsity Softball Field/250
Dimensions: 200-210-200
Surface: Natural Grass
Affiliation: NCAA Division II
Conference: Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC)
President: Dr. David L. Eisler (Michigan, 1972)
Athletics Director: Tom Kirinovic (Ferris State, 1977)
E-Mail Address: kirinovt@ferris.edu
Associate Athletics Director For Advancement: Brian Kegler (Northern Iowa, 1998)
E-Mail Address: keglerb@ferris.edu
Events, Facilities & Marketing Manager: Mike Haggerty (Michigan State, 2000)
E-Mail Address: haggerm1@ferris.edu
Senior Women's Administrator: Tia Brandel-Wilhelm (Alma, 1990)
Coordinator of Records and NCAA: Carma Burcham
Athletics Faculty Representative: Dr. Terry Nerbonne
Team Physician: Dr. Melissa DeNiel, M.D.
Athletics Department Phone: (231) 591-2860/2861
Ticket Office Phone: (231) 591-2888

HISTORY
First Year of Softball: 1973
Overall All-Time Record: 613-573-3 (.517)
Conference All-Time Record: 218-205 (.515)
Number of Years in NCAA National Championships/Last: Two/1999
Last Post-Season Opponent: North Dakota State (5/21/99)
Result: Lost 4-3
Number of Years in NCAA Regionals/Last: Four/2005
Result: Won 2-0 vs. Northwood (5/12/05 at Highland Heights, Ky.), Lost 9-1 at Northern Kentucky (5/12/05 at Highland Heights, Ky.), Lost 8-5 vs. West Virginia Wesleyan (5/13/05 at Highland Heights, Ky.)

ATHLETICS COMMUNICATIONS
Athletics Communications Director (Softball Contact): Joe Gorby
Office/Home Phone: (231) 591-2336/796-2732
E-Mail Address: gorbyj@ferris.edu
Assistant Athletics Communications Director: Rob Bentley
Office/Home Phone: (231) 591-3821/796-1178
E-Mail Address: bentleyr@ferris.edu
Athletics Communications Fax: (231) 591-3775
Mailing Address: 210 Sports Drive, Sports Complex 002, Big Rapids, MI 49307-2741
Athletics Website: http://www.ferris.edu/sports

COACHING STAFF
Head Coach: Keri Becker (Saginaw Valley State, 1995)
Record at FSU/Years: 256-166-1 (8 yrs.)
Career Record: 256-166-1 (8 yrs.)
Office Phone: (231) 591-3512
E-Mail Address: beckerk@ferris.edu
Best Time to Reach Coach: 10 am-12 pm (ET)
Assistant Coaches: Lesa Bickley (Ashland, 1991); Chad Haberland
Volunteer Assistant Coach: Michelle Ignatowski
Student Assistant Coach: Navreet Gill
Athletics Trainer (Softball): Tim Glover, ATC
Office Phone: (231) 591-2872
E-Mail Address: glovert@ferris.edu
Equipment Manager (Softball): Ben Mumah, E.M.,C.
Office Phone: (231) 591-5592/2870
E-Mail Address: mumahb@ferris.edu

TEAM INFORMATION
2005 Overall Record: 31-20-0 (13-4-0 home; 9-8-0 away; 9-8-0 neutral)
2005 GLIAC Final Placing: 1stT
2005 GLIAC Regular-Season Record/Placing: 13-7/2nd
Letterwinners Returning/Lost: 10/7
Position Players Returning/Lost: 8/6
Pitchers Returning/Lost: 2/1
Newcomers: 6
Top Returning Players:
Emily McLean . . . . 2005 GLIAC Player of the Year, All-GLIAC First Team, AFCA All-Great Lakes Region First Team
Laura Crower . . . . 2005 All-GLIAC Second Team

Katie Kraai . . . . 2005 All-NCAA Great Lakes Region Tournament Team

Starters Returning (R) and Lost (L)
R/L Pos. Name Ht. Cl. B/T Gp/Gs Avg./HR/RBI Other
(L) C Melissa Worsley 5-2 R/R 51-51 .265/4/17 48 hits, 11 doubles, 2 triples, 31 runs, .414 Slg.%, .982 Fld.%
(R) 1B Laura Crower 5-9 Jr. R/R 49-47 .349/6/33 52 hits, 13 doubles, 23 runs, .557 Slg.%, .976 Fld.%
(R) 2B Lindsay Riskovitch 5-6 Sr. R/R 47-46 .263/4/28 36 hits, 6 doubles, 4 triples, 21 runs, .453 slg%, .960 Fld.%
(L) SS Navreet Gill 5-4 R/R 51-51 .283/1/12 45 hits, 3 doubles, 2 triples, 39 runs, .926 Fld.%
(R) 3B Katie Kraai 5-9 So. R/R 49-49 .262/2/17 39 hits, 10 doubles, 2 triples, 14 runs, .895 Fld.%
(R) CF Jessica Jaroniewski 5-3 Sr. L/R 51-51 .262/0/6 34 hits, 1 double, 0 triples, 14 runs, .976 Fld.%
(R) LF Emily McLean 5-5 Sr. R/R 51-51 .378/9/37 62 hits, 9 doubles, 2 triples, 38 runs, .622 slg%, .949 Fld.%
(L) RF Amy Dollarhite 5-1 R/R 43-39 .198/0/8 19 hits, 3 doubles, 1 triple, 9 runs, .981 Fld.%
(L) DP Allison McKibbin 5-4 R/R 51-51 .349/3/35 53 hits, 12 doubles, 0 triples, 15 runs, .487 Slg.%


Pitchers (4+ decisions or saves) Returning (R) and Lost (L)
R/L Name Ht. Cl. B/T Gp/Gs W-L (S) IP K/BB ER ERA
(L) Rachel Chartier 5-8 R/R 32-26 16-11 (2) 179.2 82/49 44 1.71
(R) Carissa Quider 5-4 Sr. R/R 17-8 3-3 (1) 54.2 8/13 22 2.82
(R) Jenna Thiede 5-5 Jr. R/R 24-12 12-6 118.2 66/34 49 2.89
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