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May 03, 2007

Eagles land six on All-GLVC teams,
Eickholt earns first-team honors

2007 All-GLVC Teams

EVANSVILLE, Ind.The University of Southern Indiana softball team landed six players on the All-GLVC teams, as announced by the league office Thursday afternoon.

Junior third baseman Kristin Eickholt (Van Wert, Ohio) was named to the first team while senior catcher Lisa Anderson (Chesterton, Indiana), junior outfielder Kathy Wood (Lynnville, Indiana), junior pitcher Amy Harrison (Graceville, Florida), and sophomore outfielder Lacey Ligmanowski (Homer Glen, Illinois) were named to the second team. Sophomore shortstop Ally McKinley (Sullivan, Indiana) was an honorable mention selection.

Kristin Eickholt

Eickholt headlines USI's list of selections, which tied Southern Illinois University Edwardsville for the most of any GLVC team, after hitting .315 with eight doubles, a triple, six home runs, and 37 RBIs during the regular season.

She hit a blistering .370 with four doubles, three home runs, and 20 RBIs during the month of April to help the Screaming Eagles go from ninth place in the conference standings to the fifth seed in the upcoming conference tournament.

Eickholt also posted an 8-6 record inside the pitching circle, including a 1-0 shutout over Saint Joseph's College during the final weekend of the season. The award marks the second straight season Eickholt has been named All-GLVC and the first time she has landed on the first team.

2007 USI All-GLVC Performers

Anderson is earning All-GLVC honors for the third time after hitting .295 with a career-high six home runs and 32 RBIs. She earned first-team All-GLVC honors in 2004 and 2005. She missed the 2006 season with a torn ACL.

Despite tearing her ACL March 20, Wood came back and made a huge impact on the Eagles' lineup. Since her return, the Eagles are 10-5-1 overall and 7-2-1 in the GLVC. Wood led the Eagles in 2007 with a .368 batting average to go with a double, 10 RBIs, and a team-high 11 sacrifices. She also swiped a team-high 10 bases in 2007.

Ligmanowski and Harrison are both making their first appearances on the All-GLVC teams. Ligmanowski hit .305 with 10 doubles, two triples, a home run, and 17 RBIs, while Harrison was 17-11 with a team-best 2.22 ERA and 123 strikeouts in 2007.

McKinley hit .315 with a team-high 15 doubles, six home runs, and 38 RBIs in 2007. Three of McKinley's home runs and 16 of her RBIs came in conference play.

USI takes on Quincy University in the first round of the GLVC Tournament Friday at 10 a.m. at the EastSide Centre in East Peoria, Illinois.

Dan McDonnell,
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