Peterson All Region
Peterson Named to First Team NFCA Central Region Squad
NOTRE DAME, IN –Ashley Peterson was named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Central Region team. The region includes 44 schools from the Ohio Athletic, Heartland, North Coast, President’s and the Michigan Intercollegiate conferences.
Peterson (Lansing, IL/Marian Catholic) recorded a team best .500 batting average as the No. 3 batter in the line-up. The sophomore also posted a team best .560 on-base and .773 slugging percentages. Her 55 hits this season set a new Saint Mary’s record for hits in a season, breaking the previous mark of 53 set by Andrea Arena during the 1997 campaign.
The native of Lansing, IL, had team highs with 36 RBI’s and 37 runs scored. She also led the team in doubles (14), walks (14) and total bases (85). Peterson notched 18 multi-hit games while starting all 33 games.
She also became the first Saint Mary’s player since 2004 to win the MIAA batting title. During league games the outfielder batted .580 against conference pitching.
Saint Mary’s finished the season with a 23-10 overall record with a 12-4 mark in MIAA play. The 12 league wins represents the most for a Belles squad since joining the league in the 1998 season.