Three of Purdue North Central's Softball players were honored by the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference.
Senior Lindsay Gernenz becomes the first Panther to be a member of the CCAC All-Conference team every year of her career. This year, Lindsay was selected to the All-Conference First Team for her efforts at third base providing solid defense. Offensively, Gernenz batted .404 for the season and .339 in the CCAC and was in the top ten of the conference in nine categories including batting average (7th), RBIs (9th), Doubles (5th). Lindsay also had 12 home runs on the season which put her tied for third in the conference.
Freshman Samantha Jones was selected to the CCAC First Team and was awarded Freshman Player of the Year for her play at first base and strong offensive performance. Jones led the Panthers with a .423 batting average, hitting 11 doubles, 2 triples, and 13 home runs. Sam was in the top ten of the conference in 8 categories including batting average (4th), RBIs (4th), hits (3rd) and home runs (2nd). Jones ended the season with 13 home runs, one shy of the PNC record.
Karissa Inglis was named to the CCAC All Conference, Second Team for her efforts pitching and hitting. Inglis was number one in the CCAC in appearances, games finished and games in relief. Karissa had an ERA of 2.52 overall and a 1.95 in the CCAC. A strong utility player, Inglis also played the outfield and was the catcher when not pitching. Inglis also had a strong bat, hitting a solid .354.
"I am so very proud of my two seniors and I will miss their talents and leadership on and off the field", stated Coach Boardman. "I am looking forward to our young squad next year to see who steps up to fill the roles of these two seniors. As for Sam, I look forward to watching her continue to grow as a player and a person. The sky's the limit for Sam and I know she will be a strong player for us next year and for years to come."
The Panthers finished the season 24-29 overall and 7-11 in the CCAC. PNC looks to the 2013 season after having a very strong recruiting season.