SJU Caps Season Matching Program Record For Wins With 37
Saint Joseph's Tops Fordham, 7-1
SJU Defeats Temple, 6-3
Mendez Earns Win In 4.1 Innings Of Relief
Softball junior Dana Parks is this week's guest on Take Five where she delves into her softball background, her excitement over playing on campus, and what some of her teammates might think of the idea of rooming with her on the road.
Saint Joseph's softball team opened its new field, the SJU Softball Field with a dedication on March 21, 2012.
Fourth all-time in career batting average (.367)...Tied for fourth all-time in stolen bases (30)...Ranks 28th all-time in career hits (109).
2012: Named to the Atlantic 10 All-conference Second Team and All-Championship Team...An A-10 All-Academic Team honoree and Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area selection...Started all 52 games in centerfield...Led the team in runs scored (29) and hits (57)...Ranked second on the team in batting average (.333)...Posted 18 mult-hit games, including three A-10 Championship games...Collected a season-best three hits seven times...Scored two runs on six occasions...Posted a perfect fielding percentage (1.000)...Added an RBI against St. Bonaventure, Rhode Island, Villanova, Delaware State and Cal Poly...Member of the Atlantic 10 and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2011: Garnered Atlantic 10 All-Conference First Team, Atlantic 10 All-Tournament Team and NFCA All-Northeast Region First Team accolades...Selected to the Carolina Classic All-Tournament Team...An Atlantic 10 All-Academic Team and Philadelphia Inquirer Academic All-Area Team honoree...Set the SJU single-season record for hits (67) and stolen bases (20)...Led the team and posted third-highest single season batting average (.435)...Led the A-10 in batting average and finished second in runs scored (39)...Posted 21 multi-hit games...Recorded a season-high four hits against Coastal Carolina and Toledo...Scored a season-best four runs against Drexel...Added three runs against Temple and St. Bonaventure...Slugged in a season-best two runs against Toledo...Had two stolen bases in four contests...Posted a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage...Missed final two games of the season due to an ankle injury...Member of the Atlantic 10 and SJU Athletic Director's Honor Roll.
2010: Earned Atlantic 10 All-Rookie Team honors...Named A-10 Rookie of the Week once (4/5)...Led SJU with 10 stolen bases and finished tied for second in hits (42) and runs scored (21)...Had a hit in first collegiate game against North Carolina...Drove in a run against Ball State, Florida Gulf Coast, La Salle and Rhode Island...Had 11 multi-hit games, including five three-hit games...Started 41 games in centerfield with a .963 fielding percentage.
High School/Personal: Two-time All-South Jersey Girls Softball Association, Daily Journal First Team All Star Selection and First Team All-Cape Atlantic League honoree...As a senior, batted .495 while posting a team-best 42 runs scored and 28 stolen bases...Serving as a team captain, earned 2009 All-Group IV Second Team and Atlantic City Press All Star selections...Batted .560 with a team-high 30 runs scored and 41 stolen bases as a junior...Named Daily Journal 2008 Player of the Year...Garnered All Group IV Third Team accolades...Three-year letterwinner...Also lettered in soccer...Marketing major.