Khosravi Named Ivy Player of the Year; Six Others Receive All-Ivy Honors

PHILADELPHIA – The Ivy League has announced its All-Ivy teams for the 2006 softball season, and seven Penn players have been recognized. The teams are voted on by the conference's eight head coaches. Only Ivy League champions Princeton earned seven All-Ivy selections.

Leading the way is Christina Khosravi who was voted Ivy League Player of the Year. In 14 Ivy League games, the sophomore batted .413 with a .696 slugging percentage. Khosravi led the league in total bases (85), on-base percentage (.465) and slugging percentage (.607). She also tied for the single-season school records with 57 hits and five home runs.

“To have the player of the year is an outstanding honor,” said Penn Head Coach Leslie King. “She deserves it; she has worked very hard andimproved both defensively and offensively this year.”

Joining Khosrvai on first-team was second basemen Annie Kinsey, who earned her second first-team selection. Kinsey batted .396 in Ancient Eight contests and tied for second in the league with 19 hits. Her .393 overall batting average was third best in the league. Kinsey finished the season second in the league in total bases(83) and slugging percentage (.572). She also tied with Khosravi for the Penn single-seasontotal for hits(57) and home runs (5).

Catcher Brandi King was one of three Quakers to earn second-team honors. She hit .282 on the season and led Penn with three triples. Behind the plate, King threw out 61 percent of base stealers. Last season, she was named honorable mention.

Center fielder Kaelin Ainley also garnered second-team honors. Ainley batted .243 and stole five bases. She led all outfielders with five assists. Last season, Ainley earned honorable mention All-Ivy.

Penn’s third second-team selection was designated player Stephanie Reichert. The junior hit .346 on the season and finished second in the Ivy League in doubles (13), third in total bases (82) and fifth in runs scored (30). Reichert set single-season Penn records for runs scoredand doubles. In 2005 she eanred first-team recognition

Rounding out the Quakers All-Ivy selection were corner infielders Julia Cheney and Kim May. Cheney batted .328 overall. She belted three home runs and drove in 20 on the season. May collected 25 hits while batting .243, starting 12 league contests at first base.

“Having seven All-Ivy selections reflects our team’s offensive performance,” said King. “They all had good years with the bat and individual honors are going to come with that.”

2006 Softball All-Ivy

* - unanimous selection

Player of the Year - Christina Khosravi, So., Penn

Pitcher of the Year - Erin Snyder, Sr., Princeton

Rookie of the Year - Kathryn Welch, Princeton

First Team

Pitcher - Kristen Schaus, So., Princeton (Naples, Fla).

Pitcher - Erin Snyder, Sr., Princeton (Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.)*

Catcher - Katie Edwards, Fr., Yale (Morton Grove, Ill.)

First Base - Megan Enyeart, Fr., Yale (Goleta, Calif.)

Second Base - Annie Kinsey, So, Penn, (West Hills, Calif.)

Shortstop - Christina Khosravi, So ., Penn (San Diego, Calif.)

Third Base - Caitlin Warren, Sr., Cornell (Brantford, Ontario)

Outfield - Jenna Campagnolo, So., Cornell (Guelph, Ontario)

Outfield - Katie Chifcian, Fr., Dartmouth (Fullerton, Calif.)

Outfield - Kathryn Welch, Fr., Princeton (Yardley, Pa.)

Designated Player - Calli Jo Varner, Jr., Princeton (Chesapeake, Va.)

Utility - Maiya Chard-Yaron, Sr., Columbia (San Diego, Calif.)

Second Team

Pitcher - Jennifer Meunier, So., Cornell (Cincinnati, Ohio)

Pitcher - Amanda Watkins, So., Harvard (Placentia, Calif.)

Catcher - Brandi King, Jr., Penn, (Winnetka, Calif.)

First Base - Erin Murtha, Jr., Cornell (Buffalo Grove, Ill.)

Second Base - Jackie Araneo, Fr., Princeton (Union, N.J.)

Shortstop - Mary Seid, Sr., Brown (Spring Valley, Calif.)

Third Base - Kacy Krisman, Jr., Columbia (Hayward, Calif.)

Outfield - Kaelin Ainley, Jr., Penn (Toms River, N.J.)

Outfield - Beth Dalmut, So., Princeton (Springfield, Va.)

Outfield - Stephanie Steel, Jr., Princeton (Vista, Calif.)

Designated Player - Stephanie Reichert, Jr., Penn (Gibbstown, N.J.)

Utility - Amanda Erickson, Sr., Princeton (Riverside, Calif.)

Honorable Mention

Pitcher - Jackie Adelfio, Sr., Columbia (Old Bridge, N.J.); Stephanie Trudeau, Fr., Dartmouth (Spokane, Wash.); Rebecca Wojciak, Fr., Yale (Westminster, Mass.)

Catcher - Kelly Fry, Jr., Dartmouth (Marietta, Ga.); Erin Halpenny, Sr., Harvard (Fort Worth, Texas); Valerie Smith, Fr., Columbia (Gardnerville, Nev.)

First Base - Kim May, Jr., Penn (Mission Viejo, Calif.); Alicia Petryk, Sr., Dartmouth (White Bear Lake, Minn.)

Second Base - Christina Guerland, Jr., Yale (Auburn, Calif.); Hilary Parsons, Sr., Columbia (Tampa, Fla.)

Third Base - Julia Cheney, Jr., Penn (Port Angeles, Wash.); Rachel Murray, Sr., Harvard (Westlake Village, Calif.); Melissa Ota, Jr., Brown (Irvine, Calif.)

Outfield - Kyli Hanson, Fr., Yale (Aurora, Colo.); Kim Krisman, Jr., Columbia (Hayward, Calif.)

Designated Player - Kaitlyn Laabs, Fr., Brown (Redlands, Calif.); Lacie Nelson, Jr., Columbia (Lake Stevens, Wash.)

Utility - Kelsey Wilson, Fr., Brown (Monterey, Calif.)