Softball Has Five Earn All-Ivy Recognition

PHILADELPHIA - Penn junior Alisha Prystowsky and senior Keiko Uraguchi have been named second-team All-Ivy, as voted on by the eight Ivy head coaches and announced by the League office Friday. Sophomore Justine Payne and freshmen Brooke Coloma and Stephanie Caso were also recognized as honorable mention.

Prystowsky, a native of Montclair, N.J., hit .333 on the year and led the Quakers in a number of offensive categories, including slugging percentage (.592), runs scored (25), doubles (14), total bases (71), and walks (22). The co-captain also belted five home runs and recorded the League's highest on-base percentage (.481), as well as batting .393 against Ivy opponents. Prystowsky was Penn's only player to start and play in all 42 games, seeing time both behind the plate and at third base.

Fellow co-captain Uraguchi of Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif. hit a team-leading .350 with 41 hits, 22 runs scored, and six stolen bases. With 27 stolen bases in her career, the centerfielder ranks third all-time in Penn's record books. This award marks Uraguchi's fourth All-Ivy honor, earning second-team her junior and senior years.

Second baseman Payne, a native of Blackstone, Va., hit .306 with six home runs on the season, including knocking one over the fence in three straight games against Princeton. She finished second on the squad with a .561 slugging percentage and third with 23 runs batted in.

A native of Brooklyn, N.Y., Caso led the team with 44 hits and finished second with a .336 batting average and .416 on-base percentage. Against Ivy League opponents, the first-year batted an impressive .387. At shortstop, she recorded a .971 fielding percentage with 209 chances and treated fans to a number of web gems.

Three-time Ivy League Rookie of the Week, Coloma led the squad with 29 runs batted in and hit .317. She slugged six home runs, including a walk-off grand slam to give Penn a 6-2 victory over Brown. Coloma served as a utility player, starting all but one contest during the year.

Penn finished second in the Ivy League South Division with a 12-8 record and 19-23 overall mark - the third most wins in a season in program history.