June 11, 2007
The Knights finished the season at 28-12 overall and 20-6 in Pennsylvania Athletic Conference play. They earned their second trip to the PAC Championship, had teammates named as all-Americans, as national all-region players, as all-conference players and the team continued to grow the bonds of friendship set by players who have graduated before them.
Director of Athletics Chuck Sack related this season's team dynamics to that of Charlotte's Web in his opening remarks, starting that this team has been "radiant, terrific and humble" in dealing with the teams continuing success and that the friendships that have been made here at Neumann will remain strong and memorable for years to come.
Prior to the announcement of this season's award winners team captains Danielle Hayes, Kristen Lawlor, and Katie Kletzel unveiled the Knights' 2006 championship banner that will hang in Neumann's Gymnasium in celebration of the 2006 team's accomplishment.
Each senior was then presented with a memory box from the underclassmen in recognition of their hard work and dedication to the team andHead Coach Bill Saar and Assistant Coach Len Schuler continued the in the celebration by announcing the season's award winners.
CO-MVP Caitlin Hanrahan, a
Four-year team captain and 2007 MIP Katie Kletzel increased her statistical numbers as well as her playing time this season. As an underclassman, the
In addition to being named the 2007 team's MIP Kletzel was presented with the program's highest honor, the 2007
Team Co-Captain Kristen Lawlor rounded out the evening's honors. The four-year starting outfielder was presented with the 2007 Coach's Award. This award is given annually by the coach to a player who best demonstrates, throughout the season, the true spirit of Neumann softball. It is an award in which the means justify the end. It is given not only for hard work and personal improvement, but for a willingness to understand, to learn, to enter into a partnership with coach and teammates in an effort to recognize one's full potential. "Through her four-years on the team Kristen has brought excitement and spirit to the field. She has made us laugh and kept us going when we needed to," stated Assistant Coach Len Schuler. Kristen Lawlor is a 2007 All-PAC first Team Selection and is a 2007 PAC player of the Week honoree.
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