Rotto And Zur Selected To All-PAC Second Team
WASHINGTON, Pa. – Washington & Jefferson College sophomore Madison Rotto (Sarver, Pa./Freeport) and junior Stephanie Zur (Bethel Park, Pa./Bethel Park) received Second Team All-Presidents’ Athletic Conference softball recognition on Tuesday.
Rotto was named as a utility player (pitcher and designated player), while Zur was one of two second basemen selected to the second team.
Rotto batted .274 with three home runs and 24 runs batted in, while starting 38 games in the lineup. She collected 33 hits, scored 17 runs and led the conference with five sacrifice flies.
As the team’s ace in the circle, Rotto posted nine victories (T-9th in PAC) and a 3.20 earned run average in 22 appearances. Rotto’s win total was the highest by a W&J pitcher since Rebecca Nachreiner recorded 18 in 2008. She struck out 75 batters (8th in PAC) in 120.1 innings pitched, while tossing 11 complete games.
Zur started all 38 games in the Presidents’ middle infield. She ranked first on the team with 26 runs scored and tied for first with 42 hits. Zur also posted a .331 batting average and added 10 RBI. Her 12 stolen bases were the third-highest total in the league.
Zur has played 105 career games for the Presidents and will enter her final season with a .298 batting average (101-339). She has one home run and 19 runs batted in, while scoring 66 times. She has been successful in 20 of 22 career stolen base attempts.
W&J completed its season with a 15-23 record under Head Coach Nicole Vitello, including a 9-9 mark in the PAC.
Geneva senior pitcher Julie DiLonardo was named the PAC Player of the Year, while Golden Tornadoes' Head Coach Van Zanic was selected as the PAC Coach of the Year after leading Geneva to its first PAC title.