Goodson, Murray earn NFCA all-region honors

Posted on: May 19th, 2010 by Joseph Vanden Acker

Lawrence University softball stars Alex Goodson and Shannon Murray have been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Great Lakes Region team.

Alex Goodson

Alex Goodson

Goodson (Plainfield, Ill./Plainfield) was a second-team selection and Murray (Lawrenceville, Ga./Dacula) was chosen for the third team.

Goodson, a senior first baseman, was chosen for the third time. A four-time All-Midwest Conference selection, Goodson hit .456 on the season with 11 doubles, two triples, seven home runs and 30 runs batted in. Goodson also compiled an .856 slugging percentage.

One of the most prolific hitters in Lawrence history, Goodson finished her career third in batting with a .408 average. She ranks first in Lawrence history with a .735 slugging percentage, first with 41 doubles, first with 21 homers and first with 122 RBIs.

Murray, a freshman infielder, made a big impact for the Vikings at the plate and on the mound.

Murray hit .347 with seven doubles, one triple, one homer and 16 RBIs. She also posted a 10-6 record and threw only the second no-hitter in school history. Murray blanked Alverno College 10-0 on April 1 to toss the first no-hitter for the Vikings since 2004.

Shannon Murray

Shannon Murray

Murray tossed three shutouts and struck out 60 while walking 22 in 93 innings.

Lawrence finished with a 16-16 record on the season.

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