Softball closes the books on 2007 at NAC tourney

Softball closes the books on 2007 at NAC tourney
May 4, 2007

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143

The curtain finally came down on the 2007 season for the Benedictine University softball team, as the squad was eliminated from the Northern Athletics Conference Tournament by Concordia University (Wis.), 5-4, at Jericho Park in Aurora. The Eagles end the year with a record of 21-20-1 overall. Three seniors - pitcher Melissa Kennedy (pictured), catcher Katie Bellich and utility player Colleen Keenan - all brought their careers as Eagles to a close, as well. Kennedy went the distance in the circle for BU, giving up seven hits and just three earned runs. She struck out four and walked three as she finished the year with a personal mark of 14-10. The Eagles had six hits in the game, led by Nikki Schlagel's 2-for-3 day. Schlagel drove in one run, as well. Kennedy helped her own cause by going 1-for-4 with two RBI and one run scored, while freshman Lisa Rybak added an RBI double.


Benedictine University is located in Lisle, Illinois, just 25 miles west of Chicago, and has branch campuses in Springfield, Illinois, and Mesa, Arizona. Founded as a Catholic university in 1887, Benedictine enrolls nearly 10,000 students in 56 undergraduate and 19 graduate programs. Forbes magazine named Benedictine among "America's Top Colleges" for the sixth consecutive year in 2016. Accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (hlcommission.org). For more information, contact (630) 829-6300, admissions@ben.edu or visit ben.edu.