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
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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 an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.