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Softball gears up to host Annual Alumni Game this weekend


October 22, 2007
TEMPE, Ariz. - In addition to their upcoming fall tournament schedule, the Sun Devil Softball team is gearing up to host their annual Alumni Game this Saturday, October 27, at ASU's Farrington Stadium at 1 p.m. Admission is free.

The game will start around 1 p.m. and run until about 3 p.m., followed by a tailgate with the Booster Club before kickoff of the ASU versus Cal football game. 

There are several former Sun Devils scheduled to appear, including current Assistant Coach and former two-time All-American, Kirsten Voak. Also scheduled to appear are:

Desiree Serrano

            During her tenure at Arizona State, Desiree was third on the school's all-time career strikeout list with 758.   In 2005 she tied for the team lead with her 12 victories while posting a 2.45 ERA.  In her career, she pitched for 41 complete games, including 17 shutouts and a no-hitter.   Desiree was named Honorable Mention All-Pac-10 in 2003, and earned Region III All Tournament honors that same season.  She currently pitches for the 2007 NPF Championship team, the Washington Glory.

 

Samantha Zadel

            Samantha transferred to Arizona State from Barry University in Miami, Florida just before the start of her senior year.   Before playing at Barry University, she played centerfield at Phoenix College.  In 2004 she was named All-American and All Region.   Samantha led all junior colleges in stolen bases in 2003 and was a member of the Phoenix College National Championship Team in 2004.

 

Kristin Crenshaw

            Despite injuries throughout her entire career at ASU and not playing much during the 2005 season, Kristin has totaled 25 hits and drawn 16 walks, and ended the year with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage.

 

Kim Zadrozny

            While at Arizona State, Kim has played in 101 games and been a starter in 46 of them. Overall, Kim has recorded 38 RBI's and 34 hits.   In both 2003 and 2004 she was named a Maroon and Gold Scholar Athlete and also earned Second Team All-Pac 10 in 2004. 

 

Bianca Cruz

After transferring from San Diego State after her freshman year, Bianca hit .258 in the 2007 season, playing in 70 games with 34 runs scored and led the Sun Devils in RBIs with 67, in ASU's route to Oklahoma City. During her freshman year, she helped San Diego State win the Conference Championship in 2002.  In 2006 and 2007 Bianca found herself starting at third base in the College World Series.

 

Michelle Smith

            Michelle was a regular starter in right field in her four years at ASU, where she plated 25 RBIs while also posting seven doubles and five triples, two of which came in a single game win over Stanford in 2006. Michelle also lead the Pac-10 in steals in 2006 with 30, and rounded her career with 58, third all-time in ASU career records. Smith was also named to the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team in 2007.

 

Bridgette Caron

            Bridgette played two years for Arizona State after transferring from San Diego State University. During her career, she had 33 hits and scored 15 times in her 49 games. She was named Pac-10 All-Academic First team, adding that to her two Mountain West All-Academic teams prior to her transferring to ASU.

 

 Heidi Knabe

While playing catcher for Arizona State, Heidi had a She also had an impressive .989 fielding percentage. Over her career she's totaled 46 RBIs and 10 homeruns in her 149 games played. Of her five homeruns on the 2006 season, two came in the College World Series, which placed her on the WCWS All-Tournament Team. She was also named to the 2006 Pac-10 All-Academic first team. In 2005, Knabe earned All Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors thanks to her .288 batting average. Starting all 56 games, Heidi knocked in 20 runs and scored 14 of her own. In her final season in 2007, Heidi suffered a career-ending knee injury, which found her sidelined, but still a huge part of leading the 2007 team to their second consecutive World Series appearance. For her efforts with the team and off the field, Heidi was named team captain by Clint Myers, his first team captain in over thirty years of coaching.

Kirsten Voak
Kirsten begins her third season as an assistant on Clint Myers' staff. Voak was a standout pitcher for Arizona State from 1999 through 2002, earning All-American honors in 1999 and 2000. She was also a three-time All-Pac-10 selection, earning the distinction in 1999, 2000, and 2001. Voak is third all-time in ASU history with 76 wins, including four no-hitters and a perfect game. She is the school's all-time leader with 893 strikeouts, and ended her collegiate career with a 1.48 ERA.

Alyssa Johnson
            Alyssa was a 1994-95 Honda Inspriation Award winner and batted a 3.66 while playing for the Sun Devils.   She was one of the toughest players in the Pac-10 to strike out, having only 4 K's in 172 at bat.  In 1995 she was also the Heather Farr award winner, and named to the Pac-10 All-Academic team.

Cherri Keller
            Cherri lead the Sun Devil's with 101 assists, and made just 12 errors for a 9.42 fielding percentage.   Cherrie also is tied for the most sacrifices on the team, with 11.

Laurie Woodcock.
            While at Arizona State, Laurie batted a .237, in the 49 games that she played.  She ended her career with 16 RIB's and had a fielding percentage of .886

Himmita Hixson
            Himmita played in a grand total of 119 games with Arizona State, and scored her first homerun in 2004, the same year she was named a Maroon and Gold Scholar. She played integral roles on both the 2006 and 2007 Sun Devil World Series squads. Himmita was named to the 2007 Pac-10 All-Academic First Team.

Ashley Werschky:
Along with being the third baseman on the 2006 team which reached the World Series, Ashley was a 2005 Pac 10 All Academic Honorable Mention.  She appeared in 200 games in her Sun Devil career, including 70 as a pitcher.  Ashley has totaled 28 wins as a pitcher, including five shutouts and 12 complete games, striking out 159 batters over the course of her four years.

Jen McCard
Despite missing much of the 2004 season due to injury, McCard came back to appear in 172 games for ASU, in her career, while posting an .877  fielding percentage in 2006.

All these alumni are slated to play this Saturday against the 2008 team as well as many others who plan to be in attendance. Any alumni who have not received information on the event, please contact Kirsten Voak at (480) 965-6876.