Wilkes University’s Laurie Agresti (Central Dauphin East/Harrisburg, PA) has been have been named the Middle Atlantic States Collegiate Athletic Corporation’s Senior Scholar-Athlete in the sport of softball.
The Senior Scholar-Athlete Award is presented to one player in each of the sports that the MASCAC sponsors. In order to be eligible a student-athlete must maintain at least a 3.20 grade point average on a 4.00 scale and must have completed their final season of eligibility.
Agresti, who will graduate with a degree in Accounting, has excelled both in the classroom and on the field during her four years at Wilkes. A three-time member of the MASCAC Academic Honor Roll, Agresti was named a first team ESPN The Magazine District II Academic All-American in both 2005 and 2006. She was also honored with a berth on the National Fastpitch Coaches Association National Academic Team during each of the last two seasons. A member of the Dean’s List during six of her first seven semesters, Agresti earned the KPMG/John R. Miller Scholarship and was named a PICPA Scholar.
On the field Agresti has excelled as a pitcher for the Lady Colonels. The Freedom Conference Pitcher of the Year in 2004, 2005 and 2006, Agresti heads into the Freedom Conference Tournament on Friday and Saturday needing only 11 strikeouts to become the fifth pitcher in Division III history to reach the 1,000 strikeout plateau. Her current career average of 12.35 strikeouts per game would also establish a new NCAA Division III record and would rank third all-time in NCAA history regardless of division. For her efforts she was selected to the All-Region first team in 2004 and 2005, and earned a second team All-Region berth a season ago. Agresti, who led Division III in strikeouts per game in both 2004 and 2005, was selected as the Wilkes Female Athlete of the Year in 2005 and 2006.