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The 2010 Charlotte Softball Media Guide has been prepared by the Charlotte Media Relations Office and was designed/edited by Patrick McCoy. Special thanks to Tom Whitestone, Brent Stastny, Ryan Rose, Lauren Johnson, Aimee DeVos and the entire softball staff. Back Cover designed by Patrick McCoy. Photos by Sam Roberts and Wade Bruton. Cover designed by ABZ Designs, printing by Tathwell Printing of Charlotte, N.C.

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  • February Sat.13 St.Johns# 1p.m. Sat.13 Liberty# 3p.m. Sun.14 EastTennesseeState# 12p.m. Sun.14 ChampionshipRounds# 2/4p.m. Fri.19 St.Francis$ 3p.m. Fri.19 StonyBrook$ 5p.m. Sat.20 Toledo$ 1p.m. Sat.20 SemifinalGames$ 3/5p.m. Sun.21 ChampionshipGames$ 11a.m./1p.m. Tue.23 @SouthCarolina 4p.m. Fri.26 Marshall% 3:30p.m. Fri.26 SetonHall% 5:30p.m. Sat.27 BostonUniv.% 1p.m. Sat.27 SemifinalGames% 3/5p.m. Sun.28 ChampionshipGames% 11a.m./1p.m.

    March Tue.2 Furman 3/5p.m. Fri.5 @SacramentoState& 4p.m. Sat.6 @SacramentoState& 1p.m. Sat.6 vs.SanJoseState& 3p.m. Sun.7 vs.SanJoseState& 3p.m. Wed.10 @Winthrop 3/5p.m. Thu.11 AppalachianState 3/5p.m. Tue.16 @Gardner-Webb 2/4p.m. Thu.18 NorthCarolinaState 4p.m. Tue.23 UNCChapelHill 5/7p.m. Sat.27 St.Bonaventure* 12/2p.m.

    April Sat.3 Dayton* 12/2p.m. Fri.9 @Massachusetts* 3p.m. Sat.10 @Massachusetts* 12p.m. Sun.11 @RhodeIsland* 12/2p.m. Tue.13 @USCUpstate 3/5p.m. Fri.16 SaintJosephs* 4p.m. Sat.17 SaintJosephs* 12p.m. Sun.18 Temple* 12/2p.m. Thu.22 @Elon 4/6p.m. Sat.24 LaSalle* 12/2p.m. Tue.27 UNCGreensboro 4/6p.m. Fri.30 @GeorgeWashington* 3p.m.

    May Sat.1 @GeorgeWashington* 12p.m. Sun.2 @Fordham* 12/2p.m. Sat.8 @SaintLouis* 1/3p.m.

    Atlantic 10 Conference TournamentWed.12-Sat.15Amherst,Mass.TBA

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    TheCityofCharlotte.................InsideFrontCoverTableofContents/QuickFacts/Media...................1HeadCoachAimeeDeVos......................................2AssistantCoachKristiKillough.............................3AssistantCoachMelissaPorche.............................3D.L.PhillipsSoftballComplex................................32010SeasonPreview............................................4-52010RosterBreakdown...........................................6GinaAllen/EmilyJeffery.........................................7KeriPalma/SerenaSmith........................................8NatalynBlanton/CarolBuchan..............................9KatyHackett/KendraMcCall................................10TenayaTucker/WhitneyWilliams........................11LorenaVela/BrittneyBrinkley/NikkiGayle........12BrianaGwaltney/LindseyHolloman...................13VirginiaPrince/ChelseaStamey...........................132009SeasoninReview...........................................142009SeasonStatistics.............................................152009Atlantic10Statistics......................................152009Game-by-GameSummary...........................16CharlotteHittingRecords.....................................17

    CharlottePitchingRecords...................................18CharlotteMiscellaneousRecords.........................18Year-by-YearTeamLeaders...................................19CharlottesMostValuablePlayer..........................19Year-by-YearSummary..........................................19Year-by-YearUnderAimeeDeVos.......................20All-TimeLetterwinners.........................................20All-timeSeriesRecords.........................................21ProgramYear-by-YearResults..............................21IndividualAwards..................................................21Atlantic10Conference..........................................22NinersintheAtlantic10Rankings......................222009Atlantic10Awards........................................2249erClub.................................................................22Strength&Conditioning.......................................23AcademicCenter....................................................24AthleticFacilities....................................................2549erAll-Americans................................................2649ersinthePros.....................................................27TheUniversity....................... 28-InsideBackCover2010Schedule.........................................BackCover

    MediaInformationCharlotteMediaRelationsisoncalltoassistinthecoverageofall49erprograms. If youdesire informationon softballand/orotherCharlotteteams,pleasecontactPatrickMcCoyat(704)687-6311orstopbyourofficesonthesecondflooroftheMiltimore-WallisCenter.

    Charlotte49ers.comAmemberofJumpTV,www.charlotte49ers.comoffersthelatest informationonCharlotteathletics.Gettheschedule,roster,playerbiographiesandgamerecapsfromthesoftballpage.Thesitealsofeaturesnews,statistics,andvideoforalloftheNinersteams.

    QuickFactsLocation............................................................Charlotte,N.C.Founded.............................................................................. 1946Enrollment....................................................................... 24,701Nickname.......................................................................... 49ersColors............................................................ GreenandWhiteConference.............................................................. Atlantic10Affiliation......................................................NCAADivisionIAcceptableAthleticReferences.......Charlotte,49ers,Niners*PleaseDoNotUse.......................... UNCCharlotte,UNCC

    AdministrationChancellor....................................................Dr.PhilipDuboisDirectorofAthletics................................................. JudyRoseSeniorAssociateA.D./SWA.........................KimWhitestoneSeniorAssociateA.D./Business.........................DarinSpeaseAthleticsPhone................................................ (704)687-4937

    TeamInformationHeadCoach............................... AimeeDeVos(Drake,1993)CareerRecord............................................. 368-448-2,15yrs.Email.[email protected]uncc.eduAssistantCoaches..............KristiKillough(Charlotte,2007) MelissaPorche(MissouriState,2008)SoftballOffice................................................... (704)687-3992Facility.....................................D.L.PhillipsSoftballComplex2009Record.....................................33-16,(14-4:Atlantic10)LetterwinnersR/L..............................................................11/7StartingPositionPlayersR/L..............................................5/4StartingPitchersR/L............................................................3/1Newcomers................................................................................6

    MediaRelationsAssociateA.D./MediaRelations................. TomWhitestoneSoftballContact............................................... PatrickMcCoyEmail.[email protected]uncc.eduPhone................................................................ (704)687-6311Fax..................................................................... (704)687-4918Website............................................. www.charlotte49ers.comMailing/OvernightAddress.......... AthleticMediaRelations 9201UniversityCityBlvd. Charlotte,NC28223

    CreditsThe 2010 Charlotte Softball Media Guide has been prepared by the Charlotte Media Relations Office and was designed/edited by Patrick McCoy. Special thanks to Tom Whitestone, Brent Stastny, Ryan Rose, Lauren Johnson, Aimee DeVos and the entire softball staff.

    Back Cover designed by Patrick McCoy. Photos by Sam Rob-erts and Wade Bruton. Cover designed by ABZ Designs, print-ing by Tathwell Printing of Charlotte, N.C.

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  • CharlottesAll-timeWinningestCoach Coach Record Pct. Tenure1. AimeeDeVos 368-448-2 .451 15yrs.,1995-pres.2. DickWiseman 99-58 .631 3yrs.,1988-903. MarinellWilhite 79-35 .693 4yrs.,1978-814. EllynBartges 78-132-1 .372 4yrs.,1991-945. KayJohnson 59-42 .584 2yrs.,1982-836. BeckyBowman 51-23 .689 2yrs.,1984-857. PaulaEdmund 21-58 .266 2yrs.,1986-878. DonnaFriesen 1-10 .100 1yr.,1977* Total 756-806-3 .484 33years

    * - Charlottes inaugural season

    SinceJoiningAtlantic10ConferenceYear Record Home Away Pct. Conf. Note2009 33-16 21-11 11-4 .673 14-4 A-10RegularSeasonRunner-up2008 35-31 16-7 13-17 .530 12-8 Programs700thvictory2007 34-23 22-10 10-6 .596 8-7 DeVos300thcareervictory2006 42-13 32-5 10-6 .764 17-3 A-10RegularSeasonCo-ChampsTotal 144-83 91-33 44-33 .634 51-22

    In2009,AimeeDeVoscompletedher15thseasonasheadcoachand16thwiththe49erssoftballprogram.Afterservingasthein-terimheadcoachin1995,DeVoswasnamedheadcoachforthe1996season. Inhertenure,DeVoshasmadegreatstrideswiththeprogramonandoff thefield. Shehas recordedCharlottes largest, third-largestandfourth-largestwintotals,whilealsoputtingtogethernine20-winseasons.Sheisthefirst49erheadcoachtosurpassboth the200and300career-winmarksand isapproachingher400thcareervictory.DeVosachievedher300thcareervictoryina4-2conferencedecisionagainstGeorgeWashingtonatthe2007Atlantic10Tournament.Justasimportantashersuccessonthefield,DeVoshasalsograduated100percentofherplayerssincetakingoverasheadcoach. Sherecordedhermostsuccessfulseasonin2006,leadingthe49erstonumerousschoolrecords,includingthemostwinsinaseason(42),aswellastheprogramsfirst-everconferencechampi-onshipwhenCharlottewent17-3intheirfirstseasonintheA-10,capturingtheregularseasontitle.Inadditiontosettingthesingle-seasonrecordsforhits,battingaverage,homersandRBI,her2006team included a record six all-conference selections, including