Four Bulldogs Earn All-Ivy Recognition

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Allie Canulli. (photo by Sam Rubin '95, Yale Sports Publicity)

Canulli Named To Second Team; Kuretich, Johnson Sloan Selected Honorable Mention

NEW HAVEN, Conn. – Four Yale softball players have earned All-Ivy recognition for their performance during the 2010 season. Outfielder Allie Canulli, who led the team with 17 RBI and was second in average (.320), was named to second team. Pitcher Kayla Kuretich, shortstop Meg Johnson and outfielder Ashley Sloan each earned honorable mention recognition.

Canulli, a senior who started 32 games in the outfield, had a number of big hits for the Bulldogs. She led the team with five multiple-RBI games and had nine multi-hit games. Her seven-game hitting streak late in the season was the longest of any Yale player. In Ivy games, Canulli batted .365 with one home run and 12 RBI.

Kuretich enjoyed a solid senior season in the circle. Her 77 strikeouts tied for the eighth most in a season in school history. She also led the Yale pitching staff in wins (6) and innings pitched (111.1). After taking a no-hitter into the seventh inning of a win over Marist, Kuretich was named the Ivy League Pitcher of the Week. Her 176 career strikeouts are the seventh most all-time at Yale.

Johnson, a sophomore, had a breakout season. She led the team in batting (.324) and home runs (5) and was third in RBI (15). Her numbers were even more impressive against Ivy competition when she hit all five of her homers and batted .390 with 12 RBI.
Sloan culminated her outstanding career by earning All-Ivy recognition for the fourth straight year. She led the team in hits (43), runs (21) and stolen bases (10) was third in batting (.312). In the final weekend of the season, she became Yale's all-time hits leader, finishing with 190. She also is second in school history in runs (117) and tied for fifth in stolen bases (51). Her .335 career batting average is the fourth-best in Yale history.
All-Ivy Softball — 2010 

*unanimous selection

PLAYER OF THE YEAR 
Alyson Intihar, Cornell (Sr., SS, Zelienople, Pa.)

PITCHER OF THE YEAR 
Elizabeth Dalrymple, Cornell (Jr., P, Devon, Pa.)

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR 
Hillary Hubert, Dartmouth (Fr., OF, Grant Park, Ill.)

FIRST TEAM 
P - *Elizabeth Dalrymple, Cornell (Jr., Devon, Pa.)
P - *Rachel Brown, Harvard (So., San Diego, Calif.)
C - Kayla Lechler, Columbia (So., Ashburn, Va.)
1B - *Whitney Shaw, Harvard (So., San Francisco, Calif.)
2B - Ellen Macadam, Harvard (Jr., Atlanta, Ga.)
3B - *Elise Menaker, Cornell (Sr., Wilmette, Ill.)
SS - Alyson Intihar, Cornell (Sr., Zelienople, Pa.)
OF - *Shannon Crane, Cornell (So., Mechanicsburg, Pa.)
OF - Hillary Hubert, Dartmouth (Fr., Grant Park, Ill.)
OF - Kelsey Quist, Princeton (Sr., Escondido, Calif.)
UT - Jamie Lettire, Princeton (Sr., Cupertino, Calif.)
DP - *Kristen Towne, Cornell (Fr., Brecksville, Ohio)

SECOND TEAM 
P - Kristie Chin, Brown (Jr., Katy, Texas)
P - Margaux Black, Harvard (Sr., Atlanta, Ga.)
C - Alysha Prystowsky, Penn (Jr., Montclair, N.J.)
2B - Kirsten Costello, Dartmouth (Sr., Windsor, N.Y. )
3B - Melissa Schellberg, Harvard (Sr., Las Vegas, Nevada)
SS - Katie Rothamel, Brown (Sr., Brentwood, Tenn.)
OF - Jennifer Francis, Harvard (Sr., Chantilly, Va.)
OF - Keiko Uraguchi, Penn (Sr., Rancho Palos Verdes, Calif.)
OF - Allie Canulli, Yale (Sr., Naperville, Ill.)
UT - Danielle Pineda, Columbia (Sr., Coolidge, Ariz.)
DP - Maggie Johnson, Columbia (Jr., Danville, Calif.)

HONORABLE MENTION 
P - Kayla Kuretich, Yale (Sr., Vancouver, Wash.)
C - Vanessa Leonhard, Cornell (Sr., Abbotsford, B.C.)
C - Jessica Pledger, Harvard (Sr., Pearland, Texas)
C - Sarah Rounsifer, Princeton (Fr., Novi, Mich.)
2B - Justine Payne, Penn (So., Blackstone, Va.)
3B - Noelle Ramirez, Dartmouth (Fr., Pompton Plains, N.J.)
SS - Stephanie Caso, Penn (Fr., Brooklyn, N.Y.)
SS - Meg Johnson, Yale (So., New Milford, Conn.)
OF - Stephanie Krysiak, Harvard (Sr., The Woodlands, Texas)
OF - Ashley Sloan, Yale (Sr., Elk Grove Village, Ill.)
UT - Brooke Coloma, Penn (Fr., Martinez, Calif.)
DP - Jessica Ferri, Harvard (Fr., Pasadena, Calif.)

Report filed by Tim Bennett, Yale Sports Publicity

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