Case Western Reserve University sophomore shortstop Nicole Doyle and junior first baseman Grace Tritchler were each selected to the All-University Athletic Association Softball First Team, while senior pitcher / outfielder Annie Wennerberg was selected to the All-UAA Second Team, following their standout 2017 campaigns for the Spartans.
This was the fourth-straight year that Wennerberg has been named to the All-UAA squad, after receiving second team recognition in 2014 and 2016, and first team honors in 2015. Wennerberg was also named the UAA Most Valuable Player during the 2015 season. Tritchler's All-UAA honor was the second of her career, while Doyle's All-UAA honor was the first of her career.
Doyle has had a career year after leading the team with a .391 batting average (45-for-115), three homers, 24 RBI's and 13 doubles. Doyle was also second on the team with 12 multiple-hit games. In April, she recorded two games where she hit one home run and drove in four runs to help the Spartans win each of those games.
Tritchler, a first-time All-UAA first team selection, started all 37 games for the Spartans this season, leading the team with six home runs and 29 runs batted in, and ranking third among all CWRU players with a .336 batting average. For her career, she is ranked fourth in school history with 19 home runs and seventh with 96 runs batted in. Tritchler led all Spartans with eight multiple-RBI games during the year, and was third on the team with 11 multiple-hit games.
Wennerberg finished her Spartan career with another outstanding season in 2017, batting .333 with two home runs and 13 runs batted in. On the mound, she led the Spartans with a 12-8 record and a 3.18 earned run average, while striking out 76 batters. She broke the program record for career wins in 2017 and ended her CWRU career with 53 career wins, while also ranking first in school history in career home runs (33), third in career strikeouts (389) and third in career runs batted in (113).
Case Western Reserve finished its 2017 season with an overall record of 20-17. The Spartans won three of their last four games to finish above .500 for the sixth consecutive season.