Softball's Ashley Woodward Makes the NFCA All-Region Team

Ashley WoodwardCongratulations to Ashley Woodward, who was named to the Louisville Slugger National Fastpitch Coaches Association Northeast Region team. Woodward was a third At-Large selection. Ashley returned from injury to lead the Gators to the semifinals of the GNAC softball tournament. She finished the season with an 11-6 record, 190 strikeouts, a 1.28 ERA and a .171 batting average against. Woodward was also a threat at the plate, she led the team in hitting with a .427 batting average, and she was second on the team with 27 RBI’s.

The most impressive thing about Ashley’s statistics is the fact that that she missed two weeks and ten games due to a severely sprained ankle. Despite missing those two weeks, she was second in the GNAC conference in strikeouts and led the league in batting average against. Woodward graduates as the most successful pitcher in the history of Pine Manor softball, holding 11 Pine Manor pitching records. Ashley graduated this past Sunday with a degree in Psychology and was the senior class speaker.

Ashley originates from Cherryfield, ME and was a graduate of Narraguagas High School. Her parents are Deborah and Homer Woodward. Ashley was married in June 2005 to Brad Cirone.