Softball Team Hits Home for Fifth
Straight Year

The Greyhound softball team competed in the NCAA Division III Regionals for the fifth straight year. Moravian, the second-seeded team in the five-team regional hosted by Cabrini College, fell to third-seeded Rowan (N.J.) University, 4-2 in nine innings, and fourth-seeded and regional champion Salisbury (Md.) University, 7-4. The Greyhounds finished the 2002 season with a 34-8 overall record, a school record for wins by any sport. Moravian also won its third straight Commonwealth Conference Championship. Five team members were named to the 2002 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Region Teams. Sophomore third baseman Janelle Brey was a First Team All-East Region selection and Commonwealth Conference Player of the Year. Senior pitcher Rachel Mowrey, Commonwealth Conference Pitcher of the Year, senior second baseman Laurie Rentschler, and freshman shortstop Heather Bortz, Commonwealth Conference Rookie of the Year, were each Second Team honorees, while sophomore outfielder Jessica Esposito was a Third Team selection.