2007-08 Softball
#8
Rachael Edinger
Rachael Edinger

POS.P
HT.5-10
B/TR/R
YR.Sr.
HOMETOWNLakeland, Fla.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLPolk CC

2008: Named FGCU Softball Defensive Player of the Year ... Named A-Sun Player of the Week (Feb. 18) ... Went 20-9 in 32 appearances, throwing 24 complete games and eight shutouts ... ERA of 2.24 in 184.1 innings pitched ... Struck out a team-high 176 batters.

2007:  Went 29-4 in 41 appearances, throwing 31 complete games... ERA of 0.92 in 235.0 innings pitched... Struck out a team-high 235 batters ... Earned Daktronics All-South Region honors ... NCAA leader in saves (6)

2006: Received 2006 All-ICAA Pitcher of the Year and All-ICAA First Team Honors...Named to 2006 All-South Region First Team...Named Eagles Defensive Player of the Year...First season with the Eagles...Ace in Eagles' pitching rotation...Rank nationally in Division II: No. 7 in ERA at 0.79, No. 16 in strikeouts per seven innings with 8.9 a game which is also an Eagles' single season record, and tied for No. 20 in wins with 26...Set single season FGCU record for strikeouts with 269...Made 35 appearances in the pitcher's circle...Went 26-6 in 35 appearances...Threw 26 complete games with 12 shutouts and two saves...Held opponents to .152 batting average...

2005: Posted an 18-11 record with 1.11 ERA at Polk C.C. in 2005.

High School: Four-year performer at Lake Gibson High School in Lakeland under Coach Laurie Johnson…All County all four years…1st team all conference…Golden Glove award Achievements - 2006 All-Independents Collegiate Athletic Association First Team...2006 All-ICAA Pitcher of the Year...2006 All-South Region First Team...Eagles' Defensive Player of the Year.

Personal: Majoring in Legal Studies…Favorite sports movie is 61…Favorite sports moment was beating Bartow High School freshman year in extra innings…Favorite sport to watch is football…Favorite musical talent is singing in the shower…The reality TV show she would most like to be on is Real World..If she were stranded on an island she would want to have a boat…The person who would most likely play her in a movie about herself would be Hallie Berry…The one person she would like to meet is Derek Jeter…If she had one wish it would be to bring softball back in the Olympics…The one place she would most like to visit is Australia…Her career aspiration is to become a paralegal or a lawyer…She is most thankful for all the people who helped her get this far…The daughter of Cathi Edinger.

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