EAU CLAIRE, Wis. (Blugolds.com)— Six UW-Eau Claire softball players have earned Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference awards for the 2015 season. Casey Arnold (Sr.-Kaukauna, WI), Lauren Blasczyk (So.-Appleton, WI/East), Amanda Fischer (Sr.-Wausau, WI/West), and Taylor Pierce (Sr.-Ashwaubenon, WI) were selected to All-WIAC Softball Team in a vote by the league coaches.
Catcher Casey Arnold received honorable mention All-WIAC honors following the 2014 season. She ends her career as a four-time letterwinner while also being recognized as a conference Athlete of the Week this season.
Blasczyk was one of five pitchers selected to the All-WIAC team. She finished the year leading the WIAC with a 1.71 era, giving up only 23 earned runs in 94 innings pitched. Blasczyk was also named a WIAC Conference Pitcher of the Week in April.
Pierce played in the designated player spot for the Blugolds in 2015. Her 2015 All-WIAC award is the third of her career as she grabbed 1st team All-WIAC honors in both 2012 and 2014.
Fischer also garnered on of the WIAC's top awards, being named Position Player of the Year for the 2nd time in 2013. She is the third individual in WIAC history to receive the honor twice. Her first team All-WIAC nod at third base is the fourth consecutive for Fischer making her the fourth player in UWEC Softball program history to become a four-time first team All-WIAC player.
Kelsey Meredith (So.-Golden Valley, MN/Armstrong) was named to the All-Sportsmanship Team, which recognizes individuals who display exemplary sportsmanship throughout the season.
Pitcher Laura Raflik (Sr. Plover, WI/Pacelli) was a co-recipient of the WIAC Scholar-Athlete Award. Raflik graduated Summa Cum Laude in December after 3.5 years at UWEC. An actuarial science major and information systems minor, she maintained a 3.94 grade point average and earned WIAC Scholastic Honors three times.
May 27, 2015 Fischer Named Capital One Academic All-American
May 20, 2015 Fischer Earns NFCA All-American Honors
May 11, 2015 Fischer & Pierce Earn NFCA All-Region Honors
May 5, 2015 Six Blugolds Earn WIAC Honors
April 27, 2015 Softball to Host WIAC Tournament
April 22, 2015 Friday's Softball Games Moved to Sunday
April 21, 2015 Five Blugolds Earn WIAC Athlete of the Week Honors
April 21, 2015 Softball Doubleheader vs. Saint Mary's Postponed
April 14, 2015 Blasczyk Named WIAC Softball Pitcher of the Week
April 12, 2015 Softball Soars Past No. 11 Warhawks, Earns Sweep
April 11, 2015 Softball Snaps Titan Winning Streak, Earns Split
April 8, 2015 Arnold Named WIAC Softball Player of the Week
April 2, 2015 Softball Earns Split Against Marian
March 31, 2015 Meredith Named WIAC Softball Position Player of the Week
March 27, 2015 Pitchers Lead the Way Against No. 21 Louisiana College
March 7, 2015 Softball Splits With No. 10 Central
March 1, 2015 Softball Falls In Opening Weekend
February 26, 2015 Preview: Softball Looks to Veterans in 2015