Moore, Greenwood tabbed as All-Great Lakes Region honorees


DePaul’s freshman pitcher Pat Moore delivers a pitch at Cacciatore Stadium early this season. Through 93 innings pitched, the Oregon native leads the team with 121 strikeouts. (Steve Woltmann | DePaul Athletics)

Fresh off Big East Conference regular season and tournament championships, two DePaul Blue Demon softball players are again putting their team in the news for all the right reasons.

Today, the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) named Blue Demon freshman pitcher Pat Moore and junior catcher and third baseman Morgan Greenwood to its All-Great Lakes Region Team. The recognition makes both women eligible for the NFCA All-American Team which is announced on May 30. Moore earned First Team recognition while Greenwood was named to the Third Team.

In her first season as a Blue Demon, Moore compiled 12 wins as well as a Big East-leading 1.90 ERA. She has averaged over a strikeout per inning this season, totaling 155 to date which is the second highest total in the conference. Her efforts this season earned her Big East Pitcher of the Year honors.

Greenwood was an All-Big East First Team selection this season. She slashed .306/.409/.514 with six home runs and 29 RBIs.

Greenwood, Moore, and the rest of the Blue Demons battle the No. 15-ranked Arkansas Razorbacks tomorrow in the first game of the NCAA tournament Fayetteville Regional. First pitch is at 4 p.m.