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Erb Claims Division II Honda-Broderick Award

Lock Haven pitcher Kristin Erb is among the 11 finalists to receive the Honda-Broderick Cup, which is awarded to the Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year for Division II. 

Erb was the recipient of the Honda-Broderick Cup last year following her sensational rookie season that led the Haven to its first national championship in softball. 

She wrapped up a sensational sophomore season that saw her earn Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II First-Team All-America honors while leading the Lady Eagles to their second straight National Championship tournament and a 52-5 mark. 

The Pennsylvania State Athletic Conference West Pitcher of the Year finished the season with an impressive 39-4 record that ran her career record to 75-5 in the circle. With Erb leading the way, LHU has lost only nine games in the last two seasons. 

She led the Haven to back-to-back PSAC and NCAA Division II Mid-Atlantic Region titles earning MVP honors in both tournaments. 

On the season, Erb worked 280.2 innings and recorded 299 strikeouts while allowing just 22 walks. She gave up just 32 runs, 25 of which were earned, running her ERA to a stellar 0.62 mark which topped the Division II for the second straight year. She pitched 31 complete games with 18 shutouts, and she hit .328 with 40 RBIs and seven homeruns. 

Erb was twice named NFCA National Player of the Week this season and earned the honor of PSAC West Pitcher of the Week four times. 

The Honda-Broderick Cup is in its 31st year and recognizes the top woman collegiate athlete in each of the 11 sports for Honda Sports Awards. The 11 award winners then become eligible to receive award for Collegiate Woman Athlete of the Year. 

The awards program is sponsored by American Honda Motor Co., Inc. 

The winner of the Honda-Broderick Cup will be announced on June 25 at Columbia University in New York City.