The Panthers take two from the Golden Flashes, 1-0 and 3-2.
The Panthers begin the second of three straight home series
After a week off, Pitt will open its six-game home stand with the Nittany Lions and Red Flash
Both garner their second nods on all-conference teams.
The Panthers honored their eight seniors prior to first pitch.
2012: Named an All-Big East Second Team selection for the second year in a row...concluded her career as Pitt's all-time batting average leader (.330)...ranked fifth in career homers (19)...started at third base in 102 career games, including 51 during her senior year...collected 66 RBI, 47 runs, 19 home runs and 15 doubles during that span...posted a .959 fielding percentage on 292 chances...paced the squad with a .309 batting average and 21 hits in Big East play as a senior...led the team with 10 sacrifice bunts and 11 stolen bases...registered 10 games with two or more hits...went 5-for-6 at the plate with seven assists and two putouts during the DePaul doubleheader (April 14)...drove in three runs against both North Carolina State (Feb. 25) and Georgetown (April 11), while collecting two or more RBI in four total contests...tallied 13 RBI and four home runs...plated the game-winning run in a 3-2 come-from-behind win over UNLV (March 10)...smacked a two-RBI double off the right field wall in a 2-1 win over Georgetown, game one of a doubleheader at Vartabedian Field (April 11)...named a 2012 American Eagle Outfitters Big East Institutional Scholar-Athlete.
2011: Earned All-Big East Second Team honors...ranked among NCAA leaders in slugging percentage (25th), home runs (32nd) and runs batted in per game (43rd)...single-season school recordholder in batting average (.393), Big East batting average (.446), RBI (50) and home runs (15)... became the first Panther to earn a national player of the week honor when selected as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Player of Week (March 15)...earned both Big East Player of the Week and NFCA Player of the Week honors on March 15...garnered Buccaneer Classic MVP accolades after hitting .824 with a 2.000 slugging percentage, 16 RBI, and six home runs...tied a single-game record with six RBI against both St. Bonaventure (March 11) and North Carolina A&T (March 12)...also tied the school's single-game record for runs scored against N.C. A&T (March 12)...went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI before the Scarlet Knights walked her in her final plate appearance (May 1)...blasted four homers, drove in eight runs, posted a .600 batting average, collected four putouts and made six assists in the Rutgers series (April 30-May 1)...compiled 18 multi-hit games...set a single-game school record with three home runs against St. Bonaventure (March 11) and added two more in the next game against North Carolina A&T (March 12)...blasted two home runs against Rutgers (April 30)...shared the Big East lead in home runs and was second in slugging percentage...led the team with 18 multi-hit games, 14 multi-RBI contests and a 10-game hitting streak.
At Toledo (2009): Started 41 of 43 games played...totaled 26 hits and 13 RBI...had six multi-hit games...blasted two home runs in one game against Kent State (April 24).
At Toledo (2008): appeared in 36 games while starting 30...posted 19 hits... drove in six runs...recorded a season fielding percentage of .958...tied for first on the team in stolen base percentage...recorded three games with multi-hits...stole a season-best two bases against Wright State.
High School: Four-year letterwinner in softball...two-time first-team all-conference honoree...guided her team to a league title as a junior...helped lead her squad to a district championship as a sophomore...named team captain, team Offensive Player of the Year, team MVP and all-conference following her senior year...tallied a .651 batting average as a senior...member of the co-Division I championship team as a senior...batted over .500 during her career.
Personal: Born on March 31, 1989...daughter of Allen and Rebecca Hmiel...has three siblings, Lauren, Ashley and Jason....graduated with honors, and received a degree in administration of justice with a concentration in law enforcement and a minor in legal studies.
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