The DU Stars softball team closed out a strong season with a loss in the NAC Tournament May 4, just two days after graduating senior Emily Mahoney threw the first perfect game in conference history.
With a 29-13 final record, including going 19-5 in Northern Athletics Conference play, the Stars' strong season was highlighted by several stellar individual performances.
Mahoney capped her collegiate career by going 21-8 as a senior, amassing 251 strikeouts along the way, just 10 short of the NAC single-season record. She became the Stars' career leader in strikeouts earlier in the season.
Mahoney also batted .347 on the season with eight extra-base hits for a .485 slugging percentage while batting cleanup for the Stars.
She was named the 2013 NAC Pitcher of the Year, landing a spot on the All-NAC First Team. She is joined on the all-conference first team by freshman Kaitlin Barajas, who batted .318 on the season while ranking in the top 10 in the conference in RBI (29, 9th) and home runs (6, 6th).
In addition, freshman Armani Procter joined Barajas on the NAC's 10-player All-Freshman team and received honorable mention for the All-NAC teams. Procter posted a team-high .544 slugging percentage with nine extra-base hits (5 home runs, 4 doubles) while collecting 30 hits in 90 at-bats.