Junior Stephanie Pasquale (Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes) continues to lead the country in two statistical categories and the catcher sits in the top 10 of three others in the most recent statistics that were released by the NCAA on Monday, April 15. The team also moved into the top 10 of one category, and sits in the top 20 of three others.

Pasquale is the top ranked player nationally in both doubles per game (0.49) and toughest to strikeout. With 17 two-baggers on the year, Pasquale holds the Temple single-season record and needs just four more to set the TU career mark. Also, for the third year in a row she is demonstrating a good eye at the plate, striking out just once in 110 at-bats on the season.

In addition, Pasquale is ranked second in the nation in runs batted in per game (1.4), fourth in batting average (.491) and seventh in slugging percentage (.918).

As a team, the Owls are the seventh best team in the country when it comes to hitting homeruns, clubbing 1.46 per game. The national leader is still Georgia with 1.73/game. The Cherry & White have hit 51 homeruns so far this season, setting a new TU single-season standard.

The team power is also evident with a 17th place ranking in slugging percentage (.521), in addition to a 19th place spot in scoring (6.31 runs per game). The Owls have also been doubling up teams this year, ranking 17th in the country in double plays per game (.46).

Several other Temple players are individually ranked among the top 150 players in the country in statistical categories. To see where the TU players and team stack up, visit this link.