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Lemont’s Carly Jaworski to play college softball at Lewis University


Lemont softball coach Chris Traina (left) congratulates senior Carly Jaworski for signing a National Letter of Intent to play softball at Lewis University.

Lemont High School senior infielder/pitcher Carly Jaworski has signed a National Letter of Intent to play college softball at Lewis University beginning in 2014.

Jaworski has performed well both at the plate and in the circle for two seasons, and will play a significant role for head coach Christine Traina’s Indians in 2014. In Jaworski’s two varsity seasons, Lemont has posted a 51-18 record and won one South Suburban Conference-Blue Division title and one IHSA Regional crown. Jaworski is a career .413 hitter who has belted 13 home runs, driven in 71 runs, scored 73 runs, and been successful of 17-of-21 stolen base attempts. As a pitcher, she is 20-9 with four saves, and has struck out 179 while posting a 2.03 ERA in 213.2 innings of work. Her efforts have twice earned her team MVP and All-SSC honors.

Jaworski wasted no time making an impression in her first varsity season, earning team MVP and all-conference accolades as a sophomore in 2011 after batting .416 with a team-leading eight home runs. She ranked second on the team with 35 runs batted in, was third on the squad with 42 hits and 32 runs scored, and was successful on 12-of-15 stolen base attempts. She also was second on the team with a .713 slugging percentage and 1.162 on base plus slugging percentage (OPS). In the circle, she posted a 7-2 record with a team-high three saves. In 77.1 innings of work, she fanned 79 batters and posted a 1.18 ERA. Lemont went 26-8 and captured an IHSA Regional title.

As a junior, Jaworski took over as the Indians’ top pitcher, collecting a 13-7 record and adding one save. She struck out 100 and posted a 2.52 ERA in 136.1 innings, and completed 18 of 21 starts, which included two shutouts. At the plate, she had a team-leading 12 doubles; was second on the team with a .420 batting average, 47 hits, 41 runs scored and five home runs; and finished third with 36 runs batted in. She repeated both as an All-SSC pick and team MVP while also earning all-area honors.

Jaworski will play for legendary head coach George DiMatteo at Lewis University, an NCAA Division II institution located in Romeoville, Ill., and a member of the Great Lakes Valley Conference (GLVC). DiMatteo has amassed a 978-497-6 record in his 30 seasons at Lewis, and ranks among the top 25 winningest softball coaches in NCAA history (all divisions). He has guided the Flyers to nine GLVC crowns and 10 NCAA Division II Tournament appearances. Last spring, Lewis went 31-24 (21-15 GLVC) and finished fourth in the GLVC’s East Division.

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For more information, contact Director of School and Community Relations Tony Hamilton at (630) 243-3280.
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