Jackie Shedlock Kapusta
Jackie Shedlock Kapusta
Team: Softball
Class of: 2005

One of the most dominant pitchers in the history of the Western New England softball program, Jackie Shedlock Kapusta ranks in the top-3 of almost every career pitching category, including first in batting average against (.165), second in strikeouts (576) and earned run average (0.99) and third in wins (60).

She was a key contributor as a sophomore in 2003 during the Golden Bears’ run to the NCAA Final Eight in Salem, VA, going 9-1 with 0.72 ERA while limiting opposing batters to a .158 average. Shedlock followed that up with an even more impressive campaign as a junior in 2004, going 20-6 with a 0.94 ERA and earning Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Northeast Region first team, All-Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) first team and GNAC Pitcher of the Year accolades.

Shedlock capped her collegiate career in 2005 by becoming Western New England’s first female All-American in any sport with her selection to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III third team. She also collected a pair of regional honors and repeated as the GNAC Pitcher of the Year after winning a single-season program record 23 games (23-5 overall) and posting a 0.95 ERA with 239 strikeouts in 154.2 innings pitched.

A three-time All-Conference and two-time All-Region performer, Shedlock was a member of Western New England teams that went 138-33-1 (.805), won four consecutive GNAC championships and appeared in the NCAA Tournament each year during her four-year career.