Freshman Courtney Coppersmith (York, Pa.) became the first All-American in UMBC Softball history as she was named a Softball America All-America Honorable Mention on Wednesday afternoon.
Coopersmith had a freshman campaign for the record books. She became the first player in America East history to be named both Rookie and Pitcher of the Year. She threw a perfect game and four no hitters. Two of those no hitters came in consecutive performances in the America East Tournament as she led UMBC to its first ever America East Title and first NCAA berth since 2002. She was named the America East Tournament's Most Outstanding Player after going 4-0 while allowing just two runs in 28 innings pitched, a 0.50 ERA, on only eight hits with 33 strikeouts.
In April she became the first ever player in America East history to sweep all weekly awards winning Player, Pitcher and Rookie of the week. Coppersmith set a school record for strikeouts in a single season and second most single season wins in school history (21). Entering the NCAA Tournament Coppersmith had amassed 229.1 innings pitched, 342 strikeouts, 29 complete games and a 1.62 earned run average. She also threw 14 shutouts in 2019 another single season school record.