FLORENCE, S.C. – Francis Marion University senior center fielder Destinea Schneider has been selected to the Peach Belt Conference preseason All-Conference softball team, as announced this week by the PBC office in Augusta.
Schneider, a product of Jacksonville, Fla., led FMU with a .352 batting average in 2011, a figure that ranked 12th in the PBC. She also registered team-high totals for runs scored (28), hits (56), and stolen bases (22). The latter figure ranked sixth in the Peach Belt, and she ranked 47th nationally in stolen bases per game. She also posted a .411 on-base percentage with seven runs batted in and registered four outfield assists along with a .953 fielding percentage.
A slap hitter from the left side, Schneider recorded 22 multi-hit games and reached base safely in 36 of the team’s 46 contests. She hit .378 with runners in scoring position and reached base at a .468 clip when leading off an inning.
An All-Region selection in 2011, she helped lead Francis Marion to a 24-21-1 record.
The Patriots open their 2012 campaign on Feb. 4-5 with the Swamp Fox Classic at Freedom Florence.
Schneider attended Tallahassee Community College in 2009 before transferring to FMU. She is a former All-Star Game selection at Jacksonville’s Edward White High School, and before that was a three-time All-Region honoree at Greenway (Ariz.) High School.