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A force to be reckoned with on the mound, Demling played a key role in helping the Lyons win four straight New England Women’s and Men’s Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Regular Season and Tournament Championships, en route to two NCAA New England Regional Championships and Division III World Series appearances (2001, 2004), including a third place finish in 2001. Individually, Demling received two National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-America honors, a pair of NEWMAC Player of the Year awards, a NEISCA Player of the Year nod, three NFCA All-Region First-Team accolades and two ECAC All-Star and NEWMAC All-Conference honors. She can still be found in the NCAA softball record book, where she ranks 15th all-time in wins (96), innings pitched (795.2) and games pitched (123), while ranking 16th in complete games (101) and 25th in shutouts (39). At Wheaton, Demling is the program leader in career strikeouts (761) and strikeouts in a season (228) and also ranks second in a career in games (129), shutouts, wins, innings pitched, earned run average (1.32) and complete games, while owning 24 top-10 performances in a single season.