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NE10 Softball All-Conference Members, Award Winners Revealed
MANSFIELD, Mass. – Adelphi's Brenna Martini has been named the 2017 Northeast-10 Conference Player of the Year, as the conference office announced its softball all-conference teams and major award winners today. It's the second straight year that Martini has been recognized by the coaches with this honor.
For a complete list of all-conference members and award winners, as voted upon by the league's head coaches, please see below.
Martini, a junior, has now earned a major award in each of her three years at Adelphi as she was the NE10 Rookie of the Year two years ago. Once again, she put forth another impressive campaign for the Panthers this year, helping Adelphi attain the Southwest Division title for the third consecutive season.
Martini won the NE10 Triple Crown as Martini led the conference in batting average (.484), home runs (13) and runs batted in (61). She was also named to the All-Conference First Team for the second conseuctive season.
Martini's teammate, Lindsay Mapes, was selected as the NE10 Pitcher of the Year after a successful season on the mound for the Southwest Division Champion Panthers. Mapes completed the regular season with a 14-5 record and a 2.69 earned run average. Her 14 wins is currently tied for third in the conference, while her 98 strikeouts are fourth-best in the league. Her era is also in the top ten of the league. Mapes was also named a First Team All-Conference selection.
New Haven's Gabby DeLeo was tabbed as the conference's Defensive Player of the Year by the league's head coaches. The senior middle infielder led the Chargers' defense with a .961 fielding percentage, while only committing seven errors during the regular season. DeLeo was a leader up the middle, and helped the Chargers earn a postseason berth and the top ranking in the East Region during the season.
DeLeo's teammate, Megan Butts was selected as the NE10 Rookie of the Year. The first-year hurler was a big part of the Chargers' success during the 2017 campaign as she is currently 17-8 with a 2.18 ERA. Butts completed 18 games in the circle, and currently has 65 strikeouts as New Haven awaits it's NCAA Tournament fate. She was among the league leaders in games started, complete games, and earned run average. She was also named to the conference's Second Team.
Merrimack's Elaine Schwager was named NE10 Coach of the Year by her peers. Schwager helped lead the Warriors to the Northeast Division regular season title, and the top seed in the NE10 Championship. Merrimack, with a record of 32-12 heading into conference championship play, finished Northeast Divisional play with an impressive 18-2 mark. The Warriors have won seven straight and are hosting this weekend's conference championship action.
Three of Schwager's players were named First Team All-Conference, tied with Adelphi for most in the league.
2017 NE10 Softball All-Conference
Player of the Year – Brenna Martini, Adelphi
Pitcher of the Year – Lindsay Mapes, Adelphi
Defensive Player of the Year – Gabby DeLeo, New Haven
Rookie of the Year – Megan Butts, New Haven
Coach of the Year – Elaine Schwager, Merrimack
1B – Alyssa Williamson, Merrimack
2B – Samantha Waskowitz, Merrimack
3B – Brenna Martini, Adelphi*%
SS – Courtney Case, Le Moyne*
C – Erin Garczynski, SNHU^
Utility – Nicoletta Cuccio, Adelphi
OF – Ashley Clark, Assumption^
OF – Sierra Whitlock, New Haven
OF – Amanda Bickford, Saint Anselm&
DH – Jadyn Costello, Saint Rose
P – Lindsay Mapes, Adelphi&
P – Megan Cook, Merrimack
At Large – Taylor Luzzi, New Haven&
1B – Stephanie Menard, Assumption*
2B – Nicole Camera, Adelphi^
SS – Julie Devlin, New Haven^
C – Caitlin McBride, Merrimack
Utility – Dana Nicoletti, Saint Rose
OF – Kelsey Kennedy, Bentley&
OF – Lauren Zazzaro, Le Moyne
OF – Michelle Carbone, Stonehill^
DH – Marissa Colby, New Haven
P – Alexis Eastman, Le Moyne^
P – Megan Butts, New Haven
At Large – Sam Hennequin, Saint Anselm
At Large – Megan Murrell, Saint Anselm
1B – Fallon McCarthy, Adelphi
2B – Giuliana D’Arcangelo, SCSU
3B – Kaleigh Finigan, Merrimack
SS – Ashley Abad, Assumption^
Utility – Haley Currie, Merrimack*
OF – Sabrina Riley, Le Moyne
OF – Mariah Tenney, Merrimack
OF – Cat Vaughan, New Haven
DH – Sarah Lavallee, SNHU*%
P – Jessica Vadala, Adelphi
At Large – Victoria Rathwell, Saint Michael’s
At Large – Jamie Mainez, AIC
At Large – Erin Thompson, Saint Anselm
* - First Team Selection in 2016
^ - Second Team Selection in 2016
& - Third Team Selection in 2016
% - First Team Selection in 2015
All Rookie Team (13)
-listed alphabetically by school-
Kailah Konkel, Adelphi
Christina Rizzi, Adelphi
Peyton Bellrose, Le Moyne
Tiffany Mangiameli, Merrimack
Megan Butts, New Haven
Cat Vaughan, New Haven
Kylie Stonebraker, New Haven
Emma Bernet, Pace
Erin Thompson, Saint Anselm
Maggie Murphy, Saint Anselm
Michaela Kane, Saint Anselm
Torie Rathwell, Saint Michael’s
Hannah Neverett, SNHU
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