May 7, 2013

Softball Lands Three On All-Patriot League Teams

WORCESTER, Mass. – Senior Sam Fregenti (Melville, N.Y.) and freshman Colleen Ahern (Northbrook, Ill.) have been named to the All-Patriot League first team and freshman Emily Jarvis (Hopkinton, Mass.) has been selected to the All-Patriot League second team, as announced by the league. This is the fourth straight year Fregenti has been named to an All-Patriot League team, earning first team honors as a freshman and sophomore and second team honors last season. She is only the second Crusader to earn All-Patriot League laurels all four years of her career, joining former pitcher Genoa Grosch, who was named to the first team from 1996-99. These are the first All-Patriot League accolades for rookies Ahern and Jarvis.

Fregenti was named to the first team as a first baseman and led Holy Cross this season with a .482 on-base percentage and 18 walks. She was second on the team in batting average (.330) and slugging percentage (.511). A two-year captain, Fregenti set two single-season HC records including home runs (11) and slugging percentage (.691) as a sophomore. She sits atop the career Holy Cross softball record book in home runs (22), base on balls (62) and slugging percentage (.569). The senior can also be found in five of the remaining eight batting categories in the Crusader career record book as she is second in batting average (.345) and runs batted in (89), tied for second in doubles (38), fourth in hits (161) and 10th in at-bats (466).

Ahern earned a spot on the first team as a designated player. She was tied for the Holy Cross team lead this season in runs batted in with 21. She also finished second on the team with 34 hits. In Patriot League play, Ahern was first on the team in batting average (.283) and runs batted in (12) and tied for first in hits (17) and doubles (4). She was second on the team in conference action in total bases (21) and slugging percentage (.350). On the year, she was first on the team with six multiple-RBI games, held the longest streak for reaching base safely (14 games) and was tied for first with a six-game hitting streak.

Jarvis was named to the second team as an outfielder. She led the Crusaders with a .349 batting average and was one of just two players to start all 44 games on the year. She also posted a team-high 45 hits, 32 runs scored, 66 total bases, 18 stolen bases, .512 slugging percentage and nine multiple-hit games. Jarvis was second on the team with four home runs, 15 walks and a .447 on-base percentage. She also was named Patriot League Rookie of the Week twice and Player of the Week once.

2013 All-Patriot League Softball Team

Major Awards
Player of the Year – Morgan Decker, Lehigh, Fr
Pitcher of the Year – Rebecca Bliss, Lehigh, Sr.
Rookie of the Year – Morgan Decker, Lehigh, Fr.
Coach of the Year – Fran Troyan, Lehigh 

First Team All-League*
1B – Sam Fregenti, Holy Cross, Sr.
1B – Cassie Waggy, Lehigh, So.
2B – Alex Reynolds, Army, Sr.
SS – Cydnee Sanders, Bucknell, So.
SS – Brittany Paul, Lafayette, Fr.
3B – Kasey McCravey, Army, Fr.
3B – Morgan Decker, Lehigh, Fr.
C – Liz Lucas, Lehigh, Sr.
C – Mariel Schlaefer, Colgate, Fr.
DP – Colleen Ahern, Holy Cross, Fr.
OF – Alana Dyson, Colgate, Sr.
OF – Rosie Roessel, Lehigh, Sr.
OF – Amanda Nguyen, Army, Jr.
P – Rebecca Bliss, Lehigh, Sr.
P – Emily Bausher, Lehigh, So. 

Second Team All-League
2B – Alexis Watanabe, Lehigh, Fr.
DP – Erin Cox, Bucknell, So.
OF – Kristen Zahn, Bucknell, So.
OF – Christian McKone, Army, Fr.
OF – Emily Jarvis, Holy Cross, Fr.
P – Morgan Lashley, Army, So.
P – Amanda Fazio, Bucknell, Fr.

*Fifteen members due to ties in voting

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