Wildcats named to All-Conference Team
LONGMEADOW, Mass.—The Bay Path College Wildcats were among the eight programs represented on 2010 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Softball All-Conference Team. In addition to the All-NECC honors, Bay Path College senior outfielder Sarah Gates of Crown Point, IN, an occupational therapy major, was named the 2010 NECC Softball Player of the Year. Voting for the All-NECC team and each of the major awards was conducted among all NECC Softball coaches.
In Conference play, Gates played and started all 16 games with a .588 batting average and a .784 slugging percentage. She led the NECC in batting average (.588) and hits (30), second in on-base percentage (.651), second in doubles (8), second in walks (11), third in slugging percentage (.784) and fourth in runs scored (20). Defensively, Gates had 27 putouts, four assists and only two errors for a .939 fielding percentage. Gates is currently second in the nation in overall batting average (.545) and third in on-base percentage (.607).
Joining Gates on All-NECC First Team were Bay Path sophomore Maeghan Whitcomb of Lyndon, VT; Daniel Webster College junior Amy Waller of Berlin, MA; Daniel Webster junior Amanda Varricchio of Middletown, CT; Elms College sophomore Jenna Lipscomb of Cambridge, MA; Lesley University junior Alyson Durben of Stow, MA; Daniel Webster freshman Chelsey Crawford of Westfield, MA; Mitchell College sophomore Arielle Torres of Emerson, N.J.; Lesley junior Ashley Cunningham of Mountain Top, PA; and Newbury College sophomore Olga Cepeda of Boston, MA; and Lesley sophomore pitcher Cassandra Knox of Sea Cliff, NY.
In addition, Bay Path senior Samantha Gunseth of Swanzey, NH, was among four NECC players receiving honorable mention.
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