Softball
Sandrini, Carpenter Named MAAC First Team
Siena's All-MAAC Selections
 
Siena's All-MAAC Selections
 

May 7, 2014

The MAAC Conference announced the 2014 MAAC Softball Awards at the MAAC Championship banquet Wednesday evening. The Saints had four All-MAAC selections led by Jessika-Jo Sandrini and Abby Carpenter on the First Team.

Sandrini was named to the 2014 All-MAAC First Team as a pitcher for the first time in her four-year career. Sandrini earned second team honors as a pitcher in each of the last two seasons.

Sandrini had a career year in the circle, leading the MAAC in all major pitching statistics with 19 wins, 154 strikeouts and a 2.46 ERA. Sandrini set individual records with career highs in wins and strikeouts and in the process became the Saints All-Time leader in program history with 54 wins, 473 strikeouts and tied the program record for with 65 complete games in her career.

Abby Carpenter earned her first career All-MAAC team selection, joining Sandrini on the First Team as an infielder. Carpenter led the Saints with six home runs and 29 RBIs this season.

Stephanie Viggiano and Alyssa Lancaster were also honored, being named to the 2014 All-MAAC Second Team.

Viggiano leads the Saints with a .359 batting average with a MAAC leading 59 hits in the regular season with a team leading 13 doubles. Viggiano was named to the CoSIDA All-Academic District I First Team last week.

Lancaster was second on the team with a .338 batting average and finished behind Viggiano with 47 hits. Lancaster hit her only home run in the Saints season finale against Niagara on May 4.

Siena also had six members named to the 2014 MAAC Softball All-Academic Team as announced by the league at the banquet. Juniors Abby Carpenter (Accounting), Antonia Edwards (Management), Stephanie Viggiano (Accounting), Megan Volz (Finance) and sophomores Melanie Kalesse (Accounting) and Mackenzie Cronin (Biology) were all honored.


 

 

2014 All-MAAC First Team

Name

School

Position

Lauren Liseth

Fairfield

Catcher

Karen Filicia

Fairfield

Infield

Krysten Van Natta

Marist

Infield

Kristen Turner

Iona

Infield

Abby Carpenter

Siena

Infield

Eileen McCann

Iona

Outfield

Lauren Filicia

Fairfield

Outfield

Taylor Kuzma

Marist

Outfield

Gianna Kinhofer

Fairfield

Designated Player

Kate Bowen

Manhattan

Utility

Rae Ball

Fairfield

Pitcher

Jessika-Jo Sandrini

Siena

Pitcher

2014 All-MAAC Second Team

Name

School

Position

Elena Bowman

Manhattan

Catcher

Rachel Shotzbarger

Monmouth

Infield

Brianna Schauer

Iona

Infield

Nikki Barba

Quinnipiac

Infield

Bridget Hogan

Niagara

Infield

Stephanie Viggiano

Siena

Infield

Allie Hand

Iona

Outfield

Maureen Duddy

Marist

Outfield

Janna Korak

Marist

Outfield

Sammy Ruffolo

Fairfield

Outfield

Jessica Berzins

Canisius

Outfield

Lindsey Silfer

Canisius

Designated Player

Alyssa Lancaster

Siena

Utility

Jenny Consaul

Canisius

Pitcher

Carly Argyle

Iona

Pitcher

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Eileen McCann, Iona

PITCHER OF THE YEAR: Rae Ball, Fairfield

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Kristen Turner, Iona

ANACONDA SPORTS COACH OF THE YEAR: Melissa Inouye, Iona

Softball Home

  Printer-friendly format   Email this article