May 9, 2012

Softball Places Two On All-Patriot League Team

WORCESTER, Mass. – Junior Sam Fregenti (Melville, N.Y.) and sophomore Alex Gustafson (Medford, Mass.) have been named to the All-Patriot League second team, announced by the league. This is the third year in a row that Fregenti has been named to an All-Patriot League team, earning first team honors the previous two years. This is the first time Gustafson has earned the honor.

Fregenti was named to the team as the designated player and finished the 2012 season the team leader in batting average (.307), slugging percentage (.449), on-base percentage (.360), hits (39), runs batted in (18) and total bases (57). Fregenti broke the Holy Cross record for career home runs earlier this season against Yale (3/6) at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla. and will return for her senior season next year with 19 career long balls.

Gustafson made the team as the third baseman and finished just behind Fregenti in most offensive categories this season. She recorded a .294 batting average with 37 hits, 12 runs batted in and 47 total bases. She was tied for second with two home runs on the year and led the team with 11 multiple-hit games. Gustafson was also named the Patriot League All-Academic team for the first time.

2012 All-Patriot League Softball Team

Major Awards
Player of the Year: Jennifer Colquhoun, Lehigh, Sr., SS
Pitcher of the Year: Morgan Lashley, Army, Fr., P
Rookie of the Year: Morgan Lashley, Army, Fr., P
Coach of the Year: Fran Troyan, Lehigh

First-Team All-Patriot League*
P Rebecca Bliss, Lehigh%, (Jr.)
P Morgan Lashley, Army (Fr.)
C Liz Lucas, Lehigh% (Jr.)
1B Alexis AuBuchon, Army (Sr.)
1B Julie Fernandez, Lehigh# (Sr.)
2B Alex Reynolds, Army% (Jr.)
SS Jennifer Colquhoun, Lehigh# (Sr.)
3B Stephanie Hartquist, Colgate%# (Sr.)
OF Amanda Nguyen, Army (So.)
OF Rosie Roessel, Lehigh% (Jr.)
OF Audra Wood, Lehigh% (Sr.)
DP Cassie Waggy, Lehigh (Fr.)
UT Mary Horton, Bucknell (Jr.)

Second-Team All-Patriot League$
P Emily Bausher, Lehigh (Fr.)
P Courtney O'Connell, Colgate (Jr.)
P Melissa Robinson, Lafayette (So.)
C Meredith Dickson, Bucknell (Sr.)
C Stacey Dorn, Lafayette (Sr.)
2B Emma Capetz, Lehigh (Fr.)
SS Jennifer Ortega, Colgate (Sr.)
3B Alex Gustafson, Holy Cross (So.)
OF Reanna Johnson, Army (Sr.)
OF Gwen Turner, Lafayette (Sr.)
OF Tera Vaughn, Colgate (So.)
DP Samantha Fregenti, Holy Cross (Jr.)
UT Rae Ann Payleitner, Army (Fr.)

* - 13 players due to ties in the voting
$ - 13 players due to ties in the voting
% - unanimous first-team All-Patriot League
# - four-time All-Patriot League