GAROFALO, SANSEVERA AND LEWIS CLAIM SOFTBALL WEEKLY AWARDS
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Sammie Jo Garofalo of Georgian Court University has been named the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Softball Player of the Week on May 2. GCU's Diana Sansevera was selected Pitcher of the Week, while Philadelphia University's Meaghan Lewis was the choice for Rookie of the Week.
Garofalo, a senior 3B from Wrightstown, N.J., hit .455 in a 6-4 week with five runs scored, five RBI, two doubles, two home runs and three stolen bases. She went 2-4 with three RBI and a home run against PhilaU and homered and stole a base in a 2-1 win over Concordia. She collected three hits in three different games.
Sansevera, a senior right-hander from Manalapan, N.J., went 4-1 with a 1.00 ERA behind five complete games last week. She allowed only five earned runs and five walks in 35.0 innings while fanning 41. She shut out Goldey-Beacom and did not allow an earned run against New Haven.
Lewis, a freshman infielder from Binghamton, N.Y., hit .471 in a 3-2 week with four runs scored, three RBI, one double and one home run. She went 3-for-3 with three runs, three RBI, a double and one home run in a 6-4 victory over Georgian Court.
Alexa Rosella, Concordia (Sr., OF, Howard Beach, NY) - Hit .357 in a 4-4 week with one HR, nine RBI and five runs.
Danielle McDevitt, Holy Family (So., SS, Williamstown, NJ) - Hit .462 in a 4-3 week with four RBI and three runs.
Katie Margiotta, Caldwell (Jr., OF, Sewell, NJ) - Posted a .455 averaged with six runs scored and six SB’s in 9 games.
Heather Karasek, Wilmington (Sr., RHP, Linthicum, MD) - Went 3-1 with a 1.11 ERA in 5 starts. Fanned 30 in 31.2 IP.
Julie Shaw, USci (So., RHP, Ramapo, NJ) - Went 1-1 with a 0.37 ERA. Allowed 1 ER in 19.0 IP.
Delaney Childers, Dominican (So., LHP, Johnstown, OH) - Went 3-0 last week with a 1.22 ERA.
Bloomfield - Bloomfield finished the regular season 23-20 overall and 14-12 in the CACC. This marked the third ime in Head Coach Rocco Constantino’s five years that the Deacons have finished with a winning record and qualified for the CACC playoffs. Previous to that, the team had never had a winning record during the D2 era. Kira Wagar had six hits on the week to bring her season total to 58. With one more hit, Wagar will set the BC record for hits in a season. Vickie Berardi had 58 hits in 2007 and 2008. Angie Yoshizu had three hits on the week to become the first BC rookie to have 50 hits in a season.
Caldwell - The Cougars closed out the 2011 regular season last week, sweeping Felician and Chestnut Hill, splitting at Post and losing two games apiece at Concordia and No. 24 C.W. Post. The results leave Caldwell with a 27-21 record overall, and a 17-9 mark in conference play. Although there are a few games left to be played in the CACC, the Cougars will be the No. 5 seed in this week’s CACC Tournament, which starts Thursday at Georgian Court. Senior pitcher Brittany Pulido won three games last week to give her 72 career victories. She is second on Caldwell’s all-time wins list behind former All-American Corinne Reiser, who had 74 wins from 2001-2004. Last week the Cougars were ranked fifth in the NCAA Division II East Region rankings.
Concordia - The Clippers went 4-4 on the week in their longest playing week since spring break. The Clippers swept Caldwell College in walk-off fashion; in game one Jaime Lorenzo hit a walk off double to score Dena Frederick as the Clippers won game one in the bottom of the tenth 2-1. In game two Alexa Rosella hit a two out, two run walk off home run in the bottom of the seventh to take the game 4-2. Concordia also defeated Nyack in the double header ending each game in early innings. The Clippers face Holy Family and Philadelphia this week..
Felician - Felician completed the season with its most CACC victories since 2006 under first-year head coach Lori Kwiatkowski.
Holy Family - Holy Family went 4-3 this past week, including a doubleheader sweep of Felician on Saturday. Junior Shauna Vennell had two homers in the game one victory (8-4) against Felician to go along with five RBI. In game two, junior Cassandra Fitzgerald-Black hit a two-run walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to lift the Tigers to a 5-3 victory over the Golden Falcons. The home run marked Fitzgerald-Black’s fifth of the season and 17th of her career, which ties her for the most homers all-time in program history.
Philadelphia - The Rams played a 5-2 week picking up five wins in the CACC. Junior hurler Ali Schmidt struck out 27 batters while rookie utility Meaghan Lewis smacked a two run home run in a double header against GCU. The ladies also honored senior Jen Richard on Friday (4/29) for Senior Day.
USciences - The Devils concluded their season with three consecutive doubleheader splits. Courtney Spina (Thornton, Pa.) and Julie Shaw (Ramapo, N.J.) recorded complete game shutouts last week. Haley Kavelak (Middletown, Del.) broke the Devils single season record for assists last week, finishing the season with 92, all at shortstop. Senior Dayna Phillips (Rosenhayn, N.J.) finished her career as the Devils all-time leader in games played (152) and at-bats(498) and a .323 career batting average (17th all-time on Devils list). Phillips finished her career with 161 hits (2nd on the devils all-time list). Senior pitcher Gina Murray (Brookhaven, Pa.) closed out her career as the Devils all-time leader in games finished with 26.