The recipient of an abundance of accolades already, sophomore Alex Hill, a graduate of Parsippany Hills High School, was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association East All-Region First Team on Monday, May 14.
Hill, a right-handed pitcher for Montclair State University, also was tabbed as the NJAC Pitcher of the Week for the third time this spring.
Just one day before, Hill was chosen the Most Outstanding Player of the NCAA Union Regional, pitching a three-hitter with 10 strikeouts and rapping out two of the Red Hawks' three hits in the final against Rowan University.
Hill, the NJAC Player and Pitcher of the Year, is 30-4. By winning 30 games, she tied the single-season record. Hill leads the NJAC in ERA (0.93), opposing batting average (.163), innings pitched (234.1), strikeouts (303), wins (30) and saves (5). She had registered 18 shutouts, another single-season record while her 303 strikeouts shattered the old mark of 221.
In the NCAA Union Regional, Hill went 4-0 with a 0.50 ERA. In the Red Hawks' opener versus Baruch, she yielded one hit. She gave up five hits in a 7-0 victory over The College of New Jersey. Hill was exceptional as well in two games against Rowan, giving up only two runs and striking out 17 in one-run victories.
Recently, Hill was selected to the 2012 Capital One Academic All-District Softball Team. Hill was named to the Division III District II Team. She was NCAA Division III National Player of the Week in March.
Hill, a psychology major, wields a big bat. Her .351 batting average is tops on the Red Hawks. She has 47 hits, 12 for extra bases, and has knocked in 24 runs.
The top-seeded Red Hawks (42-7) advance to the championships for the sixth time in program history and will clash with Amherst Regional winner Plattsburgh State (35-9) on Friday, May 18 at the Moyer Complex in Salem, Va. at 4 p.m.
g Rebecca Satz, a junior third baseman, had a stellar season for New Jersey City University.
Satz, who graduated from Morristown High School, led in several categories, including hits (58), average (.453) and slugging percentage (.781).
Twenty six of her hits were for extra bases and she had 31 RBIs. Satz earned NJAC First Team honors. She also gained ECAC Division III Metro Player of the Week and NJAC Player of the WSeek honors this season.
Satz's teammate, Jess Mucerino, batted .238 with 30 hits and 16 RBIs. Mucerino, a senior, is a Whippany Park High School grad.
g Sophomore shortstop Katelyn Miele hit .404 with 55 hits and 31 RBIs for William Paterson University.
Miele, of Flanders, had 16 extra base hits and a .574 slugging percentage and was second team NJAC. She attended Pope John High School.
Freshman Kelsey Principe of Parsippany batted .327 with 17 hits and swiped 7-of-7 bases.
g Rutgers-Newark junior third baseman Monica Liotto, a Parsippany Hills High School graduate, was named to the All-NJAC Second Team.
Liotto was tabbed as an at-large player for hitting .314 with a .412 slugging percentage in 18 games.
She led the Raiders in batting average (.361), doubles (10), on-base percentage (.458) and stolen bases (7) in her third season as the regular third baseman.
g Outfielder Crystal Lee started all 43 games for The College of New Jersey and batted .362 with 50 hits and 15 RBIs.
Lee, who played scholastically for Morris Knolls, swiped 43-of-44 bases and had a .977 fielding percentage for the Lions (26-17). She was named to the NJAC All-Conference First Team.
Lindsey Williams (Roxbury High School) contributed 12 hits for TCNJ. Michelle Kent (Pope John High School) had 10 hits and started all 43 games at catcher.
g First baseman Amanda Dizinno, a junior from Budd Lake, batted .360 with 31 hits and 19 RBIs for Moravian College (35-11).
The Greyhounds fell, 3-1, to Rowan at the NCCA Union Regional in the elimination game. Dizinno (Mount Olive High School) went 2 for 4 and knocked in a run in a tournament game against Misericordia.
Dizinno, selected to the Landmark Conference First Team, singled to left field in the second game of a doubleheader against Catholic University to become the 28th Moravian softball player to attain 100 hits.
g Emma Madarasz, a freshman catcher from Mendham, hit 2.59 for Swarthmore.
Madarasz, a Villa Walsh alumnae, had 14 hits and five RBIs. She stole 5-of-5 bases for the Garnet (20-20).
g Freshman Caitlin O'Connor, a resident of Rockaway, went 4-1 as a pitcher and hit .270 for Bloomsburg University.
O'Connor, a former Morris Knolls High School standout, had 10 hits and eight RBIs while starting 14-of-19 games.
g Samantha Boccolini compiled a 5-4 pitching record for the University of Scranton. Boccolini, a junior, is a Morris Hills grad.
g Megan Brain, a junior pitcher, went 4-7 for Babson College. Brain started 13 games, pitching 68 innings and striking out 29.
g Junior attack Kailee Beal (Roxbury High School) had 64 goals and 22 assists for Montclair State University.
Kelly Schoneveld, a sophomore midfielder, had 50 goals and five assists for the Red Hawks. Schoneveld attended Morris Knolls. Krissa Henderson, a sophomore attack and Landing resident, added 19 goals and eight assists.
g Amy Ernst, a freshman midfielder from Long Valley, had eight goals and two assists for Bentley College. Ernst is a West Morris High School graduate.
Junior defender Dovlyn Curtis (Mendham High School) had two goals for Bentley.
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