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NJAC All-Conference Softball Team Announced

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Pitman, NJKean University senior second baseman Emily Sabo (Rahway, NJ/Rahway) has been named the NJAC Softball Player of the Year, while Ramapo College sophomore right-hander Erin Fitzsimmons (Sayreville, NJ/Sayreville) and William Paterson University senior right-hander Allison Podmajersky (Red Bank, NJ/Middletown South) have been named NJAC Softball Co-Pitchers of the Year. Their selections highlighted the 37-member 2017 NJAC Softball All-Conference team which was announced on May 4. All selections were made via a vote of the league’s 10 head coaches and were based on conference-only statistics.

A four-time NJAC first-team all-conference selection, Sabo finished her final NJAC regular season as the league-leader in both conference-only batting average (.519) and conference-only on-base percentage (.581). A Week 9 NJAC Player of the Week honoree in 2017, she also ranked second in conference-only slugging percentage (.833) and third in conference-only hits (28).

A two-time NJAC Pitcher of the Week selection during the 2017 season, Fitzsimmons finished the conference season as the league-leader in conference-only opposing batting average (.181), while tying for the league-lead in NJAC pitching victories (8). She also finished third in conference-only ERA (1.17) and 11th in conference-only strikeouts (23).

A three-time NJAC all-conference honoree, Podmajersky wrapped up her final NJAC regular season as the league-leader in both conference-only strikeouts (53) and conference-only strikeouts looking (21). A two-time NJAC Pitcher of the Week selection in 2017, she also finished second in conference-only earned run average (1.07) and fourth in conference-only opposing batting average (.217).

Montclair State University freshman second baseman Kaylee Powers (Newton, NJ/Pope John XXIII) was named the NJAC Rookie of the Year. A first-team all-conference selection, she finished her first NJAC regular season ranked fourth in conference-only runs (18) and sixth in conference-only walks (9). A Week 10 NJAC Rookie of the Week honoree, Powers also finished ninth in conference-only batting average (.441).

Ramapo College head coach Bridgette Quimpo was selected as the NJAC Coach of the Year by her peers. Selected to finish fourth in the 2017 NJAC coaches’ preseason poll, Quimpo has led the Roadrunners to a 27-7 overall record and the NJAC regular season championship via a 17-1 mark in league play. Now in her fourth season at the helm of the Ramapo program, Quimpo has guided the Roadrunners to an overall record of 94-53-1, giving her 229 total victories during her collegiate head coaching career.

 

NEW JERSEY ATHLETIC CONFERENCE 
ALL-CONFERENCE SOFTBALL TEAM
SPRING 2017

 

PLAYER OF THE YEAR:  Emily Sabo, Kean

CO-PITCHERS OF THE YEAR: Erin Fitzsimmons, Ramapo & Allison Podmajersky, William Paterson

ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:  Kaylee Powers, Montclair State

DR. JUNE WALKER COACH OF THE YEAR:  Bridgette Quimpo, Ramapo

 

FIRST TEAM

       

Name

Year

Pos.

School

Hometown//High School

Erin Fitzsimmons

SO

P

Ramapo

Sayreville, NJ/Sayreville

Allison Podmajersky^@

SR

P

William Paterson

Red Bank, NJ/Middletown South

Nicole Paiotti

JR

C

Rowan

Oakland, NJ/Indian Hills

Nicole Mahoney

SR

1B

Ramapo

Ringwood, NJ/Lakeland

Emily Sabo*@!

SR

2B

Kean

Rahway, NJ/Rahway

Christine Griffith

SO

3B

William Paterson

Upper Saddle River, NJ/Northern Highland

Harper Patsko^

SO

3B

Ramapo

Mullica Hill, NJ/Clearview Regional

Rachel Wasilak*@

SR

SS

William Paterson

Livingston, NJ/Livingston

Grace Brennan+

SR

OF

Ramapo

Old Bridge, NJ/Academy for Allied Health

Nicole Fryer

SR

OF

William Paterson

East Stroudsburg, PA/East Stroudsburg South

Gianna Genello*

SO

OF

Rowan

West Caldwell, NJ/James Caldwell

Kelly Yusko*@

JR

UT

Rutgers-Newark

Portage, PA/Penn Cambria

Morgan Smith^

JR

DP

Rowan

Millsboro, DE/Sussex Central

Kaylee Powers

FR

At-Large

Montclair State

Newton, NJ/Pope John XXIII

Caroline Ratti

JR

At-Large

Kean

South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield

Lauren Shannon

FR

At-Large

Rowan

Sewell, NJ/Washington Township

Ally Spellman#

JR

At-Large

Ramapo

Bloomingdale, NJ/Butler

         

SECOND TEAM

       

Name

Year

Pos.

School

Hometown/High School

Gabrielle Castelli&

SR

P

William Paterson

Cedar Grove, NJ/Cedar Grove

Shannon McMahon

SR

P

Kean

South Plainfield, NJ/South Plainfield

Kim Fryer#

SR

C

William Paterson

East Stroudsburg, PA/East Stroudsburg South

Jess Santelli*

SO

1B

TCNJ

Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough

Jalene Garcia

SR

2B

Rutgers-Camden

Vineland, NJ/Vineland

Cassandra Gerard

SO

3B

Rowan

Wayne, NJ/Wayne Valley

Cayleen Rizo

SO

SS

Kean

Hillsborough, NJ/Hillsborough

Holly Arentowicz^

SR

OF

Stockton

Roxbury, NJ/Roxbury

Jackie Howarth

FR

OF

Ramapo

Wall, NJ/Wall

Dana Knapp*

SR

OF

Kean

Langhorne, PA/Neshaminy

Lia Stamile^

SO

UT

Montclair State

Rockville Centre, NY/South Side

Valentina Cucci

FR

DP

Montclair State

Bronx, NY/The Ursuline School

Carli Shaw

SO

At-Large

Stockton

Bordentown, NJ/Bordentown

Jacqueline Riley

SO

At-Large

Kean

South Amboy, NJ/Cardinal McCarrick

Damariz Mercado!

SR

At-Large

Rowan

Bloomfield, NJ/Bloomfield

Noel Hodgins

JR

At-Large

Montclair State

Paramus, NJ/Paramus

Alexandra Cosenzo

FR

At-Large

Stockton

East Hanover, NJ/Hanover Park

 
 

 

 

 

HONORABLE MENTION

   

Name

Year

Pos.

School

Hometown/High School

Megan Mayernik

FR

SS

TCNJ

Columbus, NJ/Northern Burlington

Vanessa Archibold

FR

DP

William Paterson

Saddle Brook, NJ/Saddle Brook

Katrina Buczkowski+

JR

P

Ramapo

Buffalo, NY/Clarence


Key:

*  First Team All-Conference 2016
^  Second Team All-Conference 2016
# Honorable Mention 2016
@ First Team All-Conference 2015
+ Second Team All-Conference 2015
! First Team All-Conference 2014
& Second Team All-Conference 2014

 

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 

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