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Liggiero Named ECAC Division III New England Softball All-Star

Jul 06, 2015 03:51PM ● By Bill Gilman

Newbury College centerfielder Sheri Liggiero.

(Editor's note: The following information was published by Newbury College.)

BROOKLINE, Mass. – Junior centerfielder Sheri Liggiero (Tewksbury, Mass.) was named to the ECAC Division III New England Softball All-Star Second Team, announced late Wednesday evening, becoming the first player in Newbury softball history to earn the recognition.

It is the first time in her three-year collegiate career, Liggiero earned ECAC regional honors following a career year as well as a three-time New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) First Team selection and two time NFCA All-Region Third Team selection. Over 35 games, the Tewksbury native batted .438 (42-96) with six doubles, four triples and 14 RBI while posting a 1.078 OPS (.583 SLG%, .495 OBP). In addition she led the NECC with a staggering .574 batting average and .607 On-Base Percentage against conference foes.

Midway through the season in a commanding 13-2 victory over Wheelock College, Liggiero became the second player in program history to reach the 100-hit milestone. She currently is the program's all-time career leader with 131 base-hits while became the only player in program history to score 100-plus runs with 111 runs scored in her three year career.  Additionally, she is two stolen bases shy of surpassing the program record for stolen bases, successfully stealing nine-of-nine to in 2015.


2015 ECAC Division III New England Softball All-Star Team

ECAC Player of the Year: Cassie Ruscz, So., Tufts University

ECAC Pitcher of the Year: Allyson Fournier, Sr., Tufts University

ECAC Rookie of the Year: Nina Murphy-Cook, Fr., WPI

ECAC Coach of the Year: Cheryl Milligan, Tufts University


First Team

C- Raven Fournier, Fr., Tufts University

1B- Cassie Ruscz, So., Tufts University

*2B- Francesca Galeazzi, Fr., Salve Regina University

*2B- Courtney Leddy, So., Bridgewater State University

SS- Alison Michalik, So., Williams College

3B- Nina Wojtkiewicz, Sr., Western Connecticut State University

DP- Kat Maehr, Jr., Middlebury College

*OF- Nina Murphy-Cook, Fr., WPI

*OF- Michelle Cooprider, Sr., Tufts University

*OF- Emma Hart, Jr., Wheaton (Mass.) College

*OF- Simone Frank, Sr., Williams College

UT- Theresa Hendrix, Sr., St. Joseph's (ME.)

*P- Allyson Fournier, Sr., Tufts University

*P- Ellie Fodor, Sr., MIT

*P- Kayla Wood, So., Castleton State College

*P- Jill Kilcoyne, So., Emmanuel (Mass.)


Second Team

C- Genevieve Benoit, Jr., Salve Regina University

1B- Caroline Fairbanks, So., Wheaton (Mass.) College

2B- Samantha Mulhern, Sr., Western New England University

*SS- Nikki Bukovsky, So., Salve Regina University

*SS- Catherine Davis, Jr., Emmanuel (Mass.) College

3B- Emily Bouthillette, So., Emmanuel (Mass.) College

DP- Mikayla Lambert, Fr., Curry College

*OF- Ama Biney, Fr., WPI

*OF- Mekenzi Golden, So., Lesley University

*OF- Sheri Liggiero, Jr., Newbury College 

*OF- Amanda Vallante, Jr., University of New England

UT- Emily Berardi, Sr., Wheaton (Mass.) College

*P- Brooke Bovier, So., Williams College

*P- Julia Geaumont, Jr., Bowdoin College,

*P- Meghan Rich, Jr., Worcester State University

*P- Lauren Zambrano, Sr., Western New England University

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