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Wamesit Lanes Person Of The Week: Sheri Liggiero

May 11, 2016 11:59AM ● By Bill Gilman

Senior centerfielder Sheri Liggiero helped the Newbury College softball team to its best season ever.

(Editor's note: Person of the Week is sponsored by Wamesit Lanes. Do you know a friend, neighbor or family member who deserves a pat on the back for something cool they've done? Nominate them for Person of the Week by emailing their name, along with the reason they should be honored, to Bill@yourtewksburytoday.com)

Senior centerfielder Sheri Liggiero, of Tewksbury, put an exclamation point on a brilliant career at Newbury College by being selected as the 2016 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Player of the Year.

The former Tewksbury High star led all of NCAA Division III in runs scored and led the NECC in seven offensive categories to earn her fourth All-NECC First Team nod. 

Liggiero set Newbury College records for single-season batting average (.538) and hits (63) and led the NECC with 15 doubles. She posted a ridiculous OPS of 1.477 (.828 SLG%, .649 OBP). Defensively, she was perfect, fielding 32 chances without an error.

All of that helped the Nighthawks to a school-record 14-4 NECC record and their highest seeding – second – in the Championship Tournament.

"It was a great season," said Liggiero. "I mean, the individual achievement was nice but it was more than that. It was what we did as a team."

Unfortunately for Liggiero and the Nighthawks, the season came to a premature end when they were upset by Lesley College in the NECC Tournament semifinals.

"It was a hard way to end the year," she said. "We were really close, as a team."

Liggiero will graduate from Newbury this month with a degree in Sports Management. She is pursuing job opportunities but also plans to pursue a graduate degree, part-time.

Sheri is the daughter of Rich and Sheryl Liggiero. She has three younger sisters -- Marissa, Nicole and Jess.

For being named Wamesit Lanes Person of the Week, Sheri has received a gift card from  Wamesit Lanes Family Entertainment Center.

Do you know a friend, neighbor or family member who deserves a pat on the back for something cool they've done? Nominate them for Person of the Week by emailing their name, along with the reason they should be honored, to Bill@yourtewksburytoday.com.

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