Eight Named to Daktronics/DII CCA Daktronics All-Region Teams

Eight Named to Daktronics/DII CCA Daktronics All-Region Teams

Newark, Del. – Eight softball student-athletes from the East Coast Conference have been recognized for their outstanding seasons by being named to the Daktronics/Division II Conference Commissioners Association (CCA) All-East Region team.

ECC Player of the Year, Tracey Balinskas from Molloy, ECC Pitcher of the Year, Ashley Martin from LIU Post, and Tori Duquette from NYIT were the First Team selections from the ECC. Balinskas earned her third straight All-Conference nod and Player of the Year honors after hitting .416 with 12 homeruns and 39 RBI. Jansen helped LIU Post to the final of both the ECC Championship and NCAA East II Regional by posting an ECC-high 18 wins to go along with a 1.61 earned run average and 120 strikeouts. Duquette finished the season ranked fourth in the ECC with a .407 batting average and led the league with 70 hits and six triples.

Second Team selections include Jackie Couillard (C, Mercy), Kat Zabielski (1B, NYIT), Arianna La Puma (3B, Dowling), Chelsea Gourdin (OF, NYIT), and Paige Swantek (DP, LIU Post).

The First Team honorees are automatically nominated for the Daktronics All-American voting process. The 2015 Daktronics Softball All-American Teams will be announced on Wednesday, May 20.

2015 Daktronics Softball All-East Region Teams
First Team
C – Alyssa Calderon, Caldwell
1B – Kortney Kraker, Caldwell
2B – Tori Duquette, NYIT
3B – Brenna Martini, Adelphi
SS – Jeane Drury, Pace
OF – Shelby Yung, Pace
OF – Mo Hannan, Southern New Hampshire
OF – Amy Hickman, Caldwell
P – Ali Maloof, Southern New Hampshire
P – Ashley Martin, LIU Post
P – Chelsea Botsch – Wilmington
DP – Sarah Lavallee, Southern New Hampshire
Util (non-pitcher) – Dara Schroeder, Georgian Court
Util (pitcher) – Tracey Balinskas, Molloy

Second Team
C – Jackie Couillard, Mercy
1B – Kat Zabielski, NYIT
2B – Ashley Abad, Assumption
3B – Arianna La Puma, Dowling
SS – Kelsey Doherty, Wilmington
OF – Chelsea Gourdin, NYIT
OF – Brielle Reighn, Caldwell
OF – Jamie Wiley, Franklin Pierce
P – Amber Padilla, Caldwell
P – Samantha Esque, Post
P – Lindsay Mapes, Adelphi
DP – Paige Swantek, LIU Post
Util (non-pitcher) – Colby Wyatt, Wilmington
Util (pitcher) – Bailey Walters, Holy Family

2015 Daktronics/Division II CCA East Region Player of the Year
Ali Maloof, Southern New Hampshire
2015 Daktronics/Division II CCA East Region Pitcher of the Year
Ali Maloof, Southern New Hampshire