FAIRFIELD, Conn.— The Sacred Heart University softball team had four of players represented with postseason honors announced by the Northeast Conference on Wednesday. Senior Hailey Desrosiers headlined the group with NEC Player of the Year to go along with All-NEC First Team honors.
Joining her on the All-NEC First Team was fellow senior Emily Orosco and graduate student Fallon Bevino. Bevino was also awarded with Golden Glove Award for her impressive defensive play at first base. Meanwhile, first-year Amy Petrovich was named to the All-NEC Second Team as well to the All-Rookie team.
Desrosiers became the first Pioneer to be named NEC Player of the Year after a breakout senior season. She added 21 hits to her hit total this year from a season ago as she tallied 71 hits this season. She led the team and conference in batting average racking up a .406 average while placing second in the conference in hits and doubles with 17. She also led the conference in on base percentage tallying a whopping .462.
Orosco capped off her senior regular season on a high note leading the team in wins with 11 and ranking fourth in the NEC in wins. Meanwhile she led the conference in opposing batting average holding oppoentts to just hitting .191 overall. She also led the conference in strikeouts racking up 136 strikeouts on the year.
Bevino had an impressive graduate season batting .347 with 41 hits, 14 doubles and six home runs tallying up to 30 RBI. Was ranked fourth in the NEC in doubles and fifth in the NEC in putouts at first base. She also compiled a .991 fielding percentage which was a key decision in her winning the Golden Glove Award.
Petrovich had an outstanding freshman year racking up a .305 batting average with 47 hits, 13 doubles, and five homeruns to tally 28 RBI. She also tallied an obp. of .361 and a slugging percentage of .487 to help earn her All-NEC Second team and All-Rookie team honors
SHU competes in the NEC Tournament tomorrow afternoon with a matchup against Saint Francis University (Pa.). The action is set for 3:30 p.m. from Brooklyn, N.Y. and can be seen online at NEC Front Row.