Medeiros named NE-10 softball freshman of the yearMay 6, 2010
WORCESTER, Mass. --- Freshman second baseman LAUREN MEDEIROS (Seekonk, MA/Seekonk) has been named the Northeast-10 Conference softball Freshman-of-the-Year in a vote of the conference head coaches. Along with infielder partner, freshman shortstop BRENNA MORRISSEY (Salem, NH/Lawrence Academy), she was named to the first all-star team and the all-rookie team.
Medeiros has also earned a place on the Daktronics NCAA Division II East Region first all-star team and the third all-America team.
Sophomore righthander JENNIFER LOWREY (Assonet, MA/Apponequet) and batterymate senior catcher ERIN MURPHY (Sarasota, FL/Cardinal Mooney) were named to the second all-star team, while junior first baseman AMY GORDON (Seekonk, MA/Bishop Feehan) was named to the third team.
Medeiros is the current batting leader in the Northeast-10 Conference at .459 (61 hits in 133 at bats) with seven home runs and 50 runs batted in as the team competes in the conference playoffs. She also leads the conference with 24 doubles---the new team record previously set by Stephanie Delucia '99 in 1999 and currently ranked No. 2 nationally in N.C.A.A. Division II. She also leads the league in runs batted in (50), slugging percentage (.812), total bases (108) and batting average with two outs (.543), with runners in scoring position (.506) and with RBI opportunity (.529). In addition, she also has 21 multiple-hit games (six with three hits) and 14 multiple-RBI games.
Morrissey is currently batting .430 with 58 hits in 135 at bats with 14 doubles, two triples, two home runs and 17 runs batted in from the leadoff spot. She led the team with 23 walks and 40 runs and was second in average and slugging pct. (.607).
Lowrey is 14-7 overall with a 2.43 earned run average and just pitched the Greyhounds past UMass Lowell in the opening round of the conference playoffs with a six-hitter and 10 strike outs. She has 15 complete games in her 20 starts with 149 strikeouts in 132.1 innings. Murphy enjoyed her finest season by hitting .330 (34 hts in 103 at bats) with a home run and 16 runs batted in.
Gordon is batting .305 (39 hits in 128 at bats) with five home runs and 31 runs batted in and 10 doubles. She also has a .993 fielding average with just two errors in 278 chances at first base.
The Greyhounds are next in action Friday morning (9 a.m.) at the conference playoffs when they play Adelphi University at the University of New Haven.