Seven Greyhounds Honored on NE-10 All-Conference Teams
Easton, Mass. -- Six players and head coach Ralph DeLucia have all been honored by the Northeast-10 Conference on the league's softball All-Conference Teams. Head coach Ralph DeLucia was named as the Coach of the Year, while freshman center fielder Tanya Robidoux (Hooksett, N.H./Manchester Central) was the Rookie of the Year. All awards were voted on by the league's head coaches.
DeLucia guided the team to the program's first outright Northeast-10 regular-season crown as the Greyhounds put together a 27-18 overall mark, including a 21-9 record in Northeast-10 play. The Hounds were 12-5 at home in 2011 and one seven of eight games in the final week of the regular season to win the championship.
Robidoux hit .391 while playing every inning of every game as a freshman in center field for the Greyhounds. Ranking 10th in the league in batting, Robidoux was also selected as the Assumption College Female Freshman Athlete of the Year. She had a team-best 63 hits with 39 runs scored, eight doubles, three triples, one home run and 15 runs batted in. She was also named to the All-Conference First Team and was an All-Rookie Team selection.
Joining her on the First Team were second baseman Lauren Medeiros (Seekonk, Mass./Seekonk) and starting pitcher Jennifer Lowrey (Assonet, Mass./Apponequet). Medeiros, a First Team All-Conference last season as well, led the team and was seventh in the league in batting average at .397. She was also second in on-base percentage at .479 and had a .624 slugging percentage with 56 hits, 35 runs scored, 10 doubles, two triples, six home runs and 40 runs batted in.
Lowrey led the Northeast-10 in strikeouts with 179, 22 strikeouts more than second place. She posted a .232 earned run average with a 13-8 overall and a .209 batting average against, which was second in the league. Lowrey was a three-time Northeast-10 Pitcher of the Week during the year as well.
Senior first baseman Amy Gordon (Seekonk, Mass./Bishop Feehan) was named to the All-Conference Second Team, along with freshman right fielder Nicole Boris (Gardner, Mass./Gardner). Gordon was third on the team with a .347 batting average and was tied for the league lead in walks with 25. She had 43 hits and 22 runs scored in 45 games and tied for the team lead in doubles with 13. Gordon also had one triple and two home runs, along with 22 runs batted in.
Boris, who was also named to the league's All-Rookie team, started all 45 games and was fourth on the team with a .343 batting average. She had 49 hits with a .566 slugging percentage, along with 24 runs scored, nine doubles, one triple and a team-high seven home runs with 34 runs batted in.
Sophomore Melissa Jalbert (Gardner, Mass./Gardner) was named to the All-Conference Third Team as a designated player after hitting .290 with 42 hits and 26 runs scored in 45 games. Jalbert also had five doubles, one triple, two home runs and 16 runs batted in.