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2013 NJCAA Division III All-Americans Released by the NFCA
LOUISVILLE, Ky. – 2013 NJCAA Division III Champion Herkimer County Community College and national runner-up Brookdale Community College led the nation with four selections each to the 2013 NFCA NJCAA Division III All-American Team that was announced by the Association on Tuesday.
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Gloucester County College boasted three selections while Rock Valley College and Corning Community College each garnered a pair on the prestigious listing to round out the list of programs earning multiple nods.
Starting off the list of honorees from Herkimer was pitcher Toni Secreti. The hurler helped guide her team to its first national crown by leading NJCAA DIII with a 0.79 ERA and registering 16 wins from the circle.
Joining their teammate as All-Americans for 2013 were Herkimer infielder Jessica Patterelli, outfielder Stephanie Siriano and designated player Delaney Buckley. Pattereli rated third in NJCAA DIII with a .582 batting average to go along with seven HR’s and 48 RBIs. Siriano guided the NJCAA with a sterling .602 batting mark, ranked third in HR’s (11) and fourth in RBIs (69) and boasted an impressive 36 total extra-base hits (20 doubles). Buckley registered a .491 batting mark in addition to 11 doubles, seven HR’s and 54 RBIs.
Pitcher Samantha Hosey led off a contingent of four selections from national runner-up Brookdale, owning a NJCAA Division III best 29 total victories and 268 strikeouts from the circle as well as the second-best ERA in the nation at 1.02. Her battery mate behind the plate, catcher Kathleen Sharp, guided the NJCAA in RBIs with 82 while batting .448 with 71 runs scored, 25 doubles and five HR’s. The final two All-Americans from Brookdale were infielder Bobbie Boehler and outfielder Courtney Paone. Boehler hit .457 with 65 tallies, 16 two-baggers, a team-high four triples, three HR’s and 63 RBIs (fifth in NJCAA DIII), while Paone registered a .467 mark with squad-highs of 32 stolen bases (third in NJCAA DIII) and 82 runs scored to go along with 11 extra-base hits and 54 RBIs.
Pitcher Erin Huesser, infielder Melissa Mackey and outfielder Briana Villari were the three All-Americans selected from Gloucester. Huesser posted a 1.88 ERA and finished third in the nation with 22 victories, against just four defeats, and fifth in K’s (132). Mackey led her team with a .458 average while adding 58 tallies, 14 doubles, a team-leading seven triples, four round trippers and 62 RBIs. Villari swiped an impressive 22 bases and scored a squad-best 72 runs while batting .455 with 27 extra-base hits and 57 RBIs.
Making the team from Rock Valley College were catcher Maria Marquez and infielder Kara Ekx. Marquez rated third in the country in RBIs (70) and fourth in HR’s (10) and hit .504, while her teammate Ekx did even better from a national standpoint, leading NJCAA DIII in HR’s (12) and rating second in RBIs (75) while posting a .516 average, 13 doubles and 55 runs scored.
Infielder Mollie Peck and outfielder Aja Gosper made up the two-player contingent that represented Corning on the All-American listing. Peck led her team with a .441 batting average, 17 doubles and 37 RBIs, while Gosper batted .433 and registered squad-bests in stolen bases (13) and runs scored (40).
Last but certainly not least was College of DuPage infielder Karen Caithamer who powered her team via the eighth-best batting average in the country (.560) and squad-highs in runs scored (41), doubles (nine), HR’s (three) and RBIs (27).