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NEWMAC Announces 2018 Softball Postseason Awards

NEWMAC Announces 2018 Softball Postseason Awards

WESTWOOD, Mass. - The New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) announced the 2018 Softball All-Conference team and major award winners on Tuesday morning. After hurling an impressive 18-4 record in the circle, MIT's Ravenne Nasser was named the Pitcher of the Year. WPI's Ama Biney earned Athlete of the Year honors while her teammate Marissa Gonzales was voted Rookie of the Year after the pair helped pave WPI to a 29-13 record. 

Leading the MIT Engineers to the programs first ever NEWMAC crown, head coach Jennifer Williams was named the 2018 Coach of the Year. Williams lead the Engineers to 33-7-1 overall record while currently being ranked No. 18 nationally.

The NEWMAC Softball All-Conference Team consists of a first and second team of 10 selections which are voted on by the 10 head softball coaches. The 2018 honorees are listed below.

Also being recognized are the 10 softball student-athletes that were named to the All-Sportsmanship Team. The award is intended to recognize one student-athlete from each team, in every sport that best demonstrates the ideals of the NEWMAC and its Code of Conduct, regardless of his/her overall performance or statistics for the season.

Ama Biney, WPI
Athlete of the Year

Ravenne Nasser, MIT
Pitcher of the Year

Marissa Gonzales, WPI
Rookie of the Year

Jennifer Williams, MIT
Coach of the Year

2018 NEWMAC Softball All-Conference

Team Name Institution
First Team All-Conference Ama Biney WPI
First Team All-Conference Ravenne Nasser MIT
First Team All-Conference Kristen Drobiak Springfield College
First Team All-Conference Caraline Wood WPI
First Team All-Conference Talia Loda Springfield College
First Team All-Conference Emma Hvozdovich U.S. Coast Guard Academy
First Team All-Conference Devon Goetz MIT
First Team All-Conference Jacqueline DeFusco Emerson College
First Team All-Conference Jasmin Joseph MIT
First Team All-Conference Jade Assad Wheaton College
Second Team All-Conference Nina Murphy-Cook WPI
Second Team All-Conference Ali Reilly Babson College
Second Team All-Conference Marissa Gonzales WPI
Second Team All-Conference Kelsey Saucier WPI
Second Team All-Conference Sarah Von Ahn MIT
Second Team All-Conference Carly Hattman U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Second Team All-Conference Ashley Tango Babson College
Second Team All-Conference Carianna Gasdia Springfield College
Second Team All-Conference Gen Brittingham Wellesley College
Second Team All-Conference Renee LeClaire WPI

2018 NEWMAC Softball All-Sportsmanship Team

Name Institution
Rowan Turner Smith College
Lily Ongkigo Wheaton College
Leah Bodin Clark University
Kayla Padroff Springfield College
Caroline Fortuna Emerson College
Casey Cruzpino U.S. Coast Guard Academy
Zoe Hinton MIT
Nicole Civello Babson College
RiAnna May WPI
Amanda Manning Wellesley College