June 4, 2010

Katie Allendorfer and Chris Migani Named Quinnipiac Athletes of the Month For May

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac softball senior Katie Allendorfer (Glenside, Pa.) and baseball sophomore Chris Migani (Orange, Conn.) were named the Quinnipiac Athletes of the Month for May. Allendorfer led the softball team to the Northeast Conference Tournament while Migani was the Bobcats' top offensive threat down the stretch.

For the month, Allendorfer led the Bobcats with a .364 average across eight games for the month. Allendorfer started every game behind the plate, and did not commit and error in 42 chances while handing the catching duties. In addition, Allendorfer reached base safely in all eight games, while scoring in four of them. Allendorfer was 1-for-3 with a run scored against Central Connecticut on May 1, before posting a 3-for-4 showing in the first game of a doubleheader against Fairleigh Dickinson on May 8. She also had a RBI and a runs scored in the game, before going 1-for-3 with a run scored in the second half of the twin bill. In the Northeast Conference Tournament, Allendorfer was one of just four players to record multiple-hits in the tournament, going 1-for-2 in the first game of the playoffs before going 2-for-2 with a double, while also reaching on a walk in the Bobcats' final game of the season. For the year, Allendorfer batted .303 (43-142) in 52 games played. She led the Bobcats with six doubles, three homeruns and 26 runs-batted in. She also drew a team-high 19 walks, while slugging .408 and carrying a .386 on-base percentage.

Migani batted a team-high .386 (22-57) for the month, leading Quinnipiac in hits, homeruns (3), runs-batted-in (15) and slugging percentage (.614), while he also posted a .429 on-base percentage with four doubles and 10 runs scored in 16 games played. Migani recorded a hit in 15 of the 16 games he played in for the month, including the last nine of the season. He had multiple hits in four of the 16 games, and drove in multiple runs in four. In a doubleheader against Monmouth on May 1, Migani was 3-for-7 with two home runs, three RBI and two runs scored. Against Fairleigh Dickinson, Migani was 3-for-4 with three RBI in the first game, before following up with a three-run homer in the second game. He was 2-for-2 with three runs scored in the next game as well. In his last six games of the month, Migani recorded two hits in three of them, while driving in four runs over the stretch. Against Wagner on May 21, Migani became the third sophomore in Quinnipiac Division I history, joining current assistant coach Tim Binkoski and teammate Ben Farina, to reach the 100-hit mark in their second season. For the year, Migani batted .307 (51-166) with five home runs, 31 RBI, 10 doubles and 27 runs scored.

For the women, women's outdoor track athlete Lindsay Pierret (Morristown, N.J.) was also nominated for the athlete of the month, while men's tennis senior John Hughes (Springfield, Mass.) and men's lacrosse senior Alex DeAlmeida (Point Pleasant, N.J.) were also nominated.