October 28, 2010
Softball Names 2010 Award Winners At Annual Banquet
Conn. - The Quinnipiac University softball program held its annual
banquet on Saturday, Oct. 23 in honor of the 2009-10 season.
Quinnipiac Softball Head Coach Germaine
Fairchild announced the 2010 season awards at the banquet. Katie
Allendorfer (Glenside, Pa.) was named the team's Most Valuable
Casella (Oceanside, N.Y.) was named the Defensive Player of the
Year, Alex Alba (Sylmar, Calif.) was named the Offensive Player of
the Year (Sylmar, Calif.), Heather
Maffeo (Milton, Mass.) was named the Most Improved Player of
the Year, and Jaimie
Iaquinto (Dix Hills, N.Y.) was the recipient of the Spirit of
the Bobcat Award.
"It was such a treat
to have all eight of our graduated seniors from last year's team
return to Hamden for our banquet in honor of last year's season and
team," said head coach Germaine
Fairchild. "Each student-athlete was recognized for their
contributions to a highly-successful 2009-10 campaign, with over 60
teammates and family members in attendance."
in all 52 games behind the plate for the Bobcats last season. The
catcher had the second-highest batting average (.303) on the team
and recorded a team high of 372 put-outs and 26 RBI. She scored 18
runs and put up 43 hits on the season.
Casella led Quinnipiac softball's defensive efforts in the spring.
The outfielder made no errors in her 50 starts for the Bobcats. She
posted 57 put-outs with two assists and compiled 16 runs, 31 hits,
and nine RBI.
Alba greatly contributed to the Bobcats' offense in 2010 as she
held the team's highest batting average (.303.) and led the team in
hits (46). She drove in 17 RBI, scored 16 runs, and added six
doubles and a triple. She was named to the 2010 NEC Softball
All-Conference Second Team.
Maffeo was also named All-Conference, as she appeared in 34 games
and posted the team's third-highest batting average (.300). In 70
at bats, the outfielder compiled 14 runs, 21 hits, and 11 RBI.
Iaquinto received the Spirit of the Bobcat Award, which is
presented to the student-athlete who transcends athletic
performance achievement, going above and beyond in the classroom,
in the community, in a leadership role, and in her daily
interactions with all those she comes into contact with.