Cruver, Parolise, Jakiela named to TCCC Second Team
NEWPORT, R.I. - Save Regina University senior Sarah Jakiela (Meriden, Conn.), sophomore Kristen Parolise (Hamden, Conn.), and freshman Jen Cruver (North Haven, Conn.) were selected to the 2010 The Commonwealth Coast Conference (TCCC) Second Team.
Cruver led the Seahawks in average (.397), hits (29), slugging percentage (.507), and on-base percentage (.436), and tied for the team lead in both runs (16) and stolen bases (two). A centerfielder who recorded a .914 fielding percentage, Cruver also laced four doubles, which ranked second on the Seahawks, and drove in 10 runs, which was fourth. She racked up eight multi-hit games in 2010, including three games with three hits.
The two-time reigning Pitcher of the Year, Jakiela went 15-9 with a 2.52 earned run average (ERA) and a league-best 152 strikeouts. She also led the league in complete games with 23 and held opponents to a 2.07 average, which was second in TCCC. Jakiela completed 23 of the 24 games she started, which was tops in the conference, and her five shutouts was second.
Parolise finished second to Cruver in average (.351), hits (27), runs (12), RBI (16), and on-base percentage (.386). She notched five multi-hit games, including a season-high four against Regis (Mass.) on April 21. Parolise drove in a season-high three runs against Wentworth on March 27.
Endicott took home a trio of awards as Jenna Bortolotti was named TCCC Pitcher of the Year, Krista Fales was tabbed Rookie of the Year, and Merry MacDonald was recognized as the Senior Scholar Athlete of the Year. Anna Maria also took home a pair of awards as Sarah Boyd was named Player of the Year and Aimee Lee garnered Coach of the Year honors. Gordon College nabbed the Team Sportsmanship Award.
The No. 4 seed Seahawks (20-12) were slated to face No. 5 seed Anna Maria in TCCC playoff action Wednesday afternoon at Endicott College (25-10-1), but the game has been postponed due to inclement weather. No immediate makeup date and time have been announced.