Thursday, June 19, 2008

University of Albany's Amber Maisonet Named ECAC Division I Softball All-Star

Courtesy: UAlbany Sports Information

Centerville, Mass. - University at Albany’s Amber Maisonet earned ECAC Division I Softball All-Star Honors, as announced by the conference office on Wednesday afternoon.

Maisonet, a senior outfielder on the UAlbany softball team, was named to the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-America University Division Softball Team, becoming just the fifth UAlbany student-athlete to earn national first-team honors, and is the first female athlete chosen to a national first team at the Division I level. Maisonet, a native of Newburgh, N.Y., earned All-America East Conference first-team recognition for the fourth straight season after finishing second in the league with a .379 batting average and first in stolen bases (27).

Maisonet, who was nominee for the America East Woman of the Year award, also received an ECAC Merit Medal as the school’s top senior female student-athlete during the current academic year. She was named to the NFCA All-Region second team and finished as the UAlbany career leader with 233 hits and 151 runs. Maisonet is also ranked second in career stolen bases with 96 and is fourth with a .360 batting average.

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