BOSTON, Mass. (May 8) – MIT softball junior outfielder Jasmin Joseph (Woodland Hills, Calif.), sophomore pitcher Ravenne Nasser (Methuen, Mass.) and senior catcher Ali Trueworthy (Rochester, N.H.) were all awarded with postseason honors from the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) when the league revealed its All-Conference and All-Sportsmanship selections this morning.
Joseph was named to the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team for the second time in as many years, while Nasser earned a spot on the NEWMAC All-Conference Second Team for the first time in her career. In addition, Trueworthy was placed on the newly established NEWMAC All-Sportsmanship Team this spring.
Joseph batted .430 with a league-best on base percentage of .532 and a slugging percentage of .620. Joseph also led the team in runs (35), hits (43), triples (5), walks (22) and stolen bases (18) this year. In addition, she ranked first in the conference in triples and walks and also ranked second in stolen bases as well as fifth in both runs per game and batting average. This spring was a record breaking year for the junior as she topped the MIT career marks for runs, hits, triples and stolen bases with still one year left with the Engineers.
Nasser, who was MIT's number one pitcher in the circle this spring, went 11-8 with an ERA of 1.72 in 118.1 innings which spanned 20 appearances. The sophomore also posted 91 strikeouts, which ranked fifth in the conference. Nasser's ERA was second best in the NEWMAC just behind Pitcher of the Year Talia Loda of Springfield, who had a mark of 1.34. Additionally, three of MIT's starting pitchers, which included Nasser, Deanna Delgado (Miami, Fla.) and Amber VanHemel (Coconut Creek, Fla.) ranked in the top five in the NEWMAC in ERA.
Trueworthy, who earned a spot on the All-Sportsmanship Team, hit .353 with eight doubles, six RBI's, and ten runs scored. The senior played in 29 games this spring and her leadership on and off the field will be missed next season.
MIT closed its season with an overall record of 21-11, which included an 11-7 ledger in conference play. This season marked the third straight year that the Engineers reached the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) postseason tournament and the third consecutive season in which MIT has surpassed the 20-win mark.
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