MacFawn Named AE Pitcher of the Year; Highlights Seven All-Conference Selections

Photo: Brittany MacFawn (above) was named America East Pitcher of the Year and to the all-conference first team on Wednesday, May 8. 

2013 America East All-Conference Teams 

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – University at Albany softball pitcher Brittany MacFawn was named America East Pitcher of the Year on Wednesday, May 8. MacFawn, a junior, was also named to the all-conference first team squad. It was her third consecutive season to receive the accolade.

Joining MacFawn, reigning America East Rookie of the Year, Vicky McFarland was also named to the all-conference first team. Reigning America East Player of the Year, junior Charlise Castro, sophomore Alexa Toole and freshman Annie Johnson were named to the all-conference second team. Johnson joined freshman Kelly Costello and Maggie Cocks on the all-conference rookie team.

MacFawn has had one of the most dominant years in the circle of any pitcher in league history. The righthander is on pace to win the league’s pitching triple crown as she leads the league in wins (26), earned run average (2.04) and strikeouts (269). She’s set a new single-season program record for strikeouts and inning’s pitched (229.1). A four-time America East Pitcher of the Week, MacFawn was even better in league play, going 12-1 with a 0.75 ERA and 123 punchouts.

McFarland leads UAlbany in runs (37), and is tied with Castro with a team-high seven homers. Johnson currently ranks second in the country in stolen bases (.88 per game) and holds a team-high .357 batting average. Cocks has connected for 12 doubles, just four shy of a team single-season record. Toole has started nearly every game at second base, pulling in a .340 on-base percentage, while Costello played center field, collecting 21 hits and 32 total bases.

UAlbany will play Stony Brook tomorrow, Thursday, May 9, in the opening round of the 2013 America East Tournament. First pitch is set for 1:00 p.m. at the BU Sports Complex. 

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