Farber and Zino Repeat as Skyline Player and Pitcher of the Year
- Five Other Rams Receive All-Conference Honors -
Clifton Park, N.Y. - Junior shortstop Nicole Farber (Oakdale, N.Y./Connetquot) repeated as Skyline Conference Player of the Year, while sophomore pitcher Hope Zino (Bay Shore, N.Y./Bay Shore) repeated as Skyline Conference Pitcher of the Year after leading the Rams to a 30-11 record. The Rams had five other receive All-Conference honors, including sophomore first baseman Aubrey Walker (West Babylon, N.Y./West Babylon), sophomore centerfielder Kaitlin Keenan (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip), freshman second baseman Maressa Mistretta (Shirley, N.Y./Longwood), sophomore leftfielder Rebecca Richman (West Islip, N.Y./West Islip) and freshman third baseman Kristen Flint (Brentwood, N.Y./Brentwood).
Farber, who earned Skyline Conference Player of the Year honors for the second straight season, led the conference in eight offensive categories including batting average (.533), slugging percentage (.992), on-base percentage (.582), runs scored (52), hits (64), runs batted in (68), total bases (119), and stolen bases (tied-14). She also ranked third in the conference with 11 home runs. This season, she set single-season school records for batting average, runs, hits, doubles, RBI's, total bases, slugging percentage and on-base percentage. She also joined the NCAA record book for consecutive hits, posting eight consecutive hits on March 16th-17th and six consecutive hits on April 22nd. Nationally, she is currently ranked 2nd for RBI's per game and slugging percentage, 3rd for batting average, 9th for on-base percentage, 11th for runs per game, 12th for home runs, 15th for toughest to strikeout and 32nd for home runs per game.
Zino earned Skyline Conference Pitcher of the Year for the second straight year, after finishing the season with a 13-6 record and a 2.20 ERA (3rd in the Skyline). In 108.1 innings of work, she gave up just 91 hits, struck out 129 (2nd in Skyline) and walked 41. Opponents hit just .221 against Zino, placing her third in the conference in that category. She also tossed her first career no-hitter against NYU-Poly in the championship round of the Skyline Conference tournament. Zino is currently ranked 20th for shutouts (7), 23rd in the Nation for strikeouts per seven innings (8.3) and 52nd for strikeouts.
Walker, who was named First Team All-Skyline as a first baseman, picks up her second All-Conference award in as many years. Aubrey hit a team-high 12 home runs this year, 2nd in the Skyline, in 100 at-bats. She hit .440 (6th in the Skyline) with a .910 slugging percentage (3rd in Skyline) and .525 on-base percentage (4th in Skyline). Her 51 RBI's (3rd in Skyline) placed her second on the team. Walker holds four Top-10 national rankings, including 7th for slugging percentage, 7th for home runs, 8th for home runs per game and 9th for RBI's per game.
Keenan, who picks up her second First Team All-Skyline award as an outfielder, finished 3d on the team and 7th in the conference with a .429 batting average. She also ranked 5th in the Conference with 54 hits and 81 total bases. In 126 at-bats this season, she hit 11 doubles, scored 40 runs with 35 RBI's, while finishing in the top four on the team in every category.
Mistretta, a rookie second baseman, was named Second Team All-Skyline after leading the conference with 131 plate appearances. Starting in all 41 games, she batted .305 with a team-high 19 walks (3rd in Skyline) and second most runs scored on the team and in the conference with 44. She also finished with 40 hits, including an in-the-park homerun, 19 RBI's and six stolen bases.
Richman, a Second Team All-Skyline selection as an outfielder, shattered her numbers from last year as she finished fourth on the team hitting .378. In 127 at-bats with 48 hits, she had eight doubles and seven home runs (3rd in the Skyline) with a .622 slugging percentage and 29 RBI's. She also had nine steals, placing her second most on the team and 5th in the conference.
Flint, the teams' starting third baseman, was named Second Team All-Skyline after hitting .354 in her rookie campaign, fifth on the team. In 113 at-bats, she finished with 40 hits, 22 runs scored, 21 RBI's, eight doubles and seven walks. She hit her first career homerun on April 22nd.
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