NEWARK, Del. – Senior Sarah Lavallee (Candia, N.H.) of the Southern New Hampshire University softball team was named to the Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) All-East Region Second Team on Monday, as the organization announced its All-Region teams and major award winners. Lavallee was named the Second Team designated player.
Lavallee's Second Team designation marks the third time in four seasons she was named All-East Region by the D2CCA, and is the fifth overall All-Region honor she has received. In her final season in a Penmen uniform, she finished in the top-10 of nearly every offensive category in the Northeast-10 Conference. Lavallee is first in the NE10 in home runs (14) and RBI (47), third in walks (24), sixth in slugging percentage (.588) and seventh in total bases (87). Her 14 home runs were a new career high and upped her four-year total to 39, which broke the program record for career home runs that previously stood at 35. Lavallee's 47 RBI were also a new career best and slot her second in program annals with 113, while she also set new career benchmarks in hits (41), at bats (148), runs scored (23) and walks.
Lavallee caps her Southern New Hampshire career with her name all over the Penmen softball career record book. She is first all-time in home runs, second in RBI, ninth in runs scored (77), 10th in hits (143), sixth in earned run average (2.17), sixth in strikeouts (246), sixth in innings pitched (404.0) and fifth in career games played (174).
The Southern New Hampshire University softball team set a new single-season program record for wins in 2018 after posting an overall mark of 38-14. The Penmen advanced to their fourth NCAA East Regional in five seasons after making their sixth consecutive appearance in the NE10 Championship semifinals.
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