Softball’s Borg Selected for All-NECC Accolade

Softball’s Borg Selected for All-NECC Accolade

MARSHFIELD, Mass. – Freshman Toni Borg (Mansfield, Texas) was chosen to represent Southern Vermont College on the 2019 New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Del Malloy Sportsmanship Team as announced by the league this week.

The Mountaineer rookie played 22 games before being unable to finish out the season. She tallied 13 hits with two of those being doubles, and she always stayed positive for her teammates.

"Toni was a great addition to our softball program," said first-year SVC head coach Emily McDonough. "She demonstrated excellent sportsmanship throughout the year towards both her teammates and opposing teams. Toni's courageous, team-first attitude and strong work ethic made her an easy choice for the Del Malloy Sportsmanship Team."

Borg scored seven runs throughout the season while batting in another three. She stole a base and helped turn a pair of double plays defensively after playing a multitude of positions for Coach McDonough.

The NECC's top awards and all-conference teams were voted on by league coaches after the end of the regular season and prior to the start of the championship tournament.

2019 NECC Softball Major Awards & All-Conference Teams

NECC Player of the Year – Lauren Clements, Eastern Nazarene
NECC Pitcher of the Year – Elisabeth Schaffer, Eastern Nazarene
NECC Rookie of the Year – Daelyn Ross, New England College
NECC Coach of the Year – Dani Bishop, Eastern Nazarene

All-First Team
P – Elisabeth Schaffer, Eastern Nazarene
P – Taylor Barbour, New England College
C – Lauren Clements, Eastern Nazarene
1B – Daelyn Ross, New England College
2B – Chanel Welch, New England College
3B – Riley Pickett, Lesley
SS – Sarah Ellis, Becker
OF – Vasia Murphy, Becker
OF – Kori Bow, Eastern Nazarene
OF – Alexa Scribner, New England College
DP – Jordan Day, Lesley

All-Second Team
P – Samantha Belenchia, Becker
P – Jordan Day, Lesley
C – Ally Murphy, Lesley
1B – Katelyn Sylvia, Elms
2B – Mahlia Medina, Lesley
3B – Alexis Vieira, Newbury College
SS – Madison Messier, Elms
OF – Catharine Wrang, Elms
OF – Arianna Gooden, Newbury College
OF – Averi Johnson, Newbury College
DP – Suzanne Vachon, Mitchell

All-Third Team
P – Lisa Lusardi, Elms
P – Jen Thorburn, Lesley
C – Alex Lopez, Mitchell
1B – Kiley Ozaki, Eastern Nazarene
2B – Alyssa Columb, Becker
3B – Lauren Niemann, Becker
SS – Ashleigh Acker, Lesley
OF – Shawnie Clark, New England Col.
OF – Miranda Seacord, Dean
OF – Kayla Doherty, Elms
DP – Caroline Mahoney, Newbury College

Del Malloy Sportsmanship Team
Emily Farone, New England College
Kara Haga, Lesley
Madison Goodhart, Bay Path
Samantha Buzgo, Becker
Bridget McDonough, Dean
Kelly Donahue, Eastern Nazarene
Toni Borg, Southern Vermont
Shelby Brouillette, Elms
Paige Aguilar, Mitchell
Madison Elliott, Newbury