Parker Elected To All-Conference Softball Team

Parker Elected To All-Conference Softball Team

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College sophomore Taylor Parker (Surrey, British Columbia/Semiahmoo) has been named to the 2013 All-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Softball Second Team. Felician junior Tori Bradburn (Ridge, Md./Great Mills) and sophomore Ciera Clark (Granite Bay, Calif./Del Oro) were honored as Honorable-Mention All-CACC selections.

The conference's award winners, which were voted on by its 14 head coaches, were announced and presented Wednesday night at the CACC Awards Banquet in Lakewood, N.J.

"I am very proud of these three young women and their individual accomplishments," said third-year Golden Falcon head coach Lori Kwiatkowski. "It's quite an honor to have their performances recognized by all of the other coaches within our conference."

All three players are all-conference selections for the first time. Parker, a 5-foot-8 third-baseman, set four single-season Felician records: batting average (.444), on-base percentage (.486), hits (59), and doubles (16). She started all 44 games for the Golden Falcons with 28 runs scored and a team-high 25 runs batted in.

Through games of May 1, Parker ranked third in the CACC in both batting and on-base and eighth in slugging percentage (.579). Twice this season, she amassed seven base hits in a doubleheader. She became the first player in Golden Falcon history to surpass 100 career  hits as a sophomore.

Clark, a 5-foot-7 first-baseman, batted .365 this season, also starting all 44 contests. She collected 12 doubles, a Felician-high four home runs, 27 runs, and 21 RBI. In March, she assembled a 14-game hitting streak, a school record. She ranks third on the Golden Falcons' all-time list with 11 career home runs.

The 5-foot-9 Bradburn was chosen as a designated player. In 29 games, she batted .288 and slugged .508 with a .400 on-base percentage. She picked up seven extra-base hits, including two homers. Bradburn was also the Golden Falcons' No. 3 pitcher, tossing a shutout at Virginia State University on opening day on Feb. 10.

Felician had a 15-29 overall won-lost record and tied for eighth place in the CACC with a 9-17 league mark.

Felician has now had 13 student-athletes earn all-conference honors this academic year.

The complete 2013 All-CACC Softball Teams and special award winners can be viewed at http://www.caccathletics.org/sports/sball/2012-13/releases/20130501-softballallconf.