Clark Makes Felician History With All-Region Nod

Ciera Clark is Felician's first All-Region softball player. (Steven R. Smith)
Ciera Clark is Felician's first All-Region softball player. (Steven R. Smith)

RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College junior Ciera Clark (Granite Bay, Calif./Del Oro) has been named to the 2014 Daktronics NCAA Division II All-East Region Softball Second Team, as voted by the region's sports information directors. Clark is the first Felician softball player to be elected All-Region in the 18-year history of the program.

Clark, a 5-foot-8 first-baseman, had been elected to the all-Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference First Team. In 38 games, she batted .445 with 10 home runs and 43 runs batted in, all single-season Golden Falcon records. She added 13 doubles, one triple, and 35 runs scored.

Clark leads the CACC in on-base percentage (.543) and slugging percentage (.855). Her 10 home runs are tied for second in the league, and she ranks third in batting average. She won or shared the league's Player-of-the-Week award three times.

With a year left to play, Clark has already has already become Felician's all-time leader in career doubles (36) and RBI (104) and matched the all-time home run record of 21. She is a 2011 graduate of Del Oro High of Loomis, Calif.

Felician completed 2014 with a won-lost record of 19-22 a four-win improvement over the previous season. The Golden Falcons finished ninth in the CACC with an 11-15 league mark, missing the conference playoffs by two games.

The NCAA Division II East Region is comprised of all members of the CACC, East Coast Conference, and Northeast-10 Conference; 37 schools are encompassed.

Clark is the first Felician student-athlete to earn all-region honors in 2013-14.


2014 Daktronics D-II All-East Region Softball Teams 

First Team:
C – Aly Dzierzynski, LIU Post
1B – Brielle Reighn, Caldwell
2B – Lindsey Bolduc, Southern New Hampshire
3B – Kristen Knorr, Caldwell
SS – Angie Yoshizu, Bloomfield
OF – Alexis Gonzalez, LIU Post
OF – Crystal Tarango, Dowling
OF – Dara Schroeder, Georgian Court
DP – Kayla Morrissey, Queens
SP – Ali Maloof, Southern New Hampshire
SP – Liz Weber, LIU Post
SP – Amber Padilla, Caldwell
UT (Non-Pitcher) – Julie Gross, Mercy
UT (Pitcher) – Katie Andrews, Adelphi

Second Team:
C – Alyssa Calderon, Caldwell
1B – Ciera Clark, Felician
2B – Danielle McDevitt, Holy Family
3B – Lindsey Couturier, New Haven
3B – Taylor McDonough, Georgian Court
SS – Nicole Hagenah, LIU Post
OF – Caitlin McCready, Caldwell
OF – Brandy Dianno, New Haven
OF – Shelby Yung, Pace
OF – Samantha Riabko, Philadelphia
DP – Megan Ruonavaara, Stonehill
SP – Tayla Trask, Saint Anselm
SP – Sydney Ponto, Caldwell
SP – Victoria Cabral, New Haven
UT (Pitcher) – Kirsten Wilson, Bloomfield

East Region Player of the Year – Aly Dzierzynski, LIU Post
East Region Pitcher of the Year – Ali Maloof, Southern New Hampshire