Courtesy of Caldwell University Athletics
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (July 13, 2017) -- Caldwell University softball junior Marisa Monasseri (Monroe, N.J.) was named the NCAA statistical leader in on base percentage for the 2017 season. Monasseri posted a .624 on base percentage in 60 games played this past spring.
The reigning Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Year for a second straight year led the Cougars to the Regular Season and Tournament Championship this spring. She was a Division II Conference Commissioner's Association (D2CCA) and the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) First Team All-American as well as a College Sports Information Directors of America Academic All-American Second Team. Monasseri was also selected by the NFCA as the Diamond Catcher of the Year. She was also named as an Eastern College Athletic Conference First Team All-Star and was an NFCA Division II Player of the Year Top-10 Finalist.
Monasseri finished the season with a .503 this season with 11 homeruns, 11 doubles, 78 hits, with an on base percentage of .624. She posted a .787 slugging percentage and led the team with 67 RBI.
The Cougars finished their season with a 45-15 mark, tying the single season program record for wins (2004, 2013, 2014). Caldwell won the CACC regular season title with a 25-1 mark and went 4-0 in the CACC Tournament for their seventh conference championship. The Cougars were selected as the #3 seed in the NCAA Division II Championship, earning a postseason bid for the tenth consecutive season.
ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Nyack College, Philadelphia University, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.