NEW HAVEN, Conn. (May 24, 2019) -- A pair of Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) softball student-athletes this week earned All-America honors from the Division II Conference Commissioners Association (D2CCA), including Wilmington University's Rosa'Lynn Burton (2nd Team) and Caldwell University's Kaileen Cain (Honorable Mention). The announcement was made this week by the national organization.
For Burton, it is her second All-America honor this season as she also locked up first-team accolades from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA). She also earned the organization's Golden Shoe Award for leading Division II in stolen bases.
The junior finished the season with a new career-best .517 batting average to go along with 91 hits, breaking the single-season program record. In all of NCAA Division II, she sits fifth in batting average and hits, as teams head into the Championship. Her dominating season included five doubles, five triples, and one home run with 26 RBI. She set a another program record, going 60-for-60 in stolen bases this season, which puts her atop in all of NCAA Division II. She currently sits atop of the program's all-time career hits list with 266 going into her senior season. She had a season-high five hits, going 5-for-6 with three RBI in the Wildcats' 9-8 win against West Chester on March 26 this year. She also matched her season-high of three stolen bases seven times throughout the year.
The leftfielder helped lead the Wildcats to their best season throughout the NCAA era, going 39-15 overall, with a Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference record of 22-4 and their third CACC title in six years. The Wildcats then went on to host the NCAA Division II East II Regional Tournament.
Cain had a strong 2019 campaign, as she batted .395 with three homers and 25 RBI. Her batting average was the fourth-best mark in the conference.
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, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.