Five Salve Regina players get All-CCC nods, Rubino named top defensive player
The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) recently announced its 2022 Softball All-Conference Teams and major award winners. Salve Regina’s Francesca Rubino ’24 was selected as the Defensive Player of the Year, and four other students also received nods.
There were 13 student-athletes named to the All-CCC Second Team, including Salve Regina’s Lauren Packer ’22 at first base. The All-CCC Third Team was comprised of 12 student-athletes, with Salve Regina’s Alex Kelly ’25 serving as the Third Team catcher, Kendall Duprey ’22 as an outfielder and Nikki Vanelli ’22 as utility.
As Defensive Player of the Year, Rubino was a defensive star in centerfield at Salve Regin, controlling the outfield and making several game saving catches. She made only one error all season in 72 total chances and had three outfield assists.
Voting for the All-CCC Teams and major awards was conducted by the 10 CCC softball head coaches following the conclusion of the regular season.
For the complete list of All-CCC honorees and major award winners, go here.
The Commonwealth Coast Conference, founded in 1984, is an NCAA Division III athletic conference comprised of 10 full member and two associate member institutions throughout the New England region. Its membership aims to provide student-athletes with a positive experience in their pursuit of excellence through high academic standards, quality competition, and a meaningful student life. The conference administers championships in 19 intercollegiate sports.