LOS ANGELES – Elizabeth Newman and Jen DiCandilo of the Haverford College softball team have been named to the Jewish Sports Review 2013 College Softball All-America Team which is comprised of athletes from NCAA Divisions II and III, and NAIA institutions.
Earning All-American recognition from the Jewish Sports Review for the second straight year, Newman, a mainstay in center field for the Fords, rewrote the single-season record books by establishing new high marks in batting average (.439), on base percentage (.516), runs scored (45) and hits (58). A first-team All-Centennial Conference selection, Newman ranked second in the conference in batting average and was a threat to score anytime she reached base as she paced the Centennial in runs scored.
A member of the conference's spring academic honor roll in 2013, Newman started all 39 games for Haverford and the rising senior's presence and production from the lead-off position helped the Fords set new single-season team records in an assortment of offensive categories during their magical run to the conference championship game.
Named to the Jewish Sports Review All-America team as the designated player, DiCandilo gave Haverford a dependable threat in the middle of the order as she established new career-high marks in batting average (.392), runs (32), hits (51) and doubles (15). The third baseman, an all-conference selection for three years, finished in a tie for second in the Centennial in RBIs with 34 and also ranked among the conference leaders in doubles (second), slugging percentage (fourth), and runs (seventh). Her effectiveness at the plate translated to new single-season program marks for doubles (15) and total bases (80). A first-team all-conference honoree for the first time in her career in 2013, DiCandilo was equally impressive in the field where she accounted for a solid .940 fielding percentage along with a highlight reel of diving stops over the course of her junior campaign.
Jewish Sports Review 2013 College Softball All-America Team
•First base – Megan Light (Emory)
•Second base – Avi Greene (Agnes Scott)
•Shortstop – Danni Glixman (Fontbonne)
•Third base – Jamie Samuel (Kenyon)
•Cather – Abby Ostrom (Trinity (Conn.))
•Oufield – Elizabeth Newman (Haverford)
•Oufield – Byrne Katz (Endicott)
•Oufield – Stacy Berg (Washington (Mo.))
•Utility – Cassi Glixman (Fontbonne)
•Designated player – Jen DiCandilo (Haverford)
•Pitcher – Mandy Greenberg (Minot State)
•Pitcher – Aly Moskowitz (Tufts)