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    Kim Silva Named To All-BIG EAST First Team

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    Kim Silva named to All-BIG EAST First Team

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    Kim Silva named to All-BIG EAST First Team
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    May 9, 2012

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. – Husky junior third baseman Kim Silva was named to the All-BIG EAST First Team and senior designated player Amy DeLuca was selected to the All-BIG EAST Second Team on Thursday evening at the BIG EAST softball banquet. This marks both athletes first BIG EAST accolades of their careers at UConn.

    Silva ended the regular season third on the team with a .303 batting average with 40 hits, 27 runs and 20 RBI. The Cheshire, Conn. native posted a .894 fielding percentage on the season and a .918 fielding percentage in league play committing only seven errors against conference opponents. Against BIG EAST foes, Silva was second on the team with a .354 batting average and owned a team-best .569 slugging percentage. 

    “This is a very exciting award for Kim to receive. She really stepped up her play at the end of the season to help us reach the BIG EAST Championship,” stated Head Coach Karen Mullins.

    DeLuca was named to the Second Team after guiding the Huskies to a 9-13 mark in league play with a team-high .357 batting average and a .429 slugging percentage against BIG EAST opponents. A native of Bordentown, N.J., DeLuca posted a .277 overall average in her 94 trips to the plate.

    “For Amy to come back from a torn ACL and receive conference acknowledgement for her efforts this season is great. Her hard work to rehab and be such a strong force for our team and is a huge tribute to her career at UConn,” Mullins concluded.                                                               


     

     

    The Huskies will take on the No. 1 seed Louisville (50-3, 20-2 BIG EAST) on Thursday at 12:30 p.m. in the first round of the BIG EAST Championships at Melissa Cook Stadium.

     2012 BIG EAST Player of the Year

    Kacee Cox, St. John’s, Sr., C

     2012 BIG EAST Pitcher of the Year

    Laura Winter, Notre Dame, So., P

     2012 BIG EAST Rookie of the Year

    Alyssa Landrith, Rutgers, Fr., P

     2012 BIG EAST Coaching Staff of the Year

    Louisville

     All-BIG EAST First Team

    P        Tori Collins, Louisville

    P        Laura Winter, Notre Dame

    C        Kacee Cox, St. John’s

    1B      Dani Miller, Notre Dame

    2B      Stephanie Watts, Syracuse *

    3B      Kim Silva, Connecticut

    SS      Kourtney Salvarola, USF

    OF      Kristin Austin, Louisville

    OF      Alexa Maldonado, Notre Dame

    OF      Veronica Grant, Syracuse

    U/P     Kirsten Verdun, DePaul *

    DP/U   Taner Fowler, Louisville

     All-BIG EAST Second Team

    P        Sara Nevins, USF

    P        Jenna Caira, Syracuse

    C        Amy Buntin, Notre Dame

    1B      Stephanie Medina, USF

    2B      Katie Keller, Louisville

    3B      Kelly Hmiel, Pittsburgh

    SS      Chloe Saganowich, Notre Dame

    OF      Kelsey Thornton, Notre Dame

    OF      Kristi Cady, St. John’s

    OF      Janine Richardson, USF

    DP/U   Amy DeLuca, Connecticut

     

    All-BIG EAST Third Team

    P        Caralisa Connell, Louisville

    P        Alyssa Landrith, Rutgers

    P        Stacy Kuwik, Syracuse

    C        Holly Stevens, Pittsburgh

    1B      Alicja Wolny, Louisville

    3B      Brittney Lindley, Rutgers

    SS      Whitney Arion, Louisville

    OF      Jennifer Esteban, Louisville

    OF      Jordan Trimble, Louisville

    OF      Chandler Howard, Rutgers

    DP/U   Mary Connolly, DePaul

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