Durkin, Gonzalez, Nance Named to NJAC All-Conference Softball Team

Montclair, NJ (5/6/10) – Senior second baseman Megan Durkin (West Orange, NJ / West Orange), junior centerfielder Leslie Gonzalez (North Bergen, NJ / North Bergen) and senior rightfielder Kelly Nance (Marlboro, NJ / Marlboro) each earned spots on the 2010 NJAC All-Conference Team as the league unveiled its selections on Thursday.

Durkin and Gonzalez were named to the First Team while Nance was chosen Second Team. It is the third straight season that Gonzalez was named First Team while Durkin and Nance each garner their second All-Conference accolades.

Durkin appeared in all 36 games for the Red Hawks batting .333 with 24 runs scored and 10 doubles while driving in 22 runs. She also drew 13 walks and committed just three errors in 166 fielding chances (.982). In conference play, Durkin hit ..364 with 12 runs scored. She registered five doubles and knocked in 11 runs. She currently ranks eighth in the NJAC in doubles and eighth in fielding assists (76).

Gonzalez hit .375 overall with 45 hits and five triples. She drove in 19 runs and stole four bases. Ranked fourth in the NJAC in batting average and hits (45), she is also third in triples. Gonzalez hit .397 in NJAC games with nine runs scored and eight RBI.

Nance hit .316 in conference games with 10 runs scored and four home runs along with 14 RBI. Overall she hit .315 with 20 runs scored, seven doubles, two triples and the aforementioned four homers. She drew eight walks and drove in a team-best 29 runs, 11 coming with two outs.