Gonzalez, Durkin Named to NFCA Softball All-Region Team

Montclair, NJ (5/17/10) – Junior centerfielder Leslie Gonzalez (North Bergen, NJ / North Bergen) and senior second baseman Megan Durkin (West Orange, NJ / West Orange), each earned spots on the 2010 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III East All-Region Team.

Gonzalez was selected to the Second Team while Durkin collected Third-Team honors as an At-Large choice. It is the second All-Region accolade for both players.

Gonzalez, named to the All-NJAC First Team earlier this month, 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.

Durkin, a First-Team All-NJAC selection, 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).