Short Named NEWMAC Rookie of Year and All-Conference Selection

Hayden Short

BOSTON, Mass. – Freshman Hayden Short has been named the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) Softball Rookie of the Year and voted onto the All-conference second team.

Short had a sensational freshman season for the Bears. She started all 40 games at shortstop and led the team and was fifth in the NEWMAC with a .437 batting average. Short led the Bears with 17 doubles, seven homers, 38 RBI's, a .738 on base percentage and a .533 slugging percentage.

Her 38 RBI's were second most in the NEWMAC while her seven homers tied her for fifth in the conference.

Short becomes the fifth Coast Guard player to earn NEWMAC Softball Rookie of the Year honors and first since Jessie Richardson won the award in 2012.

Colleen Perry (2004), Amanda Frederick (2008) and Hayley Feindel (2009) also won the award for Coast Guard.

The Bears also won the NEWMAC sportsmanship award.

PLAYER OF THE YEAR: Alexandra Marshall, MIT
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR: Hayden Short, Coast Guard
COACH OF THE YEAR: Whitney Goldstein, WPI

2016 NEWMAC Softball All-Conference 

Team

Name

Institution

First Team

Lindsay Gurska

WPI

First Team

Alexandra Marshall

MIT

First Team

Jasmin Joseph

MIT

First Team

Clare Doolin

WPI

First Team

Caroline Fairbanks

Wheaton

First Team

Ashytn Coleman

Wellesley

First Team

Emma Hart

Wheaton

First Team

Nina Murpy-Cook

WPI

First Team

Ali Reilly

Babson

 
 
 

Second Team

Ama Biney

WPI

Second Team

Carly Bresee

Wellesley

Second Team

Annie Quine

Babson

Second Team

Kelly Welch

Wheaton

Second Team

Caraline Wood

WPI

Second Team

Hayden Short

Coast Guard

Second Team

Anna Pisac

Wellesley

Second Team

Allison Snyder

Smith

Second Team

Jenna Webb

Springfield