SPRINGFIELD, Mass. – The Commonwealth Coast Conference (CCC) has announced its 2019 Softball All-Conference Teams and two Curry softball student-athletes were recognized. Freshman Liana Duarte (Taunton, Mass.) was named to the First Team while classmate Alexis Buckner (Foxborough, Mass.) grabbed Third Team honors.
Duarte rounded out her first collegiate season batting a team-high .374 (34-for-91) with six doubles, 14 RBI, and 24 runs scored in 34 games. She was a tough out at the plate, only striking out three times. Duarte also posted team-highs in on-base percentage (.472) and third in slugging percentage (.440). Additionally, she tallied 40 total bases. Defensively, Duarte had a .929 fielding percentage.
Buckner lands on the Third Team after playing in all 35 games. She registered a batting average of .286 (28-for-98) with four doubles, a home run, 16 RBI, and 13 runs scored. The first-year also posted an on-base percentage of .324, a slugging percentage of .357, and 35 total bases. On the defensive side, Bucker recorded a .971 fielding percentage and a team-high 196 putouts.
Duarte, Buckner and the Colonels finished the season with a 12-23 overall record (2-14 CCC).
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