Softball

2019 RECORD: 19-17; GNAC: 8-7 / GNAC TOURNAMENT APPEARANCES: 15 / ALL-GNAC PLAYERS: 31

Resto and Stettinger Receive All-Conference Distinction

Resto and Stettinger Receive All-Conference Distinction

LINK: Complete GNAC Release

Winthrop, Mass. – Freshmen Kayla Resto (Shelton, Conn.) and Jess Stettinger (East Haven, Conn.) of the Albertus Magnus College softball team earned All-Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) honors as announced by the league office on Tuesday afternoon. Resto and Stettinger both landed on the GNAC Second Team.

Stettinger recorded a strong year at the plate as the rookie batted .407 (50-123) while posting a monster .707 slugging percentage while also collecting a .460 on-base percentage. Stettinger also accumulated 16 doubles, three triples, five home runs and 34 RBI. She also finished the season with 37 runs scored to go along with 12 walks and 13 stolen bases.  She posted 15 multi-hit games, including a season-high four hits against Brooklyn College, and tallied a game-high four RBI and three runs scored at Anna Maria.

Resto enjoyed a stellar rookie campaign appearing in 35 games for Albertus Magnus in 2019. She scored 23 runs, knocked 34 hits, including four doubles, two triples, a home run, and picked up 14 RBI. She finished the season hitting .343 at the plate and recorded a .389 on-base percentage as well as posted a .455 slugging percentage. Resto tallied nine multi-hit games, highlighted by a 4-for-4 performance against Anna Maria. 


GNAC ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS

First Team
C – Devin Scales, Johnson & Wales (RI)
1B – Melodie Bailey, Saint Joseph's (Me.)
2B – Amaria Sharon, St. Joseph (Conn.)
3B – Meghan Gavin, Johnson & Wales (RI)
SS – Jaclyn Flint, Suffolk
OF – Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda, Emmanuel (Mass.)
OF – Megan Antaya, Johnson & Wales (RI)
OF – Lauren Del Vacchio, Simmons
DP – Maddie Castigliego, Simmons
UTIL – Ellery Rasmussen, Regis (Mass.)
P – Megan Kieselback, Emmanuel (Mass.)
P – Kristin Frost, Johnson & Wales (RI)

Second Team
C – Christie Bott, Simmons
1B – Kelly Keane, Suffolk
2B – Ally Mishol, Johnson & Wales (RI)
3B – Alex Morang, Simmons
SS – Jess Stettinger, Albertus Magnus
OF – Olivia Burgos, Emmanuel (Mass.)
OF – Madisyn Charest, Saint Joseph's (Me.)
OF – Caitlin Murphy, Suffolk
DP – Grace Orcutt, Emmanuel (Mass.)
UTIL – Kayla Resto, Albertus Magnus
P – Amaria Sharon, St. Joseph (Conn.)
P – Maddie Castigliego, Simmons

Third Team
C – Ashley Zulla, Suffolk
1B – Kayla McKinnon, Johnson & Wales (RI)
2B – Libby Pomerleau, Saint Joseph's (Me.)
3B – Renae Lacroix, Emmanuel (Mass.)
SS – Audrey Esakoff, Emmanuel (Mass.)
OF – Sarah Hoisl, Emmanuel (Mass.)
OF – Danielle Carson, Simmons
OF – Grace Boehler, Suffolk
DP – Naomi Rinaldo, Norwich
UTIL – Michelle Cilley, Anna Maria
P – Hailey Yabroudy, Simmons
P – Kennedy Reyes, Suffolk

PLAYER OF THE YEAR – Yuleska Ramirez-Tejeda, Emmanuel (Mass.)
PITCHER OF THE YEAR –
 Megan Kieselback, Emmanuel (Mass.)      
ROOKIE OF THE YEAR –
 Maddie Castigliego, Simmons
COACH OF THE YEAR –
 Brook Capello, Simmons 
INSTITUTIONAL SPORTSMANSHIP AWARD –
 Rivier University

ALL-SPORTSMANSHIP TEAM
Cam Johnson, Anna Maria
Briana Ong, Emmanuel
Julie Saliba, Johnson & Wales
Nicolette Genkos, Lasell
Brittany Vandergroef, Norwich
Sarah Fawcett, Regis
Mikayla Ramsdell, Rivier
Alessandra Milardo, Saint Joseph (Conn.)
Libby Pomerleau, Saint Joseph's of Maine
Sydney DeVogt, Simmons
McKenzie McGrath, Suffolk


The Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) is an NCAA Division III association made up of 13 member institutions and over 3,000 student-athletes across the New England region. Founded in 1995, the GNAC annually sponsors and administers 20 championships, while balancing academic integrity, athletic opportunity and community involvement in an effort to enhance the student-athlete experience.