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Harbaugh named second-team NFCA All-Region
Sophomore outfielder hit .366 and was also the AE Softball Player of the Year
May 15, 2014Tweet
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VESTAL, N.Y. – Sophomore outfielder Sydney Harbaugh has been named second-team All-Mid Atlantic Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association (NFCA). It marks the first time in her career that she has earned the honor.
Harbaugh, who was named the America East Player of the Year last week, batted a team-best .366 with four home runs and 32 RBI. She also led the team with four triples and ranked second with 31 stolen bases. Harbaugh also led the America East with a .465 batting average in conference games.
Currently, she ranks No. 15 in the NCAA with 0.68 steals per game.
“Sydney worked very hard this year to improve both offensively and defensively,” head coach Michelle Burrell said. “She has done a great job from the leadoff spot in our line-up and helped create momentum for our offense with quality at bats. She also worked on her speed and aggressiveness which was a huge asset both on the bases and in the outfield.”
After just two seasons, Harbaugh is already a two-time America East first-team all-conference selection. Her career batting average is already .342.
Harbaugh is the fourth different Binghamton player to earn NFCA All-Region honors during the program’s Division 1 Era. Deannie Plemon was named to the second team in 2010 while Jessica Phillips was on the first team in both 2010 and 2011. Current sophomore first baseman Lisa Cadogan was selected to the second team last season.