2019 Albright softball team broke a few records on its way to its first MAC Commonwealth tournament since 2007 and its first-ever ECAC tournament qualification. A 13-game winning streak helped the Lions tie the team’s previous single season record at 25 wins. Camille Sears ’20 (first base/pitcher) earned first team honors alongside pitcher Allison Melahn ’22, who was named MAC Commonwealth Rookie of the Year. Catcher Stephanie Pomante ’19 and outfielder Brooke Yerger ’20 received second team honors, and outfielder Jessica Rodriguez ’20 was named to the honorable mention team. Marguerite DeLucas ’14 received Coach of the Year honors in her first year at the helm.
After two post-season wins, the team’s season ended in ECAC semi-final action.
Lacrosse midfielder, Sophie Bass ’19, capped off her Albright career with a stellar senior season, becoming the new all-time leading scorer in women’s lacrosse program history and only the second women’s lacrosse player in Lions history to earn Intercollegiate Women’s Lacrosse Coaches Association (IWLCA) All-Region honors. A graduate of Albright’s honors program, Bass was named to the Spring Academic All-MAC team, given to student-athletes who excel in the classroom as well as on the playing field. In addition, Bass earned All-ECAC honors, and All-Middle Atlantic Conference (MAC) Commonwealth first team honors for the second-straight season — recognizing her single-season program record 91 points (50 goals and 41 assists).
Advancing to the first round of the MAC Commonwealth Tournament, the women’s lacrosse team finished the 2019 season with a 12-6 overall record, setting a new single-season record for wins.
Between the fall 2018 and spring 2019 seasons, 107 Albright College student-athletes were named to the Middle Atlantic Conference’s Academic Honor Roll. The academic honor roll is comprised of student-athletes who compete in varsity-level sports while earning a GPA of 3.20 or higher. Thirty-eight percent of active Albright student-athletes earned this honor in 2018-19. In addition, 15 of the honor roll Lions also achieved a 4.0 GPA during their athletic season.