Queens College softball players ToniMarie Valeriano and Kristen Boody each received All-East Coast Conference recognition, the league announced. Valeriano, pitcher and infielder, received Second Team honors at the utility-pitcher position while Boody, who spent time all over the diamond this season, earned Second Team honors at the utility position.
At the plate, Valeriano registered a .282 batting average and .435 slugging percentage. She connected on four home runs, while driving in 17 runs. Of her 35 hits on the season, 11 were for extra bases. In the circle, the lefty picked up seven wins while striking out 101 batters over 117.1 innings of work. Valeriano posted a 2.45 earned run average in 19 starts for Queens.
The 2016 season was a breakout campaign for Boody. After a combined 48 at bats over her first two seasons, Boody posted a .345 batting average in her junior season. She posted a .405 on-base percentage and slugged at a .482 clip. She drove in 10 runs, struck out just 16 times in 110 at bats, and scored seven runs. In league play, she batted .349 with seven extra base hits.