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2015 Mount Ida Softball Season Highlights

2015 Mount Ida Softball Season Highlights

NEWTON, Mass. -- The 2015 Mount Ida College softball season saw the Mustangs battle early adversity to return to the conference tournament.

The Mustangs returned from their season-opening trip to Florida to win five of their next seven games, and then clinched a trip to the Great Northeast Athletic Conference (GNAC) tournament on the final day of the regular season by sweeping a double-header against Saint Joseph (CT) in dramatic fashion.

Needing to win both games to secure a tiebreaker over Norwich, Mount Ida came from four-run deficits in both of their contests to sweep the Blue Jays and continue their season into the GNAC First Round, where they bowed out to eventual conference champions Johnson & Wales.

Freshman Hayley Microulis (Pawtucket, R.I.) and sophomore Kaitlyn Muhlenforth (Bohemia, N.Y.) each were selected to the GNAC All-Conference Third Team for their efforts this season.

In addition, sophomores Nicole Handzel (Palmer, Mass.), Samantha Laferriere (Tewksbury, Mass.), Shannon McArthur (Coventry,R.I.), and freshman Lexi Minicucci (Westfield, Mass.) were all honored by the National Fastpitch Coach's Association (NFCA) as All-America Scholar Athletes for earning a 3.5 GPA or higher during this past school year.