Tuesday, 09 May 2017 22:11

Several Maine softball players earn America East honors

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ORONO - Just one day after finding out two of their teammates would be suspended for an off-the-field incident, several UMaine softball players were honored by America East for their accomplishments on the field.


Outfielder Rachel Carson was named to the conference First Team Tuesday night for her performance this season. Carlson was sixth in the league in hitting with a .355 batting average, and led the team in hits with 44. In conference play, she hit .382 with 21 hits, among the best marks in the league.


Pitcher Erin Bogdanavich, infielder Alyssa Derrick and infielder Meghan Royle were all named to the Second Team. Bogdanovich struck out 71 hitters this season, while Derrick followed up her Rookie of the Year campaign with 13 home runs to her name. Royle notched a .286 average on the season.


The Black Bears will kick off the America East tournament this week as a No. 2 seed, and will player the winner of Stony Brook and Hartford.

Jon Alba

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Jon Alba joined ABC 7 and FOX 22 in September of 2015 to serve as sports director and anchor. He is a graduate of Quinnipiac University, where he served as general manager of the school's television station Q30 Television for two years.

During his tenure, Q30 was named "College Television Station of the Year" by the College Media Association in 2014, and picked up additional national award recognition as well. Jon has been acknowledged by the Society of Professional Journalists for his commitment to sports journalism, including his investigative work while covering Quinnipiac Athletics.

Prior to moving to Maine, Jon was a lifelong resident of New Jersey. There, he formed a passion for covering sports, knowing since age 5 he wanted to tell stories for a living.

In the past, Jon has worked at MLB Network, alongside MLB Advanced Media. Additionally, his work has been featured on AOL Sports. He can be contacted at [email protected] or on Twitter @JonAlba.