Pittsburgh, PA – Mount Aloysius star Jalisa Westover was named AMCC Softball Player of the Year on Tuesday morning, and Hayley McGowan, Lindsy Sammarco and McKenzie Moore also were named to the All-Conference softball teams.
Westover (Flinton, Pa. /Faith Tabernacle) was a co-recipient of this award in 2012, Preseason Player of the Year this season, and is now a four-time all-conference selection. She batted .422 this past season and was a key component in the Mounties’ run to a runner-up finish in the AMCC tournament. She led the league in doubles (16) and hits (54) and ranked second in RBI’s (37) while providing a steady glove at the second base position. Off the field, Westover was inducted into the Chi Alpha Sigma Student-Athlete Honor Society which recognizes academic performance, leadership and character. The business administration major also made the Academic All-Conference team.
McGowan (Fairfield, OH/Fairfield), a freshman, was named a First Team All-Conference honoree for her rookie season at the catcher position. She hit .358 with 39 hits, three home runs and 27 RBI’s for Mount Aloysius.
Sammarco (Patton, Pa. /Bishop Carroll) was tabbed Second Team All-Conference at third base. This is her third all-conference selection, as the senior hit .429 while leading the team and entire conference in runs with 40. She also led the team and was third in the conference with a .507 on-base percentage. She added 51 hits, 30 RBI’s and 12 doubles. Sammarco also excels in the classroom as she was named to the Academic All-Conference team, and concludes her fantastic two-sport career for Mount Aloysius after leading the hoops squad to the AMCC Tournament final. For all her efforts, Sammarco was named the 2013-2014 Mount Aloysius Female Athlete of the Year.
Moore (St. Mary’s, Pa. /St. Mary’s) was named Third Team All-Conference at the designated player position. The freshman hit .344 with two home runs and 16 RBI’s. Moore also had a .468 on-base percentage.
Mount Aloysius finished 28-12 on the season and made it all the way to the AMCC Championship game, where the Mounties fell to Penn State Altoona.