Louisville, Ky. (May 16) – MIT softball junior outfielder Jasmin Joseph (Woodland Hills, Calif.) and sophomore pitcher Ravenne Nasser (Methuen, Mass.) have been named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) All-New England teams, as announced by the organization on Monday evening. Joseph, who was placed on the Second Team a year ago, earned her second career honor this spring with a spot on the First Team, while Nasser was placed on the Second Team for the first time in her career.
Earlier this spring, both Joseph and Nasser were honored by the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference accolades. Additionally, the duo from MIT accounted for two of 12 selections from the conference as seven NEWMAC student-athletes were on the First Team, four were on the Second Team and one was on the Third Team.
Joseph batted .430 with a league-best on base percentage of .532 and a slugging percentage of .620. Joseph also led the team in runs (35), hits (43), triples (5), walks (22) and stolen bases (18) this year. In addition, she ranked first in the conference in triples and walks and also ranked second in stolen bases as well as fifth in both runs per game and batting average. This spring was a record breaking year for the junior as she topped the MIT career marks for runs, hits, triples and stolen bases with still one year left with the Engineers.
Nasser, who was MIT's number one pitcher in the circle this spring, went 11-8 with an ERA of 1.72 in 118.1 innings which spanned 20 appearances. The sophomore also posted 91 strikeouts, which ranked fifth in the conference. Nasser's ERA was second best in the NEWMAC just behind Pitcher of the Year Talia Loda of Springfield, who had a mark of 1.34. Additionally, three of MIT's starting pitchers, which included Nasser, Deanna Delgado (Miami, Fla.) and Amber VanHemel (Coconut Creek, Fla.) ranked in the top five in the NEWMAC in ERA.
MIT closed its season with an overall record of 21-11, which included an 11-7 ledger in conference play. This season marked the third straight year that the Engineers reached the New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) postseason tournament and the third consecutive season in which MIT has surpassed the 20-win mark.
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