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Conley and Allen Earn NEWMAC Softball First Team All-Conference Honors

Conley and Allen Earn NEWMAC Softball First Team All-Conference Honors

Springfield, Mass. - May 7, 2019 - Springfield College's Alexyss Conley (Bloomingburg, N.Y.) and Shelby Allen (Oakland, N.J.) have been recognized for their impressive seasons as the duo earned New England Women's and Men's Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) All-Conference honors, announced by the conference offices on Tuesday afternoon.

Conley and Allen both earned first-team honors, marking the eighth and ninth student-athletes that have garnered all-conference honors under the direction of the Diane L. Potter '57 Head Softball Coach at Springfield College, Kate Bowen.

Conley, a junior Physical Education major and infielder for the Pride, had a sensational season as she produced 50 hits in 135 at bats for a batting average of .370, while also scoring 34 runs and driving in 32. Conley had six home runs, three triples and 12 doubles in 38 games played, and was as steady as they come playing shortstop, holding a fielding percentage of .927. Conley, who earned back-to-back NEWMAC Softball Athlete of the Week honors in the late stages of the regular season, also stole seven bases and had an on-base percentage of .411 while slugging .652.

Allen, a senior Occupational Therapy major and pitcher for Springfield College, stepped up in her final season in maroon and white, as she had a record of 9-7 in the circle for the Pride, while finishing the season with an earned-run average of 1.83. Allen had 108 strikeouts in 126.0 innings pitches, as she threw 11 complete games and held opponents to just 33 earned runs. At the plate, Allen was also effective, as she batted .311 with 33 hits in 106 at bats, hitting four home runs, one triple and three doubles. Allen also scored 13 runs and stole one base on the year. 

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