Lange Named ECAC Rookie of the Year, Joins Macadam on All-Star Team

Kasey Lange earned ECAC and Ivy League Rookie of the Year honors (Harvard Athletic Communications).

Full ECAC Release

After leading the Harvard softball team to a record-breaking season, Ivy League championship and NCAA tournament berth, Kasey Lange and Ellen Macadam were named to the ECAC Division I All-Star team, the organization announced. Lange was named the ECAC Rookie of the Year and earned a spot on the second team at third base, while Macadam was the second baseman on the second team.  

Lange led the Ivy League in RBI (65), doubles (20), sacrifice flies (6) and total bases (123) and was the unanimous decision for league Rookie of the Year. Her .444 batting average at the end of the regular season ranked 12th nationally and she was also second in doubles per game (0.4) and sacrifice flies, and seventh in RBI per game (1.30).  

Macadam, who also received first-team all-region accolades and was named Ivy League Player of the Year this season, was among the league leaders in every offensive category. She led the Ancient Eight in hits (76) and runs scored (52). She also holds the school record for hits in a season (76) and a career (222), and runs in a season (52) and a career (139). She earned Academic All-America honors following her senior season with the Crimson.

2011 ECAC Division I Softball All-Stars

Player of the Year

Jocelyn Dearborn, Sr., 3B, Fordham (Atlantic 10)

Pitcher of the Year
Jenna Caira, Jr., Syracuse (BIG EAST)

Rookie of the Year
Kasey Lange, 3B, Harvard (Ivy League)

Coach of the Year
Bill Edwards, Hofstra (Colonial Athletic Association)

First Team
Gina Mason, 1B, Sr., Albany (America East)
Teresa Healy, 2B, Sr., Niagara (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)
Julie Towers, SS, Sr., Connecticut (BIG EAST)
Jocelyn Dearborn, 3B, Sr., Fordham (Atlantic 10)
Liz Lucas, C, So., Lehigh (Patriot League)
April Setterlund, OF, Sr., Boston University (America East)
Jessica Phillips, OF, So., Binghamton (America East)
Vangie Galindo, OF, Jr., Maryland (Atlantic Coast Conference)
Brooke Short, DP/Util., So., Longwood (Independent)
Jenna Caira, P, Jr., Syracuse (BIG EAST)
Olivia Galati, P, So., Hofstra (Colonial Athletic Association)

Second Team
Sara Michalowski, 1B, Sr., Hofstra (Colonial Athletic Association)
Ellen Macadam, 2B, Sr., Harvard (Ivy League)
Shannon Jones, SS, So., Siena (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)
Kasey Lange, 3B, Fr., Harvard (Ivy League)
Charlise Castro, C, Fr., Maryland-Eastern Shore (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
Jordan Reid, OF, Jr., Delaware State (Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference)
Tessa Ziemba, OF, So., Hofstra (Colonial Athletic Association)
Tory Speer, OF, Fr., Boston College (Atlantic Coast Conference)
Alyssa Maiese, DP/Util., Sr., Iona (Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference)
Jen Mineau, P, Jr., Fordham (Atlantic 10)
Sara Plourde, P, Jr., Massachusetts (Atlantic 10)