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Barons Baseball and Softball Players Named to All-Region and All-Conference Teams

Burlington County College Baseball Team 2015

Members of the Burlington County College (BCC) men’s baseball and women’s softball teams earned postseason recognitions with 10 players named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s All-Region and All-Garden State Athletic Conference Division II baseball and softball teams.
 
“Burlington County College student athletes give their all every season on and off the field,” BCC Athletics Director Heather Conger said. “The All-Region and All-Conference teams showcase the best of the best junior college athletes. The Barons who earned this year’s postseason honors did so through hard work, dedication and a team-player attitude.” 
 
The Lady Barons softball team advanced to the Region XIX Division II Championships and finished the season 14-18 overall with five players awarded postseason honors. Outfielder Megan Goodspeed was named first team All-Region. Second team All-Region honors went to infielder Melissa Collins and outfielder Yasmin Vazquez. Infielders Katherine Oligino and Brittany Simonka both earned spots on the first team for GSAC Division II Softball.

Men’s baseball earned a berth into the Region 19 playoffs as the number three seed and ended their season with a 15-17 overall record. Men’s baseball ended their season with a 15-17 overall record. Outfielder Ron Grant was named to first team GSAC and first team All-Region. Infielder Matt Arias also picked up a selection to first team GSAC and second team All-Region. Aiden Hernandez, pitcher, was named to both second team GSAC and second team All-Region. Barons infielders Jeff Briggs and Cole Pewor both earned appointments to second team GSAC.

The Barons had a total of 20 athletes selected to regional teams and 21 selected to conference teams. Three athletes also earned top honors by being named to All-American teams during the 2014-2015 sports season: Joan Logan (women’s soccer), Charlie MacAskill (men’s soccer), and Louis Baltazar (men’s basketball). Golf is the only BCC sports program still competing. The team is participating in the Region XIX Golf Tournament on Monday, May 11 and Tuesday, May 12 at Crystal Springs Resort in Hamburg, New Jersey. The team is aiming to advance to the 2015 NJCAA Division III Golf Championships in Chautauqua, New York.
 
“A Burlington County College education gives students all the tools they need for a successful career and athletics teaches another important lesson: how to work with different people toward a common goal,” BCC President Paul Drayton said. “Our outstanding student athletes excel in teamwork on the field, in the classroom and serving the community, which helps them win in sports and succeed in life.”