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Pierce, VandeBergh Earn First-Team All-Ivy Softball Honors

By: Princeton Athletic Communications
          Release: 05/12/2011
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Lizzy Pierce and Kelsey VandeBergh were first-team All-Ivy League picks.
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PRINCETON - Juniors Kelsey VandeBergh and Nicole Ontiveros and sophomores Lizzy Pierce and Alex Peyton were honored by the Ivy League's softball coaches with places on the All-Ivy League teams.

VandeBergh and Pierce were first-team All-Ivy League selections, while Ontiveros was a second-team all-league choice and Peyton was given honorable mention.

The All-Ivy honors are the first for each of the four Tigers.

Pierce led the team with a .330 average, good for 10th in Ivy League, as well as a team-best 10 doubles and 25 RBIs to go with her four home runs, tied for second on the team. Pierce, an outfielder, started 39 games this season.

VandeBergh was second on the team with her .314 batting average, tying with Pierce for the third-most hits on the team with 37. VandeBergh led the team with five home runs and 24 runs scored as well as seven doubles, good for second on the team. VandeBergh, an infielder, started all 42 games for the Tigers and was a unanimous first-team All-Ivy selection.

Ontiveros, an outfielder, hit .275 while also starting all 42 games, while Peyton helped the Tigers both in the circle and at the plate. Peyton's 3.54 ERA was second in the Ivy League as she led Princeton with 116 2/3 innings pitched on her way to a 6-12 record. Offensively, Peyton's four home runs tied her for second on the team while sharing the team's hits lead with Ontiveros at 38.

The complete All-Ivy League teams can be found below

2011 All-Ivy League Softball

Player of the Year
Ellen Macadam, Harvard (Sr., Atlanta, Ga.)

Pitcher of the Year
Rachel Brown, Harvard (Jr., San Diego, Calif.)*

Rookie of the Year
Kasey Lange, Harvard (Fr., Ladera Ranch, Calif.)*

First Team All-Ivy
P - Rachel Brown, Harvard (Jr., San Diego, Calif.)
P - Elizabeth Dalymple, Cornell (Sr., Devon, Pa.)
C - Alisha Prystowsky, Penn (Sr., Montclair, N.J.)
1B - Kate Strobel, Brown (Jr., Denver, Colo.)
2B - Ellen Macadam, Harvard (Sr., Atlanta, Ga.)*
3B - Kasey Lange, Harvard (Fr., Ladera Ranch, Calif.)*
SS - Jane Alexander, Harvard (Jr. Palo Alto, Calif.)
OF - Marissa Amiraian, Cornell (Sr., Latham, N.Y.)*
OF - Stephanie Regan, Harvard (So., Humble, Texas)
OF - Lizzy Pierce, Princeton (So., Modesto, Calif.)
U - Maggie Johnson, Columbia (Sr., Danville, Calif.)
DP - Kelsey VandeBergh, Princeton (Jr., Beaverton, Ore.)*

Second Team
P - Laura Ricciardone, Harvard (Fr., Slidell, La.)
P - Chelsey Dunham, Yale (Fr., Fairfax Station, Va.)
C - Allie Scott, Harvard (Fr., Alpine, Calif.)
1B - Whitney Shaw, Harvard (Jr., San Francisco, Calif.)
2B - Karen Tulig, Columbia (Sr., Katy, Texas)
2B - Hillary Hubert, Dartmouth (So., Grant Park, Ill.)
3B - Steph Thompson, Brown (So., Chino, Clalif.)
SS - Jennifer Bergeron, Columbia (So., Kingwood, Texas)
SS - Meghan Johnson, Yale (Jr., New Milford, Conn.)
OF - Ashley Heritage, Harvard (So., College Station, Texas)
OF - Nicole Ontiveros, Princeton (Jr., Laguna Niguel, Calif.)
OF - Audrey Kolodziej, Dartmouth (Sr., Morton Grove, Ill.)
U - Mari Zumbro, Harvard (Jr., Oakland, Calif.)

Honorable Mention
P - Prophet Gaspard, Columbia (Fr., Abbeville, La.)
P - Alex Peyton, Princeton (So., Fullerton, Calif.)
C - Molly Khalil, Dartmouth (Jr., Seal Beach, Calif.)
C - McKynlee Westman, Yale (Sr., Smithville, Mo.)
C - Kristen Towne, Cornell (So., Brecksville, Ohio)
1B - Mariclaire Rebman, Yale (Sr., St. Louis, Mo.)
2B - Katie Yanagisawa, Yale (Sr., Woodbridge, Conn.)
SS - Stephanie Caso, Penn (So., Brooklyn, N.Y.)
OF - Brooke Coloma, Penn (So., Martinez, Calif.)
OF - Elysse Gorney, Penn (Fr., Orlando, Fla.)
OF - Tori Balta, Yale (Fr., Valencia, Calif.)
OF - Emily Caruthers, Columbia (Fr., Rancho Murieta, Calif.)
OF - Meghan Everett, Dartmouth (Jr., Flemington, N.J.)

* - Unanimous selection

 

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