Mansfield, Mass.- This week's New England Collegiate Conference Senior Class of the Week goes to the Becker College Softball class of 2020. This group has reached the playoffs in their first three seasons, including a finals run in 2018. The Hawks finish their careers with a 64-60 overall record, including a 36-14 conference mark.
Samantha Buzgo (Beacon Falls, Conn. / Woodland Regional)
A 2020 Team Captain, Buzgo played in 90 games over four seasons with the Hawks, amassing 35 hits in that time with 24 walks and 20 runs batted in. Buzgo’s RBI single in the bottom of the seventh in Becker’s 2020 season opener in Florida helped spark a four run rally as the Hawks went on to down Ursinus in extra innings. In 2019, Buzgo was honored when she was named to the NECC Sportsmanship Team.
Isabelle Lathrop (Webster, Mass. / Bartlett)
Lathrop has played in 36 games over three seasons for the Hawks, and has been a key pinch-runner off the bench for much of that time. Lathrop has scored 12 runs with two hits and five stolen bases in that time, highlighted in Becker’s 2020 season opener when she scored the game-winning run in Becker’s 5-4 come-from-behind win over Ursinus in the bottom of the ninth inning, sliding into home off a wild pitch.
Kyra Teixeira (Old Lyme, Conn. / Lyme-Old Lyme)
The 2019 NECC Player of the Year for women’s soccer made her debut for the softball team in 2019, hitting .317 with six doubles, five walks and two runs batted in. In 2020, Teixeira scored Becker’s first run of the season in their 5-4 win over Ursinus.
ABOUT THE NECC
The NECC began competition in the 2008-09 academic year and current member institutions compete across 16 sports. The NECC membership focuses on providing athletic competition among institutions that share similar academic aspirations and are committed to the importance of the total educational experience for students engaged in sports. Current members include Bay Path University, Becker College, Dean College, Eastern Nazarene College, Elms College, Lesley University, Mitchell College and New England College.