New York, N.Y. - The Skyline Conference announced the 2017 Softball All-Conference teams after voting by the league's 10 head coaches.
For Farmingdale State, sophomore third baseman Sierra Cardenales (Patchogue, N.Y.) was named to the First Team, while freshman catcher Kimberly Basile (Levittown, N.Y.), sophomore outfielder/pitcher Alexa Luna (Martin County, Fla.) and freshman second baseman Jessica Lombardo (Levittown, N.Y.) each earned Second Team honors. Lombardo was also tabbed the Skyline Conference Rookie of the Year.
Cardenales batted a team-high .388 and led FSC in hits (40), doubles (10), total bases (58), slugging percentage (.563) and on-base percentage (.448), while ranking second in both runs scored (23) and home runs (2).
Basile batted .318 with 21 hits, eight runs scored and 13 runs batted in. As the Rams starting catcher, she commiteed only one error this season and posted a .989 fielding percentage.
Luna led Farmingdale State in both runs scored (24) and triples (2) and batted .314 in 102 at-bats. She held a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage and recorded six wins in 11 appearances on the mound.
Lombardo, the Rookie of the Year, batted .333 and led FSC in triples (2), home runs (3) and RBI's (22) and was second in slugging percentage (.516) and on-base percentage (.423).
2017 Skyline Conference Softball All-Conference Team
Kristen Arbiter - St. Joseph's-L.I. - Jr. - C - Seaford, N.Y.
Michelle Surdan - Mount Saint Mary - Sr. - 1B - Acton, Mass.
Shannon Sommer - Mount Saint Mary - Sr. - 2B - Brewster, N.Y.
Alexa Silk - Sage - Jr. - 2B - Freehold, N.Y.
Taryn Penna - Sarah Lawrence - So. - SS - Sparta, N.J.
Sierra Cardenales - Farmingdale State - So. - 3B - Patchogue, N.Y.
Kristin Ferrigno - St. Joseph's-Brooklyn - Sr. - 3B - Brooklyn, N.Y.
Samantha Broo - Mount Saint Vincent - Jr. - OF - Manahawkin, N.J.
Lisa Kentris - Purchase - So. - OF - Latham, N.Y.
Courtney Barbara - Mount Saint Mary - Jr. - DP - Fishkill, N.Y.
Paige Csikortos - St. Joseph's-Brooklyn - Fr. - UT - Rocky Point, N.Y.
Theresa Cardello - St. Joseph's-L.I. - Jr. - P - No. Babylon, N.Y.
Cindy Connoly** - Mount Saint Mary - Jr. - P - Walden, N.Y.
Rachel Heizer* - Mount Saint Vincent - Jr. - P - Vacaville, Calif.
Kimberly Basile - Farmingdale State - Fr. - C - Levittown, N.Y.
Katie Moos - Mount Saint Vincent - So. - 1B - Florida, N.Y.
Jessica Lombardo*** - Farmingdale State - Fr. - 2B - Levittown, N.Y.
Jessica Adams - Sage - Sr. - SS - Nassau, N.Y.
Katy Rimawi - Sage - Gr. - 3B - Ballston Spa, N.Y.
Amanda Almodovar - Mount Saint Mary - So. - OF - Chester, N.Y.
Alexa Luna - Farmingdale State - So. - OF - Martin County, Fla.
Gabriella Valdes - Old Westbury - Sr. - OF - Flushing, N.Y.
Amber Wainwright - St. Joseph's-Brooklyn - Fr. - DP - Taunton, Mass.
Allison Ford - Sage - Sr. - UT - Mechanicville, N.Y.
Amy Hart - Sage - Jr. - P - St. Johnsville, N.Y.
Victoria Mahoney - St. Joseph's-Brooklyn - So. - P - Allenwood, N.J.
*Player of the Year: Rachel Heizer, Mount Saint Vincent
**Pitcher of the Year: Cindy Connoly, Mount Saint Mary
***Rookie of the Year: Jessica Lombardo, Farmingdale State
Coach of the Year: Jessica Mushel, Mount Saint Mary (fourth season)
To view the complete Skyline Conference press release, click HERE.