June 5, 2014
ECAC Division I Softball All-Star Team
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - Boston University senior outfielder Jayme Mask earned first-team honors and a pair of Lehigh sophomores were on the second team list for the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division I Softball All-Star Team announced on Wednesday.
Lehigh second baseman Alexis Watanabe and third baseman Morgan Decker each made the squad on the second team. The voting was completed by the head coaches within the ECAC Division I Softball membership.
Mask, who was also named a Capital One Second-Team Academic All-American, batted a personal-best .402 this past season and swiped 34 stolen bases. With her hitting in the lead-off position, BU went on to win the Patriot League title and eliminate American Athletic Conference champion Louisville from the NCAAs. She departs BU with several athletic accomplishments, highlighted by career school records for runs scored (172) and stolen bases (123). She tied for first in hits (264) while also finishing second all-time in batting average (.380), tied-for-fourth in triples (14) and seventh in walks (74). During the year, she broke her own record and a 22-year-old Patriot League record for stolen bases in a game with five.
Watanabe and Decker were instrumental in leading Lehigh to the Patriot League regular-season title with a 15-3 record in League action. Last year's ECAC Co-Rookie of the Year and a first team All-Star, Decker captured her second consecutive Patriot League Player of the Year award in 2014. She finished second in the league in batting average (.412) and topped the league in home runs (nine), slugging percentage (.725), on-base percentage (.548) and bases on balls (32). Decker also led the Mountain Hawks with 12 doubles and 39 RBI this past season.
Last month, Decker was named to the NFCA Mid-Atlantic All-Region team for the second straight year. She is a career .414 hitter with 18 home runs and 85 RBI. Decker also has a .718 career slugging percentage and a .547 career on base percentage.
Watanabe also earned All-Region honors last month and earns ECAC All-Star plaudits for the first time. The inaugural Patriot League Defensive Player of the Year, Watanabe made just three errors in 182 chances. She earned first team All-Patriot League honors after batting .368 with a team-best 64 hits, 37 runs scored and five triples.
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