Softball's season is over without a return to the MAC Tournament, but two Bulls were individually honored today by the conference for their work all season, as Alexis Curtiss was named to the All-MAC First Team and Leandra Jew to the All-Freshman team.
Curtiss' honor is no surprise after a record-breaking season during which the senior drove the Buffalo offense. Curtiss was second in the conference in batting average and tops in doubles on the year, with 22. That doubles mark and her 72 hits overall were two of three school records for the catcher this season, as Alexis also set a new Buffalo career hits record in her final game this past Saturday.
Other players have been named to the First Team in UB's history, but Curtiss is only the second, along with the great Breanne Nasti, to earn this recognition twice in her career.
Curtiss was one of four Bulls to appear in all 50 games for Trena Peel this season. One of the others, Leandra Jew, was named to the MAC All-Freshman team today. Jew was UB's regular in centerfield, and her seven errors were fewer than all but two Bulls among those who played in more than 35 games. On the offensive end, Jew hit .260, good for seventh-best on the team, including hits in 10 of her final 14 games. She's the first freshman to receive this honor from the conference since Curtiss in 2012.
Congrats to Alexis and Leandra on the well-deserved honors!