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Two Griffs Receive MAAC All-Tournament Team Honors

Courtesy: Canisius College Athletics
Release: 05/12/2012
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Canisius College senior outfielder Lauren Falzone and sophomore first baseman Valorie Nappo were named 2012 MAAC Softball Championship All-Tournament Team, the conference announced today. Both players played in all three of Canisius' MAAC Tournament games and hit better than .300 on the weekend as the Griffs saw their season end with a loss to top-seeded Iona in the elimination round.

Falzone, who was named All-MAAC First-Team and to the MAAC All-Academic Team on Thursday, led Canisius by hitting .364 (4-for-11) with a double, a run scored and a run batted in for the Griffs in three games against Fairfield, Marist and Iona. Against Marist, she drove in a run in the third as Canisius scored three times in the frame to defeat the Red Foxes and advance to the elimination round final. She ended her senior year with a .324 batting average and a team-high 54 hits to go with 38 runs scored, 10 RBIs and eight stolen bases.

Nappo hit .333 (3-for-9) with a home run, three RBIs, a run scored and a team-best six total bases in the MAAC Tournament for the Griffs. Defensively, she was credited with 20 putouts, she collected three defensive assists and was a part of three double plays on the weekend. She closed out her sophomore campaign by hitting .240 with two homers, 23 RBIs, four stolen bases and a team-high 375 defensive putouts.

Canisius ended the year with a 20-30 overall record and an 11-5 mark in MAAC play. The Griffs were the No. 3 seed in the MAAC Softball Championship, earning a postseason berth in the league's tournament for the 21st time in the last 23 seasons.

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