Apponequet softball receives national honor

The National Fastpitch Coaches Association recently announced its Top 50 All-Academic High School Softball Team based on grade point averages for the 2011-12 academic year.

Today, Apponequet softball head coach Bob Huckabee sent a release announcing the Lakers were recognized among the Top 25 academic programs in the country, finishing as the top program in New England, just ahead of fellow MIAA school Westford Academy.

“This is a terrific honor for everyone involved in the Apponequet softball program, including the families who provide the girls with a solid support system,” Huckabee wrote in the release. “To be recognized as one of the country’s Top 25 performing academic high school softball teams is a just a tremendous accomplishment. What makes these young ladies “special” is the fact they have the collective ability to achieve and maintain an outstanding level of academic success throughout the entire 2011-2012 academic year.”

Here’s more from the release:

The prestigious national ranking also earned Apponequet the honor of the top ranked high school softball team in New England ahead of Westford Academy (3.342) located in Westford, Massachusetts.

In addition to the prestigious team honor, five team members carried a GPA of 3.5 or better and have been recognized individually by the organization as NFCA All-American Scholar Athletes. They are: Kallie Beaudoin, Abby Couto, Mackenzie Gomes, Olivia Pink, Stephanie Poillucci.

Brittney Belliveau, Danielle Belliveau, Rachel Eugenio, Sarah Eugenio, Jocelyn Medas, Jill Miller, Abby Treweek and Alee Wright round out the ’12 Lakers and their combined classroom efforts reflected a 3.260 GPA.