LANCASTER, Pa. – Three former Franklin & Marshall student-athletes earned a spot on the Centennial Conference (CC) Silver Anniversary Team for softball, announced by the league office on Tuesday.
Jen Fried '04, Lauren Incorvaia '09, and Malorie Sassaman '14 all garnered recognition on the team.
The Centennial Silver Anniversary teams are in celebration of the Conference's first 25 years of competition, which began in 1993. During July and the first two weeks of August, the CC will honor its member schools' most-distinguished student-athletes in 24 sports.
Criteria for the inclusion of a team are as follows:
Must be a graduate of the institution AND one of the following:
- 3-time or 4-time first-team All-Centennial performer (win same event in swimming, track)
- 2-time Centennial Player of the Year
- 1st team All-America AND 2-time first-team All-Centennial performer
- 2-time All-America (1st, 2nd or 3rd team)
Jen Fried '04
The 2004 CC Player of the Year, Fried was the only F&M softball player to earn All-CC recognition all four years of her career – while being named to the First Team on three occasions. Competing primarily as an outfielder, Fried was 32-for-32 in career stolen bases and was only one of two CC players to achieve a perfect percentage with at least 20 steals. Her .386 career batting average places second in F&M history and 16th among all Conference players. Fried's 36 doubles are an F&M record, while her 151 hits rank third all time.
Lauren Incorvaia '09
Incorvaia, a catcher/utility player, was one of only three, three-time All-CC First Team selections in program history – and has the honor of being one of only 40 in the history of the Conference to earn that feat as a freshman. She garnered All-Region Second Team honors and was an Academic All-District honoree in 2009. Her 15 career homers top the F&M record book, while her 83 RBIs are third, her .384 batting average is fourth, and her 157 hits place second.
Malorie Sassaman '14
One of only 21 players in the history of the CC to be named an All-CC First Team selection on three occasions, Sassaman was the last CC Player of the Year honoree for the Diplomats when she was bestowed the honor in 2014. Splitting time between second base and shortstop, Sassaman's name is scattered throughout the F&M and Centennial record book. Her .413 career batting average is eighth among all CC hitters and leads the Diplomats, while her 175 all-time hits are 15th in the CC and also pace F&M. She accumulated 30 doubles in her career (2nd in F&M history), to go along with 68 RBIs (6th) and 230 total bases (3rd).