RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician College senior Aimee Lopez (Riverbank, Calif./Riverbank) has been chosen as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Softball Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 1, the CACC announced today. Lopez was honored as part of the first set of CACC softball weekly awards for 2015.
Lopez started each game of Felician's 2-3 week at shortstop. She went 8 for 16 (.500) with four runs scored and four RBI, adding a double and a home run for a .750 slugging percentage. All of Lopez's damage came while batting in the No. 8 spot in the line-up.
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Lopez is a 2011 graduate of Riverbank High. She is Felician's all-time leader in triples with 14 for her collegiate career. Her younger sister, junior catcher Amanda Lopez (Riverbank, Calif./Riverbank) is a Golden Falcon teammate.
Also on Monday, Felician freshman outfielder Alicia DeFlaviis (Cherry Hill, N.J./Cherry Hill West) was named to the CACC Weekly Honor Roll. Baseball junior pitcher John Holland (Jackson, N.J./Jackson Liberty) and freshman outfielder Matt Diesel (Massapequa Park, N.Y./Massapequa) were named to that sport's CACC Weekly Honor Roll as well.
Felician softball is guided by second-year head coach Chris Foye of Verona. Lopez, DeFlaviis, and the Golden Falcons (2-3, 0-0) are next in action on Tuesday, when they continue their visit to the Dot Richardson Spring Games with contests against the University of Findlay and nationally-ranked Rollins College in Clermont, Fla.
Felician College, the Franciscan College of New Jersey, is a liberal arts, coeducational Catholic college founded in 1942 and sponsored by the Felician Sisters. True to its mission, Felician College welcomes a diverse student population and embraces its educational needs. With campuses in Lodi and Rutherford, New Jersey, Felician College currently enrolls more than 2,100 students and offers more than 55 undergraduate and graduate programs, in the classroom and online, in the arts and sciences, business and management sciences, health sciences and teacher education. Felician College also sponsors 13 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II and National Collegiate levels.