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Merrimack Softball’s Alyssa Williamson Named CoSIDA All-American

Following a stellar season on the diamond and in the classroom that featured multiple recognitions and awards, junior Alyssa Williamson (Scarborough, Maine) of the Merrimack College softball program was named a College Sports Information Directors of American (CoSIDA) Academic All-American, as CoSIDA unveiled its Division II Softball All-Americans on Wednesday afternoon. Williamson landed on the Academic All-American Third Team.

Williamson earned the distinction to be considered for All-American status after being named a CoSIDA Academic All-District selection earlier this month. She became the eighth student-athlete in program history to earn All-American honors and first in 22 years, and the 14th student-athlete ever at Merrimack to achieve this honor.

The CoSIDA Academic All-American program recognizes student-athletes from across the country that have excelled on the field of play and in the classroom. To be eligible for recognition, student-athletes must be of sophomore status or higher at their respective institutions and own cumulative grade-point averages (GPA) of 3.30 or higher.

As a psychology major, Williamson collected a 3.95 cumulative GPA. The second-year Warrior was one of just three Northeast-10 Conference performers to receive All-American recognition, joining Adelphi’s Brenna Martini (First Team) and Le Moyne’s Courtney Case (Second Team).

The NFCA/D2CCA All-East Region and NE10 All-Conference First Team selection enjoyed a superb junior campaign, which marked her second year at Merrimack and first full season with the Warriors. She led the Navy and Gold and ranked seventh in the league with a .365 average, slashing .365/.411/.476. She added a team-high 62 hits and 15 doubles, which were the fourth most in the NE10.

Williamson was part of a Merrimack team that advanced to the program’s 14th NCAA Tournament and first in six seasons. The Warriors won a pair of games in the East Regional, reaching the regional final before bowing out in the tournament’s final day.

Mike McMahon is in his 12th year covering Merrimack College for The Eagle Tribune and is the founder and managing editor of The Mack Report. Mike also serves on staff as a senior writer at College Hockey News. Follow him on Twitter @MikeMcMahonCHN

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