CLAREMONT, CA — Sophomore Liz Rodarte and senior Bianca Cockrell were both named to the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) All-Conference team, as announced by the league office on Monday.
Rodarte earns First Team All-SCIAC honors for the second year in a row. Rodarte was named the SCIAC Co-Newcomer of the Year during her freshman season as well.
The sophomore makes them team as a utility player after starting roughly half of the Sagehens' game as a pitcher. Rodarte spent the back end of most doubleheaders as the Pomona-Pitzer first baseman along with three games at third base.
In the circle Rodarte was a force for the Sagehens. She finished second in the SCIAC in strikeouts with 110, and finished the season with seven wins and an ERA of 2.47. Her career strikeout total now sits at 236, third most in program history. At the plate Rodarte was just as dominant. She finished third in the conference with a .384 batting average, 43 hits, 11 doubles, and six home runs.
"Liz was our most valuable player this season," said Head Coach JoAnne Ferguson. "She consistently led us in almost every offensive and pitching category. She kept us close in every game she pitched, and made a significant impact offensively as well. We're looking forward to additional great years with her."
Cockrell earns All-SCIAC honors for the second time of her career as well. The senior earned second team honors as a first baseman. Cockrell earned first team honors last season as a utility player. Cockrell finished her senior season with three home runs and 29 RBI. She finishes her career tied for fifth in program history in home runs with nine.
"Bianca has been an impact player in our program for four years and has made her way into our lineup the past two seasons," said Ferguson. "We're going to miss her leadership, work ethic, offensive power, and hard work on the mound."Download the Sagehen App Like us on Facebook Follow us on Twitter Follow us on Instagram Get the Sagehen Scoop