Fairfield, Conn. (May 16, 2013)—Sacred Heart Softball senior Nicole Sidor (West Vancouver, British Columbia) was named to the National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division I Northeast All-Region Second Team Thursday morning as the utility player.
"I'm pleased that Nicole was recognized for the All-Region Team," said Co-Head Coach Elizabeth Luckie. "Although she was injured most of the year, she still managed to have a great season. Nicole has had an outstanding career at SHU. She was a tremendous athlete, I'm not sure we'll find another quite like her."
Sidor, who played through an injury for the latter half of the season, rounded out her senior campaign batting .356 with 34 RBI and 21 runs scored. She blasted seven home runs this season, totaling 21 in her career to hold onto the program record. Recording a .564 slugging percentage, 21 of her 58 hits this season were extra bases—13 doubles in addition to the seven home runs.
The West Vancouver native posted the lowest earned run average of her career in 2013 of 1.47. She finished the season with a 10-9 record, pitching 16 complete games and recording four shutouts. Sidor held batters to a .189 batting average over 133 innings. The highlight of her season came on March 7 when she threw a no-hitter against Grambling State in the Rebel Games. Sidor fanned 10 batters over seven innings for her second win of the season, and earned the honor of Northeast Conference Pitcher of the Week.
The Pioneers finished the 2013 season 24-29 and 8-11 in Northeast Conference play.