BABSON PARK, Mass. -- Babson College sophomores Jackie Enos (Taunton, Mass.) and Catie Funk (Scarborough, Maine) both received All-New England honors for the second straight season after guiding the Beavers' softball program to a 23-19 mark this spring. Enos was named First Team All-New England by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and Second Team All-Region by the New England Intercollegiate Softball Coaches Association (NEISCA), while Funk garnered Second Team All-New England honors from the NFCA.
After earning First Team recognition from the NFCA and Second Team status from NEISCA and the ECAC in 2010, Enos had another standout year at second base for Babson. The sophomore star ranked second on the team and eighth in the NEWMAC with a .375 average. She also ranked among the team and league leaders with 51 hits, a program-record 42 runs scored, nine doubles, three triples, 26 RBIs, and nine stolen bases. Enos also led the conference with 26 walks, which enabled her to post a stellar .472 on-base percentage out of the lead-off spot. She was recently named to the NEWMAC All-Conference First Team for the second straight season.
A Third Team NFCA selection as a first-year, Funk moved up to Second Team distinction after a monster season at the plate. The sophomore shortstop led the NEWMAC in batting average, hits, RBIs, runs scored, doubles, and total bases while ranking second in triples and home runs. Her .446 batting average was the eighth hightest in program history, and was the best of any Babson softball player with at least 90 at-bats. In addition, her 58 hits was fourth on the team's single-season list, her 41 RBIs ranked second, and her 42 runs scored, 21 doubles and eight home runs were all program records. Funk's spectacular .838 slugging percentage was number one in the league - 139 points higher than the runner-up - and she boasted a 16-game hitting streak at one point during the year. Like Enos, Funk was also selected to the All-Conference First Team for the second year in a row.
"This is a well-deserved honor for both Jackie and Catie," said head coach Dave Canan. "Together, these two have been sensational in their first two years at Babson. They give us one of the best middle infields in the country, which is even more evident when you consider that they excelled against one of the nation's toughest schedules this season."
Babson finished the year with a record of 23-19 while qualifying for the NEWMAC Tournament as the fourth seed. Among the Beavers' 42 games this spring were nine contests against nationally-ranked opponents.