May 10, 2012
Chapel Hill, N.C. - Nicole D'Argento and Andrea Filler were named to the 2012 All-ACC Softball teams in a conference announcement by Commissioner John Swofford earlier today. D'Argento received first-team honors and Filler was voted to the second team, giving Boston College two league honorees for the first time since 2007.
"It is really exciting to be included among the ACCs best players," D'Argento said. "Being recognized as an all-conference player is something we all strive for and hope to achieve. I was fortunate to have a pretty good year and hopefully it will continue in the tournament. Thank you to all my teammates and coaches for your support, as well as the people who voted for me."
D'Argento's first-team selection marks the third straight season that an Eagle has been featured as an ACC first-team member. The pitcher/first-baseman ranks among the conference's top 10 in 22 statistical categories. At the plate, the Ashland, Mass. native ranks sixth in batting average (.338), seventh in slugging percentage (.558), eighth in home runs (9) and fourth in total bases (86). D'Argento posted a league-leading five saves, amassed 114 strikeouts (ninth) and threw 150.1 innings (ninth). This is the first such honor for the junior.
Filler is the second straight rookie from BC to be featured on an All-ACC team. The second baseman from Fort Wayne, Ind. led all conference rookies with a .600 slugging percentage and four homers, ranking fifth in both categories for league play. Filler had a team-leading 10 runs scored in ACC contests, while her .300 batting average and 15 hits were second highest for BC.
North Carolina received two of the conference's postseason individual awards in voting by the league's eight head coaches. Sophomore Lori Spingola was named the Pitcher of the Year, while coach Donna Papa received ACC Coach of the Year honors.
Georgia Tech senior Kelsi Weseman was voted as the ACC Player of the Year for the second consecutive season and NC State's Renada Davis garnered Freshman of the Year accolades.
Each of the ACC's eight softball teams placed at least one student-athlete on this year's All-ACC Team.
2012 All-ACC Softball Teams
Nicole D'Argento - Boston College
Briana Hamilton - Florida State
Monica Perry - Florida State
Tiffani Brown - Florida State
Hope Rush - Georgia Tech
Kelsi Weseman - Georgia Tech
Kathy McLaughlin - Maryland
Vangie Galindo - Maryland
Renada Davis - NC State
Lori Spingola - North Carolina
Courtney Liddle - Virginia Tech
Andrea Filler - Boston College
Lacey Waldrop - Florida State
Kate Kuzma - Georgia Tech
Kendra Knight - Maryland
Ally Blake - North Carolina
Amy Nece - North Carolina
Kelli Wheeler - North Carolina
Melanie Mitchell - Virginia
Lauren Gaskill - Virginia Tech
ACC Player of the Year: Kelsi Weseman, Georgia Tech
ACC Pitcher of the Year: Lori Spingola, North Carolina
ACC Freshman of the Year: Renada Davis, NC State
ACC Coach of the Year: Donna Papa, North Carolina
Boston College All-ACC Selections
Nicole D'Argento - P/1B - Jr. - 2012
Tory Speer - OF - Fr. - 2011
Renee Ramos - 2B - Gr. - 2010
Andrea Filler - 2B - Fr. - 2012
Renee Ramos - 2B - Jr. - 2008
Brittney Thompson - P/1B - Sr. - 2007
Jenna Macchi - SS - Sr. - 2006-07