Thursday’s colleges: Amherst native Mo Frank named softball All-American at Williams

Last modified: Monday, May 25, 2015

Former Amherst Regional standout Mo Frank finished her college career with an honor few Williams players have ever earned.

Frank became just the fifth Eph softball player to earn All-America honors as she was named to the 2015 National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Second Team Wednesday.

Frank led Williams (32-9) with a .450 average, and a .510 on-base percentage. She had 58 hits, 11 stolen bases and slugged .551, knocking out four triples and five doubles this season.

Frank was also named to the All-NESCAC, Capital One District I All-Academic and a NFCA All-New England first teams.

Women’s tennis

NCAA Division III Individuals — Sue Ghosh of Amherst College advanced to the quarterfinal round with a pair of victories Thursday in Mason, Ohio. Teammate Vickie Ip was eliminated in the first round.

In doubles action, Ghosh and Ip won their opening match and will play in the quarterfinals on Friday.

Williams 5, Emory 4 — The Ephs won another national championship with the victory Wednesday in Mason, Ohio.

Amherst native Maya Hart teamed with Rebecca Curran and earned a point with a win at third doubles for Williams (25-0).

Men’s tennis

NCAA Division III Individuals — Amherst College’s Andrew Yaraghi won his first match Thursday, but was eliminated in the Round of 16 in Mason, Ohio.

Amherst’s duo of Aaron Revzin and Michael Solimano fell in their first match.

Track & field

NCAA Division III Men’s Championships — Amherst College freshman Mohamed Hussein placed seventh in the 10,000-meter run and earned All-America honors in the process.

Hussein finished in 31 minutes, 3.77 seconds at St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York.

Smith College — Track & field graduate assistant coach Brian Frodema was one of five recipients of the USA Track & Field National Championships Mentorship Grant.

Frodema will have the opportunity to shadow one of USATF’s Master coaches throughout the 2015 USATF Outdoor Championships, held in Eugene, Oregon, June 25-28.

The Springfield native received his master’s of exercise science and sport studies during Smith College’s commencement on Sunday. Frodema graduated from Westfield State University in 2009. Prior to attending Smith College, he coached at Northampton High School.


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