WILLIAMSTOWN, MA — Another day, another honor for Williams College senior Ali Hart (Roswell, GA).
Thursday, Hart became the first Williams softball player to be selected as a First Team All-American. The honor came from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) which had previously named Hart First Team All-New England.
Hart finished her season hitting a conference-best .540. She set six single-season Williams records including at-bats (137), runs scored (49), hits (74), doubles (14), total bases (109) and stolen bases (22).
Her average was the third highest single-season in Williams history. She also concluded her career with top 7 finishes in average (.430 — 2nd), doubles (27 — 2nd), runs scored (95 — 7th), hits (148 — 6th), home runs (10 — 5th), total bases (207 — 5th) and stolen bases (35 — 5th).
Hart was named the NESCAC Player of the Year for her efforts.
"Ali could do so many things well," Herman said. "She moved to center field and played great defense there this season. She was a great baserunner. Both she and Aly (Ensor) have such great bat control. And Ali was a natural switch-hitter and dangerous from both sides of the plate. Plus, she was such a great team leader for us."
Hart is currently second among all Div. III players around the country in batting average.