GCC Athletics Update: Ubukata Commits to U of Hawaii/Lacrosse Players Named to All-Region
Written by WBTA STAFF on May 4, 2018
Cougar Softball’s Ubukata Commits to University of Hawaii
Genesee Community College softball team member Shiori Ubukata signed a letter of intent to transfer and accept a scholarship to the University of Hawaii at Hilo for next season.
“Shiori signed a national letter of intent and scholarship agreement to play for us and will be joining us in August 2018 for the 2018-19 softball season,” said head University of Hawaii at Hilo head softball coach Callen Perreira, who is one of the most accomplished coaches in the NCAA Division-II Pacific West Conference (PacWest), after having taken the Vulcans to a fourth-place Softball World Series finish during his tenure.
“We look forward to having Shiori in our program we know that she will bring a good attitude and work ethic,” the veteran Vulcan softball caoch of more than 700 collegiate wins said.
The native of Tokyo, Japan; Ubukata has been the Cougars’ premiere player this season in leading the team in almost every offensive category.
To date, her season batting average is at .400 with an on-base percentage of .455. The infielder has a fielding percentage of between .910 and .920 that encompass both overall and conference play, while leading the team in hits and scoring almost one-third of the team’s runs.
Nine Men’s Lacrosse Players Named to All-Region Team
Nine members of the Genesee Community College men’s lacrosse team have been named to the National Junior College Athletic Association’s All-Region-III Team.
Of Genesee’s selectees, three were from the attack position, three were midfielders, and three were selected from defense.
The first-team selections from Genesee were Jason Chiodo, Andrew Forte and Kevin McParlene, while second-team selections included: Jordan Brennan, Alex Mack, Evan Hollfelder, Mat Anderson, Hoya’daiwat John and Nate Ess.
Of the first-team selections, Chiodo is currently third on the team in points with 58, McParlene co-leads the team in points with 64, and Forte is the team’s faceoff and groundball leader with 179 and 147, respectively.
Of the second-team midfielders and attackman, Brennan co-leads the team in points and assists with 64 and 30, respectively. Mack is fourth on the team in points with 50 and Hollfelder co-leads the team in assists with 30 and is fifth in scoring with 49 points.
The Cougars host Ocean County in a play-in national championship game May 5 at 12 p.m., with the winner advancing to the Final Four in Syracuse May 12-13.
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