Primavera Named to All EPAC Softball Team

Primavera Named to All EPAC Softball Team

BLUE BELL, Pa. - Julie Primavera was among those student-athletes honored by the Eastern Pennsylvania Athletic Conference (EPAC), being named First Team All Conference as announced recently by the league office.

A co-captain of Montgomery's softball team, Primavera batted .385 in 27 games with 7 doubles (tied for team lead) and 18 RBI.

Her honor represents a high point in a season that saw the Mustangs struggle mightily, winning just five games overall and finishing 0-6 against EPAC foes.

"I am extremely happy Julie was selected to the EPAC All Conference Team," said Head Softball Coach Francine Roseman of the Methacton High School graduate. "It's a well-deserved honor. She's the epitome of a student-athlete. She works hard at both to be successful and shows great balance."

As the team's leadoff hitter, the second-year player provided everything a manager could expect. She had a team-high on-base percentage of .487 with a team-leading 31 runs scored. She drew a team-high 19 walks. And on top of that, she had the speed and aggressiveness on the basepaths. Primavera led the team with 21 stolen bases, which ranked 12th in the nation in Division III and was second-best among Region XIX players.

"Julie set the tone for us at the top of the lineup," Roseman said. "Her penchant for getting on base helped us build some momentum at the outset of games."

On the field, Primavera primarily played first base, but she also saw action in the outfield. Her fielding prowess was an asset for Roseman as Primavera committed just 3 errors this season.

Primavera, one of four second-year players on the Mustangs' roster, is moving on to Temple University in the fall.

"Julie's positive attitude and infectious personality carried over to her teammates." Roseman said. "Our team will miss her next year."