BOSTON – Bucknell’s Lauren Hadley and Meghan Kovac were named to the Patriot League All-Tournament Team after the conclusion of the championship game Saturday at Boston University. The duo helped lead the second-seeded Bison to the winner’s bracket final before they were eliminated with losses to the host Terriers and Lehigh.
Hadley hit .400 (4-10) with a home run and four RBIs over three games. She added two runs scored and one stolen base. The home run was a two-run shot, her ninth of the season, which tied the game at 2-2 in the loss to Boston University.
The successful tournament was just a continuation of an outstanding junior season for Hadley. She was one of just two players on the team to start all 51 games and her nine home runs were the second most in a single season in program history. Hadley ranks in the top 10 in the Patriot League in batting average (.370), slugging (.642), on-base percentage (.422), runs (32), hits (61), RBIs (37), doubles (10), triples (4), home runs (9), and stolen bases (16). She was a First Team All-Patriot League selection at second base.
Kovac wrapped up her prolific career with the All-Tournament honor after hitting .333 (3-9) with a double, RBI, and two runs scored. She earned the award just one week after being voted First Team All-Patriot League at first base.
The tournament capped one of the best offensive careers in program history by Kovac. She is Bucknell’s career record holder in home runs (25), RBIs (148), and doubles (52), and the school’s single-season record holder in home runs (13) and doubles (20). She also owns three of the program’s best single-season RBI totals. Additionally, Kovac will graduate second in program history in career hits (206), third in games played (196), and 10th in batting average (.336).
Patriot League All-Tournament Team
Madi Killebrew, Boston University - MVP
Emma Wong, Boston University
Ali Dubois, Boston University
Brittany Younan, Boston University
Parker Boyd, Lehigh
Katie Schultz, Lehigh
Rachel Timberman, Lehigh
Lauren Hadley, Bucknell
Meghan Kovac, Bucknell
Macey Newbary, Army West Point
Taylor Livingston, Army West Point