After their record breaking season’s, Temple softball’s Stephanie Pasquale (Pompton Lakes, N.J./Pompton Lakes) and Sarah Prezioso (Bloomfield, N.J./Bloomfield) have earned a spot on the 2013 NFCA Division I All-Northeast Region First Team, announced by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association on Thursday, May 16. Pasquale lands on the team for the second time in her career, making the squad as a freshman, while Prezioso picks up the honor for the first time.

The all-region teams were chosen by NFCA member coaches from each respective region, and all the honorees now become eligible for selection to one of three 2013 NFCA Division I All-American teams. In addition, conference pitchers and players of the year not selected to the regional teams were added for All-America consideration.

Earlier this month, Pasquale became just the third Temple player in school history to earn the Atlantic 10 Player of the Year honor. Also a first-team all-conference and all-tournament selection, she led the squad and the conference with a .465 overall average, hitting .552 in conference play. The catcher set a Temple and Atlantic 10 single-season record for RBI this year with 80, and currently leads the country with 1.38 per game. The junior is also the toughest player in the nation to strikeout, doing so only three times in 187 at bats. Earlier this year, she put together a 21-game hit streak and ended the season reaching base safely in the final 16 contests. Her record-setting campaign also includes single-season marks for doubles (21), batting average (.465) and home runs (15).

Finishing just behind Pasquale in batting with a .427 average, Prezioso also established her own school and conference records, scoring 65 runs, which is good for 11th in the country with a 1.12 average. The first-team all-conference selection has also set school single-season records for stolen bases (32) and homeruns (15). The junior shortstop ended the year by reaching base safely in the final 35 games, dating back to March 28.

The Cherry & White finished the year at 32-26, setting a school record for wins in a season. The team earned a third-place finish at the A-10 Tournament, its final year in the league, which is the highest finish for the Owls since winning it in 2004