EJ native named to NE-10 Weekly Honor Roll

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Essex Junction native Bethany Falls, pictured, was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, April 20. The St. Michael’s College senior is in her second season as captain of the Purple Knights softball team. SHANE BUFANO

Essex Junction native Bethany Falls, pictured, was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, April 20.
SHANE BUFANO

St. Michael’s College softball senior Bethany Falls, of Essex Junction, was named to the Northeast-10 Conference Weekly Honor Roll for the week ending on Sunday, April 20.

Falls batted 7-for-17 (.412) with one run, two RBIs and two doubles during the six-game week, fielding .935 at shortstop. She struck out just once in 19 plate appearances, laying down two sacrifice bunts while going 2-for-2 on stolen-base attempts.

Falls stole a base in the opener with Stonehill College last Monday before going 1-for-3 in the nightcap. She added an RBI and a sac bunt at St. Anselm College on Thursday before finishing the week with three straight two-hits games. On Friday versus Assumption College, Falls was 2-for-3 in game one and 2-for-3 with one run and a double in game two. Against the Greyhounds on Saturday, she was 2-for-2 with an RBI, a double and a sac bunt.

A two-year captain, Falls is the program’s career assists leader (350), while standing eighth in doubles (19) and 15th in hits (88). All 140 of her career appearances have come in the starting lineup, including all but one at shortstop. As a senior, she has a career high in steals, tied her career high in sac bunts and is nearing her best in walks.