Senior Day Sunday 2pm

Courtesy: Rider Sports Information
Release: May 06, 2016
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Courtesy: Brian David Solomon (Rider University)

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LAWRENCEVILLE—And down the stretch they come.

The Rider University softball team is using Derby weekend to complete the final four-game home stretch and hit the wire on the 2016 regular season.

Post time for the Broncs vs. Quinnipiac University on Saturday is 1pm at Herb and Joan Young Field for a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference doubleheader and Rider will celebrate senior day on Sunday at 2pm when Delaware State University visits town for a non-conference doubleheader.

Senior Kim Valdes leads Rider (8-38, 5-13 MAAC) in batting average (.330) with senior Montana Berg hitting .314.

Preseason All-MAAC performer, senior Dana Sensi is hitting just below .300 (.294) but her 24 RBI, 13 doubles and 17 walks lead the squad.  A 188-game veteran (all starts), Sensi enters play 10th all-time on Rider’s hit list with 180.

Quinnipiac enters play in the middle of a six-game conference stretch that saw the Bobcats host Canisius College Friday, travel to Rider Saturday and Quinnipiac hosts Niagara University on Sunday to wrap up the regular season.

Delaware State is 25-16 and the Hornets enter play having swept La Salle University on Tuesday.

Rider celebrates the careers of five graduating seniors on Sunday, prior to the opening game, Montana Berg, Emily Cottrell, Samantha Judd, Dana Sensi and Kim Valdes.

Judd is an 84-game veteran with a career fielding percentage of .984 and the two-time MAAC All-Academic honoree is graduating with majors in Accounting, Finance, Marketing and International Business.

Berg is a veteran of 88 games and a three-time MAAC All-Academic honoree is graduating with degrees in Accounting and Finance.

Cottrell is currently 42nd all-time on the Bronc career hit list and the 176-game veteran is graduating with a degree in Secondary Education and Mathematics.

Valdes enters the weekend 43rd on Rider’s all-time hit list and is a three-time MAAC All-Academic honoree.  A 147 game veteran, Valdes is graduating with a degree in Biology with a Health Administration minor.

A three-time Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference All-Academic honoree, Sensi is graduating with a dual major in Finance and Sports Management.

If you can’t make it to Herb and Joan Young Field, livestats will be provided free of charge at and you can also follow all of the action on social media by following @RiderAthletics on Twitter.


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