2008
Cappetto named all-region

Cappetto named all-region
May 7, 2008

Dave Beyer, Sports Information Director
(630) 829-6143
dbeyer@ben.edu

Benedictine University freshman firstbaseman Cassie Cappetto (Oak Lawn, Ill./Marist H.S.) has added another honor to her already burgeoning list of accolades for her first collegiate season. Cappetto was named to the Second Team All-Great Lakes Region by the National Fastpitch Coaches Association. The all-region honor comes just one day after Cappetto was named First Team All-Northern Athletics Conference (NAC), selected to the NAC's All-Rookie Team and named the league's "Rookie of the Year." In 2008, Cappetto hit .459 with 62 hits and 41 RBI, with all three totals ranking as the third-best among NAC players. She also led the circuit in doubles (15), while belting three triples and four homeruns on her way to a team-leading .704 slugging percentage and an on-base average of .507. Cappetto was also a top defensive player with a .991 fielding percentage in 329 total chances.

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Benedictine University is an independent Roman Catholic institution located in Lisle, Illinois just 25 miles west of Chicago. Founded in 1887, Benedictine provides 56 undergraduate majors, 16 graduate and four doctorate programs. The Chronicle of Higher Education recently ranked Benedictine University as the seventh fastest-growing campus among private nonprofit master’s universities, and Forbes magazine named Benedictine among the top 20 percent of America’s colleges for 2011. Benedictine University’s Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) program is listed by Crain’s Chicago Business as the fourth largest in the Chicago area in 2011.