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#9 Sarah Bencivenga
Position: Infielder
Bats: R
Throws: R
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Toms River, N.J.
High School: Toms River East
Major: Business
Experience: 1 Letter
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AT DELAWARE
Second-year member of the Blue Hens expected to again start at shortstop • has earned one letter.

2014 SEASON
Named to CAA All-Rookie Team • started all 48 games at shortstop during her freshman year • ranked second on the team with 42 hits and 20 runs scored, and was fourth with 16 RBI • tied for the team lead with 12 stolen bases, tied for the eighth most in a UD single season • batted .327 in conference games, the second highest average on the squad • tied for the team lead with 13 multi-hit games • went 3 for 4 with two homers and four RBI during the season finale at James Madison • also finished 3 for 4 and scored a run during the 8-7 win at Towson • blasted a game-tying two-run homer during the top of the seventh inning at UNCW • was 2 for 4 with two runs scored and two RBI vs. UMES • named CAA Rookie of the Week on Apr. 28.

HIGH SCHOOL
Named second team All-State during her freshman, junior and senior years at Toms River East High School • was a first team All-Shore pick in 2013 after earning second team honors in 2010 and 2012 • three-time first team All-Ocean County honoree • named NFCA first team All-East Region and honorable mention All-American as a senior • selected 2013 first team MaxPreps Softball All-American • led Toms River East to Class A South Division championships during each of her three seasons, Ocean County Tournament titles in 2012 and 2013, and the Shore Conference Tournament championship in 2013 • set school single season records with 26 assists from center field in 2012 and eight home runs in 2013 • named the team’s MVP as a senior • four-year member of the tennis team • was the team MVP as a sophomore and team captain as a senior • inducted into Toms River East Tennis Raiders Hall of Fame • was a member of the basketball and winter track teams for one year each • served as High School East Ambassador and High School East Safety Ambassador.

PERSONAL
Sarah Valerie Bencivenga • born Oct. 28, 1994 • daughter of Brandon and Mary Bencivenga • has an older brother, Paul • enjoys playing tennis and going to the beach • business major at Delaware with a minor in communications.

CAREER STATISTICS

YEAR AVG. GP/GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT PO A E FLD%
2014 .286 48/48 147 20 42 2 1 3 16 55 .374 8 3 17 3 .335 0 5 12-13 97 74 21 .891
 TOTALS .286 48/48 147 20 42 2
1 3 16 55 .374 8 3 17 3 .335 0 5 12-13 97 74 21 .891

 

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