Durham College athletes win big at the OCAA Women’s Fastball Championship Banquet

October 19, 2012

Toronto, ON

Durham Lords Media Release

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Durham College athletes win big at the OCAA Women’s Fastball Championship Banquet

OCAA Top Batter – Melissa Semeniuk
OCAA Top Pitcher – Kristine Miles

OCAA All-Stars – Melissa Semeniuk and Samantha Officer

MARKHAM, Ont. – Durham College took home plenty of hardware at the Ontario Colleges Athletic Association (OCAA) women’s fastball championship banquet on Thursday night hosted by Seneca College winning two major awards.

Durham third baseman Melissa Semeniuk (Ajax) earned the OCAA's top batter award for 2012. She set a new regular season record with 31 hits, resulting in a .544 batting average. She drove in 24 runs, and scored 20 times.

Semeniuk also earned all-star recognition along with teammate Samantha Officer. Officer had a great freshman season for the green and gold as she batted .562 with 18 runs and 12 RBI’s. Both players also won all-star awards at the national championship in Regina.

The Lords offence was dominant this season as they set new OCAA records in total runs (177), total hits (198) and runs batted in (142). A good omen for the Lords is that the previous records were set by Durham teams that went on to win the OCAA championship.

On the defensive side, Lords ace Kristine Miles (Whitby) was named the OCAA's top pitcher. Her stellar 1.71 ERA resulted in a 5-0 record. Miles struck out 36 in 28.2 innings of work. Control was never an issue, as she walked just four batters.

Jessica O’Quinn of Humber won the player of the year award while teammate Natalie Stoberman was the freshman of the year.

The 2012 OCAA Women's Fastball Championship takes place Friday and Saturday at Seneca College in North York, Ont. The Lords will open up against the hosting Seneca Sting at 1 p.m.


OCAA Women's Fastball Player of the Year
Jessica O'Quinn, Humber

OCAA Women's Fastball Rookie of the Year
Natalie Stoberman, Humber

OCAA Women's Fastball League Top Batter
Melissa Semeniuk, Durham

OCAA Women's Fastball League Top Pitcher
Kristine Miles, Durham

OCAA Women's Fastball Coach of the Year
Bob Acton, Humber

OCAA Women's Fastball League All-stars
Hillary Heighton, Conestoga
Tori Taylor, Conestoga
Samantha Bryant-Officer, Durham
Melissa Semeniuk, Durham
Jacqueline O'Quinn, Humber
Jessica O'Quinn, Humber
Stephanie Accomando, Mohawk
Nicole Leitch, Mohawk
Natalie Chiarotto, Seneca
Lauren McLaughlin, Seneca
Jordan Beauchesne, St. Clair
Alexa Georgiou, St. Clair

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Scott Dennis

Sports Information and Marketing Coordinator

Durham College and UOIT Athletics

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Photo Credit: Al Fournier


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