Softball star Dana Knapp tabbed as Preseason All-American

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By Craig Epstein | Published Feb 8, 2017

After coming off of a junior year where she was named an NCAA Division III All-American, senior superstar Dana Knapp looks to keep the ball rolling.

In 2016, Knapp not only clocked a school-record ten home runs, but she also led the NJAC in slugging percentage. This is one of many reasons as to why she was named a Preseason All-American for this upcoming season.

The junior transfer led Kean in just about every statistical category in 2016. Whether it was batting average, slugging percentage, on-base percentage, runs batted in, doubles, home runs, total bases or walks. Not only that, but in her three stolen base attempts, she was not caught once.

Due to her incredible play last year, the Langhorne Pennsylvania native has a serious shot at breaking Kean’s career homerun record of 17. But when it comes to what Knapp looks to accomplish in the upcoming season, she is focused more on the team aspect of the game rather than her individual statistics.

“For this season, I hope to strive as a team and reach our ultimate goal of an NJAC championship and a World Series appearance,” Knapp said.

When it came to being chosen as a Preseason All-American, the softball superstar had much to say.

“I’m extremely honored to be chosen as a preseason All-American,” she said. “I’ve been putting in the extra work to help my team succeed.”

The softball season begins in Kissimmee, Florida during spring break for the cougars. They will be facing Coe College in the first of the Rebel Spring Games on Saturday, March 4 at 10 a.m.

“This is my last year here at Kean so I hope to make it a memorable one,” Knapp said.

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