BOONTON TOWNSHIP — Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) student-athlete Jessica Torch, a graduate of Mountain Lakes High School has been recognized by the Liberty League for her efforts in softball.
A freshman outfielder who was named to the Second Team, Torch was second on the Engineers in hitting at .388, going 47 for 121, with one double, one home run, 29 runs and 10 runs batted in. She had a .444 on-base percentage and a .421 slugging percentage, stealing a school-record 36 bases in 39 attempts. In 14 Liberty League games, Torch batted .316 (12 for 38), with nine runs scored and one RBI. She compiled a .381 on-base percentage and went 10 for 11 on stolen base attempts.
The Engineers went 28-11 this season, including a 9-5 mark in the Liberty League. The advanced to the conference tournament for the 10th consecutive season, going 1-2 in the postseason.
Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is America’s oldest technological research university. For nearly two centuries, the Institute has been a driving force behind breakthroughs in engineering and science in virtually every arena-from transportation and infrastructure to business, medicine, outer space, and cyberspace.
As it approaches its bicentennial anniversary, the Institute continues to define The New Polytechnic, a new paradigm for teaching, learning, and research that uses advanced technologies to enable fresh collaborations across disciplines, sectors, and regions, in order to answer the global challenges of our day.