From the HCC sports desk:
BEL AIR, Md.—Harford softball sophomore Jourdan Harmon (Baltimore, Md./Catholic) has been named to the MDJUCO All-Conference First Team and All-Region XX Second Team, the conference and region announced recently.
Harmon is the second Fighting Owl player in two years to be named to both yearly award teams as Cynthia Foster garnered the same accolades for the 2008 season.
Harmon led the team in nearly every statistical category during the 2008 season and finished the regular season on four MDJUCO top-ten charts. The sophomore ranked fifth in the conference with a .481 average for the regular season and finished play with a team-leading 53 hits in 109 at-bats for a .486 average over 36 games. Twenty-one of those hits fell during the final month of the season, which saw Harmon hit in 13 consecutive games to end the season.
Harmon was also tops on the team with an incredible .752 slugging percentage, thanks to her team-best 16 doubles and three homers and second-best tie with two triples, and brought in 31 runs, which ranked in a tie for fifth in the MDJUCO.
Harmon’s three home runs also put her into a tie for seventh on the conference charts and she was one of the conference leaders on the base paths as well, swiping six bases to rank ninth on the conference top-ten and scoring a team-leading 32 runs.
The slugger’s prowess did not end at the plate and on the base paths, however, as she started all 36 games at first base and committed just five errors in 267 chances to finish the season with a .981 fielding percentage.