ANNANDALE -- Over the next two weeks, the Northern Virginia Community College athletic department is going to countdown the 10 best moments of the 2016-17 athletics season. The list is comprised of individual and team highlights from the field of play.
The NOVA athletic department has selected Mary Roberts’ two home runs at Anne Arundel as the No. 10 moment of the 2016-17 athletics year. Roberts became the first Nighthawk in the short history of the softball team to hit a homer in a game.
In the first game against the Riverhawks, Roberts connected in the fifth inning to put her name in the NOVA record book. During the nightcap, the Nighthawks jumped out to a 10-3 lead after three innings, and then in fourth, Roberts’s shot gave NOVA an eight run cushion.
Roberts finished her first season with a .304 average, four extra base hits and nine RBIs.