Upper Cape Tech's DiBona Named MAC Player Of The Year

Upper Cape Cod Regional Technical School junior Krystle DiBona was named the Mayflower Athletic Conference Player of the Year in softball on Monday, June 16.

DiBona, a three-sport athlete, led the Rams in hitting with a .543 average while hitting leadoff. She also led the team in hits with 38, including four triples, and had an onbase percentage of .610 and a slugging percentage of .771 while scoring 39 runs.

“Krystle is a well-deserving student-athlete,” Upper Cape Tech softball coach Mike Carrier said. “She is one of the top students in her class. I don’t think she has reached her athletic potential. There is still some untapped talent there if she puts in the work.”

DiBona has played soccer, basketball and softball for three seasons for the Rams and has received MAC All-Star recognition in all three. She has played in the Bourne Swish League and in the recreation and travel soccer leagues and youth softball leagues. She also plays AAU basketball for the Cape Cod Waves.

“I think softball is her best sport,” Carrier said. “But she has an athletic grace about her in all the sports she plays. She is fast and very coachable.”

DiBona and her teammates received the MAC Sportsmanship Award this spring for the second consecutive year. She was named the softball team’s MVP last year and as a freshman was the MVP of the soccer team.

Last fall she set a school record with 29 goals in a single season for the soccer team. She has a three-season total of 76 goals with the Rams and will be looking at the 100 career goals mark when UCT takes the field in fall.

She also received team co-MVP honors in basketball as a sophomore, sharing the honor with recent UCT graduate Jodi Young. As a freshman she was the basketball team’s Rookie of the Year.

“Krystle is well respected among her peers,” Carrier said. “Our school could use people like Krystle DiBona.”

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