April 17 WEEKLY CONFERENCE HONORS
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AMERICA EAST Player of the Week Bria Green, Stony Brook – Sr., OF, Wheatley Heights, N.Y.
Pitcher of the Week Alexis Bogdanovich, Maine – Sr., P, South Portland, Maine
Rookie of the Week Eryyn Sobieski, Albany – Fr., P, Logan Township, N.J.
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEKKahley Novak * 2B * Sr. * UCF
AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEKShelby Turnier * Jr. * UCF
ATLANTIC 10 La Salle sophomore Christina Bascara was named the Atlantic 10 Conference Softball Player of the Week while Dayton senior Kayla English and Fordham junior Rachel Gillen earned Co-Pitcher of the Week honors. Dayton freshman Manda Cash also was named A-10 Rookie of the Week. The awards were for games played from the April 6 – 12. ATLANTIC COAST Pitt shortstop McKayla Taylor has been named this week’s Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week, while Louisville’s Maryssa Becker earned ACC Pitcher of the Week honors. ATLANTIC SUN After posting a conference series sweep and clinching a berth in the Atlantic Sun Softball Championship, USC Upstate swept this week’s weekly honors as Kendall Settlemyre and Lexi Shubert won, the league office announced on Monday. BIG 12 PLAYER OF THE WEEK Shelby Pendley, Oklahoma, Sr., Rio Rancho, N.M. /University of Arizona .PITCHER OF THE WEEKPaige Parker, Oklahoma, Fr., Independence, Mo. /Truman BIG EAST ?
BIG SKY Sacramento State swept the Big Sky Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week awards after posting a perfect 4-0 record last week with a three-game sweep of Big Sky foe, North Dakota. Junior first baseman Sasha Margulies was named this week’s Player of the Week while freshman Celina Matthias earned this week’s Pitcher of the Week.
BIG SOUTH Longwood catcher Megan Baltzell (Stafford, Va.) has been selected as the Big South Conference Choice Hotels Softball Player of the Week, while Coastal Carolina’s Kiana Quolas (Oxnard, Calif.) has been named The Crons Brand Pitcher of the Week for games played April 6-12, it was announced today by the Conference office. BIG TEN Co-Players of the Week Michelle Huber, Indiana Jr., UT, Carmel, Ind./Carmel · Abby Ramirez, Michigan So., SS, Chicago, Ill./Trinity · Pitcher of the Week Megan Betsa, Michigan So., RHP, McDonough, Ga./Union Grove Freshman of the Week Danielle Parlich, Minnesota INF, Queen Creek, Ariz./Basha
BIG WEST Power hitting propelled CSUN sophomore Katie Hooper (Sun Valley, Calif./Burbank HS) to Big West Softball Field Player of the Week accolades as she spearheaded the offensive effort in a series sweep of UC Santa Barbara. Long Beach State sophomore Christina Clermont (Carlsbad, Calif./Syracuse) tied a school record for strikeouts in earning the Big West Softball Pitcher of the Week honor.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Holiday Cahill • Towson
So. | 1B | Cypress, Calif./Cypress
PITCHERS OF THE WEEK:
Missy McCormick • Towson
Sr. | P/OF | Las Vegas, Nev./Palo Verde
Taylor Pirone • Hofstra
Sr. | P | New Rochelle, N.Y./The Ursuline School (Fordham) ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:
Brook Miko • Towson
Fr. | SS | Ladera Ranch, Calif./San Juan Hills
CONFERENCE USA CO-PITCHER OF THE WEEK KYLEE HANSON, FLORIDA ATLANTIC | SO., JUPITER, FLORIDA Hanson led Florida Atlantic in the circle last week, making three appearances. The sophomore pitched 10 innings, dealing out two strikeouts, three walks and no earned runs. Hanson held Kentucky scoreless in three innings pitched while making appearances in both games of the doubleheader. She capped the week by throwing the 24th no-hitter in program history on Saturday night. It was the first of her career as she fanned a career-high 18 batters in the process. It is the first C-USA weekly honor for Hanson and the second of her career (April 14, 2014).
CO-PITCHER OF THE WEEK MIRANDA KRAMER, WKU | SR., WEST BURLINGTON, IOWA Kramer made history over the week, as her 36 strikeouts led her to become WKU’s single-season strikeout leader with 271 this year. Kramer recorded double-digit strikeouts in each of her three wins, even in WKU’s five-inning win in the series finale versus Southern Miss. The senior now has double-figure strikeouts in 19 games this season, including her last 17 starts. Kramer held last week’s opponents to a .138 batting average with nine hits and one earned run for a 0.37 ERA, sending her season ERA to 0.91. It is the sixth C-USA Pitcher of the Week award for Kramer in 2015.
PLAYER OF THE WEEK KAWEHIOKALANI NETANE, UTEP | JR., ORLANDO, FLORIDA Netane batted .385 (5-for-13) with two home runs, eight RBI, and five runs scored during UTEP’s five games this past week. Against No. 19 Arizona State, Netane blasted a three-run jack to help the Miners rally late to get within a few runs of the Sun Devils. Over the weekend against a streaking FIU squad, the junior hit .444 (4-for-9) with a long ball and five RBI. The Florida native accounted for all of UTEP’s runs during the 3-2 game one win over FIU – going 1-for-3 with a two-run shot and a sac fly. Netane chipped in during the series finale with a pair of RBI during the Miners’ eight-run fourth inning to help put the Panthers away 9-1 in five frames to complete the weekend sweep. Netane’s .405 average is ranked seventh in C-USA, while her .500 batting average in league games is ranked third in conference. It is the first C-USA weekly award in Netane’s career.
2015 C-USA SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK
PLAYERS OF THE WEEK F9 Taylor Schoblocher, North Texas F16 Morgan Zerkle, Marshall F23 Megan Low, UTSA | Krysta Tutsch, LA Tech M2 Sara Beth Williamson, UAB M9 Ashley Eldridge, UTEP | Morgan Zerkle, Marshall M16 Pauline Tufi, LA Tech M23 Shaelynn Braxton, Marshall M30 Ashley Eldridge, UTEP A6 Elicia D’Orazio A13 Kawehiokalani Netane, UTEP
PITCHERS OF THE WEEK F9 Miranda Kramer, WKU | Jordan Dixon, Marshall F16 Amanda Wilson, Florida Atlantic F23 Madison Thompson, North Texas M3 Cara Goodwin, UAB M9 Amanda Wilson, Florida Atlantic M16 Lexi Betancourt, Charlotte | Miranda Kramer, WKU M23 Miranda Kramer, WKU M30 Miranda Kramer, WKU A6 Miranda Kramer, WKU A13 Kylee Hanson, Florida Atlantic | Miranda Kramer, WKU
HORIZON Wright State junior Hanna Floyd (Minster, Ohio) is the Horizon League softball Player of the Week while freshman teammate Ashley Sharp (West Chester, Ohio) is the Horizon League softball Pitcher of the Week for the week of April 6-12.
IVY LEAGUE PLAYER OF THE WEEKPenn junior Lauren Li
PITCHER OF THE WEEKPrinceton junior Shanna Christian
ROOKIES OF THE WEEKPenn freshman Jurie Joyner
MAAC Player of the Week
Pitcher of the Week
Rookie of the Week
MID AMERICA East Player of the WeekMaddy Grimm, Kent State, Sophomore, IFEast Pitcher of the WeekErin Seiler, Akron, JuniorWest Player of the WeekSelena Reyna, Ball State, Junior, SSWest Pitcher of the WeekNicole Steinbach, Ball State, Junior
MEAC Delaware State’s Jordan Stamps was selected the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Softball Player of the Week, the conference announced on Monday. Bethune-Cookman’s Sabrina Anguiano and Hampton’s Allyson Babinsack earned the Co-Pitcher’s of the Week honors, while Delaware State’s Vanessa Washington earned Rookie of the Week accolades.
MISSOURI VALLEY Jordan Knutson and Chelsea Jones of Missouri State have been selected Missouri Valley Conference Scholar-Athletes of the Week, Commissioner Doug Elgin announced today. Knutson and Jones were honored for their performances during the period of April 6 – April 12.
MOUNTAIN WEST San Diego State’s Jordan and Fresno State’s Compton Named MW Player And Pitcher Of The Week
San Diego State’s Kayla Jordan has been named Mountain West Softball Player of the Week, while Fresno State’s Jill Compton earned the MW Pitcher of Week honors for games held April 7-12. It is the third MW weekly accolade this season (and third career) for Jordan, while Compton earns her fourth weekly honor this season and seventh of her career.
NORTHEAST Player of the Week Alexis Bower, Saint Francis U First Base, Sophomore, Cogan Station, PA/Williamsport Area NEC Pitcher of the Week Laura Messina, Central Connecticut Pitcher, Senior, Marlton, NJ/Camden Catholic NEC Rookie of the Week Tori Constantin, Central Connecticut First Base, Freshman, Norfolk, MA/King Philip Regional
OHIO VALLEY PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Katie Tackett, 1B, Sr., 5-6, Murrieta, Calif. – Eastern Kentucky PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Mackenzie Grossmann, P, Fr., 5-10, Perry, Mo. – Morehead State
PACIFIC 12 After helping Oregon sweep No. 19 Arizona State at home, the Pac-12 named Janelle Lindvall its player of the week and Cheridan Hawkins its pitcher of the week.
This the fifth time this season the Ducks have claimed each award. Hawkins has been named pitcher of the week three times prior while this is Lindvall’s first time earning player of the week this season.
PATRIOT LEAGUE CORVIAS PLAYER OF THE WEEK KASEY MCCRAVEY, ARMY Jr., 3B, Scottsdale, Ariz. CORVIAS PITCHER OF THE WEEK BRIGIT IEUTER, COLGATE Jr., P, Wilmette, Ill. CORVIAS ROOKIE OF THE WEEK GLADYS ESPARZA-GALLEGOS, ARMY Fr., INF, Santa Maria, Calif.
SOUTHERN Chattanooga’s Sarah Beth Roberts and Western Carolina’s Jordan Garrett have been named the Southern Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, the league announced Monday.
SOUTHLAND Stephen F. Austin senior first baseman Shalie Day was selected Southland Conference Softball Hitter of the Week while Lamar freshman right-hander Laura Napoli was named pitcher of the week, the league office announced Monday.
Alabama State University’s Chelsea King and Jackson State University’s Amy Lara have been recognized by the Southwestern Athletic Conference as softball players of the week for their exceptional performance in competition, April 6-12.
Hitter of the Week – Lara Pitcher of the Week – King
SUN BELT ?
SUMMIT PLAYER OF THE WEEK Yvon Minogue, South Dakota Jr. // 1B // Corona, Calif.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK Krista Menke, North Dakota State Sr. // RHP // Friend, Neb.
Brigham Young University first baseman/pitcher Ashley Thompson and teammate McKenna Bull have been respectively named the West Coast Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week in the sport of softball, the conference
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