Five home runs, eight RBI and a 2.200 slugging percentage highlight USA Softball Collegiate National Player of the Week and IUPUI slugger Maggie Good’s weekend
OKLAHOMA CITY — After guiding her team to the program’s first-ever Summit League regular season title, IUPUI’s Maggie Good (Rochester, Ind.) has been named the Week 13 USA Softball Collegiate National Player of the Week USA Softball announced today. This marks the first USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week honor for Good, who was also named the Summit League Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Posting multi-hit games in all three contests on the week, Good started off her juggernaut of a weekend with a 2-for-3 performance, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI against Fort Wayne in the series opener. Good carried the momentum into the second game of the series, once again going 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of solo home runs, two RBI and two runs scored. With the series-win on the line in the finale, Good continued to wreak havoc at the plate as she sent two home runs out of the park on a 3-for-4 performance, scoring three times while adding four RBI onto her weekend total.
“What Maggie was able to do last week is a true testament to her hard work and dedication on and off the field,” said IUPUI Head Coach Heather Tarter. “She is a natural leader who led this team to their first conference title by producing unparalleled offensive numbers. She is very deserving of this honor and we couldn’t be more proud.”
On the week, Good hit .700 (7-for-10) at the plate, posting an astounding 2.200 slugging percentage after hitting five home runs, collecting eight RBI while scoring five times. After her offensive performance over the weekend, Good set an IUPUI program record for most home runs (16) and RBI (47) in a single season. She also leads the Summit League in slugging percentage, runs scored, RBI, home runs and total bases this season.
This marks the first USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week for Good and the first for an athlete from IUPUI. The Jags will now focus on the Summit League Tournament, where they have earned the No. 1 seed.
2017 USA Softball National Collegiate Players of the Week
Week 1 (Feb. 9-12): Sierra Hyland – Cal Poly – Senior – Pitcher – Visalia, Calif.
Week 2 (Feb. 13-19): Alyssa Denham – Louisiana – Freshman – Pitcher – Alvin, Texas
Week 3 (Feb. 20-26): Mo Mercado – Arizona – Senior – Infield – Temecula, Calif.
Week 4 (Feb. 27-March 5): Nicole Schroeder – Arkansas – Senior – Outfield – Yorba Linda, Calif.
Week 5 (March 6-12): Alexis Osorio – Alabama – Junior – Pitcher – Riverside, Calif.
Co-Week 6 (March 13-19): Braxton Burnside – Missouri – Freshman – Infield – Paragould, Ark.
Co-Week 6 (March 13-19): Sierra Hyland – Cal Poly – Senior – Pitcher – Visalia, Calif.
Week 7 (March 20-26): Danielle O’Toole – Arizona – Senior – Pitcher – Upland, Calif.
Week 8 (March 27 – April 2): Kaylan Jablonski – Nebraska – Junior – Pitcher – Omaha, Neb.
Week 9 (April 3-9): Rachel Garcia – UCLA – Freshman – Pitcher – Palmdale, Calif.
Co-Week 10 (April 10-16): Kelly Barnhill – Florida – Sophomore – Pitcher – Marietta, Ga.
Co-Week 10 (April 10-16): Caroline Seitz – Mississippi State – Senior – Infield – Birmingham, Ala.
Week 11 (April 17-23): DJ Sanders – Louisiana – Junior – Infield – Columbus, Miss.
Week 12 (April 24-30): Sara Hingsberger – Weber State – Senior – Infield – Eagle, Idaho
Week 13 (May 1-7): Maggie Good – IUPUI – Senior – Infield – Rochester, Ind.