Emily Nguyen of Finlandia has been named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Softball Player of the Week while Brookelynn Garcia of UMaine-Presque Isle has been named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Softball Pitcher of the Week.
Nguyen, sophomore first base from Chino, CA (Chino Hills HS), extended her hitting streak to 13 games in a 2-2 week for the Lions. All eight of Nguyen's hits were for extra bases (7 2b, 1 3b) as she hit .444 for the week with eight RBI and seven runs scored. Had five hits (4 2b, 1 3b), scored three runs and drove in five in a 12 inning loss to Bethany Lutheran.
Garcia, a freshman pitcher from Torrance, CA, struck out 20 batters in 12.1 innings of work against Pine Manor. In the four-game sweep of the Gators, Garcia yielded only two earned runs (1.14 ERA) and six hits while walking four batters.
Others Nominated: Player: None. Pitcher: Kassandra Avila, Finlandia.
Player of the Week
March 13 - Stefanie Miller, SUNY Canton
March 20 - Emily Nguyen, Finlandia
March 27 - Emily Nguyen, Finlandia
Pitcher of the Week
March 13 - Nicole Woodward, SUNY Canton
March 20 - Denia Bent, Finlandia
March 27 - Brookelynn Garcia, UMaine-Presque Isle