Kassandra Avila of Finlandia has been named the American Collegiate Athletic Association Softball Player of the Week while Alix DeDreu of Thomas More has been named the ACAA Softball Pitcher of the Week.
Avila, a junior second base/pitcher from El Monte, CA (Arroyo HS), had a strong week as the Lions swept a doubleheader from Northland (Mar. 31). She had three hits and three runs, including the game-winning run in game one. In game two, Avila had three hits and scored two runs, her third straight game with at least those numbers. For the week she hit .857 (6-7) and scored five runs while collecting three RBI and three walks.
DeDreu, a senior from Rising Sun, IN (Rising Sun HS), gave up only one earned run in 14.0 innings of pitching (0.50 ERA) in wins over Hanover and Otterbein last week. She struck out 15 batters while only issuing two walks.
Others Nominated: Player: Andrea Gahan, Thomas More; Sierra Kessler, SUNY Delhi. Pitcher: Haylee Lefebvre, SUNY Delhi.
Player of the Week
March 19 - Marissa Varela, Alfred State
March 26 - Morgan Franklin, Alfred State
April 2 - Kassandra Avila, Finlandia
Pitcher of the Week
March 19 - Alix DeDreu, Thomas More
March 26 - Alix DeDreu, Thomas More
April 2 - Alix DeDreu, Thomas More