2016 NESCAC Softball Players of the Week

Player of the Week - March 20, 2017
Maggie Hoffman   Maggie Hoffman
Tufts University
Senior • Outfielder/1B • Avon, Mass.


Hoffman hit .909 (10-for-11) in three games over the weekend for Tufts. She recorded three doubles, a home run, five runs scored and four RBIs. On Sunday, she combined in a split versus Buffalo State and Clarkson, she was 8-for-8 with three doubles, a home run, five runs scored and three RBIs. In the win over Buffalo State, she singled and scored Tufts’ first run, had an RBI single in a five-run second inning and then gave Tufts a 9-3 lead with a two-run home run in the fourth.

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Pitcher of the Week - March 20, 2017
Lindsay Golia   Lindsay Golia
Trinity College
First Year • North Branford, Conn.

Golia went 4-1 with a save during Trinity’s Florida trip to open the season last week. Golia impressed, posting a 1.35 ERA in seven appearances, striking out 22 while yielding just nine walks. In her first career start against Becker, Golia recorded six strikeouts and did not allow a run in the five-inning, complete-game shutout.

 
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Player of the Week - March 27, 2017
Cassie Ruscz

Allison Rutz
Bowdoin College
First Year • Pitcher/Outfield • Essex Junction, Vt.
Rutz batted .500 last week, keying a 7-1 week for the Polar Bears to close out their Florida trip. In eight games, Rutz collected 14 hits and 10 RBI, while reaching base at a .517 clip. She had six multi-hit games and also went 2-0 in the circle with a 0.44 ERA. 

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Pitcher of the Week - March 27, 2017
Emily Griffin

Emily Griffin
Bowdoin College
Senior • Tucson, Ariz.

Griffin collected three wins in the circle for the Polar Bears last week, sparking a six-game winning streak to end the team’s Florida trip. She allowed just one earned run in 14.0 innings pitched (0.50 ERA), earning two wins in starts and one victory in relief while striking out 14 batters and permitting just 12 hits. She also batted .407 for the week, scoring eight runs and collecting four stolen bases.

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Player of the Week - April 3, 2017
 Kyra Naftel

Kyra Naftel
Amherst College
Sophomore • Infield/Outfield • Santa Clarita, Calif.

Naftel batted .632 on the week, including a .650 on-base percentage to go along with a .737 slugging percentage. Naftel extended her hitting streak to eight games with a 5-for-5 effort at the plate in game two versus Hamilton, including a walk-off single to end the game in five innings. In a 6-4 come-from-behind win, she belted a base clearing triple in the bottom of the sixth to help secure the three-game sweep against the Continentals. She had seven RBIs and scored twice.

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Pitcher of the Week - April 3, 2017
Allison Quigley  

Allison Quigley
Middlebury College
Junior • Wilmette, Ill.

Quigley went 2-0 on the final two days of spring break, allowing just one earned run over 12 innings with a 0.58 ERA and 13 strikeouts in two complete-game wins. She struck out six against Potsdam in a seven-inning game, while tossing a two-hit shutout against Maine-Farmington in a five-inning contest.

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Player of the Week - April 10, 2017
 Lexi Curt

Lexi Curt
Williams College
Junior • Catcher/Infield • Moorpark, Calif.

Curt batted .563 in a 5-0 week for the Ephs. She knocked out at least one hit and one RBI in each of the five games. She had a .611 on-base percentage, a 1.375 slugging percentage, scored seven runs and drove in nine. Five of her nine hits were for extra bases, including four home runs. In a three-game sweep of Hamilton, she went 5-for-10 with a double, two home runs and seven RBIs while scoring five times. In the second game of the series, the Ephs trailed 6-0. Curt’s solo home run leading off the bottom of the sixth led to a 7-6 victory.

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Pitcher of the Week - April 10, 2017
Gina Pagan

Gina Pagan
Amherst College
Junior • Orinda, Calif.

Pagan went 3-0 in the circle with a 0.54 ERA last week for the Mammoths. She surrendered just seven hits and one earned run over 13 innings pitched to go along with 16 strikeouts. She tossed all five innings in the 11-1 win over Middlebury, striking out 10 batters in the victory.

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Player of the Week - April 17, 2017
Michelle Treglia

Michelle Treglia
Trinity College
Junior • Infield • Fairfield, Conn.

Treglia batted .500 with eight runs and seven RBIs in five Trinity wins. She added three walks for a .579 on-base percentage and homered once for a .688 slugging percentage. Treglia had three multi-hit games, three multi-run games, and three multi-RBI games for the Bantams, who became the first divisional team to sweep Tufts.

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Pitcher of the Week - April 17, 2017
Jackie Buechler

Jackie Buechler
Amherst College
Senior • San Diego, Calif.

Buechler helped the Mammoths to a 5-0 week tossing 11 innings en route to a 0.00 ERA with 10 strikeouts. She picked up her fourth win of the season, hurling a one-hit shutout over Wesleyan to secure a 1-0 victory while striking out five batters. In a non-conference matchup against Smith, she tossed four innings of shutout softball, fanning five and allowing just three hits in the 2-1 win.

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Player of the Week - April 24, 2017
Sarah Freyre  

Sarah Freyre
Middlebury College
Senior • First Base • Jackson, N.J.

Freyre hit .522 last week, including earning her 100th career hit, in a 5-1-1 week for the Panthers. She belted six doubles to go along with a homer, eight RBI and nine runs scored. She went 6-for-12 over the weekend with five runs scored and five RBIs as Middlebury won two of three games at Wesleyan.

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Pitcher of the Week - April 24, 2017
Wiley Holton  

Wiley Holton
Colby College
Sophomore • Dedham, Mass.

Holton went 2-0 on the week. She pitched two complete games, and posted a 1.50 ERA in two league wins over Bates. She retired the first nine batters and did not allow an earned run in a 4-1 victory over the Bobcats on Sunday. She struck out three, walked none, and helped her own cause with an RBI triple. Holton had six strikeouts and two walks in a 6-3 victory in the second game of a doubleheader. Holton also hit .286, had two RBI, and scored a run. She also did not have an error in nine chances. She leads the Mules with six wins this year.

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Co-Players of the Week - May 1, 2017
Raven Fournier

Raven Fournier
Tufts University
Junior • Catcher • Springfield, Mass.

Fournier batted .667 (6-for-9) with five RBIs, four runs scored, two doubles and a home run for the Jumbos. She went 2-for-2, with a lead-off solo homer and scored twice in a 3-2 loss to Amherst in Game 1. She had the game-winning RBI, while also scoring a run in a 3-1 win in Game 1 versus Bates. She added a double and two RBIs and a run scored, to help the Jumbos complete the sweep of the Bobcats.

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Pitcher of the Week - May 1, 2017
Rebecca Duncan

Rebecca Duncan
Williams College
First Year • Simi Valley, Calif.

Duncan was 2-0 with one save over three appearances last week with a 1.00 ERA. In 14 innings she gave up only 10 hits and did not walk a batter while striking out 18. In a 3-1 win over Middlebury that clinched the West Division title for the Ephs, she faced a bases loaded, no-out situation in the bottom of the sixth and used two strikeouts and a groundout to end the threat.

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Mackenzie Murphy

Mackenzie Murphy
Williams College
Sophomore • Utility • Diablo, Calif.

In four games, Murphy batted 6-for-13 (.462), with one double and one home run, knocked in four runs and scoring once. Her three-run home run was the difference in a 3-1 win at Middlebury that clinched the NESCAC West title for the Ephs. She also went 1-0 with a save from the circle with a 1.00 ERA.

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Pitcher of the Week - May 9, 2016
 

Player of the Week - May 8, 2017
Jessica Kim   Jessica Kim
Williams College
Sophomore • Shortstop • Tustin, Calif.

Kim batted .545 in the NESCAC Championship, with all six hits going for extra-bases. She had a 1.364 slugging percentage in the three games, and a .583 on-base percentage, while scoring five runs and knocking in two. In Game  1, her solo home run gave Williams a 2-1 lead against Trinity, and her walk-off triple in the bottom of the ninth inning gave the Ephs a 3-2 victory.

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Pitcher of the Week - May 8, 2017
Brooke Bovier

 Brooke Bovier
Williams College
Senior • Port Orange, Fla.

Bovier threw a complete-game, six-hitter against Amherst in Game 4 of the NESCAC Championship, helping the Ephs advance to the championship game. She walked only two batters and struck out three over seven innings of work in an 8-2 victory.

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