Georgian Court's Brooke Hull and Bloomfield's Ashton Corley Share CACC Softball Player of the Week Honors
NEW HAVEN, Conn. - Georgian Court senior Brooke Hull and Bloomfield junior Ashton Corley have been selected as the Central Atlantic Athletic Conference (CACC) Softball Players of the Week for the period ending March 11.
Holy Family's Victoria Reuscher was honored as the CACC Pitcher of the Week, while Georgian Court's Dara Schroeder was recognized as the CACC Rookie of the Week for the second time in as many weeks.
CACC Co-Players of the Week
Brooke Hull, Georgian Court (Sr., DP/P, 5-6, Nazareth, Pa.)
Was key cog in the Lions' 8-2 week by hitting .500 (16-for-32) with six doubles, a home run and 15 RBI. Also went 5-2 on the mound for Georgian Court last week.
Ashton Corley, Bloomfield (Jr., OF, 5-3, Escondido, Calif.)
Posted a .682 average (15-of-22) over nine games last week with nine runs scored, four RBI and a pair of stolen bases while leading the Deacons to an 8-1 start to the season.
CACC Pitcher of the Week
Victoria Reuscher, Holy Family (So., RHP, 5-8, Cheltenham, Pa.)
Allowed just four earned runs over 30.1 innings last week while earning three wins over six starts. Posted a 0.82 ERA with 10 strikeouts and just three walks. Holy Family was 4-2 in Reuscher's six starts last week.
CACC Rookie of the Week
Dara Schroeder, Georgian Court (Fr., OF/INF, 5-4, Bordentown, N.J.)
Hi .438 (14-of-32) with 10 runs scored and two RBI over 10 games last week. Also registered eight steals to run her season total to 12 over 14 games. This marks Schroeder's second CACC Rookie of Week honor this season in as many weeks.
Courtney Spina, USciences (Jr., RHP, Thornton, Pa.) - Went 2-0 last week with a 0.50 ERA over two starts. Pitched 7 innings without allowing an earned run in win over No. 16 C.W. Post (3/7).
Dia Cascone, Caldwell (Jr., 2B, Staten Island, N.Y.) - Hit .600 (3-for-5) with three doubles and four runs in two wins last week. Went 2-for-2 with two doubles and three runs in a win over Wheeling Jesuit (3/10).
Meghan Lewis, Philadelphia (So., 3B, Binghampton, N.Y.) - Posted an .800 batting average (4-of-5) over two games last week with a home run, three runs and two RBI.
Nicole Troisi, Philadelphia (Fr., RHP, Norristown, Pa.) - Tossed 7.0 innings wthout allowing an earned run with four strikeouts while earning win vs. West Chester (3/6).
Katie Warrington, Wilmington (Jr., RHP, Townsend, Del.) - Struck out 33 ovr 26.2 innings last week while issuing just two walks. Went 2-2 with 1.58 ERA over four starts.
CACC Softball Notes
Bloomfield - Bloomfield started the season 8-1, their best start to a season since becoming an NCAA Division II member. Transfer Aly Schraer went 4-0 in the circle in her first action for the Deacons. Ashleigh Williams hit three home runs during the week while Krystina Poloni and Alexandria Smith hit two each. Smith, Samantha Dugan, Tracey Stern and Amanda Svenson (all transfer students) each hit their first career home runs for BC. Junior Ashton Corley recorded her 100th career hit and hit safely in all nine games on the trip.
Caldwell - Caldwell began the 2012 season with a pair of wins at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee, Fla., on Saturday. Junior Dia Cascone had two doubles and scored three runs to lead the Cougars to an 11-3 victory over Wheeling Jesuit. Freshman pitcher Sarah Almasy held Seton Hill to one run on five hits in a 2-1 win. Freshman Sara Zambelli hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the seventh to score sophomore Nicole Velardi with the game-winning run. Sunday's games were rained out. The Cougars play seven more games at the Rebel Spring Games before opening their home schedule with non-conference doubleheaders against Le Moyne and Southern Connecticut State this weekend.
Concordia - Concordia concluded their Florida trip with a 3-4 record as the team will now prepare for conference play. The Clippers will kick off their CACC schedule on the road this Thursday with a doubleheader against Bloomfield College. Concordia will conclude the week with their first home game on Sunday as they host Chestnut Hill College at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.
Felician - Senior IF Grace Keller recorded her 100th career hit in Friday's victory over La Sierra. She is the eighth player in program history to reach that milestone. Freshman P Micki Keltos earned her first collegiate victory in that game with three innings of scoreless relief work. Nine of Felician's first 14 games have been played against nationally-ranked opponents (four NCAA II, five NAIA).
Georgian Court - GCU recently conclude d its annual trek to Clermont, Florida (NTC Training Center Games) with an impressive 10-2 showing, including key region al victories vs. Southern New Hampshire, Assumption, Kutztown, and Lock Haven… Georgian Court is 10-4 on the year and is batting .314 as a team … The Lions have stolen 27 bases in 31 attempts as a team in 14 games led by freshman sensation Dara Schroeder, who has 12(13 attempts) of her own … the Lions return to action this weekend with a regional twin-bill at New Haven on Saturday followed by a key CACC doubleheader at Dominican on Sunday, which is a rematch of the CACC Championship Game the past two seasons.
Holy Family - Holy Family went 5-5 on its annual trip to Florida la st week as the Tigers competed in the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee. Holy Family picked up victories over Ashland Univ. (2-0), Fayetteville State (5-2), Southwest Minn. St. (2-0), Ferris State (4-1) and nationally ranked #14 Saginaw Valley State (4-3). Against Saginaw Valley, junior Lindsey Iden drove in what would be the game-winning run in the top-half of the seventh inning.
Philadelphia - The Lady Rams opened the 2012 season with a doubleheader split against West Chester. Nicole Troisi tossed a complete game in her first collegiate game and struck out four batters in a 6-2 win. Third baseman Meghan Lewis went 3-for-4 with a home run, two RBI and three runs scored in the game. Philadelphia was rained out in its first two games, against Southern Connecticut and Bridgeport, in Florida on Sunday. The Lady Rams take on Mercy, Bentley, Lock Haven, East Stroudsburg and Alderson Broaddus.
Post - Post completed play at the 2012 National Training Center (NTC) Spring Games with a 1-9 record. The Eagles earned their lone win of the season against Urbana on March 5. Junior Lianna May (King Ferry, N.Y.) led the team with a .379 average and has totaled four multi-hit and two multi-RBI performances. Sophomore Casey Sclafani (Brooklyn, N.Y.) had a season-best four-game hitting streak, while May has hit in her last two contests.
Wilmington - The Wildcats completed their no-nconference portion of the schedule in two weeks in Florida and will rest until starting the CACC slate of games on March 20 against Goldey-Beacom. Jillian Stafford and Christin Headley have provided the big bats in Florida, as Headley hit two doubles, a triple, and a home run for six RBI this past week. Stafford has collected six hits, four of which went for doubles this past week, for six RBI. Stafford hit the game-winning, two-run double in the bottom of the seventh against American International. She also hit a two-run double in the top of the first against Bemidji and another two-run double in the top of the seventh to take the lead for good. Danielle Griffin also went 2-2 in the circle for the week for the Wildcats in seven appearances.