New Haven, Conn. (March 27, 2012) - Holy Family junior Danielle McDevitt (Williamstown, N.J.) has been honored as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Softball Player of the Week, while Wilmington senior hurler Katie Warrington (Townsend, Del.) has been recognized as the CACC Pitcher of the Week, for the period ending March 25. Caldwell's Briana Gaspich (Brick, N.J.) captured the CACC Softball Rookie of the Week honor.
CACC Softball Player of the Week
Danielle McDevitt, Holy Family (Jr., 2B, 5-5, Williamstown, N.J.)
Hit .632 (12-of-19) over six games last week with four runs scored, three steals an two RBI. Had four multiple-hit games including a pair of three-hit performances. Posted an on-base percentage of .632.
CACC Softball Pitcher of the Week
Katie Warrington, Wilmington (Sr., RHP, 5-5, Townsend, Del.)
Tossed her third complete game of the season with a five-inning mercy-ruled victory over Goldey-Beacom (3/20). Matched her season-high with nine strikeouts vs. the Lightning while scattering four hits over the five innings. Did not issue a single walk.
CACC Softball Rookie of the Week
Briana Gaspich, Caldwell (Fr., 1B, 5-9, Brick, N.J.)
Posted a batting average of .480 (12-of-25) over eight games last week while adding nine RBI and seven runs scored. Registered two home runs, three doubles and a triple for a .920 slugging percentage while helping guide Caldwell to a 7-1 record.
CACC Softball Honorable Mention
Delaney Childers, Domincan (Jr., DP/LHP, Johnstown, Ohio.)
Hit .462 (6-of-13) at the plate over four games last week while also posting a 2-0 mark with a 1.00 ERA on the mound, including a two-hit shutout of Felician (3/20).
Julie Shaw, USciences (Jr., RHP, Nazareth, Pa.)
Went 1-1 on the mound with a 0.44 ERA over 16 innings last week, including a 7.0 inning effort that saw her limit Georgian Court (3/20) to three hits without a run.
Dara Schroeder, Georgian Court (Fr., INF, Bordentown, N.J.)
Hit .417 (10-of-24) over eight games last week while adding five steals, four runs and two RBI. Leads CACC with 17 steals.
Victoria Pisciotta, Concordia (Sr., C, New Hyde Park, N.Y.)
Posted a .429 (6-of-14) average over four games last week for the Clippers while adding three runs and three RBI.
CACC Softball Notes
Bloomfield - Bloomfield went 4-2 on the week in six non-conference games. Alexandria Smith led the effort by hitting .556 (10-18) with five runs scored. Smith also picked up two wins in the circle, including one in a relief effort against St. Rose in which she pitched four scoreless innings. Amanda Svenson went 4-7 with a home run and two doubles in a doubleheader sweep against Bridgeport. Aly Schraer went 2-1 on the week in the circle, picking up her 3rd shutout of the season in a 2-0 win over St. Rose.
Caldwell - Caldwell went 7-1 last week, including sweeps of Nyack, Felician and Holy Family to start the conference schedule with a 6-0 record. Freshman Briana Gaspich homered twice last week and drove in the game-winning run with a two-run double in the bottom of the sixth in a 3-2 win over Felician on Friday. Junior pitcher Kourtney Wilson won all four of her starts last week to improve to 8-2, while freshmen Hanna Walkinshaw and Sarah Almasy also pitched shutouts for the Cougars. This week Caldwell hosts CACC foes Bloomfield, Philadelphia and Wilmington, while New Haven comes to Caldwell Field for a non-league doubleheader on Thursday.
Concordia - Concordia dropped three of their four conference games last week. The Clippers lost two games by only a run and the other loss was only a two run margin as the team combined to hit .265 for the week. Concordia will be on the road to face Nyack on Friday afternoon then return home for a doubleheader against USciences.
Dominican - The Chargers improved to 12-8 overall and 6-0 in the CACC with sweeps over Felician and Post. Dominican enters the week riding a six-game winning streak.
Felician - Sophomore C/3B Carissa Trujillo is believed to be the first player in Felician history to be intentionally walked twice in one game. She was given a free pass twice on Friday in Game 2 vs. Caldwell in a 3-2 Golden Falcon loss.
Georgian Court - Another jam-packed week for the Lions as they host Chestnut Hill College and Millersville University on Tuesday and Wednesday before taking to the road on Friday and Saturday for a twin-bill at LeMoyne College and Nyack College.
Goldey-Beacom - After setting a school record by winning 10 straight games, the Lightning dropped all four games last week, including a pair of CACC games against Wilmington on Tuesday. In addition, the Lightning had a pair of doubleheaders postponed because of weather. No make-up dates have been announced for either doubleheader. The Lightning have allowed just six runs in the first inning of games this season and have outscored its opponents by a 24-6 margin in the first inning. However, the Lightning has allowed a run in the first inning in three of the last six games. Goldey-Beacom starts an eight-game road trip on Wednesday with a non-conference doubleheader against Kutztown. The Lightning will also play the University of the Sciences, Post and Millersville in doubleheaders over the weekend.
Holy Family - Holy Family (10-10, 4-2 CACC) went 2-4 this past week after falling to Millersville University (2-1/6-1) on Wednesday and Caldwell (5-3, 6-0) on Saturday. The Tigers picked up a pair of victories against the University of the Sciences on Friday with identical 2-1 scores. Sophomore Samantha Borrelli drove in three of the team's four runs against the Devils, including the game-winning two-run hit in the bottom half of the tenth inning in game one. Junior Danielle McDevitt increased her batting average to .455 after going 12-for-19 at the plate this past week. In addition, McDevitt moved into tenth place all-time in program history with 140 career hits.
Philadelphia - The Rams softball team went 3-3 last week. The team swept Chestnut Hill, split with Concordia and was swept by Millersville. Samantha Abromavage was the team's top pitcher with a 2-1 record by getting wins against the Griffins and Clippers. In the victory against Concordia, she struck out a career-best seven batters. Right fielder Samantha Riabko lead the team at the plate with a .385 average (5-for-13), including a 2-for-3 game one against Chestnut Hill. Catcher Meghan Lewis hit a homer in the team's game two win at Chestnut Hill and the game one loss to Concordia. Center fielder Alison Glaser is on a team-high five-game hitting streak. This week the Lady Rams travel to the University of the Sciences, Bloomsburg and Caldwell.
Post - Post got off to its best conference start in program history, after it swept doubleheaders from Philadelphia and Concordia to start CACC play 4-0 this season. Since the 4-0 start, the Eagles were swept at home by preseason favorite Dominican by scores of 5-2 and 2-0 on Friday and at Georgian Court on Saturday. Sophomore Casey Sclafani has reached base in each of her last nine games, which included a six-game hitting streak. She also tallied her first multi-RBI game of the season, when she drove in three runs in Post's 7-6 game two win at Concordia on Tuesday. She plated two runs on an RBI double to right center in the sixth which sparked the Eagles' comeback. Post will play four doubleheaders this week, three of which are against conference foes. The Eagles will travel to Bridgeport for a twinbill with their in-state rivals on Monday. The Eagles will play CACC doubleheaders against Nyack (March 27), at Felician (March 30), and against Goldey-Beacom (March 31).
USciences - Junior Courtney Spina became the fourth Devils pitcher in program history to record 200 or more strikeouts on Tuesday, fanning nine vs. Georgian Court, also moving into third place on the Devils all-time list and now has 211 for her career. Junior Erin Summers (Pitman, N.J.) became the 11th softball player in program history to record 100 career hits, reaching the mark with a single in the first inning of the opener vs. Holy Family... Junior Haley Kavelak (Middletown, Del.) hit her first career home run leading off game 2 vs. Holy Family and jumped into 19th place on the Devils all-time hit list with 76 career hits…Junior Julie Shaw moved into tenth place on the Devils all-time strikeout list and now has 87 for her career…The Devils' home doubleheader vs. Dominican College on Saturday were postponed and will be made up on Monday, March 26, 2012 at 2:30 p.m.
Wilmington - The Wildcats took the first two games of their CACC schedule with a doubleheader sweep over Goldey-Beacom on Tuesday. After 25 games on the road to start the season, WU was supposed to open at home on Saturday, but the doubleheader versus Felician was postponed due to weather. Kinsley Parker went 4-for-4 in the first game against Goldey, missing the cycle by a home run. She finished with four RBI's and a run scored to lead the offense. Katie Warrington threw her third complete game shutout of the season and tallied a season high nine strikeouts in five innings. Freshman Chelsea Botsch picked up the win in game two against GBC, also throwing a complete game and striking out nine Lightning batters as well. Warrington is first in the CACC in strikeouts (83) and saves (2), and second in ERA (1.19).