Softball Weekly Honors - Mar. 5
PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Tessa Ziemba • Hofstra
Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's, Sr., Center Fielder
Ziemba earned CAA Player of the Week honors after leading Hofstra to a 4-1 record, including a 7-2 victory over No. 5 Texas, at the Citrus Classic in Orlando last weekend. The senior center fielder batted .385 going 7-for-19 at the plate. She also posted an .895 slugging percentage with three home runs with two coming in the victory against the Longhorns. Ziemba struck out just once in her 19 at-bats on the week and recorded eight RBI, while scoring five runs.
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Olivia Galati • Hofstra
West Babylon, N.Y./St. John the Baptist, Sr., Pitcher
Galati received the CAA Pitcher of the Week award after earning a 4-1 record in five games for the Pride at the Citrus Classic. The senior right-hander had a 0.68 ERA facing the Pride's toughest competition this season. Galati finished a complete game victory against No. 5 Texas and finished the week holding opposing batters to a .188 batting average through 31 innings of work over the weekend. The senior fanned 33 batters, while walking just four.
ROOKIES OF THE WEEK:
Taylor Anderson • Georgia State
McDonough, Ga./Ola H.S., Fr., Shortstop
Anderson picked up CAA Rookie of the Week honors after helping GSU to a 6-1 week, including a 4-1 mark at the USF Under Armor Classic in Tampa, Fla. Anderson started all but one game at shortstop for the Panthers, while hitting .417 with 10 hits including two doubles and a pair of triples. She tabbed five RBI and five walks during the week.
Julia Czarnecki • George Mason
Clayton, Calif./Carondelet, Fr., OutfielderCzarnecki collected the CAA Rookie of the Week award after batting .500 with eight hits in 16 at-bats, and helping Mason to a 4-2 record in its own Patriot Classic. The freshman outfielder scored six runs for Mason and tallied a double, three RBI, three stolen bases, and drew three walks while only striking out once.