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Delaware's Chenxi Jiao

Softball Weekly Honors - Mar. 19

Courtesy: CAA
          Release: 03/19/2013
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PLAYER OF THE WEEK:

Tessa Ziemba • Hofstra

Wilmington, Del./St. Mark's, Sr., Outfielder

Ziemba earned her second CAA Player of the Week accolade of the season after batting .600 in the Pride's four game sweep of the Hofstra Invitational. The senior center fielder tallied nine hits during her 15 at-bats, including two home runs and six RBI with 17 total bases to help compile an astounding 1.133 slugging percentage. She scored eight runs over the weekend and finished with an on base percentage of .625. Ziemba leads the CAA this season in home runs (9), slugging percentage (.833), and total bases (55).

PITCHER OF THE WEEK:

Chenxi Jiao • Delaware

Beijing, China/BIT, Sr., Pitcher

Jiao received CAA Pitcher of the Week honors after going 2-0 in the circle and not allowing a run in 10.2 innings pitched during the Delaware Spring Invitational. The senior pitcher fired an eight hit complete game shutout in the Blue Hens 1-0 win over Hartford Saturday. The Beijing, China native allowed three hits with four strikeouts in 3.2 innings of scoreless relief to earn the victory in Delaware's 7-2 triumph over St. Francis on Sunday. Jiao leads Delaware with a 1.45 ERA and a 5-2 record this season.

ROOKIE OF THE WEEK:

Maggie Hawkins • Hofstra

Easton, Md./Easton, Fr., First Baseman

Hawkins collected CAA Rookie of the Week honors after hitting .455 with five extra-base hits in Pride's 4-0 weekend at the Hofstra Invitational. Hawkins scored four runs and registered five RBI, while posting a .538 on-base percentage. The Easton, Md., native also hit three doubles to go along with her first career home run and triple to finish with a 1.182 slugging percentage on the week. Hawkins drew a pair of walks and did not strike out at the plate in 11 at-bats. The freshman first baseman also played stellar defense, handling 24 chances without an error at first.

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