Kieffer / Henderson Land A-Sun Honors in Opening Week

Monday, February 11, 2013

MACON, Ga. – USC Upstate's Maddison Kieffer and Kennesaw State's Amanda Henderson captured Atlantic Sun Softball Weekly Honors after leading their teams to an undefeated opening weekend of play.

Kieffer went eight-for-ten at the plate and recorded four doubles for the Spartans, while Henderson recorded 26 strikeouts in her three wins for the Owls.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Maddison Kieffer, USC Upstate
(So. – SS – Middleburg, Fla. – Nursing)
  • First Career Player of the Week award
  • Named the Most Valuable Player of the Subway Upstate Classic
  • Led the Spartans to the tournament championship
  • Hit .800 at the plate, going eight-for-ten in four starts
  • Collected four doubles in the Spartans opening weekend
  • Scored six runs and drove in two more while posting an .833 on-base percentage
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Paige Neely (So., Lipscomb) – Earned six hits in her Lipscomb debut for a .429 batting average
  • Molly Garmany (So., Mercer) – Knocked out a walk-off home run in the Bears win over IUPUI on Friday
  • Sam Carpenter (Fr., ETSU) – Drove in all four ETSU runs against Kent State
  • Demi Meza (So., Stetson) – Tallied three home runs and six RBI against South Carolina and Michigan State
  • Ashley Holton (Jr., North Florida) – Secured three hits in three at bats in UNF's 5-3 win vs. Bethune-Cookman
  • Sharon Swanson (Sr., Kennesaw State) – Marked a .471 batting average with eight hits, five doubles and four RBI
  • Sarah Simon (Sr., Jacksonville) – Hit a solo and three-run home run in the Dolphins 4-1 win vs. Florida A&M
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Amanda Henderson, Kennesaw State
(Jr. – P – Covington, Ga. – Exercise & Health Science)
  • Second Career Pitcher of the Week award; first this season
  • Posted a 3-0 record in two starts and four appearances
  • Registered a 1.00 ERA, while notching 26 strikeouts on the weekend
  • Fanned ten batters in the Owls 1-0 win vs. Coastal Carolina
  • Gave up just three earned runs in 21 innings
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Kaylie Wallace (Jr., North Florida) – Struck out a career-high 11 batters in the 3-1 win vs. Bethune-Cookman
  • Hannah Alexander (Jr., USC Upstate) – Allowed just one earned run all in the two wins for the Spartans
  • Kerri Nidiffer (Fr., Mercer) – Recorded a .460 ERA in her four game appearences this weekend
  • Victoria Brown (Fr., Jacksonville) – Pitched seven scoreless innings in her collegiate debut vs. Bethune-Cookman
  • Tanner Sanders (Fr., Lipscomb) – The true freshman made her first career start in a complete-game shutout vs. Iowa
2013 Atlantic Sun Softball Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week (School)
Pitcher of the Week (School)
Feb. 11 Maddison Kieffer (USC Upstate)
Amanda Henderson (Kennesaw State)

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