Ashley Simon & Heather Parker Grab Weekly Softball Awards

Monday, April 01, 2013

MACON, Ga. – Jacksonville's Ashley Simon and Lipscomb's Heather Parker earned their first career Atlantic Sun Softball Weekly Honors as announced by the conference on Monday.

Simon led the Dolphins with 11 hits and nine RBIs this week, while Parker recorded 16 strikeouts in 15.1 innings pitched for the Bisons.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Ashley Simon, Jacksonville
(So. – IF – Enterprise, Ala. – International Business)
  • First Career Player of the Week award
  • Led the Dolphins with a .688 batting average in five games including 11 hits and nine RBIs
  • Posted a 1.313 slugging percentage as JU 5-0 on the week
  • Recorded two home runs and four doubles for the Dolphins
  • Was perfect in the field committing no errors while recording 11 assists
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Chelsea Zgrabik (Jr., FGCU) – Added two home runs in game one of a doubleheader with Lipscomb
  • Meredith Barnes (Jr., USC Upstate) – Tallied three home runs and seven RBIs on the week
  • Brittany Hendrix (So., North Florida) – Hit a bases loaded triple in UNF's 10-0 win vs. ETSU
  • Kristen Sturdivant (Jr., Lipscomb) – Led LU to a sweep at FGCU with a .600 batting average
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Heather Parker, Lipscomb
(Jr. – P – Pleasant Grove, Ala. – Psychology/Nursing)
  • First Career Pitcher of the Week award
  • Led the Bisons in a sweep of FGCU who was undefeated in conference play prior to the series
  • Went 2-0 and also got the final two outs in the first game of the series in relief
  • Recorded 16 strikeouts in 15.1 innings pitched
  • Collected five strikeouts vs. No. 20 Kentucky
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Kaylie Wallace (So., North Florida) – Picked up her fifth complete game shutout of the season vs. ETSU
  • Courtney Brandt (So., Stetson) – Went 2-0 with a 0.54 ERA in two wins over Northern Kentucky
  • Hannah Alexander (Jr., USC Upstate) – Collected 18 strikeouts and went 3-0 in the circle
  • Dale Tillman (Sr., Jacksonville) – Allowed just one run in two starts including a seven inning shutout against Mercer
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)
Feb. 18 Jackie Baird (ETSU)
Amanda Henderson (Kennesaw State)
Feb. 25 Shellie Robinson (USC Upstate)
Meredith Owen (Stetson)
Mar. 4 Chelsea Zgrabik (FGCU)
Kayla Goff (North Florida)
Mar. 11 Chrissy Morello (Stetson)
Jamie Ujvari (USC Upstate)
Mar. 18 Mariah Fernandez (FGCU)
Amanda Henderson (Kennesaw State)
Mar. 25 Krista Kennedy (Mercer)
Kaylie Wallace (North Florida)
April 1 Ashley Simon (Jacksonville)
Heather Parker (Lipscomb)

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