Neely and Owen Have Outstanding Week For A-Sun Honors

Monday, April 22, 2013

MACON, Ga. – Lipscomb's Paige Neely and Stetson's Meredith Owen collected Atlantic Sun Weekly Softball Honors as announced by the conference on Monday.

Neely hit out a grand slam vs. Mercer as the Bisons swept the series, while Owen went 4-0 this week with an ERA of .75 for the Hatters.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Paige Neely, Lipscomb
(So. – 3B – Nashville, Tenn. – Law Justice and Society)
  • First Career Player of the Week award
  • Batted .875 as the Lady Bisons swept a three-game series at Mercer
  • Hit a grand slam in game two as part of an eight-run sixth inning that she started with a single
  • Scored twice to go with her four RBIs in the game
  • Went 7-for-8 in the three games with six RBI and four runs scored
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Natalie Rhodes (So., Kennesaw State) – Registering six hits, including a double and a triple, four runs and three RBI
  • Chelsea Zgrabik (Jr., FGCU) – Collected two RBI and a total of six bases for a .600 slugging percentage
  • Dee Dee Davis (Jr., Northern Kentucky) – Extended her hitting streak to 13 games, the longest hitting streak by an NKU player since 2011
  • Jordan Cleghorn (Sr., Stetson) – Batted .500 (6-for-12) with a home run and four RBIs
  • Danica Mandarano (Jr., North Florida) – Scored runs in 4 of the week's 5 games
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Meredith Owen, Stetson
(Jr. – P – Jackson, Miss. – Marketing)
  • Third Career Pitcher of the Week award; Third this season
  • Went 4-0 with a 0.75 ERA last week
  • Held her opponents to a .187 batting average
  • Struck out 10 batters in a complete game victory over UNF Wednesday
  • Collected 26 strikeouts in 28 innings without allowing a single walk.
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Amanda Josie (Jr., FGCU) – Held opposing batters to a .196 batting average this week
  • Heather Parker (Jr., Lipscomb) – Pitched her fourth shutout of the season Saturday vs. Mercer
  • Abbey Mixon (Sr., Kennesaw State) – Boasted an ERA of 0.81 and six strikeouts in 8.2 innings
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)
April 8 Jessica Barnes (FGCU)
Heather Parker (Lipscomb)
April 15 Jessica Griffin (Stetson)
Meredith Owen (Stetson)
April 22 Paige Neely (Lipscomb)
Meredith Owen (Stetson)

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