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The Big Ten announced the weekly softball players of the week

February 11, 2013
By Brian Cox of INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



Player of the Week

Taylor Edwards, Nebraska

Jr., C, Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta



*         Drove in 15 runs, including a career- and program-high eight in a single
game to help Nebraska to a 5-0 start to the season

*         Had multiple hits in four games, batting .556 from the plate and combined
for an 1.803 OPS in wins over UIC, New Mexico and New Mexico State

*         In Game 2 against UIC, belted two grand slams to set the school record
with eight RBI, while ending the weekend with five knocked in against New Mexico

*         Wins her first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor

*         Last Nebraska Big Ten Player of the Week: Brooke Thomason (May 14, 2012)





Pitcher of the Week

Cassandra Darrah, Wisconsin

Jr., RHP, Corydon, Iowa/Wayne



*         Earned the victory in three of Wisconsin's four weekend wins, surrendering
just two earned runs in 23 innings of work for a 0.61 ERA

*         Scattered just five hits in the season opener against Charlotte before
pitching one inning of relief versus Presbyterian

*         Combined for 18 innings of work against Notre Dame, including going the
distance in an 11-inning contest in which she surrendered just two earned runs while
fanning 10

*         Wins her third career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor

*         Last Wisconsin Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Cassandra Darrah (April 23, 2012)





Freshman of the Week

Sierra Romero, Michigan

SS, Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta



*         Drove in nine runs, batted .364 from the plate and combined for an OPS of
1.462 to help Michigan to a 3-1 start to the season

*         Had a hit in every game, including home runs against Florida Atlantic and
South Florida

*         Finished with two or more RBI in three games, highlighted by a grand slam
against Florida Atlantic

*         Wins her first career weekly honor

*         Last Michigan Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Sara Driesenga (April 16, 2012)





2013 Big Ten Softball Players of the Week

Feb. 11                 PL: Taylor Edwards, Jr., NEB

                                P: Cassandra Darrah, Jr., WIS

                                F: Sierra Romero, MICH



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