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BIG TEN SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF WEEK

February 25, 2013
INDIANA SPORTS PAGE



Player of the Week

Mary Massei, Wisconsin

Jr., OF, Chino Hills, Calif./Ruben S. Ayala

  • Finished the week with a .571 average, driving in nine runs and scoring seven to help the Badgers to a 6-0 record over the weekend
  • Had a hit in every game, including a four-hit effort in Saturday’s game against Boston, and drove in multiple runs in four contests
  • Finished with five extra base hits on the week to finish with a .952 slugging percentage, while also going two-for-two on the base paths
  • Wins her first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Wisconsin Big Ten Player of the Week: Stephanie Peace (April 9, 2012)

 

Pitcher of the Week

Sara Moulton, Minnesota

Jr., RHP, Eagan, Minn./Eagan

  • Threw 29.2 innings over five games with a 0.71 ERA, struck out 42 batters and held opponents to .085 from the plate on just eight hits for a 4-0 weekend
  • Capped the weekend with a no-hitter against Albany, striking out 12 in what was her fourth victory in four starts
  • Earned wins against Albany and Florida Gulf Coast, allowing just one hit in each contest, before scattering just two hits against St. Bonaventure for her third win
  • Wins her fifth career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor and first this season
  • Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: Sara Moulton (March 12, 2012)

 

Freshman of the Week

Taylor-Paige Stewart, Wisconsin

RHP, Calabasas, Calif./Chaminade College Prep

  • Posted a win and a save in the circle against Boston University and Georgia Southern, respectively, posting a spotless ERA
  • Pitched three innings to earn the save against Boston, scattering two hits while striking out two
  • Hurled a complete-game shutout, her second of the season, against Georgia Southern, fanning eight against just five hits
  • Wins her first career weekly honor
  • Last Wisconsin Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Amanda Nadjek (April 4, 2011)

 

 

2013 Big Ten Softball Players of the Week

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

                                P: Cassandra Darrah, Jr., WIS

                                F: Sierra Romero, MICH

 

Feb. 18:                PL: Cassidy Bell, Sr., PSU

                                P: Alex DiDomenico, So., OSU

                                F: Emily Lockman, NEB

 

Feb. 25:                PL: Mary Massei, Jr., WIS

                                P: Sara Moulton, Jr., MINN

                                F: Taylor-Paige Stewart, WIS


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