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2018 Softball Players of the Week


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2017 Softball Players of the Week


April 24, 2017
Jones, a junior from Brodnax, Va., helped nationally 18th-ranked Randolph-Macon to a sweep of Roanoke College last week. Jones went 1-for-2 with a double and walk and scored the game's lone run in the bottom of the sixth inning in a 1-0 victory in game one. In the nightcap, she doubled and homered on the way to driving in five runs. She also walked and scored a run in R-MC's 12-5 triumph. For the season, Jones is hitting .291 with an ODAC fourth-best five homers.

April 24, 2017
Hull, a freshman from Chesterfield, Va., etched her name in ODAC history and put herself atop a NCAA Division III single-game high in picking up her Division III leading 21st victory of the season last week. Hull shutout Bridgewater, 3-0. She allowed just two hits, walked one and fanning a season- and career-best 19 batters. The 19 strikeouts tie the most in a game in the country this season. It also improved her division-leading strikeout total to 235, which marks a new ODAC and Virginia Wesleyan single-season record. Her league-best and nationally fourth-ranked ERA now stands at 0.43 (eight earned runs in 129.1 IP).

April 17, 2017
Carter, a junior from Roanoke, Va., reached base in all five games and proved a disruption on the basepaths in helping the Maroons to a 4-0 week in conference play. Carter went 7-for-13 with two doubles, six runs scored, a walk, and five stolen bases to help her to a .538/.571/.692 slash line. She doubled as part of a two-hit day with a stolen base in a 3-2 win over Bridgewater. She smacked three more hits in a 9-1 victory in game two, driving in a run and swiping two more bags. Carter walked and scored to help Roanoke to a 4-0 victory over in game one against Eastern Mennonite. She came back with two hits including a double, scored two more runs and stole an additional two bases in a 4-1 victory in game two. For the season, Carter his hitting .318 with a .392 on-base percentage and a .458 slugging percentage. She is second in the league with 29 stolen bases and ninth with 30 runs scored.

April 17, 2017
Hull, a freshman from Chesterfield, Va., added three more ODAC wins to her impressive first-year stat line as she is now leading NCAA Division III with a 20-1 record thru 24 total appearances. Hull earned two more shutouts amongst her three victories, giving her an ODAC-best eight on the season. Her first one came via a five-inning shortened 10-0 complete game win at Eastern Mennonite. She gave up just two hits and fanned 10 without a walk. The 10 strikeouts mark her 12th double figure strikeout game of the season. Hull returned to the circle for the final four outs against the Royals, earning the win in the process of an 8-4 Marlins triumph. She then went the distance in a 5-0 shutout at Lynchburg. She surrendered just three hits and walked a pair. She struck out seven in a full seven frames, bringing her to an ODAC and NCAA Division III leading 216 punchouts.

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2016 Softball Players of the Week


April 25, 2016
Bays, a senior from Abingdon, Va., went 6-for-8 with two homers in a sweep of Shenandoah on Saturday. She went 3-for-4 with a RBI and a run scored in a 9-7 win in game one. She then belted both homers as part of a second 3-for-4 effort in an 11-3 win in game two. She drove in four runs and scored three times. She now owns the E&H record for career homeruns with 24. For the season, Bays is .302 with a .458 slugging percentage. She has hit three homers and driven in 23 runs.

April 25, 2016
Kresinske, a freshman from Chesapeake, Va., put the caps on an impressive first regular season at Virginia Wesleyan with her ODAC-leading 17th win and seventh shutout of the season in a 2-0 triumph at Roanoke. She allowed just three hits and didn't walk batter in facing three above the minimum. She struck out seven Maroons in seven full innings. For the season, Kresinske is 17-1 with an ODAC-leading 0.68 earned run average. She has fanned 107 batters, which ranks third in the league. Opponents are hitting only .148 against the righty, which sits second on the conference charts.

April 18, 2016
Hill, a sophomore from Staunton, Va., helped the Royals to a 6-2 week that included ODAC sweeps of Randolph-Macon (7-4, 8-7) and Lynchburg (7-6, 4-3), a split with Randolph (6-1, 0-1), and a split with nationally 16th-ranked Messiah (2-7, 6-5). Hill went 14-for-30 on the week with at least one hit in all eight games, pushing her current hitting streak to 19 straight games. She doubled twice and homered while driving in five runs and scoring 10 times. Against R-MC, Hill was 4-for-9 with a double, homer, three RBI and four runs scored. She was 3-for-6 with a double, walk and three runs scored versus Messiah. Hill went 3-for-3 with two RBI and a run scored in game on against Randolph, and then finished with a 3-for-8 showing with two runs scored versus Lynchburg. For the season, Hill is fourth in the ODAC with a .472 batting average. The Royals leadoff hitter tops the ODAC charts in hits (59), is third runs scored (34), fifth in RBI (33), and sixth in on-base percentage (.493). She's also ninth in slugging (.656).

April 18, 2016
Kresinske, a freshman from Chesapeake, Va., picks up her fourth weekly award of the season as she threw three more complete games last week resulting in three more victories. Kresinske opened with an 8-0 win at home over Meredith. She hurled all six innings, giving up just two hits and walking one while fanning four. Virginia Wesleyan then returned to ODAC play where Kresinske notched her second no-hitter in as many weeks, this time covering seven full innings in a 4-0 triumph over Emory & Henry. She walked two and struck out seven. Kresinske capped her week with a second seven-inning complete-game to defeat Guilford, 7-3. Her streak of scoreless innings came to an end at 23 as she gave up three runs (two earned) on six hits. She did not walk anyone and registered eight punchouts. For the season, Kresinske is tied atop the league with 16 wins towards a 16-1 record. She leads the ODAC with a 0.73 earned run average and six shutouts, while ranking second with a .149 batting average against and third with 100 strikeouts.

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2015 Softball Players of the Week


April 20, 2015
St. John, a sophomore from Suffolk, Va., brought her power bat to the table as she helped Lynchburg to a sweep of Randolph-Macon. St. John went 4-for-8 overall in the two games with three going for extra bases. In game one, she tied the score 5-5 in the seventh with a three-run homer, which eventually lead to LC's 6-5 win. She drove in four runs for the game and scored once. In game two, she had a double and another homerun, driving in a pair with another run scored. St. John is hitting .352 with five homers and 26 RBI, the latter two numbers ranking in the top-10 in the ODAC.

April 20, 2015
Karagiorgis, a senior from Ashburn, Va., shutout Roanoke, 3-0, last week as she improved to 14-2 on the season with her 13th straight victory. She retired the first eight batters she faces on the way to a complete-game effort. She surrendered just two hits without a walk and fanned nine batters. She entered the game with the nation's fourth-lowest earned run average, which went down to 0.52 following her win over the Maroons. She leads the ODAC with 135 strikeouts in 94.0 innings of work.

April 13, 2015
Gilman, a junior from Glen Allen, Va., was a clutch performer in four one-run wins for Randolph-Macon, helping the Yellow Jackets to six victories overall last week. Gilman hit .400 (8-for-20) with three multi-hit games. She smacked four doubles and a pair of homers to go with seven runs batted in and four runs scored. She clubbed both homers in a 7-3 win over Eastern Mennonite, adding three RBI. She had two hits and drove in both runs in a 2-1 win at Guilford. In game two against the Quakers, She had a run-scoring double in a 4-3 triumph. Gilman was involved in both game-winners in a sweep of Emory & Henry. She scored the game's only run in a 1-0 victory in game one. She registered two hits in game two, including a game-deciding RBI double in the seventh towards a 4-3 win. Gilman has now doubled in four straight games. Gilman is seventh in the league in batting (.421) and OBP (.477), while she's third in slugging (.737). Her 32 RBI are fourth.

April 13, 2015
Bagley, a freshman from Kenbridge, Va., put together a huge week for the Yellow Jackets as she record five of Randolph-Macon's six wins on the week. Bagley went the distance for three of her victories, while she made three other relief appearances to account for the two remaining wins as the Yellow Jackets registered a trio of ODAC sweeps. In a game one win (7-3) over Eastern Mennonite, Bagley gave up three runs, two earned, on six hits with three strikeouts in a full seven frames. She three two frames in the second game, not figuring in the decision (W, 9-4). Bagley won both ends of a doubleheader sweep at Guilford. She threw seven full innings in game one, giving up one run on five hits with seven strikeouts in a 2-1 triumph. She worked 2.2 innings in game two, fanning four while giving up a run on two hits in a 4-3 victory. Bagley earned a 1-0 shutout of Emory & Henry in game one against the Wasps, scattering seven hits with two walks and 11 strikeouts. She worked two more scorelss innings in game two, surrendering three hits and a walk with three punchouts in a 4-3 win. Bagley is now 12-3 with a 1.71 ERA in 98.0 innings in the circle. Her 12 wins, 98 innings and 107 strikeouts all rank second in the ODAC.

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2014 Softball Players of the Week


April 21, 2014
Wilcox, a junior from South Charlest, W.Va., helped the Quakers to a 3-0 week. She had multiple hits in all three games, including a pair of three-hit efforts as she went 8-for-10 from the dish with a double, three homers, eight runs batted in and six runs scored. She also walked twice towards an .833 on-base percentage. She went 5-for-7 in a doubleheader sweep of Bridgewater, and then went 3-for-3 with two homers and six RBI in a 22-0 rout of Southern Virginia. Wilcox is now batting .398 and is second in the ODAC in both homeruns (9) and RBI (41).

April 21, 2014
Ingram, a junior from Floyd, Va., won twice last week with a pair of complete game efforts as the Hornets rattled off a 5-1 week. Ingram tossed a three-hit shutout against Emory & Henry in game two of a doubleheader sweep of the Wasps. She fanned seven batters and didn't walk anyone as LC won, 3-0. She came back with another seven innings effort in a 3-2 triumph at Ferrum in game two of a split with the Panthers. She gave up two runs on eight hits with two walks and six strikeouts. Ingram is now 13-3 on the season with a 2.88 earned run average in 107.0 innings pitched.

April 14, 2014
Higginbotham, a senior from Glen Allen, Va., put together strong week in leading Virginia Wesleyan to a 6-0 record. She went 12-for-20 at the dish with three doubles, a homer and 10 runs batted in. She also scored 11 times and stole 10 bases without being caught. She had at least one hit in each game, including a pair of 3-for-4 efforts with a homer, seven RBI, five runs scored and five stolen bases in a doubleheader sweep (8-3, 14-0) of Eastern Mennonite. For the season, Higginbotham is sixth in the ODAC with a .425 batting average. She leads the league in triples, is second in stolen bases (24) and third in RBI (34).

April 14, 2014
Karagiorgis, a junior from Ashburn, Pa., won four times and record her first save of the season as she helped Virginia Wesleyan to a 6-0 week. She went the distance to get a 5-0 win over William Peace to open the week, give up two hits and walking five with four strikeouts. She followed that with five innings towards the win in game one against EMU, an 8-3 triumph. She gave up three runs (two earned) aon four hits with no walks and six strikeouts. She went three innings to start game two, giving up just one hit with a walk and two punchouts in a 14-0 shortened victory. Karagiorgios picked up the save in a 1-0 win at Bridgewater in game one. She worked the final three innings, giving up just one hit with four strikeouts. She started and went three innings in a second shortened victory, giving up three hits with five strikeouts towards an 8-0 win. Karagiorgis leads the league in wins with 16 as she's now 16-4 with a conference-best 1.10 earned run average in 108.0 innings pitched. Her 103 strikeouts are second in the league.

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2013 Softball Players of the Week


April 22, 2013
Allman, a senior from Solon, Va., helped lead Eastern Mennonite to four wins in its 5-1 that included a season-ending sweep of 16th-ranked Lynchburg College to secure a spot in the upcoming ODAC Softball Tournament. Allman went 6-for-13 (.462) with a double, two homers, six runs scored and nine runs batted in. She had at least one hit in each contest, highlighted by two hits and a pair of RBI in game one against LC. She had five RBI in total against the Hornets as she drove in three with a two-run homer in the nightcap. She also had three RBI when she hit three-run shot against Mary Washington to begin the week. For the season, Allman is batting .413 (10th in the ODAC) with eight homers (5th) and 41 runs driven in (5th). She is EMU's career leader in homers, RBI and walks.

April 22, 2013
Lewis, a senior from Glen Allen, Va., went 3-0 on the week with one and nearly a second shutout. She went the distance and then some in all three starts, beginning with a 3-1 triumph over Southern Virginia to begin the week. She gave up one unearned run on seven hits in a full seven innings. She followed that with a five-hit shutout of Shenandoah in a 4-0 Randolph-Macon win. She fanned four and didn't walk a batter in that contest. Her final appearance went extra innings as she worked all nine innings for R-MC's 5-3 win over Roanoke. She gave up three runs on seven hits, walking a pair and fanning two. For the season, Lewis is 19-3, with the 19 wins marking an ODAC-best. She is fourth with a 1.40 earned run average and second with 134.2 innings pitched. In her 20 starts, she has completed 19, tops in the ODAC.

April 15, 2013
Brady, a freshman from Gainesville, Va., helped the Hornets to a 4-0 week that included sweeps of Stevenson and Emory & Henry. Brady hit .438 on a 7-of-16 showing from the dish with two doubles, three homers and four runs batted in. She also scored five runs. In a doubleheader sweep of Emory & Henry, Brady went 4-for-9 with three homers, four RBI and four runs scored. She had a double in each game against Stevenson, racking up three hits in seven at-bats against the Mustangs. For the season. Brady is hitting .436 with 34 hits in 78 at-bats. She has nine doubles on the season.

April 15, 2013
Clark, a junior from Nathalle, Va., appeared in three games last week, posting a pair of complete game shutouts along the way. She opened the week with a four-hitter in game-one at Randolph. She worked around five walks with a pair of strikeouts in the 6-0 win. She came back with a 4-0 win at Lynchburg in game one. She gave up seven hits and walked one while striking out three. She also recorded the last two LC outs of the bottom of the sixth in a 4-1 game two loss. For the season, Clark is 12-1 with a save and a 2.12 earned run average in 79-1 innings of work. She leads the ODAC with six shutouts and is fourth with 12 complete games.

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2012 Softball Players of the Week


April 23, 2012
Lowery, a senior from Madison Heights, Va., picks up her second straight weekly honor as she was near perfect in the four games played this week. She hit 11-for13 for an .846 average with at least two hits in each contest. She was 4-for-6 with a homer, two runs batted in and a run scored in a double-header sweep of Emory & Henry to open the week. She followed that with a 7-for-7 twinbill against Lynchburg, helping the Maroons to a sweep of the Hornets with two doubles, a pair of RBI and two runs scored. Lowery is currently second in the ODAC with a .471 batting average, and is third with a .760 slugging percentage.

April 23, 2012
Beard, a junior from Williamsport, Md., led the Jackets to an 8-1 win over Southern Virginia Thursday afternoon. The junior tossed a complete game, allowing just one earned run while striking out five to improve to 7-3 on the season. She scattered 11 hits in the effort, but did not surrender a free pass.

April 16, 2012
Lowery, a senior from Madison Heights, Va., batted .667 last week (14-for-21) with six doubles, a triple, three homers, eight runs scored and 13 runs batted in during the Maroons' 5-1 week. Not only did she have one hit in each game, but she also had one extra-base knock in all six contests. In a sweep of Eastern Mennonite to open the week, Lowery went 3-for-7 with three doubles, two RBI and a run scored. She added two more doubles, another RBI and a run scored in a split with Bridgewater. She capped her week on Roanoke's Senior Day by going 8-for-8 in a sweep of Sweet Briar. In game one, she belted three homers and hit a triple on her way to five RBI and four runs scored. Lowery batted in five more runs in the night cap while collecting four more hits, including a double. For the season, Lowery is hitting .418 with five homers and 26 RBI. She also boasts a .692 slugging percentage.

April 16, 2012
Lewis, a junior from Glen Allen, Va., led the Jackets to a 7-1 record in ODAC play last week as she tossed a trio of complete games, including a pair of shutouts. She has now won seven straight starts, improving her overall record to 13-3 on the year. Lewis opened the week with a five-hit shutout of Randolph College in which she struck out four and walked one. She backed that with another seven inning effort against Lynchburg, allowing no earned runs in helping her team defeat the Hornets for the first time in any of the current Yellow Jackets' careers. On Sunday, Lewis brought her weekly innings total to 21 in surrendering just one run on eight hits in a 2-1 win over Guilford. That victory helped the squad tie the all-time single season wins record at R-MC with 24 (24-set in 2008).

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2011 Softball Players of the Week


April 18, 2011
Hensley, a freshman from Elkton, Va., picks up her second weekly award of the season after batting .727 to help the Lady Royals go 3-1. For the week she was 8-of-11 at the plate, including a homerun and a double, as she knocked in four runs and scored twice. She also had a slugging percentage of 1.091. From her customary second slot in the line-up, Hensley went 3-for-3 in game two against Roanoke with her second homer of the year. She blasted a three-run shot in a five-run fifth as the women erased a 4-1 deficit in an 8-4 win. Against Randolph, Hensley was 5-for-8 from the plate and swiped a base. She was also a defensive stalwart at shortstop, not committing an error in 11 chances. For the season, the strong-armed Hensley has a .949 fielding percentage in 118 chances. She also leads the EMU regulars with a .472 batting average and has a .629 slugging percentage. She is also second in the ODAC in batting and is in the top 13 in runs, hits, RBIs, on-base percentage and slugging percentage.

April 18, 2011
Lee, a junior from Buckingham, Va., collected her second weekly award of the season by going 3-0 in four appearances last week, including both wins in a key sweep of Roanoke College on Friday. She split time on the mound in both contests against the Maroons but was stellar in the nightcap, scattering eight hits over 5-1/3 innings and not allowing an earned run. She added another win on Sunday in the twinbill against Randolph. With the two wins against Roanoke, Lee took over the school record for wins in a season and is now 16-6 on the year. She also leads the ODAC in wins and innings pitched.

April 11, 2011
Childress, a senior from Franklin, Va., put together an excellent week at the dish in leading the Eagles to a 3-1 mark. Childress hit at an .833 clip (10-for-12) and reached base in 12-of-14 plate appearances (walked twice). Childress went 6-for-6 in the doubleheader on Thursday at Emory & Henry, before notching a three-hit game in the opener on Sunday at York. The Eagles third baseman scored five times on the week and drove in an additional three runs to aid the Eagles offense. She also hit her 12th double and third homer of the season. Childress leads the ODAC with a .484 batting average and .561 on-base percentage.

April 11, 2011
Burcham, a junior from Lexington, N.C., threw the first perfect game in Guilford softball history on Sunday, striking out 13-of-15 batters against Sweet Briar College. She began the week with seven strong innings towards her 11th win of the season over Randolph. She allowed two hits and struck out eight WildCats in Guilford's 4-1 win. Burcham fanned 21 batters and held the opposition to a .053 batting average in her 2-0 week. Her two outings this week led to her tying school records for wins (12) and shutouts (5) in a season.

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2010 Softball Players of the Week


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