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Softball Athletes of the Week: April 15, 2019

Softball Athletes of the Week for April 15, 2019

Player of the Week

Cassie Woods (Keene State) - Sophomore – Outfield – Mystic, Conn.
Woods was named Little East Conference Softball Player of the Week after batting .652 (15-23) and slugging 1.000 as she compiled six doubles, one triple, eight RBI and nine runs scored during a 4-4 week for the Owls; she also drew seven walks to post a .742 on-base percentage. She was 2-for-2 with a double, a triple, four RBI and two runs scored in a 13-9 game-two win over Middlebury, was 5-for-7 with three doubles, three RBI and two runs scored in a conference sweep of Castleton (4-3, 11-3), and capped the week going 2-for-2 with three walks and three runs scored in a 14-12 game-two conference win over Southern Maine.

Pitcher of the Week

Jess Greenspan (UMass Boston) – Junior – Rocky Hill, Conn.
Greenspan was named Little East Conference Softball Pitcher of the Week for the second time this season after earning the decision on both games of the Beacons' conference sweep of Keene State by identical scores of 2-1. She went the distance in game-one's eight-inning affair, allowing one run on four hits with four Ks, before yielding one run on five hits over 5.1 innings of work in the game-two triumph.

Rookie of the Week

Marissa Cushman (Rhode Island College) - Freshman – Second Base – Cranston, R.I.
Cushman was named Little East Conference Softball Rookie of the Week for the third time this season after batting .417 (5-12) with one double, two homers, five RBI and four runs scored during a 3-1 week for the Anchorwomen. She went 3-for-7 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored in a non-conference sweep of Worcester State by final scores of 6-0 and 12-4 before going 1-for-3 with an RBI and a run scored in a 5-2 game-one conference victory over Southern Maine.

Previous Athlete of the Week Recipients

Player of the Week
March 4 - Calli Van Gorden (Castleton)
March 11 - Brooke Arruda (Keene State)
March 18 - Annie Rosa (Western Connecticut)
March 25 - Marissa Cushman (Rhode Island College)
April 1 - Ari Bilotta (UMass Boston)
April 8 - Kylie Fletcher (UMass Dartmouth)

Pitcher of the Week
March 4 - Kylie Wright (Castleton)
March 11 - Annika Evensen (UMass Dartmouth)
March 18 - Morgan Bolduk (Eastern Connecticut)
March 24 - Caitlyn Miller (Plymouth State)
April 1 - Jess Greenspan (UMass Boston)
April 8 - Ashley Alward (Southern Maine)

Rookie of the Week
March 4 - Miranda Fish (Castleton)
March 11 - Julia SanGiovanni (Eastern Connecticut)
March 18 - Alyssa Lionetti (Western Connecticut)
March 25 - Marissa Cushman (Rhode Island College)
April 1 - Marissa Cushman (Rhode Island College)
April 8 - Brooke Matyasovsky (Eastern Connecticut)