2007 Northern Athletics Conference Softball Weekly Awards

April 23-29

Sara Wagner, Concordia University Wisconsin
...Sophomore...CF...Cedarburg, Wis. (Cedarburg)...
Wagner hit .636 (7-for-11) and had an on-base percentage of .692 as the Falcons went 4-0 last week. Wagner scored five runs, had eight RBI and was a perfect 4-for-4 on stolen base attempts.

Kristin Borre, Edgewood College
...5'11...Senior...RHP...Beloit, Wis. (Turner)...
Borre went 3-0 with a 0.74 ERA, including 14 strikeouts (one walk) and a shutout, in 19 innings pitched last week as the Eagles went 4-0 against NAC opponents. Borre had a perfect game through 4 1/3 innings versus Alverno College and finished with a one-hitter in Saturday's 9-1 victory. In her next start, Borre hurled a complete game shutout over Wisconsin Lutheran College in which the Eagles won 2-0. She also had both RBIs in the victory, going 2-for-3 at the plate. Borre entered the second game against WLC in a relief role and pitched seven innings to pick up the 12-9 decision after 12 innings. Borre allowed just two earned runs all week and help her opponents to a .197 batting average.

Other nominees: Abby Young, Aurora University; Stacy Nowak, Concordia University Chicago; Erica Thiede, Concordia University Wisconsin; Katie Yeager, Sara Roberts, Lakeland College; Breanne Duebner, Michelle Shambeau, Wisconsin Lutheran College;

April 16-22

Lea Marzolo, Dominican University
...5'3...Freshman...OF...Fairview, Mich. (Fairview)...
Marzolo helped the Stars to a 7-3 record last week as she hit 15-for-25 (.600). The rookie scored eight runs, had four RBI and was a perfect seven-for-seven in stolen bases. The Stars improved their record to 7-17 overall and 5-11 in conference play.

Nicole Capone, Aurora University
...5'4...Senior...RHP...Brookfield, Ill. (Lyons Township)...
On the week in which Aurora went 8-0 overall and 6-0 in the NAC, Capone was 3-0 with a 0.53 earned run average, two complete games and one shutout. In 17 innings pitched, she allowed 11 hits (.183 opponents batting average), struck out 13, allowed two runs (one earned) and walked one.

Other nominees: Dana Cebular, Aurora University; Aimee Mahoney, Benedictine University; Christina Specht, Concordia University Chicago; Jennifer Stephens, Edgewood College; Amber Fryman, Jessica Starr, Rockford College; Breanne Duebner, Michelle Shambeau, Wisconsin Lutheran College;

April 9-15

Sara Roberts, Lakeland College
...6'0...Freshman...RHP...Escanaba, Mich. (Escanaba)...
Roberts kicked off the week with her second no-hitter of the season in game one of a doubleheader against Edgewood College on Monday (April 9). She also picked up two more shutouts and six more wins to finish the week with a 7-1 record. She also tallied 26 strikeouts for the week.

Melissa Kennedy, Benedictine University
...5'8...Senior...RHP/1B...Roselle, Ill. (Lake Park)...
Kennedy was deadly from both the pitcher's circle and the batter's box last week as she tallied a 0.84 ERA and a .542 batting average. In 25 innings pitched she had 32 strikeouts while walking only 9 batters. Kennedy went 13-for-24 from the plate, which included 4 doubles, 2 HR, 9 RBI, and 4 runs. She was also errorless from the field in 23 chances.

Other nominees: Abby Young, Brittany Butcher, Aurora University; Rebecca Schuettpelz, Lakeland College; Amanda Polenz, Kristin Rose, Marian College; Jessica Star, Rockford College; Ashley McNair, Wisconsin Lutheran College;

March 26 - April 1

Dana Cebular, Aurora University
...5'6...Junior...3B...Brookfield, Ill. (Riverside-Brookfield)...
Cebular led AU on the week in which they went 4-2 overall and 2-0 in NAC play. On the week, Cebular hit .609 (14-for-23) with one home run, one triple, one double, eight runs scored and four runs batted in. She had a .913 slugging and .640 on base percentage. In AU's doubleheader sweep of Edgewood College, Cebular was 4-for-7 with a home run, triple, four runs scored and three runs batted in.

Sara Roberts, Lakeland College
...6'0...Freshman...RHP...Escanaba, Mich. (Escanaba)...
Roberts played a huge role in helping the Muskies to a perfect 6-0 record last week, appearing in five games and tallying 18 strikeouts for the week. She pitched a perfect game in the first game of the Muskies' double-header with Concordia University Chicago on Saturday with no walks and eight strikeouts in the 2-0 win.

Other nominees: Melissa Kennedy, Benedictine University; Tara Wagner, Concordia University Wisconsin; KC Blahnik, Lakeland College; Maria Archie, Kristin Rose, Marian College; Amber Fryman, Jessica Starr, Rockford College;

March 19-25

Becky Bryzgalski, Concordia University Chicago
...5'7...Junior...RHP...LaGrange, Ill. (Lyons Township)...
Bryzgalski pitched the Cougars to a 3-2 extra-inning win against MacMurray College on Thursday. Bryzgalski fanned 10 and issued no walks in notching her second win of the season. The junior right-hander escaped a bases-loaded, no out jam in the eighth with two strikeouts sandwiched around a ground ball back to the mound for a force play at the plate.

Lea Colon, Alverno College
...5'7...Junior...SS...Kenosha, Wis. (Bradford)...
Colon finished the week hitting .615 (8-for-13) and a slugging percentage of .769. She scored four runs, had two RBI and four stolen bases. In the doubleheader versus Northland College, Colon had a perfect on-base percentage.

Other nominees: Brittany Butcher, Dana Cebular, Aurora University; Rachel Doege, Wisconsin Lutheran College.

March 12-18

Whitni Genz, Rockford College
...5'3...Sophomore...OF...Rock Falls, Ill. (Rock Falls)...
Genz led the Regents to one of their best offensive performance of the year in game two of a doubleheader against Eureka College. The leadoff hitter paced a Rockford offense that tallied 15 hits for the game by adding 3 of her own in 4 plate appearances. Genz also added two runs and a RBI. The sophomore added a key run in the seventh that led to the Regent's comeback forcing extra innings. In the eighth, she scored once more to provide insurance as the Regents went on to take game two 9-5. In game one, Genz was one of the few bright spots in the Rockford lineup going 2-for-4 with 1 RBI.

Other nominees: Carrie Flaherty, Edgewood College; KC Blahnik, Lakeland College; Julie Crofts, Marian College; Haley O'Kraski, Rockford College;

March 5-11

Maria Archie, Marian College
...5'3...Freshman...C...Madison, Wis. (Edgewood)...
Archie was 4-for-6 on Sunday and has helped the Sabres start out 2-0 on their spring trip. She was 2-for-3 with a double and two runs scored in Marian's 8-3 victory over Monmouth College. In their 8-7 win against St. Scholastica she was 2-for-3 again, this time with 2 homeruns, 2 runs scored, and 5 RBI. Archie also threw out the only runner that attempted to steal on Sunday from behind the plate.

Other nominees: Theresa Kruse, Alverno College; Dana Cebular, Aurora University;

February 26 - March 4

Maria Archie, Marian College
...5'3...Freshman...C...Madison, Wis. (Edgewood)...
Archie helped the Sabres go 4-0 last weekend in the Finlandia University Invitational. The freshman catcher hit 8-for-11 (.727) with 7 runs scored, 2 doubles, 2 HR, and 9 RBI's. In Marian's 22-0 victory over Crown College on Saturday morning, she was 2-for-3 with 3 runs, 3 RBI's and the a home run. On Saturday, Marian came away with a 12-4 victory over Northland College where Archie went 2-for-2 with a run scored and 3 RBI. In Sunday's 5-2 win over the College of St. Catherine, Archie was 2-for-3 with 2 runs scored including a leadoff home run in the sixth inning. In the Sabres' finale, she was 2-for-4 with a run scored and 2 RBI, where the Sabres came away with an 8-5 victory over Finlandia.

Kristin Borre & Stephanie Meehan, Edgewood College
Borre: ...5'11...Senior...RHP...Beloit, Wis. (Turner)...
Meehan: ...5'3...Freshman...RHP...Janesville, Wis. (Parker)...
Senior Kristin Borre and freshman Stephanie Meehan combined to pitch a no-hitter in Edgewood's 11-0 season opening win over Crown College. The duo retired 15 of the 18 batters they faced in the five-inning game and recorded six strikeouts.

Other nominees: Sarah Rennicke, Concordia University Wisconsin; Kristin Rose, Marian College.