Fastpitch News has released its February 7, 2017, Players of the week awards for NCAA DIII. This is the first week of the awards. Moving forward we do except weekly nominations. All nominations will be considered and are due each Monday by 3:00 pm eastern time. Please submit to firstname.lastname@example.org for review.
Player of the Week
Thompson started the season off on the right foot posting a .833 batting average in two games. She went 5-6 with a home run, a walk and six RBI. The sophomore is coming off a season that saw her bat .403 with 23 RBI as a freshman.
Pitcher of the Week
McLeod is off to a fast 2-0 start to her 2017 season. She knocked off No. 7 Texas Lutheran with a strong three-hit performance. She also racked up 11 strikeouts in that game. In her other win over Pacific she went all five innings giving up five hits and two runs while striking out three.