Fernandez and Henderson Collect Weekly Softball Honors

Monday, March 18, 2013

MACON, Ga. – FGCU's Mariah Fernandez and Kennesaw State's Amanda Henderson captured Atlantic Sun Weekly Softball Honors as announced by the conference on Monday.

Fernandez was hot at the plate for the Eagles with a .529 batting average and a .941 slugging percentage, while Henderson remains undefeated in the circle for the Owls this season with a 12-0 record.

PLAYER OF THE WEEK:
Mariah Fernandez, FGCU
(Sr. – OF – Cape Coral, Fla. – Elementary Education)
  • First Career Player of the Week award
  • Led FGCU to a 5-0 week with a batting average of .529
  • Recorded five extra base hits off of nine hits for the Eagles
  • Tallied four doubles and a home run
  • Registered a .941 slugging percentage with eight RBIs and 16 total bases
  • Compiled a 1.000 fielding percentage this week
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Casey Horner (So., ETSU) – Hit a three run home run to increase her team-leading RBI total to 18
  • Sara Sikes (Jr., Kennesaw State) – Collected eight hits, including three doubles and six RBIs for the Owls
  • Cheyenne Griffin (So., USC Upstate) – Marked a pair of game-winning hits to lead the Spartans to a 5-0 week
PITCHER OF THE WEEK:
Amanda Henderson, Kennesaw State
(Jr. – P – Covington, Ga. – Exercise & Health Science)
  • Fourth Career Pitcher of the Week award; third this season
  • Went 3-0 in three appearances and two starts as KSU opened Atlantic Sun Conference play
  • Holds a 12-0 record this season in the circle
  • Highlighted the week with a season-high 14 strikeouts in a 6-3 win at Lipscomb on Saturday
  • Put out 26 batters in 18 innings of work this week
  • Owned an ERA of 1.17 in her three appearances and now has an ERA of 1.14 for the season to go with 113 strikeouts
OTHER NOMINEES:
  • Amanda Josie (Jr., FGCU) – Compiled a 1.57 ERA in four appearances for the Eagles
  • Cecile Gomez (Fr., Jacksonville) – Earned two wins and a save in JU's three game sweep of ETSU
2013 Atlantic Sun Softball Weekly Awards
Date Player of the Week (School)
Pitcher of the Week (School)
Feb. 11 Maddison Kieffer (USC Upstate)
Amanda Henderson (Kennesaw State)
Feb. 18 Jackie Baird (ETSU)
Amanda Henderson (Kennesaw State)
Feb. 25 Shellie Robinson (USC Upstate)
Meredith Owen (Stetson)
Mar. 4 Chelsea Zgrabik (FGCU)
Kayla Goff (North Florida)
Mar. 11 Chrissy Morello (Stetson)
Jamie Ujvari (USC Upstate)
Mar. 18 Mariah Fernandez (FGCU)
Amanda Henderson (Kennesaw State)

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