Courtesy: MAAC Sports

Iona's Kristen Turner, Canisius' Erika Mackie & Fairfield's Amanda Ulzheimer Earn MAAC Softball Weekly Awards

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  March 08, 2017

Player of the Week

Kristen Turner, Iona

Sr., INF, Turnersville, NJ/Washington Township

Senior Kristen Turner went (10-15) at the plate, a .667 clip that included three extra base hits. Turner drove in a total of five runs and scored two herself. The senior went (4-4) with three RBI in Iona’s 15-1 victory over Wagner College on Sunday, March 5. She posted a .667 on-base percentage and a .867 slugging percentage.

Pitcher of the Week

Erika Mackie, Canisius

Jr., P, Scranton PA/Holy Cross

Junior pitcher Erika Mackie went 1-1 with a 1.50 ERA and 11 strikeouts in 14.0 innings of work last week, as the Golden Griffins took part in the Upstate Classic in South Carolina. In the team’s 3-0 win in extra innings over co-host Furman March 3, the Scranton, Pennsylvania native went the distance and fanned a career-high nine batters en route to her first shutout victory of the year. She allowed four runs, three earned, in the team’s 4-0 loss to co-host USC Upstate March 4.

Rookie of the Week

Amanda Ulzheimer, Fairfield

Fr., OF, Franklin Square, NY/H. Frank Carey

Ulzheimer had a hit in all four games last week as the Stags posted a 3-1 record at the Patriot Classic hosted by George Mason. She had a three-hit game in a win over Columbia and a victory against George Mason. Ulzheimer also had five runs scored, four walks, and five stolen bases in as many attempts in her four games. For the week, Ulzheimer batted .667 (8-12) and owned a .750 on-base percentage in her four starts as an outfielder. She did not strikeout in any of her 16 plate appearances over the weekend. For the season, Ulzheimer is Fairfield’s top hitter with a .591 batting average.

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