Courtesy: MAAC Sports

Manhattan Duo of Ross, Williams & Canisius' Cassie Ho Earn MAAC Softball Weekly Honors

Courtesy:  MAAC Sports
Release:  March 28, 2017

Player of the Week

Victoria Ross, Manhattan

Jr., INF, Bloomfield, NJ/Bloomfield

Manhattan senior Victoria Ross hit .562 with six extra-base hits, seven runs scored and nine RBI in five games last week. In game one of a doubleheader at Mount St. Mary’s on March 24, she went 3-4 with a double, two home runs, and six RBI. Ross became the first Jasper with a six-RBI game since 2015. After notching another double in game two of the double header, she finished a double shy of the cycle against Morgan State on March 25. Ross tripled and homered in the same inning of the 13-0 victory. She ended up 3-3 with two runs scored and two RBI against the Bears. She then went 1-2 with a walk and an RBI in the win over Cornell on Sunday. She slugged 1.375 and had an on-base percentage of .611 in the five games.

Pitcher of the Week

Nicole Williams, Manhattan

Fr., P, Ansonia, CT/St. Joseph's

Manhattan freshman Nicole Williams went 2-1 with a 0.66 ERA over the course of four appearances last week. She struck out 12 in 10.2 innings. Williams earned her first collegiate win in game two of the doubleheader at Mount St. Mary’s on March 24. She gave up just one hit and one walk, while striking out five over three shutout innings, as Manhattan posted a come-from-behind 10-9 win. Williams then got the start against Morgan State on March 25 and tossed a one-hitter. The no-hitter was broken up with a one-out single in the fourth, as Williams faced one batter over the minimum in the five-inning contest. She struck out five and walked one in the shutout. Williams capped the week by tossing two innings of no-hit relief against Cornell on March 26.

Rookie of the Week

Cassie Ho, Canisius

Fr., OF/C, Honolulu, HI/Iolani

Canisius freshman Cassie Ho hit .500 (3-6) with a home run, two runs scored, and two RBI last week as the Golden Griffins took part in the Mount St. Mary’s Invite in Emmitsburg, MD. In the team’s 6-5 loss to the host Mount St. Mary’s Mountaineers on March 25, Ho slugged her second home run of the season, a two-run shot, and she also drew a walk in the game. Against Morgan State, on March 26, the Honolulu, HI native went 1-3 with a single. The two-RBI effort in the loss to Mount St. Mary’s was her fourth multi-RBI game of the season, and she ended the weekend with a .571 on-base percentage and a 1.000 slugging percentage.


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