NU Softball Players Earn Big Ten Weekly Awards

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Wisconsin and Nebraska Earn Weekly Softball Honors

Wisconsin's Mueller named Player of the Week; Nebraska's Lockman tabbed Pitcher of the Week;

Huskers' Knighten earns Freshman of the Week honors

 

Player of the Week

 

Michelle Mueller, Wisconsin

Sr., 3B, La Crosse, Wis./La Crosse Logan

 

  • · Batted .600 with nine hits, 18 RBI, five runs scored and four home runs in leading Wisconsin to a 5-0 record last week, including a Big Ten sweep over Illinois
  • · In the three games against the Illini, batted .600 (6-of-10), belted three home runs, tallied an on-base percentage of .636 and slugged at a clip of 1.600
  • · Went a combined 3-of-5 from the plate with nine RBI in a doubleheader sweep over North Dakota, including a grand slam
  • · Tallied a double in the series opening win over Illinois
  • · Went 4-for-4 and plated a school-record eight runs in game two versus the Illini, including three consecutive home runs, which ties the second-best performance in NCAA history
  • · Drove in the Badgers' second run, and scored the game winning run in a 3-2 victory over the Illini in Sunday's series finale
  • · Collects her second career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • · Last Wisconsin Big Ten Player of the Week: Michelle Mueller (March 11, 2013)

 

 

Pitcher of the Week

 

Emily Lockman, Nebraska

So., RHP, Corona, Calif./Norco

 

  • · Picked up three wins on the week, including a pair of victories over Iowa to help the Huskers record a weekend sweep
  • · Pitched a total of 15.0 innings, scattering six hits while allowing one earned run
  • · For the week, recorded a 0.47 earned-run-average, tossing one shutout and another combined shutout
  • · Against 2013 NCAA Tournament participant Northern Iowa, threw the first 4.0 innings of a 4-0 win, striking out a pair of batters
  • · Pitched all 6.0 innings in game two of the Iowa series, striking out four while allowing just one base hit
  • · Threw all five innings of a run rule win against the Hawkeyes in the series finale, allowing two hits as Nebraska cruised to an 18-0 victory
  • · Wins her second career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor and second this season
  • · Last Nebraska Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Emily Lockman (Feb. 18, 2014)

Freshman of the Week

 

Marjani Knighten, Nebraska

3B, Buena Park, Calif./Sunny Hills

 

  • · Batted .500 with six hits, three runs scored and one double while drawing four walks in helping lead Nebraska to a 4-1 record last week, including a sweep of Iowa
  • · In the weekend series against the Hawkeyes, batted .571 (4-of-7) and tallied an on-base percentage of .700
  • · Went 2-for-2 from the plate and drew one walk in a mid-week game against Nebraska-Omaha
  • · In game two of the Iowa series, went 2-for-2 with one double and one walk
  • · In the series finale against the Hawkeyes, tallied two hits, drove in a pair of runs, scored one run and collected one walk
  • · Earns her second consecutive Freshman of the Week honor
  • · Last Nebraska Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Marjani Knighten (April 7, 2014)

 

2014 Big Ten Softball Players of the Week

Feb. 10

PL: Andrea Filler, So., NU

P: Sara Moulton, Sr., MINN

F: Abby Ramirez, MICH

 

Feb. 18

PL: Sierra Romero, So., MICH

PL: Ashley Burkhardt, Jr., PUR

P: Emily Lockman, So., NEB

F: Megan Betsa, MICH

 

Feb. 24

PL: Alex Booker, Sr., ILL

P: Sara Moulton, Sr., MINN

F: Megan Betsa, MICH

 

March 3

PL: Tatum Edwards, Sr., NEB

P: Taylor-Paige Stewart, So., WIS

F: Chloe Miller, WIS

 

March 10

PL: Emily Allard, Sr., NU

P: Haylie Wagner, Jr., MICH

F: Nicole Bond, NU

 

March 18

PL: Taylor Hasselbach, Sr., MICH

P: Sara Moulton, Sr., MINN

F: CaraMia Tsirigos, IND

 

March 24

PL: Tori Chiodo, Sr., PUR

P: Haylie Wagner, Jr., MICH

F: Sara Novak, WIS

 

March 31

PL: Hailey Decker, So., NEB

P: Kayla Massey, Sr., IOWA

F: Sara Groenewegen, MINN

F: Katy McJunkin, PUR

 

April 7

PL: Lexi Knief, So., PSU

P: Sara Groenewegen, Fr., MINN

F: Sara Groenewegen, MINN

F: Marjani Knighten, NEB

 

April 14

PL: Michelle Mueller, Sr., WIS

P: Emily Lockman, So., NEB

F: Marjani Knighten, NEB