UMBC Sweeps #AESB Weekly Accolades as Daigneau Has Monster Week
BOSTON – Albany and UMBC both went 4-1 last week as the Great Danes improved to 11-5 on the season, its best 16-game start since 2007. Here are the week #5 award winners:
Player & Rookie of the Week
Maddie Daigneau, UMBC - Fr., SS, New River, Ariz.
- Hit a staggering .833 going 15-for-18 in leading UMBC to a 4-1 week.
- Had a 2.286 OPS.
- Slugged 1.444, belting three triples, two doubles and her first career home run.
- Scored eight runs, drove in six and was a perfect 4-for-4 in stolen bases.
- This is Daigneau's second Player of the Week honor of the season (2/21) and her third Rookie of the Week honor (2/21, 2/28).
Pitcher of the Week
Kim Puccio, UMBC - Jr., P, Sparta, N.J.
- Allowed just one earned run in 10 innings of work for a 0.70 ERA.
- Picked up two wins, including in a 5-0 shutout win over UMES in which she tossed five shutout frames.
- Struck out eight.
- This is Puccio's second Pitcher of the Week honor of the season and fourth of her career (3/8/16, 4/26/16, 2/14/17).
Feb. 14 - Player of the Week: Kaelin Jackson, UMBC; Pitcher of the Week: Kim Puccio, UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Evvie Buehlman, UMBC
Feb. 21 - Player & Rookie of the Week: Maddie Daigneau, UMBC; Pitcher of the Week: Jessica Holte, UMBC
Feb. 28 - Player of the Week: Liz Snow, Albany; Pitcher of the Week: Kaysee Talcik, UMass Lowell; Rookie of the Week: Maddie Daigneau, UMBC
March 7 - Player of the Week: Liz Snow, Albany; Pitcher of the Week:Kelly Lane, UMBC; Rookie of the Week: Bailey Turner, Albany
March 14 - Player & Rookie of the Week: Maddie Daigneau, UMBC; Pitcher of the Week:Kim Puccio, UMBC