CAMBRIDGE, Mass. -- With the conference play in softball set to begin this weekend, three America East standouts earned the league's weekly honors following the final full non-conference week of year. The honorees were for the week ending March 17 were announced Monday afternoon.
Binghamton's Lisa Cadogan batted .500 and drove in seven runs in leading Binghamton to a 2-1 week to earn Player of the Week honors, while Stony Brook's Allison Cukrov allowed just one run in three games to take home Pitcher of the Week accolades. Albany's Annie Johnson paced Albany to a 4-1 week and is the Rookie of the Week.
Cadogan (Orange, Calif.) went 5-for-10 with three extra-base hits, including two doubles and a homer, last weekend to take home Player of the Week accolades. The freshman first baseman drove in a league-high seven runs while also scoring a pair.
Cukrov (Irvine, Calif.) went 2-0 with a save three games last weekend to earn Pitcher of the Week recognition. The sophomore hurler posted a 0.60 ERA, allowing just one run on one hit in 11 2/3 innings of work while fanning nine. The reigning Pitcher of the Year, Cukrov fired a one-hit shutout in a win over Yale Friday, then picked up a win and a save out of the bullpen against Yale and Providence, respectively, later in the weekend.
Johnson (Medford, N.J.) batted .353, scored four runs and Stole six bases as Albany went 4-1 last week to garner Rookie of the Year honors. The freshman outfielder went 6-for-17 on the weekend with a homer and double. She also drove in three runs.
2013 America East Softball Weekly Award Winners
Feb. 18 – Player of the Week: Kristen Koslosky (Maine); Pitcher of the Week: Kate Price (Binghamton); Rookie of the Week: Sydney Harbaugh (Binghamton)
Feb. 25 – Player of the Week: Shayla Giosia (Stony Brook); Pitcher of the Week: Christine Lucido (Pitcher); Rookie of the Week: Bridget O'Malley (UMBC)
March 4 – Player of the Week: Taylor Hall (UMBC); Pitcher of the Week: Heather Brown (UMBC); Rookie of the Week: Maggie Cocks (Albany)
March 11 - Player of the Week: Kayla Margentino (UMBC); Pitcher of the Week: Zuzana Kudernatschova (Hartford); Rookie of the Week: Lisa Cadogan (Binghamton)
March 18 - Player of the Week: Lisa Cadogan (Binghamton); Pitcher of the Week: Allison Cukrov (Stony Brook); Rookie of the Week: Annie Johnson (Albany)