Trio Honored With Softball Weekly Awards as League Play Begins
Albany's Vicky McFarland earned Player of the Week recognition while Hartford's Zuzana Kudernatschova was Pitcher of the Week and Binghamton's Lisa Cadogan picked up Rookie of the Week designation.
McFarland (Staten Island, N.Y.) led Albany to a perfect 4-0 week by batting .600 (9-for-15) and belting three homers en route to earning Player of the Week accolades. The sophomore outfielder, who earned Co-Rookie of the Year honors last year, drove in eight runs and also scored eight.
Kudernatschova (Statenice, Czech Republic) went 2-0 with a 0.39 ERA last week, leading Hartford to a series win over Stony Brook in both team's conference opening set. The junior hurler allowed just five hits over 18 innings of work, winning a pair of one-run efforts, highlighted by an 11-inning, two-hit effort on Saturday in which she threw 10 1/3 no-hit innings in a 1-0 Hartford win. She then allowed just one run on three hits in a 2-1 Hawk win Sunday.
Cadogan (Orange, Calif.) earned another weekly honor by going 4-for-9 (.444) with two home runs and six RBI as Binghamton finished 3-0 at the Radford Invitational this past weekend. The freshman first baseman had a .400 on-base percentage and a 1.111 slugging percentage last week.
In the other America East series last weekend, Maine took two out three from UMBC. The third set, Albany at Boston U., was postponed until April 23 due to snow.
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)
March 25 - Player of the Week: Vicky MacFarland (Albany); Pitcher of the Week: Zuzana Kudernatschova (Hartford); Lisa Cadogan (Binghamton)