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Vicky McFarland earned America East Player of the Week honors Tuesday.
Courtesy: America East Communications

McFarland, Holte, Obert Claim #AESB Weekly Awards

Release: 03/18/2014
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CAMBRIDGE, Mass. - Three softball standouts from three different teams are America East's weekly award winners for the fourth week of the season:

Player of the Week
Vicky McFarland, Jr., Outfielder, Albany

  • Hit .421 (6-for-19) and walked twice as Albany went 4-2 last week.
  • Scored six runs and drove in a pair.

Pitcher of the Week
Jessica Holte, Fr., Pitcher, UMBC

  • Went 3-1 with a 1,70 ERA, allowing just six earned runs in 24 2/3 innings last week.
  • Walked just one and struck out 11.
  • Hurled first career shutout in 3-0 win over Drexel.


Rookie
of the Week

Shelby Obert, Fr., Third Baseman, Maine

  • Hit a team-best .471 last week.
  • Scored four runs and drove in four.

Around the League
  • UMBC (18-7) is off to its best start since 2006.
  • The Retrievers win over Hampton Sunday was the 800th career win for head coach Joe French.
  • Albany (7-5) went 4-2 last week to move over .500 for the season.
  • Stony Brook (7-10) swept a double header from Sacred Heart.
  • Conference play opens this weekend with Stony Brook hosting Albany, Hartford entertaining Maine and Binghamton visits UMass Lowell.

2014 Softball Weekly Awards
Feb. 18 - Player of the Week: Lisa Cadogan, Binghamton
          Pitcher of the Week: Demi Laney, Binghamton
          Rookie of the Week: Jaclyn Buckley, UMBC
Feb. 25 - Player of the Week: Taylor Hall, UMBC
          Pitcher of the Week: Jessica Holte, UMBC
          Rookie of the Week: Elizabeth Snow, Albany
March 4 - Player of the Week: Taylor Hall, UMBC
          Pitcher & Rookie of the Week: Jessica Holte, UMBC
March 11 - Player of the Week: Chelsea Bertoglio, UMBC
           Pitcher of the Week: Hannah Hill, Maine
             Rookie of the Week: Kelly Lane, UMBC
March 18 - Player of the Week: Vicky McFarland, Albany
           Pitcher of the Week: Jessica Holte, UMBC
             Rookie of the Week: Shelby Obert, Maine


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