Indiana, Michigan State and Wisconsin Earn Big Ten Weekly Softball Awards

Indiana, Michigan State and Wisconsin Earn Big Ten Weekly Softball Awards

022616 Michigan State v Sony Brook Michigan State University v Stony Brook at the FAU Invitational in Boca Raton, FL on Friday, Feb. 26, 2016.

Player of the Week

Lea Foerster, Michigan State

Lea Foerster, Michigan State

CF – Jr. – Portage, Mich. – Portage Central

• Registered a .625 batting average, .769 on-base percentage and 1.500 slugging percentage with four extra-base hits, five RBI and five runs scored in the Spartans’ three-game road sweep at Loyola Marymount

• Had a triple, solo home run and scored three runs in Saturday’s middle game of the series

• Added a pair of doubles, four RBI and a run scored in the series finale on Sunday

• Earns her first career Player of the Week honor

• Last Michigan State Player of the Week: Celeste Wood (Feb. 13, 2017)


Pitcher of the Week

Kirsten Stevens, Wisconsin

P – Sr. – Crystal Lake, Ill. – Prairie Ridge

• Tossed a pair of complete-game shutouts last week while allowing just nine hits, striking out 16 and walking only three in 14.0 innings of work.

• Twirled a five-hit shutout of Florida International last Friday, logging five strikeouts

• Fanned a career-high 11 Hofstra batters en route to a four-hit shutout on Saturday

• Earns her first career Pitcher of the Week honor

• Last Wisconsin Pitcher of the Week: Taylor-Paige Stewart (March 3, 2014)


Freshman of the Week

Emily Goodin, Indiana

P – Evansville, Ind. – Mater Dei

• Posted a 3-1 record with a 0.88 ERA in 16.0 innings in the circle last week

• Registered her first career no-hitter on Friday against UAB, striking out five batters

• Also picked up two wins in relief on Sunday, throwing 3.0 scoreless innings in victories over Murray State and UAB

• Earns her first career Freshman of the Week honor

• Last Indiana Freshman of the Week: Tara Trainer (March 21, 2016)


2017 Big Ten Players of the Week

Feb. 13

PL: Annie Fleming, Jr., ILL

PL: Celeste Wood, So., MSU

P: Megan Betsa, Sr., MICH

F: MaKenna Partain, MINN


Feb. 20

PL: Kelly Christner, Sr., MICH

P: Sara Groenewegen, Sr., MINN

F: Kendyl Lindaman, MINN

F: Kaitlyn Menz, WIS


Feb. 27

PL: Lea Foerster, Jr., MSU

P: Kirsten Stevens, Sr., WIS

F: Emily Goodin, IND