Cardinals Sweep Softball Weekly Awards

PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Louisville junior first baseman/designated player Alicja Wolny was selected as the BIG EAST Softball Player of the Week and UofL senior Tori Collins was named BIG EAST Softball Pitcher of the Week after the 10th week of action. 
 
Wolny led the Cardinals to a 5-0 week, batting .692 with nine hits, eight RBI and four runs scored.  She posted a 1.077 slugging percentage with two doubles and a home run.  The junior also walked four times to give her a .778 on-base percentage.  She produced three multi-hit games, including a 3-for-3 performance with two RBI in a 7-0 win over Villanova.  Wolny is second on the team with a .395 average and is tied for the team lead with five home runs this season.
 
Collins did not allow a run in 21.0 innings and tossed two no-hitters and three complete-game shutouts to earn three wins and a save for the Cardinals.  The senior registered her first career no-hitter and struck out eight batters in an 8-0, five-inning win over Longwood on April 14 and followed it up with a seven-inning no-hitter in a 1-0 win over the Lancers on April 15.  She also picked up a complete game shutout and a save in two appearances against Villanova.  Collins is 18-1 on the season with a 1.11 ERA.  She has 136 strikeouts in 120.1 innings and is holding opponents to a .160 batting average.
 
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Kirsten Verdun, DePaul, So., P/1B
Verdun was 4-0 with a 0.72 ERA for the Blue Demons.  She threw 28 strikeouts in 29.0 innings of work.
Chandler Howard, Rutgers, Fr., OF
Howard had eight hits, six RBI and scored three runs with a .444 average and a .667 slugging percentage for Rutgers.
Erin Burner, St. John's, Fr., C/SS
Burner batted .800 and produced a 1.600 slugging percentage with eight hits, two RBI and four runs scored for the Red Storm.
Janine Richardson, USF, Sr., OF
Richardson recorded a 1.143 slugging percentage and batted .500 with seven hits, seven RBI, eight runs scored and two home runs.
Stacy Kuwik, Syracuse, Jr., P
Kuwik has a 0.00 ERA and struck out 31 batters, including a career-high 17 against Binghamton.  She scattered 11 hits in 18.0 innings and picked up three wins for Syracuse.