PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Notre Dame and Syracuse split this week's BIG EAST softball awards as Notre senior Brianna Jorgensborg was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week, while Syracuse junior Jenna Caira earned BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week honors. This is the third award for Caira this year and the fourth weekly accolade for the Orange. Jorgensborg's honor marks her first and the sixth for the Irish squad this season.
Jorgensborg led the No. 22/24 Fighting Irish to a 5-0 BIG EAST record last week. The outfielder went 6-for-10 at the dish; all six of her hits were good for extra bases. She batted .600, while slugging 1.800 with three doubles and three home runs. Two of her home runs last week came during the second win over St. John's April 30, including a walk-off three-run shot. Jorgensborg scored eight times with nine RBI, two stolen bases, one sacrifice bunt and one sacrifice fly.
Caira helped the Orange to a 6-0 week, picking up the decision in all six contests. The righty recorded 43 strikeouts over 31.0 innings of work with no runs scored. She allowed just nine hits in six starts with opponents batting .093 against her. The six wins extended her lock on the school's single-season win record to improve to 27-9 for the year. She also leads SU with a career-best 62 wins.
Weekly Honor Roll:
Allie Braden, DePaul, Fr., 2B
7-for-13, .538 AVG, 1 R, 1 3B, 6 RBI, .692 Slg. Team: 6-0
Lindsey Dean, DePaul, Sr., RHP
2-0, 0.57 ERA, 12.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 13 SO, 4 BB Team: 6-0
Laura Winter, Notre Dame, Fr., RHP
2-0, 1.50 ERA, 14.0 IP, 6 H, 3 R, 3 ER, 18 SO, 0 BB Team: 5-0
Kelly Hmiel, Pittsburgh, Jr., 3B/C
6-for-10, .600 AVG, 4 R, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 1.800 Slg. Team: 3-0
Hallie Gibbs, Syracuse, Sr., 3B
9-for-19, .474 AVG, 6 R, 2 2B, 4 HR, 10 RBI, 1.211 Slg. Team: 6-0