PROVIDENCE, R.I. - Louisville junior first baseman/designated player Alicja Wolny was selected as the BIG EAST Softball Player of the Week and Syracuse senior Jenna Caira was named BIG EAST Softball Pitcher of the Week after the 13th week of action.
Wolny led the Cardinals to a 3-1 week and helped secure the second regular-season championship in program history. The junior recorded six hits, four RBI and scored six runs last week for a .462 batting average, a .533 on-base percetage and a 1.000 slugging percentage. She had at least one hit in each of the three wins over St. John's, including two home runs in the doubleheader on May 5. Louisville also secured the program's, and coach Sandy Pearsall's, 500th victory.
Caira pitched 15 shutout innings against No. 18/16 USF last week, allowing only two hits. The senior tossed a no-hitter against the Bulls in the finale of the series on May 6. In total, she struck out 19 batters and only surrendered one walk, lowering her conference ERA to 1.52, ranking her second in the league. The Orange's two victories against the Bulls locked up third place in the BIG EAST Championship for Syracuse.
BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll
Paige Peterson, DePaul, Fr., OF
Peterson batted .500 with four hits, two RBI, two runs scored and three walks for an on-base percentage of .636 and a .875 slugging clip.
Kirsten Verdun, DePaul, So., P/1B
Verdun was 3-1 with a 1.35 ERA last week. She had 27 strikeouts in 26 innings and held opponents to a .167 average.
Laura Winter, Notre Dame, So., P
Winter had 25 strikeouts and did not allow a run in 18.0 innings pitched for a 0.00 ERA.
Shirley Daniels, Syracuse, So., OF
Daniels batted .545 last week with six hits, three RBI and two runs scored. She hit two home runs, including the gamewinner in the first game of a series against USF.
Jamie O'Hara, Villanova, Sr., OF
O'Hara produced four hits, three RBI and scored two runs during a three-game series against Seton Hall.