Michigan, Nebraska and Wisconsin Claim First Weekly Softball Honors of 2013 Season

Cassandra Darrah went 3-0 in the circle for Wisconsin last weekend.

Cassandra Darrah went 3-0 in the circle for Wisconsin last weekend.

Feb. 11, 2013

Player of the Week
Taylor Edwards, Nebraska
Jr., C, Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta

• Drove in 15 runs, including a career- and program-high eight in a single game to help Nebraska to a 5-0 start to the season
• Had multiple hits in four games, batting .556 from the plate and combined for an 1.803 OPS in wins over UIC, New Mexico and New Mexico State
• In Game 2 against UIC, belted two grand slams to set the school record with eight RBI, while ending the weekend with five knocked in against New Mexico
• Wins her first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Nebraska Big Ten Player of the Week: Brooke Thomason (May 14, 2012)

Pitcher of the Week
Cassandra Darrah, Wisconsin
Jr., RHP, Corydon, Iowa/Wayne

• Earned the victory in three of Wisconsin's four weekend wins, surrendering just two earned runs in 23 innings of work for a 0.61 ERA
• Scattered just five hits in the season opener against Charlotte before pitching one inning of relief versus Presbyterian
• Combined for 18 innings of work against Notre Dame, including going the distance in an 11-inning contest in which she surrendered just two earned runs while fanning 10
• Wins her third career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor
• Last Wisconsin Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Cassandra Darrah (April 23, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Sierra Romero, Michigan
SS, Murrieta, Calif./Vista Murrieta

• Drove in nine runs, batted .364 from the plate and combined for an OPS of 1.462 to help Michigan to a 3-1 start to the season
• Had a hit in every game, including home runs against Florida Atlantic and South Florida
• Finished with two or more RBI in three games, highlighted by a grand slam against Florida Atlantic
• Wins her first career weekly honor
• Last Michigan Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Sara Driesenga (April 16, 2012)