Minnesota and Wisconsin Claim Weekly Softball Accolades

Wisconsin's Mary Massei was named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday.

Feb. 25, 2013

Player of the Week
Mary Massei, Wisconsin
Jr., OF, Chino Hills, Calif./Ruben S. Ayala
• Finished the week with a .571 average, driving in nine runs and scoring seven to help the Badgers to a 6-0 record over the weekend
• Had a hit in every game, including a four-hit effort in Saturday’s game against Boston, and drove in multiple runs in four contests
• Finished with five extra base hits on the week to finish with a .952 slugging percentage, while also going two-for-two on the base paths
• Wins her first Big Ten Player of the Week honor
• Last Wisconsin Big Ten Player of the Week: Stephanie Peace (April 9, 2012)

Pitcher of the Week
Sara Moulton, Minnesota
Jr., RHP, Eagan, Minn./Eagan
• Threw 29.2 innings over five games with a 0.71 ERA, struck out 42 batters and held opponents to .085 from the plate on just eight hits for a 4-0 weekend
• Capped the weekend with a no-hitter against Albany, striking out 12 in what was her fourth victory in four starts
• Earned wins against Albany and Florida Gulf Coast, allowing just one hit in each contest, before scattering just two hits against St. Bonaventure for her third win
• Wins her fifth career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor and first this season
• Last Minnesota Pitcher of the Week: Sara Moulton (March 12, 2012)

Freshman of the Week
Taylor-Paige Stewart, Wisconsin
RHP, Calabasas, Calif./Chaminade College Prep
• Posted a win and a save in the circle against Boston University and Georgia Southern, respectively, posting a spotless ERA
• Pitched three innings to earn the save against Boston, scattering two hits while striking out two
• Hurled a complete-game shutout, her second of the season, against Georgia Southern, fanning eight against just five hits
• Wins her first career weekly honor
• Last Wisconsin Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Amanda Nadjek (April 4, 2011)