ROSEMONT, Ill. — After being named Big Ten Player of the Week on Monday, Michigan junior infielder Faith Canfield has picked up two national awards, earning National Player of the Week accolades from the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) and espnW. She is the first Big Ten softball student to receive these honors since the week of April 3, 2017, when Nebraska’s Kaylan Jablonski was chosen as the NFCA National Player of the Week and Ohio State’s Emily Clark was named the espnW National Player of the Week.
Canfield led the Wolverines to five wins in as many outings at last weekend’s Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, California, batting .579 with an .895 slugging percentage. She collected hits in 11 consecutive at-bats (two away from the NCAA record), along with two home runs, six RBI and five runs scored.
Canfield tied her career high with four hits in a game twice last week, including a victory over No. 8/9 Baylor when she added a home run. She also drove in all three Michigan runs and hit another home run in the Wolverines’ victory over 18th-ranked Louisiana.
More information on Canfield’s performance last week can be found by clicking on the NFCA release and espnW article.