Purdue, Michigan and Wisconsin Earn Weekly Softball Honors

Michigan's Haylie Wagner

March 24, 2014

Player of the Week
Tori Chiodo, Purdue
Sr., 2B/3B, Sylmar, Calif./Kennedy 

  • Reached base 12 of the 13 times she appeared at the plate during the Boilermakers’ sweep of Penn State
  • For the week, batted .778 and tallied an on-base percentage of .882 in four games against Central Florida and the Nittany Lions
  • Drove in the game-winning RBI against UCF to wrap up Purdue’s spring break trip
  • Collected seven hits, drove in 11 runs, belted a pair of home runs and drew eight walks on the week
  • In the series opener against Penn State, went 2-for-2 from the plate, including a home run and a double, and drove in the winning run
  • In the second game against the Nittany Lions, hit a three-run homer in the third inning that proved to be the game-winning RBI
  • Scored three runs and drew three walks in the series finale against Penn State
  • Collects her first career Big Ten Player of the Week honor
  • Last Purdue Big Ten Player of the Week: Ashley Burkhardt (Feb. 18, 2014)

Pitcher of the Week
Haylie Wagner, Michigan
Jr., LHP, Orange, Calif./El Modena 

  • Picked up two wins without conceding a run during Michigan’s three-game sweep against Indiana to begin Big Ten play
  • In the series opener against the Hoosiers, pitched all six innings of a run-rule win, scattering six hits while striking out two batters
  • Threw five innings in a relief role during the series finale, giving up four hits as the Wolverines posted a 12-3 victory
  • Wins her fifth career Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor and second this season
  • Last Michigan Big Ten Pitcher of the Week: Haylie Wagner (March 10, 2014)

Freshman of the Week
Sara Novak, Wisconsin
SS/2B, Shorewood, Ill./Minooka Community

  • Batted .500 and tallied a .643 on-base percentage in helping Wisconsin post four wins last week, including a victory against nationally ranked Northwestern
  • Collected five hits, including two home runs, and drove in five runs on the week
  • Tallied a pair of hits in the series opener against Northwestern, including her first career home run
  • In the series finale against the Wildcats, belted a home run that ignited a seven-run seventh inning and propelled Wisconsin to the 7-5 victory
  • Earns her first Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Wisconsin Big Ten Freshman of the Week: Chloe Miller (March 3, 2014)



2014 Big Ten Softball Players of the Week

Feb. 10                
PL: Andrea Filler, So., NU
P: Sara Moulton, Sr., MINN
F: Abby Ramirez, MICH 

Feb. 18                
PL: Sierra Romero, So., MICH
PL: Ashley Burkhardt, Jr., PUR
P: Emily Lockman, So., NEB
F: Megan Betsa, MICH

Feb. 24                
PL: Alex Booker, Sr., ILL
P: Sara Moulton, Sr., MINN
F: Megan Betsa, MICH 

March 3              
PL: Tatum Edwards, Sr., NEB
P: Taylor-Paige Stewart, So., WIS
F: Chloe Miller, WIS 

March 10           
PL: Emily Allard, Sr., NU
P: Haylie Wagner, Jr., MICH
F: Nicole Bond, NU 

March 18           
PL: Taylor Hasselbach, Sr., MICH
P: Sara Moulton, Sr., MINN
F: CaraMia Tsirigos, IND 

March 24           
PL: Tori Chiodo, Sr., PUR
P: Haylie Wagner, Jr., MICH
F: Sara Novak, WIS