PSU's Haines and Michigan's Wilson Earn Softball Weekly Accolades

March 27, 2006

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Player of the Week
Hollee Haines, Penn State
So., C, Riverside, Calif./Martin Luther King
Haines earns her first Player of the Week accolade after leading the PSU offense to a 4-1 record, losing only to No. 7 California at the State Farm Pirate Invitational last weekend. She batted a .467 (7-for-15), while tallying two home runs and six RBI. One of Haines' RBI came on her second home run of the weekend, a solo blast in the sixth inning that lifted the Nittany Lions over East Carolina and preserved a then-16 game winning streak. Haines has helped Penn State to its best start in school history with an 18-4 mark.

Pitcher of the Week
Lorilyn Wilson, Michigan
Jr., Salem, Ore./Sprague
Wilson claims Pitcher of the Week laurels after earning her third win in a row with a pair of victories last week, including a near perfect game against No. 20 Louisville. The Salem, Ore., native struck out nine while giving up only one walk to claim her first career no-hitter against the Cardinals. In a 10-0 win over Toledo, Wilson pitched a complete-game shutout in the final contest of the Louisville Classic, striking out a season-high 11 batters to run her streak of scoreless innings to 18.1. She earns her fourth weekly accolade as Wilson was also honored during the 2005 season (Feb. 22, March 21 and April 11).