Illinois, Michigan Claim Weekly Softball Honors

April 19, 2010

Player of the Week
Maggie Viefhaus, Michigan
Sr., 3B, Eureka, Mo./Eureka

Viefhaus was named Big Ten Player of the Week for the first time in her career. The senior infielder batted .750 (6-for-8) over the Wolverines’ three games last week, including a 6-of-7 performance in the two-game series versus Northwestern. The Eureka, Mo., native tallied a career-best four hits in Sunday’s series finale, including her 13th homerun of the season—a fourth-inning leadoff shot. On Saturday, Viefhaus recorded her third triple of the season. She also had three stolen bases on the week.

Last Michigan Player of the Week: Dorian Shaw (April 5, 2010)

Pitcher of the Week
Monica Perry, Illinois
So., RHP, McDonough, Ga./Union Grove

Perry earns her first Big Ten Pitcher of the Week honor of her career and the first Illini hurler to be honored since 2004. The right-hander threw 77 strikes out of 110 pitches on Sunday to complete the sweep over Penn State. The McDonough, Ga., native pitched two complete games last week versus the Nittany Lions, allowing only one hit in the opener. For the week, she threw 14 innings, allowed only five hits and two runs while fanning 20 batters. 

Last Illinois Pitcher of the Week: Amanda Fortune (Feb. 24, 2004)


2010 Players of the Week

Feb. 15   

F: Sam Marder, Sr., OSU
P: Jordan Taylor, Jr., MICH

Feb. 22   

F: Adrienne Monka, So., NU
P: Jordan Taylor, Jr., MICH

March 1   

F: Kelley Wedel, So., ILL
P: Lacey Middlebrooks, Fr.,  MINN

March 8   

F: Dorian Shaw, Jr., MICH
P: Jordan Taylor, Jr., MICH



March 15   

F: Ashley Bracamonte, Jr., MSU
P: Jackie Hill, Sr., PSU

March 22   

F: Meredith Hackett, So., ILL
P: Amanda Zust, Sr., IOWA

March 29   

F: Liz Watkins, So., IOWA
F: Emily Allard, So., NU
F: Alicia Herron, So., OSU
P: Lisa Akamine, So., PSU

April 5   

F: Dorian Shaw, Jr., MICH
P: Nikki Nemitz, Sr., MICH

April 12   

F: Courtney Pruner, Sr., OSU
P: Jordan Taylor, Jr., MICH

April 19   

F: Maggie Viefhaus, Sr., MICH
P: Monica Perry, So., ILL