Michigan and Minnesota Win Weekly Softball Awards

May 9, 2017

Player of the Week

Faith Canfield, Michigan

2B – So. – Garden Grove, Calif. – Pacifica

  • Batted .714 with a 1.071 slugging percentage, collecting a home run, seven RBI and six runs scored as No. 19/17 Michigan swept four games, including three at Rutgers
  • Posted multiple hits in three of four games and drove in multiple runs in three contests
  • Registered three extra-base hits, highlighted by a three-run homer against Western Michigan
  • Earns her first career Player of the Week honor
  • Last Michigan Player of the Week: Kelly Christner (Feb. 20, 2017)

Pitcher of the Week

Megan Betsa, Michigan

P – Sr. – McDonough, Ga. – Union Grove

  • Went 2-0 in the circle last week, compiling a 0.00 ERA and allowing just four hits in 10 innings of work while striking out 17 batters
  • Struck out 12 to pick up a complete-game win in the series opener against Rutgers
  • Combined with Tera Blanco for a no-hitter in the Wolverines’ series finale at Rutgers, striking out five through three innings for her 100th career victory
  • Earns her 11th career Pitcher of the Week honor and fifth this season
  • Last Michigan Pitcher of the Week: Megan Betsa (April 3, 2017)

 

 

Freshman of the Week

Kendyl Lindaman, Minnesota

C – Ankeny, Iowa – Centennial

  • Registered a .500 batting average, .818 on-base percentage and 1.500 slugging percentage with a pair of home runs, four RBI, five runs scored and seven walks last week
  • Set the Minnesota single-season walk record on Friday in the first of a three-game series sweep over Penn State for the Big Ten Championship
  • Delivered a key two-run home run in the sixth inning of Friday’s game, giving her 19 home runs and 67 RBI on the season
  • Earns her seventh career Freshman of the Week honor
  • Last Minnesota Freshman of the Week: Kendyl Lindaman (May 1, 2017)

2017 Big Ten Players of the Week

Feb. 13

PL: Annie Fleming, Jr., ILL

PL: Celeste Wood, So., MSU

P: Megan Betsa, Sr., MICH

F: MaKenna Partain, MINN

Feb. 20

PL: Kelly Christner, Sr., MICH

P: Sara Groenewegen, Sr., MINN

F: Kendyl Lindaman, MINN

F: Kaitlyn Menz, WIS

Feb. 27

PL: Lea Foerster, Jr., MSU

P: Kirsten Stevens, Sr., WIS

F: Emily Goodin, IND

March 6

PL: Sabrina Rabin, Jr., NU

P: Sara Groenewegen, Sr., MINN

F: MaKenna Partain, MINN

March 13

PL: Chloe Miller, Sr., WIS

P: Tera Blanco, Jr., MICH

F: Emily Goodin, IND

March 20

PL: Taylor Uden, Jr., IND

PL: MJ Knighten, Sr., NEB

P: Megan Betsa, Sr., MICH

F: Kendyl Lindaman, MINN

March 27

PL: Lilli Piper, So., OSU

P: Megan Betsa, Sr., MICH

F: Kendyl Lindaman, MINN

April 3

PL: Kaylan Jablonski, Jr., NEB

PL: Emily Clark, So., OSU

P: Megan Betsa, Sr., MICH

F: Kendyl Lindaman, MINN

April 10

PL: Allie Arneson, So., MINN

PL: Anna Petersen, Sr., NU

P: Amber Fiser, Fr., MINN

F: Kendyl Lindaman, MINN

April 17

PL: Leigh Farina, Jr., ILL

P: Sara Groenewegen, Sr., MINN

F: Allison Doocy, IOWA

April 24

PL: Maddie Houlihan, So., MINN

P: Sara Groenewegen, Sr., MINN

F: Kendyl Lindaman, MINN

May 1

PL: Kendyl Lindaman, Fr., MINN

P: Sara Groenewegen, Sr., MINN

F: Kendyl Lindaman, MINN

May 9

PL: Faith Canfield, So., MICH

P: Megan Betsa, Sr., MICH

F: Kendyl Lindaman, MINN