2013 NCAC Softball Players of the Week

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April 29th
Demi Hart, Wooster
(Shreve, OH/Triway)


Wooster sophomore Demi Hart slugged over 1.000 (1.158) as she batted .526 with six doubles, two home runs, and nine RBI, while leading Wooster to a strong 4-2 finish to NCAC play. Among her highlights of the week, Hart accounted for the lone run after doubling in the 1-0 victory at Denison, a two-run single in the 2-1 triumph over Ohio Wesleyan, a two-run double in the seventh inning that allowed the Scots to overcome Oberlin 4-2, and then a pair of doubles and a home run in the 9-1 rout to close the week.

Rebecca Dyer, Denison
(Farmington Hill, MI/Detroit Country Day)


Denison junior Rebecca Dyer went 3-1 with a 0.80 ERA, 27 strikeouts and a .186 batting average against in five appearances. In game one against the Ladies, Dyer tied the school record for career shutouts (16), co-held by DU Hall of Famer Courtney Zollars ’02. Against the Terriers, she moved past former Big Red standout Bri Scrofano (2005-08) and into second on Denison’s career strikeouts list with 348. Dyer also posted her fourth-career save in game two at Hiram.

April 22nd

Jessica Bolanz, Hiram
(Randolph, OH/Waterloo)


Hiram junior Jessica Bolanz was the Terrier’s top offensive player during the week posting a 4-0 record in NCAC play. She batted .588 (10-for-17) with seven runs scored, four homeruns, one double, and 10 RBI. Bolanz hit her team-leading ninth homerun of the season in the doubleheader against Oberlin breaking her single-season record for homeruns (eight) which she set during the 2011 season. She also registered two walks to go along with her 10 hits, posting a .632 on base percentage as well as a 1.353 slugging percentage and 23 total bases.

Rachel Ross, Wittenberg
(Westerville, OH/South)

Wittenberg junior Rachel Ross earned all four of the Tigers’ wins in the circle. She pitched three complete games and limited opponents to seven earned runs in 27.1 innings while striking out 10 and walking only four. Ross won both games against DePauw before holding Denison to two hits and one unearned run the next day.
April 15th

Jamie Samuel, Kenyon
(Malibu, CA/Malibu) 

Kenyon senior Jamie Samuel was the Ladies’ top offensive player during the week posting a 2-2 record in NCAC play. She batted .867 (13-for-15) with seven runs scored, four doubles, one homerun, and six RBI. Samuel hit safely in all four games including two 4-for-4 games. Samuel also registered four walks to go along with her 13 hits, posting a .895 on base percentage as well as a 1.333 slugging percentage and 20 total bases.

Kahla Nolan, DePauw
(West Chicago, IL/Wheaton North)

DePauw sophomore Kahla Nolan went a perfect 3-0 on the week, striking out 18 in 17 innings. In her two NCAC starts, Nolan posted a 0.00 ERA in 14 innings with 17 strikeouts and just four walks. On the week Nolan posted a 0.82 ERA allowing just two earned runs holding opponents to just a .172 batting average.
April 8th
Amy Hallett, DePauw
(Phoenix, AZ/Pinnacle) 

DePauw senior Amy Hallett was the Tiger’s top offensive player during their busy week posting a perfect 6-0 record opening up the NCAC portion its schedule. She batted .667 with seven runs scored, three doubles, one homerun, and five RBI. Hallett hit safely in all six games including with two three-hit games. Hallett also registered two walks to go along with her 10 hits, posting a .706 on base percentage as well as a 1.067 slugging percentage.
Caitlyn Nealer, Allegehny
(New Kensington, PA/Valley)

Allegheny sophomore Caitlyn Nealer went 2-1 with one save on the week, striking out 27 in 20 innings. On Thursday, against NCAC foe Wooster, she threw a complete game, one-hit shutout, striking out 10. In the nightcap, she picked up a two-inning save, striking out two. She earned her second win in three days on Saturday against Wittenberg. She allowed two runs (one earned) on four hits with 11 strikeouts. On the week Nealer posted a 0.90 ERA allowing just two earned runs holding opponents to just a .167 batting average.
April 1st
Jessica Bolanz, Hiram
(Randolph, OH/Waterloo)

Hiram junior Jessica Bolanz hit .500 from the dish with a 1.167 slugging percentage in a twinbill split with Chatham on Thursday in Pittsburgh. Bolanz carried the Terriers on the afternoon with a double, homerun and five RBI. She also stole a base, walked twice, recorded seven total bases, scored a run and posted a .625 on base percentage.
Maddy Stark, Kenyon
(Glenview, IL/Glenbrook South)

Kenyon sophomore Maddy Stark took on all pitching duties this week. In game one against Oberlin, she allowed three earned runs on nine hits and two walks. In game two, she gave up five earned runs on 13 hits and three walks. She also struck out a combined 17 batters throughout the doubleheader. Stark now owns a 10-0 pitching record with a 1.64 earned run average this season.
March 25th
Jess Robertson, Denison
(Mt. Gilead, OH/Mt. Gilead)

Denison senior Jess Robertson hit .429 with an .857 slugging percentage in a twinbill sweep of Mount St. Joseph on Saturday in Cincinnati. In her first at bat of the day, Robertson blasted a three-run homer over the wall in left center field to give DU an early 3-0 lead. In the third inning, the senior laced a single to center that scored another Big Red run. In game two, Robertson scored Denison’s first run on a single to center in the second. Later in the game, she plated a pair of runs on two fielder’s choice outs.
Kelsey Hager, Denison
(Louisville, KY/Eastern) 

Denison junior Kelsey Hager tossed her second career no-hitter in the five-inning victory in game two at Mount St. Joseph. Hager retired the first six batters she faced before issuing a walk to lead off the third inning. After that free pass, she successfully sat down the next nine batters in a row. Hager allowed one unearned run, walked one and struck out three en route to her third win of the season.
March 18th
Paige Goldberg, Wooster
(Hawthorn Woods, IL/Lake Zurich)

Wooster sophomore Paige Goldberg was the Scots’ top offensive player during their busy week in Fort Myers, Florida, in which they split 10 games. She batted .343 with six runs scored, two doubles, one triple, and six RBI, plus added four stolen bases. Goldberg also registered two walks to go along with her 12 hits, posting a .378 on base percentage as well as a .457 slugging percentage.
Amanda Barker, Ohio Wesleyan
(Granville, OH/Granville)

Ohio Wesleyan senior Amanda Barker posted a 5-0 record including a complete game shutout with a 1.05 earned run average. She struck out 32 batters and held opponents to a .204 batting average in 26.2 innings pitched.
March 11th

Kaitie Harrison, Wittenberg
(Springfield, OH/Kenton Ridge)

Wittenberg junior Kaitie Harrison led the Tigers to an 8-1 record, the team’s best start  ever, over Spring Break at the Gene Cusic Collegiate Classic with a .407 batting average and 10 RBIs. That included a walk-off single against Newbury on Wednesday, helping the Tigers right the ship after their only loss of the week.
Maddy Stark, Kenyon
(Glenview, IL/Glenbrook South)

Kenyon sophomore Maddy Stark posted a 5-0 record in the six games she started with a 1.06 earned run average. She struck out 28 batters and held opponents to a .179 batting average in 39.2 innings pitched.