2015 NCAC Softball Players of the Week

PLAYER PITCHER
 
April 27th
  Ryan Lee, Denison
(Wilmette, IL/New Trier)

Denison sophomore Ryan Lee hit .571 (12-for-21) with two doubles and eight RBI.  Including a non-conference doubleheader with Capital, Lee posted a .536 average with 12 RBI, two doubles, one triple and nine runs scored while starting all eight games at shortstop. Lee raised her average 66 points to .352 last week. Lee paced the Big Red on a week in which they needed to, and did, win all six of their league games to qualify for the 2015 NCAC Tournament.
Caitlin Nealer, Allegheny
(New Kensington, PA/Valley)

Allegheny senior Caitlin Nealer led the way for the Gators last week in the pitching circle as she went 4-2 overall with a 2.08 ERA and 51 strikeouts. She reached the double-digit mark in strikeouts twice on the week, first fanning 10 in an 11-5 victory over Kenyon on Saturday, before setting 11 Hiram batters down on strikes in a narrow 6-4 loss against the Terriers on Monday.
April 20th
  Chelsea Delaney, Kenyon
(Kenilworth, IL/New Trier)

Kenyon senior Chelsea Delaney posted a .571 batting average by going 8-for-14 with four doubles and four runs batted in. Delaney accounted for 12 total bases, a .571 on-base percentage and slugged .857 on the week. She powered the Ladies to a perfect 4-0 record in conference play this week.
Kahla Nolan, DePauw
(West Chicago, IL/Wheaton North)

DePauw senior Kahla Nolan defeated No. 8 Illinois Wesleyan allowing just one earned run in seven innings. Nolan then pitched a two-hit shutout over Ohio Wesleyan. Against Allegheny she scattered five hits and one run in a 1-0 nine-inning tough luck loss to the Gators in which she struck out a career-high 11 batters. On the week, Nolan posted a 2-1 record pitching 23 total innings with three complete games allowing just 13 hits and holding opponents to a .163 batting average. The senior struck out 20 batters, allowed just two earned runs and closed the week with a 0.61 earned run average.
April 13th
  Linea Brouse, Wooster
(Milton, PA/Milton Area)

Wooster sophomore Linea Brouse went 5-for-6 with one double and six RBI, and also walked twice to lead Wooster to a sweep of Hiram. She gave the Scots a commanding 7-0 lead with a two-run single during the opener and later added an RBI double. In the nightcap, Brouse was a perfect 3-for-3, singling in a run during the first inning, walking in the third, singling in the fifth, and driving in two critical insurance runs with a single in the sixth.

Caitlin Nealer, Allegheny
(New Kensington, PA/Valley)

Allegheny senior Caitlin Nealer rearned the win in all three of the Gator victories on the week. In Saturday’s opener vs. Ohio Wesleyan, the senior went the distance and gave up two runs on five hits with six strikeouts. She then came on in relief in the nightcap, allowing just three hits in 4 1/3 scoreless innings, with seven strikeouts against zero walks. On Sunday at Ohio Wesleyan, she again earned the game one win, throwing all seven innings and allowing one run on three hits with strikeouts. In game two, she came out of the bullpen to throw four innings, allowing two runs on five hits with five strikeouts. She climbed to second all-time in program history in both career innings pitched (631) and complete games (75).average of just .185.
April 6th
  Lauren Godden, DePauw
(Carmel, IN/Carmel)

DePauw freshman Lauren Godden had a great week at the plate to help lead the Tigers to a 3-1 mark on the week. In four games she went 8-for-10 (.800) with three runs scored and seven RBI. Godden went 4-for-5 in both doubleheaders during the week and had three multi-hit games. She piled up 12 total bases, a slugging percentage of 1.200 with a home run and a .800 on-base percentage.
Chelsea Zang, Wittenberg
(Cincinnati, OH/Seton)

Wittenberg freshman Chelsea Zang recorded the Tigers’ third no-hitter since 2011 in a 3-0 win over Wooster and helped her own effort by collecting three hits in four plate appearances and driving in one run. She finished the week with a 2-0 record in four starts with 15 strikeouts against only three walks with an opposing batting average of just .185.
March 30th
  Elizabeth Getz, DePauw
(Bloomington, IN/Bloomington South)

DePauw freshman Elizabeth Getz had the best offensive week of her young career. In six games she went 10-for-18 (.556) with eight runs scored and eight RBI. Getz had three hits in three games last week and went 6-for-7 in the NCAC doubleheader against Kenyon with five runs, six RBI and two homers, one in each game. She piled up 17 total bases and a slugging percentage of .944. She also stole four bases on the week.
Meghan Garland, Hiram
(Mineral Ridge, OH/Mineral Ridge)

Hiram junior Meghan Garland picked up a save in the Terriers, 7-5, win over John Carroll last week. Garland was called upon in relief and threw three shutout innings, giving up just one hit and striking out three batters to pick up the save. In her two appearances last week, Garland pitched nine innings allowing nine hits, striking out seven and holding opponents to a .250 batting average. 
March 23rd
 

Maddy Stark, Kenyon
(Glenview, IL/Glenbrook South)

Kenyon senior Maddy Stark had the best offensive week of her career. In six games she went 13-for-23 (.565) with ten runs scored and 11 RBI. Two of her hits were doubles and three were home runs. She piled up 24 total bases and a slugging percentage of 1.043. She also drew one walk and stole a base.

Lauren Secaras, Denison
(Wilmette, IL/New Trier)

Denison freshman Lauren Secaras went a perfect 3-0 inside the circle last week after not allowing an earned run in four appearances. In her three victories, the Wilmette, Illinois native scattered six hits and struck out 12 in 17 innings of work. She also allowed just two unearned runs in those games. Secaras tossed her first-career complete-game shutout in a 3-0 victory over St. Joseph’s Brooklyn. In that win, she gave up just two hits and fanned a season-high six batters. On the year, Secaras has a 0.74 ERA after giving up two earned runs in 19 innings. She’s also holding opposing hitters to a .186 average.
March 16th
  Ashley Day, Ohio Wesleyan
(Plain City, OH/Jonathan Alder)

Ohio Wesleyan freshman Ashley Daybatted .559 (19-for-34) with eight runs scored, 20 total bases, three stolen bases and five RBI. Day had at least one hit in all ten games including seven multi-hit games highlighted by two RBI, two hit performance in the win over 15th-ranked Montclair State.
Maddy Chase, Wooster
(Pleasant Prairie, WI/St. Joseph’s)

Wooster freshman Maddy Chase threw just the second perfect game in program history, while going 3-2 overall and posting a 1.91 ERA during a busy week (five total appearances). Making her first career start (after two relief appearances), Chase set down all 15 batters she faced - three strikeouts, eight groundouts, and four fly outs - and Wooster run-ruled Wentworth 9-0 for its first perfect game since the 2003 season. Chase also notched wins against Nazareth, with five scoreless innings of relief, and over Lasell, another run-rule game.
March 9th
 
Haley Howard, Kenyon
(Glastonbury, CT/Glastonbury)

Kenyon senior Haley Howard is off to her best start with the Ladies. She smacked 12 hits in the team’s first ten games and has a .414 batting average. She’s also racked up six runs scored and nine RBI to go along with a stolen base and two walks.


Emma Baldwin, DePauw
(Oak Park, IL/Oak Park River Forest)

DePauw freshman Emma Baldwin has posted a 3-1 record in five appearances  with a 1.24 ERA. In 28.1 innings pitched this season, Baldwin has allowed just five earned runs, 14 hits and struck out 39 batters allowing opponents just a .146 batting average. Baldwin was named the NFCA Pitcher of the Week after posting a 2-0 record in the opening weekend for the Tigers.