Softball Players of the Week: Mar. 14
Co-Players of the Week
Erin Coffel, Kentucky
Coffel, a junior shortstop from Bremen, Ind., hit .700 with seven hits, seven runs scored and seven RBI in a 4-0 week for the Wildcats. Coffel tallied three doubles, two home runs and six walks in the win over Dayton and the series sweep at No. 25/23 Missouri.
Kiki Milloy, Tennessee
Milloy, a senior outfielder from Woodinville, Wash., batted .625 with five hits, eight runs scored and eight RBI in a 4-0 week for the Lady Vols. Milloy recorded three home runs in the series sweep of Ole Miss, including a grand slam on Friday, the third of her career.
Pitcher of the Week
Stephanie Schoonover, Kentucky
Schoonover, a junior right-hander from Dothan, Ala., earned three wins and a save against Dayton and at No. 25/23 Missouri. Schoonover threw 19.2 innings without allowing an earned run, and set the UK record for an SEC opening game with 15 strikeouts on Friday night. She finished the week with 32 strikeouts and held her opponents to a .162 batting average.
Co-Freshmen of the Week
Karlyn Pickens, Tennessee
Pickens, a right-handed pitcher from Weaverville, N.C., tossed a one-hit complete-game shutout to help Tennessee earn the series sweep over Ole Miss. Pickens struck out eight batters in the first SEC start of her career.
Riley Valentine, Texas A&M
Valentine, a freshman outfielder from Phoenix, Ariz., batted .600 with three hits, three runs scored and two RBI in the series win at No. 6/7 Arkansas. Valentine notched her fifth home run of the season with a solo shot in the fourth inning for the first run of the game.