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Softball Weekly Release - Week 5

Softball Weekly Release - Week 5

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Photos courtesy of Columbia and Princeton Athletic Communications

PRINCETON, N.J. -- Princeton sophomore infielder Kaylee Grant and Columbia freshman outfielder Sommer Grzybek were named Co-Players of the Week, while Grzybek also took home Rookie of the Week honors. Princeton senior pitcher Erica Nori was selected as the Pitcher of the Week after tossing a seven-inning no-hitter on March 18 against North Dakota. 

LEAGUE NOTES

  • Penn owns the Ivy League's top mark at 6-6 thus far, while Harvard sits one game below .500 at 8-9.
  • Princeton's Erica Nori tossed a seven-inning no-hitter for the Tigers on March 18 vs. North Dakota. The performance was Princeton's first no-hitter in 11 seasons.
  • Penn's Alexis Sargent and Harvard's Sarah Smith own a League-best four victories on the season, while Sargent paces the Ivies with 40 strikeouts.
  • Harvard's Kathleen Duncan leads the Ancient Eight with three saves on the year.
  • Two Ivies—Penn's Sargent (2.51) and Harvard's Smith (2.90)—boast sub-3.00 ERAs.
  • Columbia's Madison Gott leads the League with four home runs, while Penn's Sarah Cwiertnia claims a conference-high 13 RBIs.
  • Harvard's Maddy Kaplan paces the Ancient Eight with 11 runs scored.
  • With a .625 mark in 16 at-bats, Cornell's Michiko McGivney leads all Ivies in batting average. She also owns a conference-best 1.125 slugging percentage and .667 on-base percentage—alongside Princeton's Kaylee Grant.   

UPCOMING SCHEDULE
Tuesday, March 21
Dartmouth at Loyola Marymount, 3 pm
Dartmouth at Loyola Marymount, 5 pm
Princeton vs. Pacific, 7 pm [TheW.TV]
Princeton vs. Pacific, 9 pm [TheW.TV]

Wednesday, March 22
La Salle at Penn, 3 pm [ILDN]
La Salle at Penn, 5 pm [ILDN]
Princeton at St. Mary's, 5 pm
Princeton at St. Mary's, 7 pm

Thursday, March 23
Central Connecticut State at Yale, 2 pm
Central Connecticut State at Yale, 4 pm
Princeton at San Jose State, 8 pm
Princeton at San Jose State, 10 pm

Friday, March 24
Monmouth at Columbia, 1 pm
Monmouth at Columbia, 3 pm
Dartmouth vs. BYU, 3 pm
Dartmouth vs. BYU, 5 pm

Saturday, March 25
1-Cornell vs. Canisius, 9:30 am
2-Holy Cross vs. Brown, 10:30 am
Harvard at Marist, 11 am
3-Princeton at LIU Brooklyn, 11 am
2-Brown at Stony Brook, 12:30 pm [AETV]
Harvard vs. Hartford, 1 pm
Iona at Penn, 1 pm [ILDN] [FB Live]
1-Cornell vs. Morgan State, 1:30 pm
Pacific vs. Dartmouth, 2:30 pm
Iona at Penn, 3 pm [ILDN]
3-Princeton vs. Binghamton, 4 pm
Dartmouth at UC Riverside, 5 pm

Sunday, March 26
1-Cornell vs. Manhattan, 9:30 am
2-Brown at Stony Brook, 10:30 am [AETV]
3-Princeton vs. Binghamton, 10:30 am
Harvard vs. Hartford, 11 am
Harvard at Marist, 1 pm
Yale at Wagner, 1 pm
Rider at Penn, 1 pm
Dartmouth at UCLA, 1 pm
1-Cornell at Mount St. Mary's, 1:30 pm
2-Holy Cross vs. Brown, 2:30 pm
Yale at Wagner, 3 pm
Rider at Penn, 3 pm
3-Princeton at LIU Brooklyn, 3:30 pm

KEY
1-Mount St. Mary's Invite in Emmitsburg, Md.
2-Stony Brook Tournament in Stony Brook, N.Y.
3-LIU Tournament in New York, N.Y.
TheW.TV-Broadcast on West Coast Conference's TheW.TV
ILDN-Broadcast on The Ivy League Digital Network
AETV-Broadcast on AmericaEast.TV
FB Live-Broadcast on Facebook Live 

CO-PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Princeton sophomore infielder Kaylee Grant (Keller, Texas) paced the Tigers with a .600 batting average and 1.200 slugging percentage as the team went 2-2 in the Aggie Invitational in Davis, Calif.

The Keller, Texas, product had a home run, two runs scored, three RBIs and two walks on the week. She was also hit by four pitches to amass a .818 on-base percentage. Her best effort came in Princeton's 6-0 victory over North Dakota on March 18, when she went 1-for-1 with a home run, a run scored and two RBIs.

Grant is the first Princeton student-athlete to be tabbed Player of the Week since Skye Jerpbak on March 3, 2015.

Grant's Statistics for the Week 
4 G, .600 (3-for-5), 2 R, 1 HR, 3 RBI, 2 BB, .818 OBP, 1.200 SLG

PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Princeton senior pitcher Erica Nori (Weston, Fla.) tossed the Tigers' first no-hitter in 11 seasons—and the team's first seven-inning no-hitter in 12 years—in a 6-0 victory over North Dakota on March 18.

The Weston, Fla., native walked three, while striking out seven, in the no-hit performance. She also threw 1 2/3 innings in a 10-1 loss at the hands of UC Davis on March 19, conceding four earned runs on four hits. She struck out two and walked one in her outing against the Aggies.

Nori is the first Tiger pitcher to earn Pitcher of the Week honors since Shanna Christian on April 14, 2015.

Nori's Statistics for the Week
2 APP, 1 GS, 1-0, 1 CG, 8.2 IP, 4 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 9 K, 3.23 ERA


CO-PLAYER & ROOKIE OF THE WEEK
Columbia freshman outfielder Sommer Grzybek (Cooper City, Fla.) hit .450 and slugged .800 to headline the Lion performances in a 2-5 week. Columbia dropped a pair to North Florida and took 2-of-3 from George Mason, before falling in a two-game set to Jacksonville.

The Cooper City, Fla., product tallied a pair of triples, a home run, six runs scored, five RBIs and a stolen base on the week. Grzybek hit the go-ahead two-RBI triple in the bottom of the sixth inning to help Columbia defeat George Mason, 9-8, on March 17. She also had a three-run bomb in the sixth inning to give the Lions a 3-0 advantage over Jacksonville on March 18, though the Dolphins rallied for an 8-7 victory in eight innings.

Grzybek is the first Columbia student-athlete to be named Player of the Week or Rookie of the Week this season. The Lion's last Player of the Week honoree was Kerry Cook (April 19, 2016), while their last Rookie of the Week award winner was Reilly Metzger (March 8, 2016).

Grzybek's Statistics for the Week
7 G, .450 (9-for-20), 2 3B, 1 HR, 5 RBI, 1 SB, .522 OBP, .800 SLG

HONOR ROLL
Annie McGregor, Brown (Jr., 1B – Carlsbad, Calif.)
5 G, .429 (6-for-14), 4 R, 2 2B, 1 HR, 4 RBI, 1 BB, .467 OBP, .786 SLG

Kaitlin Okimoto
, Brown (Fr., SS – Burbank, Calif.)        
5 G, .308 (4-for-13), 7 R, 2 2B, 7 RBI, 5 BB, .474 OBP, .462 SLG

Megan Wimmer
, Brown (So., P – Boothwyn, Pa.)
2 APP, 2 GS, 2-0, 1 CG, 11.0 IP, 12 H, 4 R, 4 ER, 4 BB, 6 K, 2.55 ERA

Erin Gallo
, Columbia (Fr., P – Shrewsbury, Mass.)
5 APP, 1 GS, 0-0, 1 SV, 11.1 IP, 6 H, 6 R, 4 ER, 10 BB, 8 K, 2.47 ERA

Madison Gott
, Columbia (Jr., SS – Weston, Fla.)
7 G, .409 (9-for-22), 2 R, 3 RBI, 1 BB, .435 OBP, .409 SLG

Bonnie Schipper
, Columbia (So., C/UT – Alexandria, Va.)
5 G, .500 (6-for-12), 1 2B, 3 RBI, 1 BB, .538 OBP, .583 SLG

Calista Almer
, Dartmouth (Fr., SS – Pollock Pines, Calif.)
4 G, .300 (3-for-10), 2 R, 1 2B, 1 RBI, 1 SB, .273 OBP, .400 SLG

Kaitlyn Schiffhauer
, Harvard (So, OF – Los Altos, Calif.)
6 G, .286 (4-for-14), 1 2B, 4 RBI, 3 BB, 1 SB, .444 OBP, .357 SLG

Megan Donahey
, Princeton (Fr., OF – Phoenix, Ariz.)
4 G, .385 (5-for-13), 3 R, 1 RBI, 3 SB, .385 OBP, .385 SLG

Shelby Kennedy
, Yale (So., OF – Vail, Arizona)
9 G, .333 (8-for-24), 3 R, 4 RBI, 2 BB, 1 SB, .393 OBP, .333 SLG