Here's our look at some the top single-performances in D1 college softball – the nominees for HERO of the Week!
The only way to vote is in the polls at the bottom of each section. Once you’ve made your voice heard, be sure to share with friends so they can vote as well, and check back next week to see who won. Polls close Monday at noon Pacific, so be sure to get your vote in on time!
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Last week you chose Kendall Core of BR-250 Alabama State as the D1 Softball Offensive HERO of the Week with almost 45 percent of the vote. Core smacked a home run, double and four RBIs in a 14-2 win over BR-275 Mississippi Valley State.
On the flip side, you chose Jessica Dreswick of BR-50 Boston College as your D1 Softball Pitching HERO of the Week! Dreswick tossed a no-hitter against BR-92 NC State, striking out six batters in the 4-0 win.
Congrats to both Kendall and Jessica!
Now on to this week's nominees.
BR-165 SAINT JOSEPH'S: Yoos went 3 for 4 with two home runs and four RBIs in a game last week against BR- LaSalle.
BR-107 TOWSON: Cahill broke a school records by smacking three home runs and collecting seven RBIs in one game last week against BR-128 Delaware.
BR-161 LIU-BROOKLYN: Cosio hit two home runs – including a walk off grand slam – last week against BR-262 Sacred Heart. [divider]
Courtesy of UCLA Athletics
BR-14 UCLA: Sataraka crushed a two-run walk off home run last week against conference rival BR-28 Arizona State. She had two home runs in the game and had five RBIs.
BR-120 UNC-GREENSBORO: Thomas was 3 for 5 – with two solo home runs – last week against BR-168 Chatanooga.
Courtesy of Minnesota Athletic Department
BR-16 MINNESOTA: A routine nominee on this list, Groenewegan continues to dominate. She tossed a no-hitter last week against BR-201 Maryland, striking out 10 batters. [divider]
BR-19 BAYLOR: The senior saved her best effort for Senior Day, as she tossed a no-hitter against BR-34 Kansas. She struck out five batters.
BR-178 BRADLEY: Hull had a career day, going the distance for a complete game shutout while striking out 12 batters in a win over BR-196 Loyola. [divider]
Courtesy of North Dakota State Athletics
BR-43 NORTH DAKOTA STATE: Sertic allowed just two hits in a complete game shutout of BR-223 South Dakota. She struck out 12 batters.
BR-42 SOUTH ALABAMA: Another regular on this list, Brown tossed her third no-hitter of the season last week against BR-174 Kennesaw State. She struck out 11 batters in a 9-0 win.