OKLAHOMA CITY, OK— After a stellar week at the KIA Classic in Fullerton, Calif., the Amateur Softball Association has selected DePaul University’s Lindsay Chouinard as the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week for the week of March 10-16.
Chouinard, a senior from Fresno, Calif., led the No. 13 Blue Demons to a perfect 3-0 record at the Kia Klassic before rain halted the tournament. During the event, she pitched three wins including a 7-2 pounding of No. 3 Nebraska where she struck out eight and walked none. She was also credited with wins over Notre Dame (11-2) and Fresno State (3-2).
At the plate, Chouinard was dominating going 5-for-10 including two home runs and a double. Versus Fresno State she hit a home run in the seventh inning to win the game and blasted a three-run homer and a double against Notre Dame. Over just three games she collected nine RBIs and scored four runs.
Lindsay is the first DePaul player to capture a national award like this and I feel it speaks volumes about her ability as a player,” said DePaul head coach Eugene Lenti. “This really validates her efforts and shows the dedication that she has made to this sport and we couldn’t be more proud of her.”
The Blue Demons, who are one of the hottest teams in college softball right now, have won eight of their last nine games and posted wins over No. 1 UCLA and No. 3 Nebraska. DePaul (13-3) opens conference play on Friday when they travel to Birmingham, Ala., to face University of Alabama-Birmingham (UAB) in a three-game series.
The USA Softball National Player of the Week is designed to acknowledge outstanding athletic achievement by individuals on a weekly basis. Each recipient of the USA Softball National Player of the Week Award will receive an engraved plaque and will be national recognized for their accomplishments. A complete list of winners can be found on the USA Softball web site at www.usasoftball.com.
The Amateur Softball Association, founded in 1933, is the National Governing Body of amateur softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. As the National Governing Body, the ASA is responsible for identifying, selecting and training male and female athletes to compete in World, Pan American and Olympic competitions. It is also responsible for promoting and growing the sport of softball across the country.
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