GREENSBORO, N.C. – Sophomore Lindsay Thomas (Irvine, Calif./Northwood) earns her second-straight honor and fourth career weekly award in being named the Southern Conference Softball Player of the Week, the league announced Monday. The selections are made by the SoCon office.Thomas scores her second consecutive Player of the Week honor after leading UNCG to a 3-0 weekend. Thomas went 2-for-3 with a double and two RBIs in a 10-2 win over Elon on Saturday. In the second game of the doubleheader, Thomas picked up another hit and an RBI to help the Spartans earn a 10-8 win.
She finished the series with a 2-for-3 performance, blasting a home run and tacking on three more RBIs in UNCG’s 8-0 victory. Thomas closed the week hitting .556 with a double, a home run and six RBIs in nine at bats.
Also receiving nominations for Player of the Week: Appalachian State’s Cara Parker, Georgia Southern’s Breanna McLendon and Chattanooga’s Sam Taylor.
Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Georgia Southern’s Sarah Purvis and UNCG’s Raeanne Hanks.
The Spartans will open the 2014 SoCon tournament against No. 4 seed Samford at 5:30 p.m. at the UNCG Softball Stadium.
2014 Softball Player of the Week
Feb. 10 Emily Cameron, Elon
Feb. 17 Sam Taylor, Chattanooga
Feb. 24 Abby Adams, Samford
March 3 Carleigh Nestor, Elon
March 11 Anyssa Robles, Chattanooga
March 17 Nicole Thomas, UNCG
March 24 Kara Salvo, Western Carolina
March 31 Katelyn Bedwell, UNCG
April 7 Ambree Mueller, Furman
April 14 Dani Heichen, Appalachian State
April 21 Katelyn Bedwell, UNCG
April 28 Lindsay Thomas, UNCG
May 5 Lindsay Thomas, UNCG