SPARTANBURG, S.C. - Freshman Lindsay Thomas (Irvine, Ca./Northwood) earned her second Southern Conference Softball Player of the Week honor, the league announced Monday. The selections are made by the Southern Conference office.
"Lindsay had another standout performance in the box and behind the plate for us," said head coach Janelle Breneman. "We are excited about her individual recognition and even more elated about our teams achievements. We are playing well and have momentum going into conference play this weekend."
Thomas led the Spartans to a perfect 4-0 weekend after defeating Dayton, 6-4, Hartford, 3-1, Monmouth, 5-2, and Virginia, 2-1. UNCG is 15-2 for the first time in school history. Thomas continued her solid play after hitting a walk-off three-run home run to defeat Dayton, 6-4, Friday afternoon.
The Irvine, Calif. native, gave UNCG a 2-0 lead over Monmouth with a two-run blast in the first inning. In the final game of the weekend, Thomas ended Melanie Mitchell's (Virginia) perfect game in the fourth inning with a solo home run to tie the game at 1-1.
Thomas finished the weekend with three home runs, 7 RBI, a .357 batting average and a team-leading 1.000 slugging percentage.
Also receiving nominations for player of the week were Appalachian State's Lindsay Loudermilk, Elon's Carleigh Nester, Georgia Southern's Shelby Morrill, Samford's Callie Brister, and Chattanooga's Anyssa Robles.
Also nominated for pitcher of the week were Appalachian State's Alissa Schoelkopf, Elon's Kayla Caruso, Georgia Southern's Brooke Red, UNCG's Raeanne Hanks, and Chanttanooga's Taylor Deason.
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2013 Softball Player of the Week
Feb. 11 Lindsay Thomas, UNCG
Feb. 18 Danielle Vega, UNCG
Feb. 25 Tomeka Watson, Elon
Mar. 4 Lindsay Thomas, UNCG
2013 Softball Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 11 Sarah Purvis, Georgia Southern
Feb. 18 Sarah Purvis, Georgia Southern
Feb. 25 Hope Klicker, College of Charleston
Mar. 4 Shelby Parker, Furman