Collins named National Player of the Week

Collins named National Player of the Week

LOUSVILLE, Ky. – The National Fastpitch Coaches Association announced its weekly award winners on Wednesday and Salisbury University softball junior LeAnne Collins was named the Louisville Slugger Division III Player of the Week.

Collins was one of the top hitters in the nation last week, batting .636 through six games, including four wins, for Salisbury. Of her 14 hits in the span, seven went for extra bases, with two doubles, four triples and an inside-the-park home run. The four triples give her seven for her career, which ranks tied for eighth in program history.

Four of the hits came during a 9-2 win against the State University of New York at New Paltz. In that game, she began with a triple, followed by the home run and added a double and infield single to hit for the cycle.

She scored 10 times during the week and drove in 10, batting from the leadoff spot in the order.

Collins' award marks the eighth time in program history that a Salisbury player has earned the national honor from the NFCA, with pitcher Rachel Johnson being the last to claim the recognition during the 2014 season.

The Sea Gulls are off until Saturday, March 25, when they will travel to the University of Mary Washington to begin Capital Athletic Conference play.

To see the full NFCA release, click here.

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