Winona State’s Annie Stuedemann and Nova Southeastern’s Dani Caron have been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for the week ending February 22, the NFCA announced on Wednesday.
Annie Stuedemann, a junior outfielder from Mattawan, Mich., hit .625 for the week, going 15-for-24 as Winona State went 5-1 to win the RMAC/NSIC Softball Crossover Tournament. In Winona State’s 8-0 victory over No. 18 Colorado School of Mines, Stuedemann had three hits, two runs scored, four RBI a double and a home run. She was named to the All-Tournament Team with nine runs scored, 11 RBI, four doubles, two triples and a home run on the week.
Dani Caron, a junior from Wellington, Fla., made five appearances last week, starting four games. Caron had three complete games on the week, including a strong showing against No. 16 Saint Leo, shutting out the Lions while pitching all five innings and fanning a season-high nine batters. Caron helped Nova Southeastern to the championship game of the Eckerd Spring Invitational by limiting Palm Beach Atlantic to just three hits in seven innings. For the week, Caron went 4-0 with 26.2 innings pitched, striking out 16 with three complete games and two shutouts.
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