Gustavus Adolphus' Click Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III Player of the Week
By Lance Swan
Gustavus Adolphus shortstop Rachael Click has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player of the Week for the week ending April 26, the association announced Wednesday.
The Rochester, Minn., native helped the Gusties post a record of 5-1 and claim the MIAC title outright as she compiled a .647 batting average, 1.411 slugging percentage, and .714 on-base percentage. Click was 11-for-17 at the plate with one double, four home runs and two stolen bases. She was also perfect in the field with six putouts and seven assists.
The Gusties split a critical series with St. Thomas as Click went 2-for-3 with one RBI and one run scored. The Tommies walked her three times in the doubleheader. Against Concordia, Click was 4-for-7 with two home runs and then in the regular season finale against St. Kate's she was 5-for-7 with two home runs and a double.
The senior won the MIAC batting title for the second time in the last three years with a .529 average. She also finished first in slugging percentage (1.216), on-base percentage (.594), RBI (27), home runs (10), total bases (62), and walks (11). Click also set the school record for home runs in a season with 12 and became only the third player in MIAC history to hit 30 home runs (31) in a career. The Gusties are currently 32-4 overall and won the MIAC title with a record of 21-1.