Mississippi College's Smaltz Named NFCA Division III Player of the Week
By Johnny Miller
Mississippi College catcher Sarah Smaltz has been named the NFCA Division III National Player of the Week for games played April 4-10, the Association has announced. The junior helped propel the No. 22 Lady Choctaws into the NFCA Division III Top 25 for the first time this season, leading them to a 6-0 week.
Smaltz batted 11-for-19 with four home runs, a double and nine RBIs to fuel a 6-0 week that included a doubleheader sweep of then-No. 3 Louisiana College. Smaltz also scored eight runs and had a sacrifice fly. She had at least one hit in every game.
The Houston, Texas, native was also named American Southwest Conference East Division Hitter of the Week.