Louisville slugger/NFCA Player of the Week, Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week, NFCA, NFCA D1 Player of the Week, NFCA D1 Pitcher of the Week, Jayda Coleman, Lexi Kilfoyl

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Oklahoma’s Jayda Coleman and Oklahoma State’s Lexi Kilfoyl secured 2024 Division I Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week honors. The duo led their squads to Big 12 series wins over RV Kansas and then-No. 2 Texas, respectively.

Coleman reached base in all but one of her 14 plate appearances last week. In a road sweep of the Jayhawks, Coleman went 6-for-7 (.857) with seven walks, eight runs scored and three long balls. She posted three multi-hit contests and reached base five times in consecutive games. Coleman homered twice, scored four times, drove in three runs and drew three free passes during a 17-0 game-two victory. She also left the yard in the series finale with three more runs scored and three walks.

Kilfoyl shut down the No. 2 offense in Division I in both her starts to lift the then-No. 8 Cowgirls to a series victory over the Longhorns. The graduate hurler twirled a pair of complete game shutouts, including a two-hit gem in the finale to secure the series. The shutouts marked the first two times this season Texas has been held scoreless. She scattered nine singles with two walks and 11 punchouts over 14 innings of work. Her masterful performance (4 K, 1 BB) on March 30 was the first time the Longhorns recorded fewer than five hits in 2024.

The Division I Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week are voted on by the NFCA Division I Top 25 Poll Committee.

Selected Top Performances
Jalen Adams, Iowa – 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 5 K, 7 H, 14 IP, 2 SHO, no-hitter vs. Michigan State; Rissa Bajusz, Western Michigan – 2-0, 0.71 ERA, SV, 2 SHO, 19.2 IP, 10 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 31 K, hit game-tying homer in game two vs. Akron; Sydney Berzon, LSU – 3-0, 0.48 ERA, 11 K, R, 6 BB, 14.2 IP; Ciara Briggs, LSU - .500, 6 H, 6 R, 3 RBI, HR, 2 BB, 3 SH; NiJaree Canady, Stanford – 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 20 K, 7 H, 4 BB, 12 IP, hit first career HR vs. Arizona; Mackenzie Childers, North Texas – 3-0, 1.17 ERA, 17 K, 7 BB, 3 ER, 10 H, 18 IP; Cassidy Curd, Duke – 1-0, 7.2 IP, 14 K, 4 R, 2 BB vs. Virginia Tech; Kayley DeVivi, Longwood - .889, 2 HR, 2 2B, 9 RBI, 3 R, BB, .900 OBP, 1.778 SLG; Maya Johnson, Belmont – 2-0, 19 K, 2 BB, 12 IP, ER, 0.80 ERA; Emily Jones, Stanford – 2B, HR, 4 RBI, 2 R, 2 BB, 1.741 OPS at Arizona; Maddie Kapsimalis, Dayton - 5 GP/5 GS, .533 AVG, 2 2B, 4 HR, 13 RBI, 1.467 SLG; Olivia Lackie, South Alabama - 3 App/2 GS, 1-1, 0.86 ERA, 20 SO, 17 IP, 10 H, 7 BB, 2 ER; Morgan Leinstock, Arkansas - 1 GP/1 GS, 1-0, 1.00 ERA, 6 SO, 3 BB, 5 H, 2 R, 1 ER, 7.0 IP, .179 opponent BA, 0 extra-base hits, 1 CG vs. Georgia; Vanessa Miller, Louisville - 4 GP/4 GS, .571 avg. 2 HR, 1 2B, 4 RBI, 1 BB, 1 SB, 1.071 SLG, .625 OBP; Jess Oakland, Minnesota - 3 GP/3 GS, .800 avg, 4 HR, 6 RBI, 2.100 SLG, single-record 3 HR; Sydney Potter, Creighton - 4 GP/4 GS, .364 avg., 2 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 1.091 SLG; 3-0 record; 19.0 IP, 11H, 7R, 5ER, 16K, 1.84 ERA, 369 total pitches, 2-0 vs. Alabama; Kenzie Schopfer, Creighton - 2 App/2 GS, 1-1, 1.11 ERA, 5 SO, 1 BB, 6.1 IP, perfect game vs. Georgetown; Skyler Shaw, UNLV - 3 GP/3 GS, .889 AVG, 1 3B, 2 RBI, 1 BB, 1.111 SLG, .900 OB%; Isa Torres, Florida State - 3 GP/3 GS, .875 avg, 7 h, 3 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 1.625 SLG, .800 OBP, 1 BB, 0 SO; Aminah Vega, Duke - 3 GP/3GS, .700 avg., 3 2B, 3 HR, 9 RBI, 5 R, 19 TB, 1.900 SLG, .727 OBP, 0 K; Madeline Vejvoda, Creighton - 4 GP/4 GS, .500, 3 2B, 1 HR, 6 RBI, 4 R, 1.100 SLG; Carolina Wang, Oklahoma State - 4 GP/4 GS, .417 avg, 5 H, 2 HR, 5 RBI, .917 SLG; Ella Wesolowski, Mississippi State - 3 GP/3 GS, .500 AVG, 2B, 4 RBI, SB vs. #10 Florida; Emily Winburn, Delaware - 3 App, 2 GS, 2-0, 1 saves, 15 IP, 10 SO, 5 H, 0 BB, .100 BAA, 2 SHO; Kaylan Yoder, Liberty - 3 App, 2 GS, 2 CG Shutouts, 16.0 IP, 3 H, 4 BB, 18 K, .059 opp BA.

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