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LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Kentucky’s Erin Coffel and Texas’ Hailey Dolcini were named Division I Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player and Wilson/NFCA Pitcher of the Week, respectively. The duo is being recognized for their outstanding play for the week of April 11-17.

Over a four-game stretch, Coffel hit .667 (8-for-12), including .700 (7-for-10) in Kentucky’s three-game series at No. 7 Arkansas. She notched two five-RBI games last week against Louisville and the Razorbacks. Coffel launched a three-run homer against the Cardinals and added a 4-for-4 outing with two round trippers and two runs scored against Arkansas. The sophomore shortstop was flawless in the field in 17 chances (9 PO, 8 A) and finished the week with a 1.417 slugging percentage.

Dolcini limited the nation’s top-ranked team, Oklahoma, and its powerful offense to just five hits and a .100 batting average over two complete game efforts (14 innings). In the series finale, Dolcini shut out the Sooners for 6.1 innings and allowed just two hits as the No. 16 Longhorns ended OU’s 40-game winning streak. The senior hurler struck out seven and walked one and limited the Sooners to three and two runs respectively over her two starts.

The Division I Player & Pitcher of Week awards must be nominated by member head coaches and are voted on by the NFCA's Division I Top 25 Committee, which consists of one head coach representing each of the 32 NCAA DI Conferences.

Selected Top Performances
Maddie Amos, Cal Poly - .455 (5-for-11), 2 grand slams, 9 RBI – set single-game program record with 8 RBI; Gabriella Jimenez, Utah State - .583, 2B, 4 HR, 8 RBI, 1.667 SLG, 5 R; Summer Johnson, USC Upstate - .625, 5 H, 3 HR, 7 RBI, 4 R, 1.750 SLG; Jameson Kavel, Duke - .625, 2B, 3 HR, 6 R, 5 RBI, 1.875 SLG, .667 OBP; Rachel Lewis, Northwestern - .833, 4 HR, 9 RBI, 2.833 SLG, .900 OBP, 10 R; Linnie Malkin, Arkansas - .600, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 6 R, 1.600 SLG; Tori Meyer, DePaul - .714, 10 H, 2 2B, 3B, HR, 4 RBI, 9 R, 1.214 SLG; Caitlynn Neal, Nebraska - .500, 3 2B, 2 HR,  13 RBI, 1.063 SLG; Cydney Sanders, Arizona State - .545, 6 H, 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 5 R, 1.455 SLG, .615 OBP; Shyanne Sheffield, UT Martin - .700, 7 H, 2 2B, HR, 10 RBI, 3 multi-hit games, 1.200 SLG; KB Sides, Arkansas - .538, 2B, 3 HR, 7 H, 6 RBI, 6 R, 4 SB, .667 OBP, 1.308 SLG; Chloe Smith, Villanova - .500, 2B, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 6 R, 4 BB, .643 OBP, 1.200 SLG; Shelbi Sunseri, LSU - .500, 2 HR, 4 RBI, 5 BB, 1.500 SLG, .727 OBP, 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 4 K, 6 IP; Alynah Torres, Arizona State - .500, 2B, 5 HR, 5 RBI, 5 R, 1.500 SLG, .545 SLG; Myra Twitty, Western Carolina – .500, 3 HR (Grand Slam), 6 RBI, 4 R, 4 BB, 1.625 SLG, .667 OBP; Lizzy Avery, Boston University – 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 14 K, H, 12 IP, .027 opp BA, no-hitter vs. Holy Cross (4 K, 5 IP); Chenise Dlece, Arkansas – 3-0, 0.78 ERA, SHO, 22 K, 4 BB, 18 IP; Chandler Dennis, Georgia Tech – 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 14 K, .082 opp BA, 14.2 IP; Steffany Dickerson, Missouri State – 3-0, 0.88 ERA, 12 K, 3 BB, 16 IP; Olivia Ferrell, Nebraska -2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 R, 0 ER, 8 K; Alexis Holloway, Notre Dame – 1-0, 0.00 ERA, 6 K, 3 BB, 7.1 IP, no-hitter vs. No. 16 Clemson (6 K); Hannah James, Murray State – 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 22 K, 0 BB, .053 opp BA, SHO, 0 XBH, 12 IP; Ali Kilponen, LSU – 1-0, SHO, 0 R, 10 K, 3 H, .125 opp. BA; Rachel Marsden, Saint Francis (Pa.) – -0, 2 SHO, 0.37 ERA, 15 K, BB, 19 IP, .138 opp BA, .500, 5 2B, HR, 6 RBI, 1.071 SLG; Sydney Sickels, Illinois – 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 2 SHO, 0 R, 21 K, 15 IP.

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