LOUISVILLE, Ky. – Adelphi’s Nicole Camera and Academy of Art’s Brooke Larsen were named the Louisville/Slugger NFCA Division II National Player and Pitcher of the week, respectively. The duo earned the honor for their outstanding play for the week of March 19-25.
Camera swung a red-hot bat for the Panthers last week, going 10-for-14 (.714) at the plate with three doubles, a triple, eight RBI and eight runs scored. The senior second baseman extended her hitting streak to seven games and was perfect on 15 chances in the field, turning a double play.
A Metuche, N.J. native, Camera recorded a season-best 4-for-4 outing (2B, 2 RBI, 3 R) in a 13-5 win over Saint Anselm. She drove in a season-high four runs and was a home run shy of the cycle (3-for-4, 2 R) in an 8-2 victory over Saint Michael’s. The Northeast-10 Player of the Week added two runs and a stolen base in game one versus Saint Michael’s and also swiped a base in game two versus Saint Anselm.
Larsen was dominant in the circle as she keyed Academy of Art to a 7-0 week, including a 5-0 showing in at the Tournament of Champions. Appearing in five games, she posted a 4-0 record with a save, while not allowing a single run and striking out 21 batters over 21.2 innings of work. Larsen, a Sacramento, Calif. native, posted two shutouts, which contributed to her current 27.2 scoreless innings’ streak and limited her opponents to a .118 batting average. Additionally, she hit .400 (8-for-20) with two doubles, seven runs and three RBI.
Larsen opened her week with a four-hit shutout against Humboldt State, striking out 10 and walking one in a 3-0 victory. Larsen, the MVP and top pitcher of the tournament, blanked then-No. 13 Sonoma State, holding the Seawolves to just two hits and fanning seven in the Urban Knights’ second straight 3-0 victory. The PacWest Player of the Week also picked up wins in relief against Cal State San Bernardino and Western Washington, and earned a save versus Cal State Dominguez Hills.
Kylee Smith, North Georgia- 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 26 K, 0 BB, 3 H, no-hitter versus Augusta; Mallory Teunissen, Davenport- 3-0, 3 SHO, 5 H, 2 BB, 32 K, 20 IP; Hayley Tierce, Georgia Southwestern- .429, 12 H, 2B, 5 HR, 12 RBI, 13 R, .500 OBP, 1.000 SLG; Lexie Strasser, Central Washington- 4-1, 0.28 ERA, 11 K, 1 ER, 9 H, 24.2 IP, .102 opp BA; KK Lopez, Lui, Lubbock Christian- 2 GP, .750, 6 H, 2 2B, HR, 9 RBI, 3 R; Mariah Jameyson, Texas A&M University-Commerce- .875, 7 H, 3 HR, 5 RBI, .909 OBP, 2.125 SLG; Callie Nunes, Concordia Irvine- 3-0, 0.31 ERA, 33 K, 2 SHO; Jordan Withrow, Tarleton State- 3-0, 1.68 ERA, 26 K, .145 opp BA; Alison Mitts, Saint Leo- 1-1, 1.17 ERA, 10 K, 1 BB, 3 H, .079 opp BA, perfect game vs Lynn (8 K); Kyleigh Payne, Purdue Northwest- .667, 10 H, 5 2B, 2 HR, 11 R, 10 RBI, 1.400 SLG; Jaycee Craver, Illinois Springfield- 2-0, 0.53 ERA, 5 H, 13 K, 3 BB, SHO, .111 opp BA; Jackie Najera, Chaminade- .542, 19 H, 4 2B, 13 R, 8 RBI; Megan Sansburn, Metro State- .563, 9 H, 2 HR, 13 RBI, 9 R, 3 SB; Beth Cook, Fairmont State- .500, 10 H, HR, 10 RBI, 8 R; Taylor Brandts, UVa Wise- 2-0, SV, 17 K, 17 IP, .190 opp BA.