LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Rowan’s Ashley DeYoung and Fontbonne’s Madison Leonard have been selected as the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
DeYoung, a junior designated player from Oakland, N.J., batted .889 (8-for-9) this week for the 14th-ranked Profs. The Indian Hills High graduate scored five runs, hit three homers and drove in 10 runs. She also walked three times and was hit by a pitch four times, while not striking out in 16 plate appearances. DeYoung had a hit and RBI in every game for Rowan.
Senior right-hander Leonard, meanwhile, tossed her first career no-hitter and won all four games in the circle for the Griffins last week. She walked one and hit one batter while striking out a career-high 15 in her 5-0 no-hit victory on Sunday at Spalding. For the week, the Seckman High product allowed three runs and 12 hits, while fanning 35 batters over 24 innings.
Other Selected Top Performances
Messiah senior pitcher Courtney Allen pitched a pair of complete games and allowed three earned runs and 10 hits between them, while compiling an 1.50 ERA. She fanned 11 Lebanon Valley batters in one of her two wins. ... Farmingdale State senior catcher Meagan Anderson was 9-for-11 (.818) with eight runs, three doubles, a triple, homer and seven RBI. She hit for the cycle in her team’s first game with Sarah Lawrence. … Lynchburg senior outfielder Amy Bresson hit .500 (9-for-18) with eight runs, a double, four homers (including two grand slams) and 15 RBI. … Belhaven junior pitcher Julienne Broussard allowed one hit, no runs and no walks over two appearances while striking out 11 and holding opponents to a .050 average. … Penn State-Altoona junior pitcher Kate Burge pitched a five-inning perfect game (eight strikeouts) and allowed one hit in a pair of wins over Franciscan. … Manhattanville freshman shortstop Sophia Chapelone hit .769 (10-for-13) with 12 runs, four homers, three walks and four RBI. … DePauw sophomore outfielder Liz Getz was 8-for-11 (.727) with four runs, four doubles, a homer and six RBI while playing flawless defense. … Texas Lutheran senior pitcher Taylor Grissom went 2-0 for the week with a 0.00 ERA, no hits, no walks and seven strikeouts over eight innings and two starts. She tossed a no-hitter in an 11-0 five-inning win over University of Dallas. … Belhaven senior second baseman Makenzie Hawkins batted .625 (5-for-8) with four runs, a double, homer and four RBI. … Washington (Mo.) junior outfielder Kenzie James batted .600 (6-for-10) with two runs, three steals and an RBI. … Lawrence sophomore shortstop Meg Krautsch was 10-for-16 (.625) with two doubles, a triple and 12 RBI in a 3-1 week for her team. … Virginia Wesleyan freshman pitcher Kandis Kresinske compiled nine no-hit innings (including a five-inning no-hitter against Shenandoah) over a 3-0 week when she struck out 22 batters. … Penn State Berks sophomore catcher Ashley Malek hit .385 (5-for-12) with five runs, a double, three homers and nine RBI while playing flawless defense, including throwing out a runner stealing. … Nichols sophomore shortstop Kendall Meehan was 10-for-13 (.769) with six runs, a double, three homers and seven RBI. … Fontbonne freshman third baseman Emelia Modglin batted .667 (10-for-15) with five runs, four doubles, a homer and five RBI. … Central (Iowa) junior pitcher Karly Olson was 4-0 for the week with an 1.00 ERA, 23 hits, three earned runs, eight walks and 23 strikeouts over 21 innings. … Washington (Mo.) senior pitcher Annie Pitkin went 2-1 for the week with a 0.82 ERA, fanning 20 batters over 17 innings. … Penn State Berks freshman pitcher Jessica Rozick pitched a six-inning no-hitter (10 strikeouts) and a three-hitter (eight strikeouts) in a doubleheader shutout of St. Elizabeth. … LaRoche junior infielder Kara Sainato was 4-for-8 (.500) with four runs, a triple, homer and six RBI. … Texas Lutheran junior designated player Nicole Snow hit .727 (8-for-11) with five runs, three doubles, four walks and six RBI. … UMass-Boston freshman shortstop Alexa St. Angelo was 11-for-20 (.550) with three runs, three doubles, five RBI and two steals. … Widener sophomore center fielder Katie Sterling batted .400 (6-for-15) with five runs, two triples, a homer and seven RBI. … FDU-Florham senior pitcher Sydney Worek fanned 12 in a win over Eastern University and 13 in a victory over Misericordia in a 2-0 week.
The Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player and Pitcher of the Week are selected by Division III head coaches representing the eight NCAA regions.
2016 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player of the Week
April 13 — Ashley DeYoung, Rowan, Jr., DP, Oakland, N.J.
April 6 — Kerrigan Dura, Eureka, Fr., INF, Brimfield, Ill.
March 30 — Cassie Ruscz, Tufts, Jr., 1B, Wolcott, Conn.
March 23 — Kristin Lopez, Texas-Tyler, Sr., OF, Houston.
March 16 — Ama Biney, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, So., CF, Worcester, Mass.
March 9 — Jessica Long, Averett, Jr., SS, Prospect Hill, N.C.
March 2 — Cassetty Howerin, Virginia Wesleyan, So., 1B, Dover, Del.
2016 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Pitcher of the Week
April 13 — Madison Leonard, Fontbonne, Sr., RHP, Imperial, Mo.
April 6 — Mackenzie Marquis, Illinois Wesleyan, So., RHP, Herscher, Ill.
March 30 — Julienne Broussard, Belhaven, Jr., RHP, Carencro, La.
March 23 — Annie Pitkin, Washington (Mo.), Sr., RHP, West Springfield, Mass.
March 16 — Alaina Kissinger, Texas-Tyler, Jr., RHP, Telephone, Texas.
March 9 — Lindsey Thayer, St. John Fisher, So., RHP, Winthrop, N.Y.
March 2 — Kelsie Batten, Texas-Tyler, Sr., RHP, Huntington, Texas.