LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Eastern Nazarene’s Jennelle Munoz and SUNY Cortland’s Kelly O’Gorman scored the 10th Division III Wilson/NFCA Pitcher and Louisville Slugger/NFCA Player of the Week honors of the 2021 season on Wednesday.
Munoz, a freshman pitcher from Lake Elsinore, Calif., earned New England Collegiate Conference Tournament Most Valuable Player honors after leading the Lions to their second-straight conference crown. The Murrieta Valley High product tossed three complete games in the tournament, allowing no earned runs and fanning 15 batters over 21 innings. She also helped herself at the plate, hitting .429 with two runs batted in.
O’Gorman, meanwhile, gave Cortland its second national honoree in as many weeks, hitting .600 (12-for-20) with three doubles, three homers, a triple, two steals, 11 runs scored and 12 RBI in five games. The Clifton Park, N.Y., native homered twice, including a grand slam, and drove in five runs in a loss to Oswego, then went 8-for-12 in a best-of-three State University of New York semifinal series against Buffalo State. In the decisive third game, O’Gorman was 4-for-4 with a homer, two doubles, four runs and seven RBI.
Other Top Performances
Eastern Nazarene sophomore outfielder Taylor Brandt hit .500 with two homers and six RBI. … Marietta freshman designated player Jess Brown was 8-for-16 (.500) with five runs, four homers and nine RBI over four contests. … Manhattanville senior outfielder Isela Casillas hit .714 with eight runs and three doubles, to extend her hit streak to 21 games. … College of New Jersey senior third baseman Lauren Conroy hit .750 with a double, homer, three runs and three RBI. … Wisconsin-Oshkosh sophomore pitcher Maddie Fink helped the Titans secure a share of the conference regular-season title with two complete-game wins, six strikeouts, 10 hits and two walks over 12 innings, and a 1.16 ERA. … Tufts senior pitcher Kristina Haghdan struck out 11 and walked none in a two-hit shutout in the first game of the NESCAC championship series against Williams. … York (Pa.) junior shortstop Alyssa Harhigh batted .857 with two doubles, a triple and nine RBI. She had a career-high seven RBI in a playoff series against Lebanon Valley. … Linfield sophomore pitcher Tayah Kelley was 2-0 with 14 strikeouts over 12.2 innings. … Wisconsin-Oshkosh senior second baseman Amanda McIlhany went 7-for-12 (.583) with two doubles, a homer, four runs and three RBI. … Framingham State sophomore pitcher Ally Moran threw two complete-game shutouts and allowed just five hits over 13 innings, while hitting .500 with a double and three RBI. … College of New Jersey senior pitcher Alana Namit tossed a complete-game, three-hit shutout of Rutgers-Camden, fanning nine and walking one. … Tufts junior designated player Nicole Russo went 3-for-3 with two homers, three runs and four RBI as the Jumbos won their conference title. … Manhattanville sophomore pitcher Charli Shinstine went 2-0 with 21 strikeouts over 12 innings. … Calvin senior catcher Grace Stock hit a go-ahead homer and stopped a rally by throwing out a runner as part of a .636 week with three doubles, two homers and eight RBI. … Eastern Connecticut State junior pitcher Carley Stoker won both her starts, including a one-hitter against Keene State, and batted .545 with three homers and 10 RBI. … Manhattanville sophomore shortstop Jayleen Torres hit .500 with six runs and six RBI. … Linfield senior center fielder Kelsey Wilkinson batted .700 with four runs and a double.
Winners are selected by the NFCA Division III Top 25 Committee, which has a representative for each of the eight NCAA regions.
2021 Wilson/NFCA Division III National Pitcher of the Week
May 12 — Jennelle Munoz, Eastern Nazarene College, Fr., RHP, Lake Elsinore, Calif.
May 5 — Julie Graf, St. Olaf College, Sr., RHP, Sammamish, Wash.
April 28 — Kennedy Carruth, Belhaven University, So., RHP, St. Francisville, La.
April 21 — Gina Followell, Concordia University (Wis.), Jr., RHP, Romeoville, Ill.
April 14 — Julie Graf, St. Olaf College, Sr., RHP, Sammamish, Wash.
April 7 — Lorrin Pondo, Milwaukee School of Engineering, Jr., RHP, Bolingbrook, Ill.
March 31 — Megan Gavin, Concordia College-Moorhead, Sr., RHP, Cold Spring, Minn.
March 24 — Cami Henry, DePauw University, Jr., RHP, Camby, Ind.
March 17 — Kennedy Carruth, Belhaven University, So., RHP, St. Francisville, La.
March 10 — Ashley Croft, East Texas Baptist University, Fr., RHP, Cypress, Texas
2021 Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division III National Player of the Week
May 12 — Kelly O’Gorman, SUNY Cortland, Gr., OF, Clifton Park, N.Y.
May 5 — Taylor Felicello, SUNY Cortland, Sr., SS, Marlboro, N.Y.
April 28 — Claire Fountain, George Fox University, Jr., 1B, Turlock, Calif.
April 21 — Sarah Miller, Case Western Reserve University, Sr., SS, Lorain, Ohio
April 14 — Elizabeth Taggard, Belhaven University, Jr., 1B, Picayune, Miss.
April 7 — Allie Gordon, Belhaven University, So., 3B, Macon, Ga.
March 31 — Julia Loffredo, Ithaca College, Jr., RF, Skillman, N.J.
March 24 — Brooke Wehr, Moravian College, Sr., C, Orefield, Pa.
March 17 — Jessica Goldyn, Virginia Wesleyan University, Sr., C, Virginia Beach, Va.
March 10 — Marin Musicant, East Texas Baptist University, Jr., DP, San Diego, Calif.