The Allegheny Mountain Collegiate Conference (AMCC) has announced its Athletes of the Week selections in the sports of baseball, softball, and men's and women's lacrosse for the period running from April 24-30, 2017.
Baseball (Player): La Roche 1B Mitchel Yard had a stellar week for the Redhawks, as he hit .409 (9 for 22) with four home runs, 10 RBI, nine runs, a triple and a double. He homered three times and provided seven RBI in a double header sweep at Penn State Altoona, while slugging 1.357 in AMCC action.
Baseball (Pitcher): PS-Behrend SO Phil Myers was stellar on the mound for Behrend in a 3-1 victory over #17 La Roche on Saturday. Myers kept the Redhawks off balance all afternoon, allowing seven scattered hits and just one earned run, for a 1.0 ERA, in his complete game nine inning performance. Myers moved to 6-1 on the season and now holds a 2.01 ERA, which is second in the conference. He is second in wins with six and fourth in strikeouts with 46.
Softball (Player): PS-Behrend P/SS Alexa Bupp led the Lions to six straight AMCC wins, closing out the year undefeated at home and clinching the regular-season title. She posted nine hits, 11 RBI, six runs scored, two doubles and two home runs for the week. In game two against Franciscan, Bupp ripped a grand slam and another home run to drive in a total of six runs. She tallied a .500 batting average and .944 slugging percentage.
Softball (Pitcher): Medaille FR Laura Kratzke was a dominant force on the mound last week, going 6-0 while throwing four shut outs and ending the week with an ERA of just 0.24 in 37 innings pitched. On Wednesday she combined with sophomore Courtney Carroccia to throw a no-hitter against Hilbert. Then on Saturday she did it all by herself, no-hitting Penn State Altoona in a 3-0 game one victory.
Men's Lacrosse: Medaille A David Groves finished his senior campaign with a bang, scoring 10 goals and adding one assist last week for the Mavericks. He had 20 shots on goal, and scored a career best nine goals in one gme in the season finale against Wells College.
Women's Lacrosse: Hilbert M Nikki Schneider became the first player in program history to score 100 goals and she did so in a critical NEAC game against SUNY Poly. Schneider helped lift the Hawks to a 15-14 victory with her five goals.