LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Kendall Marinesi claimed the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) Division III Player of the Week honor on Wednesday. One hitter and one pitcher are chosen from each Division every week for their performance.
Marinesi (Santee, Calif.), the reigning Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Softball Hitter of the Week, was named the National Player of the Week after her impressive performance over six games last week.
"I am excited, but not surprised, to find out Kendall received this honor," said Cal Lutheran softball head coach Debby Day. "She is exactly what you want in a team player – hard-working, determined, focused and a great leader."
Marinesi compiled a monster week for the Regals, driving in 40 percent of her team's runs, while batting .565 with four doubles, two triples, five homers and 18 RBI. The junior third baseman hit a grand slam in a 16-10 victory over Hiram last Monday, and was solid in the field with eight putouts and 19 assists for the week.
NFCA Release: Division III Pitcher and Player of the Week
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