NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Dayton’s Kyle Davidson and Saint Joseph’s Amanda Kulp were named the Atlantic 10 Softball Co-Players of the Week while Dayton’s Manda Cash and Fordham’s Lauren Quense earned Co-Pitchers of the Week. Also honored was George Washington’s Priscilla Martinez who was named Rookie of the Week. The awards were based off performances from games held Mar. 13-19.
Davidson helped lead the Flyers to a 3-1 weekend at the Miami Invitational by going 7-for-14 at the plate over four starts. In Dayton's 14-6 win over Fort Wayne on Saturday, Davidson was a perfect 3-for-3 with two RBI and two runs scored in her second of three multi-hit games. For the weekend, the sophomore from Lewis Center, Ohio, tallied 16 putouts and one assist while posting a .500 batting average, .500 on-base percentage and a .714 slugging percentage.
Kulp, the starting SJU centerfielder, batted .353 over five games, had six hits, scored five runs and collected three RBI as SJU went 3-2. Kulp opened the week going 2-for-5 with two runs scored and three RBI in a win over Fairfield. The sophomore from Audobon, Pa., followed with four more hits and three runs scored over the final four games for the Hawks.
Cash worked a total of 12 innings over the weekend for Dayton as the Flyers posted a 3-1 weekend at the Miami Invitational. On Saturday, she tossed six hitless innings against Detroit Mercy while tallying eight strikeouts to only two walks in a 6-1 win. On Sunday, the junior again put in six innings of work giving up three runs while striking out five. For the weekend, she posted a 1.75 ERA with 13 strikeouts to four walks. The Columbus, Ohio, native also made two plate appearances, recording a hit in her only at-bat against Fort Wayne.
Quense, a senior from Langhorne, Pa., helped Fordham win the final two games of the Florida Atlantic Tournament last Tuesday. In the second game, against Florida Atlantic, Quense pitched a shutout over seven innings, limiting the Owls to just four hits and three walks, while striking out four. The pitcher picked up her 13th victory and her ninth complete game in her 17th start. She is 13-3 with a 1.89 ERA on the year.
Martinez helped GW to a 4-1 weekend at home in the Capital Invitational. The rookie posted a .471 average (8-for-17) with five RBI and three runs scored. Martinez added a home run and two doubles for a .765 slugging percentage. The catcher walked twice for a .526 on-base percentage. Martinez, a native from Fountain Valley, Calif., started all five games over the weekend, two behind the plate and three as the designated player.