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2019 NAIA Softball Players of the Week - No. 7

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KANSAS CITY, MO. – Sabrina Gilliam of Martin Methodist (Tenn.) has been named the NAIA National Softball Player of the Week and Olivia Brees of Baker (Kan.) has been named the NAIA National Softball Pitcher of the Week, the National office announced Tuesday.

Softball Player of the Week 
Sabrina Gilliam, Martin Methodist (Tenn.)
5-11, JR, IF, Columbia, Tenn.  

  • Gilliam helped her team to a 4-0, collecting 12 hits on week
  • Weekly Stats
    • Batted 0.750, earning 12 hits – 6 of which went for extra bases
    • Had slugging percentage of 1.250
    • Gilliam had 12 hits on 16 at-bats and 10 RBI

Softball Pitcher of the Week 
Olivia Brees, Baker (Kan.)
6-4, SR, P, Meriden, KS

  • Brees tied the program record for wins in a single season, earning her 29th win on the mound this week   
  • Weekly Stats
    • She pitched 20 innings and struck 49 batters
    • Brees only gave up nine hits and four earned runs.
    • Helped the Wildcats earn their first conference championship in 37 years


Player Nominees: Faith Grooms, Brenau (Ga.) ; Brianna Heaviside, Marymount California ; Trystin Crofts, College of Idaho ; Miranda Southall, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Miranda Wehrle, Indiana Wesleyan ; Melanie Okazaki, Hope International (Calif.) ; Rylee Denomy, Mount Marty (S.D.) ; Kaleigh Bayless, MidAmerica Nazarene (Kan.) ; Nikki Aldeaco, Silver Lake (Wis.) ; Mia Moreno, Avila (Mo.) ; Callum Pilgrim, Lindsey Wilson (Ky.) ; Voni Culp, Valley City State (N.D.) ; Naomi Mata, Jarvis Christian (Texas) ; Michaela Criner, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Kayli Grove, Oklahoma Panhandle State ; Kailiann Sadeski, Coastal Georgia ; Ali LeNoue, Indiana Tech

Pitcher Nominees: Erin Forgety, Milligan (Tenn.) ; Mackenzie Potter, Antelope Valley (Calif.) ; Colette Robert, College of Idaho ; Amanda Ruskowsky, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Breena Smith, Marian (Ind.) ; Courtney Thornhill, Vanguard (Calif.) ; Hallie Misiaszek, Morningside (Iowa) ; Piper Wagner, Georgia Gwinnett ; Kayleigh Behymer, Avila (Mo.) ; Sidney Pennycuff, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Emilee Wilson, Valley City State (N.D.) ; Amanda Aguilera, Huston-Tillotson (Texas) ; Kelsey Conkey, Rio Grande (Ohio) ; Kaylor Battiest, Oklahoma Panhandle State ; Victoria Haugness, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Shealah Brown, Thomas (Ga.) ; Madisen Henry, Madonna (Mich.)


2018-19 Softball Composite Award Winners (Pitcher, Player)

Week 1 (March 20): Gabby Sandoval, Southern Oregon , Juli King, Union (Ky.)

Week 2 (March 27): Emily Cerny, Science & Arts (Okla.) , Jaci Smith, Oklahoma City

Week 3 (April 03): Emily Cerny, Science & Arts (Okla.) , Allison Seats, Central Baptist (Ark.)

Week 4 (April 10): Olivia Brees, Baker (Kan.) , Allie Stines, Southern Oregon

Week 5 (April 17): Karley Hobbs, Truett-McConnell (Ga.) , Kassidi Cadle, Marian (Ind.)

Week 6 (April 24): Emily Cerny, Science & Arts (Okla.) , Sabrina Gilliam, Martin Methodist (Tenn.)

Week 7 (May 01): Olivia Brees, Baker (Kan.) , Sabrina Gilliam, Martin Methodist (Tenn.)

Championship Information

NAIA Softball Championship
Sports Rules - Softball
Official Merchandise-Softball