Babson Park, Mass. - Three Clark University
student-athletes have snagged New England Women's and Men's
Athletic Conference (NEWMAC) weekly awards it has been announced by
the conference office on Monday afternoon.
Baseball outfielder Mitchell DeLorenzo (Berlin, Conn.) hit a robust .538 with a homerun and ten RBI, while slugging .808 in seven games during the Cougars' spring break trip, earning him NEWMAC Player of the Week.
He had an on-base percentage of .581, while handling all 48 of his opportunities in the field without an error.
His 14 hits, including four doubles, were a team-best and came in just 26 at-bats. One of his best performances of the week came in the season-opener against Colby Sawyer when he went 4-for-4 with a double, a homerun, three runs scored, four RBI and a stolen base.
He also went 4-for-4 in an 18-6 loss to Saint Joe's (Maine) and had two other games with at least two hits.
Softball opened up its season in Florida as well and turned in a 9-1 record. A great deal of their offensive production came off the bat of NEWMAC Player of the Week, Melissa Traft (Milton, Mass.).
Traft hit .421 in 10 games for the Cougars, collecting 16 hits along the way - including the 100th of her career. She smacked a pair of homeruns, one of which was the game winner in a 4-3 win over Wilmington.
She drove in 18 runs, had hits in nine of ten games and six multi-hit contests, including a 3-hit game against Heidelberg.
In addition to her .737 slugging percentage and .450 on-base percentage, Traft picked up a win on the mound in the season-opening win over Wartburg. She tossed 2.2 innings of three-hit, scoreless relief while striking out three.
The star on the mound for Clark during the spring break trip was junior Sarah Carter (Worcester, Mass.). Carter posted a remarkable 5-0 record with a 2.95 ERA in seven appearances for the Cougars during a 9-1 spring break trip.
In 21.1 innings of work, she registered 19 strikeouts and just three walks. Her best performance came in a win over Wheelock, where she tossed three innings of one-hit ball while striking out six and walking none. In a 4-3 win over Wilmington, she went 3.2 innings, allowing just four hits while striking out five.
Both teams return to the diamond this week with non-league mid-week contests before opening up league play this weekend.
April 29, 2010 Cougars Get 12-1 Win Behind Merritt
April 27, 2010 Senior Sendoff - DiMarco, DeMartino Shine In Wild Win
April 27, 2010 Cougar Duo Named All-Conference
April 23, 2010 Cougars Eliminated In NEWMAC Tournament
April 21, 2010 Cougars Upended By WPI, 11-4
April 18, 2010 Cougars Get Split With MIT, DiMarco Collects Hit No. 100
April 15, 2010 Cougars Take Out Corsairs, 8-7
April 13, 2010 Beavers Get Revenge With 11-0 Win
April 12, 2010 Kopec Named NEWMAC Player of the Week
April 10, 2010 Cougars, Pride Split Twinbill
April 8, 2010 Lyons Roar Past Cougars, 16-8
April 6, 2010 Cougars Score 14, Knock Off No. 1 In New England
April 2, 2010 DeLorenzo Powers Cougars Past RIC, 13-8
April 1, 2010 Lyons Stop Cougars' Streak, 3-1
March 29, 2010 DiMarco Named NEWMAC Player of the Week
March 27, 2010 Cougar Nine Gets Much-Needed Twinbill Sweep
March 25, 2010 Cougars Back On Track With 11-6 Win
March 18, 2010 Lamothe Lethal In Rout Of Rivier
March 16, 2010 Cougars Open Home Slate With 15-7 Win
March 15, 2010 Cougars Snap Up Weekly NEWMAC Honors
March 8, 2010 Wilson Wows Em - Cougars Get Bounce Back Sweep
March 6, 2010 Cougars Get Season-Opening Split With Colby-Sawyer