Softball Weekly Awards Announced For April 16-22

Julia Orozco (l), Abby Mahsem (r)
Julia Orozco (l), Abby Mahsem (r)

Dominican University's Julia Orozco and Wisconsin Lutheran College's Abby Mahsem have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Position Player and Pitching Softball Student-Athletes of the Week for events of April 16-22, as selected by the league's sports information directors.

Orozco (Lemont, Ill.) raised her batting average nearly eighty points, going 13-for-22 to bat .591 in the Stars' eight games last week. The rookie outfielder ended the week on a seven-game hitting streak, picking up multiple hits in four straight contests along the way. She drove in a team-best 11 runs on the week while logging a triple and a home run for an .818 slugging percentage and added four walks for a .630 on-base percentage.

Mahsem (South Milwaukee, Wis.) fired two complete games this week for the Warriors. In 14.0 innings, the junior right-hander went 1-1 with a 0.50 earned run average. She allowed just one earned run and struck out 20.

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Other position player nominations: Ashlie Rossi, Alverno; Steph Renner, Aurora; Emily Chitwood, Benedictine; Allison Kruk, Concordia Chicago; Jamie Reiser, Concordia Wisconsin; Amanda Meister, Edgewood; Paige Chladek, Lakeland; Taylor Lauscher, Marian; Rachel Ziemba, MSOE; Megan Belongia, Wisconsin Lutheran;

Other pitching nominations: Olivia Schneider, Alverno; Becky Karlinski, Benedictine; Cat Klostermann, Dominican; Shannon Whitmus, Edgewood; Taylor Bush, Lakeland; Paige Rauhut, Marian; Sara McConnell, MSOE.