May 19, 2009
FAIRFIELD, CT - Junior Steve Tedesco (Mission Viejo, CA) was named the Akadema/Northeast Conference Player of the Week on Monday, after helping the Pioneers to a 3-2 week and leading them into the Northeast Conference playoffs that begin on Thursday in New Britain.
Tedesco reached base safely in 14-of-21 (.667) plate appearances and came around to score in each of Sacred Heart's five games. The versatile Tedesco, who is an asset at multiple positions, batted .562 (9-for-16), scored 10 runs, tallied three RBI, and stole four bases.
Starting at second base in the series opener at Mount St. Mary's, the third-year Pioneer produced the first five-hit game of his career. He scored three runs and drove in another two as part of his 5-for-5 performance that led to a 19-6 SHU victory. Tedesco stole three bags and scored four runs in a 15-8 non-conference win at Fordham.