April 19, 2010
Courtney Lee (Camarillo, CA) was named the Northeast Conference player of the week while Nicole Sidor (North Vancouver, BC) earned pitcher of the week honors in a release today from the league office. Lee belted four homers on the week incuding a two-run game winner against Monmouth. Sidor tossed two complete game victories and picked up a save en route to the first weekly honor of her career.
Lee totaled four home runs and posted seven RBIs while averaging .529 this week for the Pioneers. She also crossed the plate six times and slugged 1.353 in six games for Sacred Heart. The junior belted three homers in a Saturday doubleheader sweep of Mount St. Mary's and hit a game-winning, two-run blast against Monmouth in the sixth inning of a Sunday twinbill finale. The first baseman reached base in every game this week and, at one point, had four consecutive extra base hits. She also recorded 41 put outs and four assists in the field while compiling a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. This is her first honor as Akadema/NEC Player of the Week.
Sidor picked up two wins and a save in three starts this week for the Pioneers while posting a 1.29 ERA. The freshman hurler struck out eight batters in each start and twice did not allow a single earned run through seven innings. Sidor started the week with a strong complete game performance against Yale in which she allowed just four hits. Sidor held the Bulldogs without a hit through the first five frames. On Saturday against the Mount, she started the game and would eventually re-enter to secure the win with the first save of her collegiate career. Sidor again went the distance in a 2-1 victory over Monmouth as the Hawks scored just one first-inning, unearned run.
The Pioneers return to action tomorrow in a double header with Hartford at Pioneer Park