Whitingham, VT - In the North Atlantic Conference's first week of awards for the 2014 spring season, three Husson athletes were honored.
From softball, sisters Lyndsey and Kayla Merrill played key roles in getting Husson off to a 5-3 start, earning Player and Pitcher of the Week honors respectively. Lyndsey posted a slash line of .407/.500/.630 to pace the Eagle offense, while Kayla earned four of the five Husson wins in the pitching circle, striking out 16 while walking just one in 30 innings.
Lyndsey Merrill appeared in eight games for Husson this week, boasting an impressive .407 batting average, .500 on base percentage, and .630 slugging percentage. Three of Merrill's 11 hits were triples, and she amassed seven runs while driving in six more in leading the Eagles to a 5-3 start to the season.
Kayla Merrill notched four of Husson's five wins in the pitching circle, tossing 30.0 innings and posting a 2.33 ERA, allowing 10 earned runs. The sophomore hurler amassed 16 strikeouts to just one walk. Merrill also did plenty of damage at the plate for Husson, hitting .357 in eight games for the week, recording ten hits including two doubles and two triples while scoring five runs and and driving in eight in 28 at bats.
Baseball's J.T. Whitten batted .417 with seven runs and seven RBI to help Husson to three wins in seven games to start the season, earning Player of the Week honors. Across seven games for Husson this week, Whitten batted an impressive .417 (10-24) with seven runs and seven RBI. Whitten also collected six walks on the week, posting an on base percentage of .533. In 44 chances at first base, Whitten was flawless with 42 putouts and a pair of assists.