GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced its student-athlete of the week awards for April 2 and Gallaudet University freshman Hannah Neild (Litchfield, N.H.) was selected as the NEAC Softball Player of the Week.
Neild posted a .714 batting average in a doubleheader sweep of Cairn last week. The Bison freshman shortstop went 5-for-7 at the plate as four of her five hits were extra-base hits. In the first game, Neild had a double, a triple, three runs scored and one RBI. She added two triples, scored three times and drove in two runs in the second game. Neild was also perfect in the field, turning two double plays with five putouts and six assists.
Penn College sophomore Morgan Heritage was named NEAC Softball Pitcher of the Week. She tossed a complete game, allowing one run, six hits and two walks in an 8-1 win over Morrisville State College. She also struck out 12 batters to earn her third win of the year. Heritage has 34 strikeouts and a 3.00 ERA through 23 1/3 innings of work this year.
This marks the second NEAC Student-Athlete of the Week honor for the Bison this season and Neild's first honor of her career.