NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Mackenzie Peter of Saint Louis and Gabrielle Snyder of Dayton have been named the Atlantic 10 Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for games played Feb. 17-23. Also from Saint Louis, Alex Nickel, was also honored as the A-10 Rookie of the Week.
Peter, a freshman from St. Peters, Mo., went 8-for-13 at the plate, including four extra-base hits as the Billikens went 4-1 in the Red and Blue Classic. Peter posted an on-base percentage of .750 throughout five games, recording six RBIs and five runs. The freshman’s best game of the weekend came against Northern Colorado, where she went 3-for-3 at the plate, including a home run and a double.
Snyder, a freshman hurler, made three starts in four appearances for the Flyers last week, posting a perfect 3-0 record in the Tennessee State Tiger Classic. Against Temple, the Indianapolis, Ind., product struck out three and gave up two earned runs on eight hits in a 3-2 victory. In the final game of the weekend, Snyder pitched a complete game against Tennessee State, striking out a career-high five batters to one walk, and gave up two earned runs on nine hits. She posted a 2.21 ERA over 19.0 innings and was named to the Tiger Classic All-Tournament Team.
Nickel, a Steger, Ill., native, earned Rookie of the Week honors as the freshman batted .357 (5-for-14) in the Red and Blue Classic. Against Bowling Green, Nickel went 3-for-3 with 3 RBIs, including her first collegiate home run.