March 11, 2013
NEWPORT NEWS, Va. – Fordham’s Jamie LaBovick and Michele Daubman were named the Atlantic 10 Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, the league announced Tuesday. Leah Lucas of Temple was also honored as the Atlantic 10 Conference Softball Rookie of the Week.
LaBovick, a senior, helped Fordham to a 5-0 weekend at the USF Under Armour Showcase, four of which were shutouts. The Peoria, Ariz., native extended her season-long hit streak to seven games by hitting .526 (10-19) for the tournament, scoring four runs to go, with three RBI. LaBovick notched two runs scored in the Central Michigan win, and later helped her own cause against Tennessee Tech, pitching a seven-hit shutout and collecting three hits. She had her second multi-hit game against Western Michigan and had three hits and two RBI in a shutout versus Youngstown State.
Daubman, a sophomore, posted a 3-0 record and did not allow a single earned run over 19.0 innings of work at the USF tournament this past weekend. The North Massapequa, N.Y., native began the weekend with a career-high nine strikeouts in a 7-1 win over Central Michigan, allowing one unearned run and three hits. She later followed with her first shutout of the season against Western Michigan, tossing a three-hitter for her second career shutout. Daubman ended the week with five shutout innings and struck out four batters each in both the Western Michigan and Maine games.
Lucas led Temple with a .571 average in a 3-2 weekend for the Owls. The Newbury, Calif., native collected eight hits in 14 at bats with seven RBI, a double, and a homerun. Lucas also scored four times and had at least one hit in four out of five games. She also had a slugging percentage of .857 on the week and a team best .588 on base percentage.