Courtesy of Georgian Court University Athletics
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (April 11, 2018) – Samantha Reilly of Georgian Court slugged seven home runs over six games a week ago, earning the junior Louisville Slugger/ NFCA Division II National Player of the Week recognition for the week of April 2-8.
Reilly, a Toms River, N.J. native, hit .550 (11-for-20) with those seven long balls, two doubles, 12 RBI and 10 runs to help Georgian Court to a 5-1 mark last week. She slugged an eye-popping 1.700 as she doubled her season total of home runs to 14.
She began her week by going 4-for-7 with a home run in each contest, three RBI and three runs in a doubleheader sweep of University of the Sciences. In consecutive victories over Nyack and Goldey-Beacom, Reilly posted identical stat lines with two homers, three RBI and two runs scored. Reilly, the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference Player of the Week, capped off her monstrous stretch with her final round tripper, two RBI and three runs scored to help the Lions complete a sweep of the Lightning.
After Wednesday's doubleheader sweep of Jefferson, Reilly now leads the entire CACC with her .505 batting average (51-for-101), 15 home runs and 44 RBI.
The last GCU softball student-athlete to earn national accolades was former All-American, Rachel Ruch, who was named Louisville Slugger/ NFCA National Player of the Week on 4/11/12.
ABOUT THE CACC
The Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference is an NCAA Division II Conference composed of 14 institutions in Connecticut, Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. The member institutions are Bloomfield College, Caldwell University, Chestnut Hill College, Concordia (N.Y.) College, Dominican (N.Y.) College, Felician University, Georgian Court University, Goldey-Beacom College, Holy Family University, Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University), Nyack College, Post University of Waterbury, University of the Sciences, and Wilmington University.