Union junior pitcher and first baseman Abby Arceneaux (Mechanicville/Mechanicville) received the Liberty League Softball Performer of the Week Award while her teammate, junior pitcher Jackie Coffey (Boston, MA/Boston Latin) earned the Liberty League Softball Pitcher of the Week honors. Senior attack Molly Flanagan (Simsbury, CT/Loomis Chaffee) joined St. Lawrence's Meghan Clement as the Liberty League Co-Women's Lacrosse Performers of the Week. Freshman third baseman Scott Carroll (Scituate, MA/Scituate) received the Liberty League Baseball Rookie of the Week award.
The Dutchwomen softball team opened the season with a 7-3 record on their spring trip, and Abby Arceneaux had a big week in Florida. She had eight multiple-hit games and also starred with her pitching. She had three hit games against Colby (5-1 W), Chicago (2-0 W), and Thomas (9-0 W, also with three runs scored). She had two hits and two RBIs in a 9-2 win over Colby, two hits and two runs in a 10-0 win over Southern Maine, and two hits and two RBIs in an 8-0 win over Fredonia. In a 7-0 win against D'Youville, Arceneaux had two hits and an RBI. Pitching-wise, she had a six-hitter vs. Colby in the 5-1 win, a four-hit shutout with 4 K's in a 2-0 win vs. Chicago, and also a two-hit 8-0 shutout win vs. Fredonia. Her wonderful week featured a one-hit shutout in the 10-0 triumph over Southern Maine on the final day in the Sunshine State.
They say nobody's perfect. Well, whoever “they” might be, “they” did not witness the pitching performance of a certain Union softball star. Jackie Coffey's week was highlighted by a perfect game. She won 9-0 vs. Thomas, as the game lasted five innings. She also had a six-hit victory vs. Colby, 9-2, while allowing just four hits in a 1-0 loss to Bowdoin.
Arceneaux, Coffey and their teammates will return to action Friday at Mt. St. Mary's, as the March 29 twinbill at New Paltz is now scheduled for Sun., April 3 at 1 p.m. The home opening doubleheader is April 5 against Russell Sage at 3 p.m.
Molly Flanagan started out her season with a bang, and a new record to boot. The Dutchwomen opened in Florida during spring break with three games. In a 10-8 loss vs. Colby in the opener, she scored three goals. She then posted five goals in a 13-6 victory over Nazareth, and added three scores and an assist in an 8-6 loss to Rensselaer in the Liberty League opener. Her 11 goals and one assist on the week give her career totals of 174 goals, 55 assists and 229 points, and she broke the career point record that was held by Nina Mandel '03 (219 career points). Flanagan and the women's lacrosse squad host Middlebury, the defending NCAA Division III national champions, Tuesday at 4:30 p.m. at Frank Bailey Field (the game was originally slated for 4 p.m.).
During the baseball team's opening week of play in Florida, Scott Carroll was solid in the field and at the plate. The freshman at the hot corner started seven of eight games and hit .596 (7 for 12) while not making an error in 10 chances. Carroll and the Dutchmen hit the diamond again on Wednesday at William Paterson, and are scheduled to open the home season Thursday against the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts at 3 p.m. at Central Park.
Welcome home, Abby, Jackie, Molly and Scott, and congratulations on your honors!