King's Brokering and Lees-McRae Cunningham Named Conference Carolinas Softball Players of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. – King University's Kay Brokering was named the Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week, while Lees-McRae College's Kara Cunningham was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Softball Pitcher of the Week for games played Apr. 2-8, the Conference announced today.

A junior from Shelbyville, Ind., Brokering led King to a 4-0 record last week against of pair of Conference Carolinas foes. She batted .600 with six hits, including two doubles and one homer, and six RBI to move the Tornado into the top five of the Conference standings.

Brokering currently leads Conference Carolinas in batting average (.420), RBI (39) and doubles (13), while ranking third in home runs (6) and seventh in hits (42). This is Brokering's second POTW honor and King's third overall of the season.

Cunningham, a junior from Indian Trail, N.C., posted a .364 batting average on four hits and one RBI with a 3-1 record in the circle for LMC last week. She surrendered 13 hits, eight walks and seven runs (five earned), but struck out 15 batters in her 18 and two-thirds innings of action.

Cunningham currently has 13 wins with 103 strikeouts and a 1.49 ERA. Her wins rank third in Conference Carolinas, while her ERA and strikeouts rank fourth and fifth, respectively. This marks both Cunningham and Lees-McRae's second POTW honor of the season.


Also nominated for Softball Player of the Week: Alyssa Sciaudone (Belmont Abbey), Caitlyn Ray (Lees-McRae), Sydney Smith (Erskine) & Kate Lee (North Greenville)

Also nominated for Softball Pitcher of the Week: Leslie Odom (King), Hannah Jones (Barton), Morgan Hendrix (Erskine), Ivorie Maltby (Belmont Abbey) & Amanda Coffrin (North Greenville)

2018 Softball Players of the Week

Week One (Feb. 6) - Jordan Blake (Barton)
Week Two (Feb. 13) - Taylor Koon (North Greenville)
Week Three (Feb. 20) - Kate Lee (North Greenville)
Week Four (Feb. 27) - Hannah Riddle (King)
Week Five (Mar. 6) - Jaelin Griffin (North Greenville)
Week Six (Mar. 13) - Jessica Onega (Barton)
Week Seven (Mar. 20) - Kay Brokering (King)
Week Eight (Mar. 27) - Ashley Parnell (Limestone)
Week Nine (Apr. 3) - Audra Butler (Limestone)
Week 10 (Apr. 10) - Kay Brokering (King)

2018 Softball Pitchers of the Week
Week One (Feb. 6) - Morgan Hendrix (Erskine)
Week Two (Feb. 13) - Amanda Coffrin (North Greenville)
Week Three (Feb. 20) - Kara Cunningham (Lees-McRae)
Week Four (Feb. 27) - Amanda Coffrin (North Greenville)
Week Five (Mar. 6) - Courtney Smith (Limestone)
Week Six (Mar. 13) - Morgan Hendrix (Erskine)
Week Seven (Mar. 20) - Courtney Smith (Limestone)
Week Eight (Mar. 27) - Courtney Smith (Limestone)
Week Nine (Apr. 3) - Courtney Smith (Limestone)
Week 10 (Apr. 10) - Kara Cunningham (Lees-McRae)