North Greenville's Wade and Limestone's Smith Named Conference Carolinas Softball Players of the Week

HIGH POINT, N.C. – North Greenville University's Brooke Wade was named the Conference Carolinas Softball Player of the Week, while Limestone College's Courtney Smith was tabbed the Conference Carolinas Softball Pitcher of the Week for games played Apr. 9-15, the Conference announced today.

Wade, a sophomore from Greer, S.C., led NGU to a 4-2 record in Conference Carolinas play last week after posting a .438 average with seven hits and four RBI.

Wade currently has 21 hits with a .233 batting average and eight RBI. This is North Greenville's sixth POTW honor of the season.

A senior from Bluffton, S.C., Smith posted a pair of complete game wins and kept the Saints atop of the Conference Carolinas standings. In an 11-3 win over Lees-McRae, she would strikeout six while giving up five hits and three runs, two of which were earned. In a tight 2-1 victory over Erskine, Smith would scatter eight hits and give up one earned run with three walks, but would notch eight K's in the contest.

Smith currently ranks first in Conference Carolinas in both wins (18) and ERA (0.89), while ranking second in strikeouts (141) and shutouts (6). This marks Smith's fifth POTW honor and Limestone's seventh overall of the season.


Also nominated for Softball Player of the Week: Kayla Allen (Mount Olive), Melissa Neyhouse (Belmont Abbey), Noel Cassidy (Lees-McRae), Candace Maness (King) & Olivia Chapman (Limestone)

Also nominated for Softball Pitcher of the Week: Leslie Odom (King), Hannah Jones (Barton), Kara Cunningham (Lees-McRae), Jianna Pellegrino (Converse), 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)
Week 11 (Apr. 17) - Brooke Wade (North Greenville)

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)
Week 11 (Apr. 17) - Courtney Smith (Limestone)