Five home runs, eight RBI and a 2.200 slugging percentage highlight Collegiate Player of the Week and IUPUI slugger Maggie Good’s weekend
OKLAHOMA CITY — After guiding her team to the program’s first-ever Summit League regular season title, IUPUI’s Maggie Good (Rochester, Ind.) has been named the Week 13 USA Softball Collegiate National Player of the Week USA Softball announced today. This marks the first USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week honor for Good, who was also named the Summit League Player of the Week for the second time this season.
Posting multi-hit games in all three contests on the week, Good started off her juggernaut of a weekend with a 2-for-3 performance, a home run, two runs scored and two RBI against Fort Wayne in the series opener. Good carried the momentum into the second game of the series, once again going 2-for-3 at the plate with a pair of solo home runs, two RBI and two runs scored. With the series-win on the line in the finale, Good continued to wreak havoc at the plate as she sent two home runs out of the park on a 3-for-4 performance, scoring three times while adding four RBI onto her weekend total.
“What Maggie was able to do last week is a true testament to her hard work and dedication on and off the field,” said IUPUI Head Coach Heather Tarter. “She is a natural leader who led this team to their first conference title by producing unparalleled offensive numbers. She is very deserving of this honor and we couldn't be more proud."
On the week, Good hit .700 (7-for-10) at the plate, posting an astounding 2.200 slugging percentage after hitting five home runs, collecting eight RBI while scoring five times. After her offensive performance over the weekend, Good set an IUPUI program record for most home runs (16) and RBI (47) in a single season. She also leads the Summit League in slugging percentage, runs scored, RBI, home runs and total bases this season.
This marks the first USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week for Good and the first for an athlete from IUPUI. The Jags will now focus on the Summit League Tournament, where they have earned the No. 1 seed.
2017 USA Softball National Collegiate Players of the Week
Week 1 (Feb. 9-12): Sierra Hyland – Cal Poly – Senior – Pitcher – Visalia, Calif.
Week 2 (Feb. 13-19): Alyssa Denham – Louisiana – Freshman – Pitcher – Alvin, Texas
Week 3 (Feb. 20-26): Mo Mercado – Arizona – Senior – Infield – Temecula, Calif.
Week 4 (Feb. 27-March 5): Nicole Schroeder – Arkansas – Senior – Outfield – Yorba Linda, Calif.
Week 5 (March 6-12): Alexis Osorio – Alabama – Junior – Pitcher – Riverside, Calif.
Co-Week 6 (March 13-19): Braxton Burnside – Missouri – Freshman – Infield – Paragould, Ark.
Co-Week 6 (March 13-19): Sierra Hyland – Cal Poly – Senior – Pitcher – Visalia, Calif.
Week 7 (March 20-26): Danielle O’Toole – Arizona – Senior – Pitcher – Upland, Calif.
Week 8 (March 27 – April 2): Kaylan Jablonski – Nebraska – Junior – Pitcher – Omaha, Neb.
Week 9 (April 3-9): Rachel Garcia – UCLA – Freshman – Pitcher – Palmdale, Calif.
Co-Week 10 (April 10-16): Kelly Barnhill – Florida – Sophomore – Pitcher – Marietta, Ga.
Co-Week 10 (April 10-16): Caroline Seitz – Mississippi State – Senior – Infield – Birmingham, Ala.
Week 11 (April 17-23): DJ Sanders – Louisiana – Junior – Infield – Columbus, Miss.
Week 12 (April 24-30): Sara Hingsberger – Weber State – Senior – Infield – Eagle, Idaho
Week 13 (May 1-7): Maggie Good – IUPUI – Senior – Infield – Rochester, Ind.
About USA Softball
USA Softball is a 501(c)(3) not-for profit organization headquartered in Oklahoma City, Okla., and is designated as the National Governing Body (NGB) of Softball in the United States and a member of the United States Olympic Committee. One of the nation’s largest sports organizations, USA Softball sanctions competition in every state through a network of 70 local associations and has grown from a few hundred teams in the early days to over 150,000 teams today, representing a membership of more than 2 million. USA Softball is dedicated to providing people of all ages the opportunity to play the game they love at a variety of levels by offering recreational, league, tournament and competitive play for fast pitch, slow pitch and modified pitch. USA Softball annually conducts thousands of tournaments throughout the country including over 100 National Championships. The USA Softball umpire program is among the nation’s largest and are widely known as the best trained umpires in the game.
As the NGB for the sport of softball, USA Softball is responsible for training, equipping and promoting the six USA Softball National Teams that compete in events such as the Olympics, Pan American Games, World Championships and other international and domestic events. For more information on USA Softball, including its founding and history as the Amateur Softball Association of America (ASA), please visit, www.USASoftball.com.
About the NCAA Women’s College World Series
USA Softball Hall of Fame Stadium – OGE Energy Field serves as the home to the NCAA Women’s College World Series (WCWS). For the 27th year, the top eight college teams in the nation will head to Oklahoma City and compete for a national championship. Last year, over 78,000 fans attended the WCWS. Be there to Share The Experience with softball fans from across the country June 1-7 in Oklahoma City. Tickets for the 2017 NCAA WCWS are on sale now, click here to purchase your tickets and secure your championship experience!