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Fefel Takes Home America East Softball Player of the Week
Amanda Fefel batted .538 last week to earn her second career Player of the Week award.
The award is the second of Fefelís career and first since March 16, 2009. It is the third Player of the Week nod for a Retriever this season, as junior second baseman Lauren Brummell (Hanover, Va./Hanover) earned the honor twice in earlier in the year.
Fefel batted .538 (7-for-13) and slugged .923 with two doubles, a home run, three RBI and four runs scored in three games last week, picking up multiple hits in each contest. She also pitched to a 1.97 ERA with eight strikeouts in 10.2 innings.
She went 2-for-4 with a double and scored UMBCís first run in a 3-2 series-opening loss to America East rival
Finally, in the rubber match on Sunday, Fefel had two hits, including a home run, and drove in three. The homer was her team-best 10th of the season and the 40th of her career, tying UMBCís all-time record, and it gave UMBC a 2-0 first-inning lead. She also struck out four in 4.2 innings of relief in the contest.
Fefel is batting a team-best .336 on the season, and she leads the Retrievers with 10 home runs and 31 RBIs.
The Retrievers return to action this weekend when they travel to America East rival