BOSTON – UMBC softball's Emily Neal (Bear, Del./Caravel Academy) picked up her first America East Rookie of the Week honor, as announced by the conference office on Monday.
The distinction is the second straight rookie of the week honor for the Retrievers, after Alexander received the award last week.
Neal batted .500 (five-for-10) in a pair of doubleheaders against Mount St. Mary's and Lafayette last week. The rookie registered five hits, including one double, as the Retrievers posted a 2-2 mark. Neal also scored a pair of runs on the week.
UP NEXT FOR THE RETRIEVERS: UMBC hosts UMES in a non-conference doubleheader on Wednesday, March 25 with first pitch set for 2 p.m. at the UMBC Softball Stadium.