Coppersmith Named America East Pitcher and Rookie of the Week

Photo: Ian Feldmann
Photo: Ian Feldmann

Boston, Mass. -- For the fourth time this season, freshman pitcher Courtney Coppersmith (York, Pa.) was named both America East Pitcher and Rookie of the Week. Overall, it was her seventh Rookie of the Week honor and sixth Pitcher of the Week award. She was also named Player of the Week once, as well. 

For the week, the lefty went 1-0 with her first career save in three appearances last week. She allowed 0 ER, two hits and struck out 21 in 8 1/3 IP. At the plate, she slashed .500/.556/.750. On Saturday, she broke the school record for strikeouts in a season (293) and enters the postseason with 309. 

UMBC is seeded fourth and will face fifth-seeded host Hartford on Wednesday at 11 a.m.