GOSHEN, Ind. - For the second-straight week, a softball player has been selected as the Springer Design Maple Leaf Athlete of the Week. Sophomore Melissa Hershberger earns the latest honor after action between March 25-31.
In ten games, the Maple Leaf right-fielder batted .436 with team highs in hits (17), runs (8), doubles (3), runs batted in (9), and total bases (20). She struck out just twice in 39 at bats, while compiling an on-base percentage of .476.
She hit safely in all but one game during the week and had six multi-hit contests during the stretch. Hershberger also knocked in at least one run in seven of the ten games. On the year, the Dundee (Ohio) native is batting .353 with a team-high 13 RBIs.
The Maple Leaf Athlete of the week is sponsored by Springer Design, Inc. and is chosen each Monday by a committee of Goshen College personnel.
PREVIOUS SPRINGER DESIGN MAPLE LEAF ATHLETES OF THE WEEK:
March 19-24: Melanie Meyer (softball)
March 11-18: Garrett Cannizzo (baseball)
February 5-11: Sam Jones (men's track)
January 29-February 4: Erin Helmuth (women's track) and Jake GunderKline (men's track)
January 24-28: Sierria Burlage (women's basketball)
January 15-23: Matthew Martin (men's basketball)
January 1-7: Samantha Hawk (women's basketball)
November 6-13: Mike Betcher (men's basketball)
October 30- November 5: Kody Chandler (men's basketball)
October 23-29: Stacy Wyse (volleyball)
October 16-22: Missy Mackowiak (volleyball)
October 9-15: Emily Fretz (women's soccer)
October 2-8: Katelyn Yoder (volleyball)
September 25-October 1: Oleksandr Reipolskyi (men's tennis)
September 19-24: Alejandro Davalos (men's soccer)
September 12-18: Ryan Troyer (men's soccer)
September 5-11: Daniel Zelaya (men's cross country)
August 29- September 4: Sara Watts (women's soccer)