Albany State University catcher Chaconna Marks and pitcher Chelsea Hicks have been named SIAC Softball East Division Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. Kentucky State University first baseman Shenaaz Burrell and pitcher Danielle Garay have been named SIAC Softball West Division Player of the Week and Pitcher of the Week, respectively.
Marks, a native of Covington, GA, went 7-for-15 from the plate, including a homerun, a triple, and a double, to finish the week with a .466 batting average and a .866 slugging percentage. The 5-foot-8 sophomore scored six runs and drove in five more while finishing with a .555 on-base percentage and was perfect in the field with a 1.000 fielding percentage. Marks and the Lady Rams went 6-0 for the week, including double-header sweeps over conference-foes Fort Valley State, Paine, and Claflin.
Hicks, a native of Marietta, GA, earns her second weekly honor this season after pitching 19 innings with 12 strikeouts and five walks in three appearances. The 5-foot-5 freshman right-hander finished with a 3-0 record for the week with a 0.73 ERA.
Burrell, a native of Los Angeles, CA, recorded eight hits with a home run and a double, finishing the week with a .381 batting average and a .571 slugging percentage in six games. The 5-foot-7 senior had eight RBIs and scored six runs with a .458 on-base percentage and a .964 fielding percentage. Burrell helped lead the Thorobrettes to a 5-1 record for the week, including a pair of wins over Bluefield State while taking three of four from conference-foe Tuskegee.
Garay pitched 14 innings, including one complete game, to finish the week with a 2-0 record and a 1.93 ERA. The 5-foot-4 senior from Bay City, TX struck out 18 batters while walking just two in three appearances.