March 19, 2012
STORRS, Conn.-UConn softball senior Amy Vaughan (Somerset, Mass.) earned her first BIG EAST accolade of her career as she was named the BIG EAST Player of the Week as announced by the conference office on Monday afternoon. The first baseman/outfielder earned the honor following an impressive week where she played a major role in the Huskies breaking an eight-game losing streak and improve to 6-10 on the season.
“Amy is having a tremendous senior season and we couldn't be happier and more proud. She is a team player willing to play three different positions if needed to help our team. Amy provides stability and leadership in our line up,” stated Associate Head Coach Andrea D'Innocenzo. “We hope for Amy and the rest of our seniors, we can put all aspects of our game together to help win and really give them a great senior year.”
Vaughan went 9-for-17 in six games to post a .529 batting average and a 1.471 slugging percentage on the week. She recorded 12 RBI, scored 7 runs and blasted five homeruns. Two of the homers came in a 15-0 over CSU Bakersfield, including a grand slam. Vaughan and freshman Alexandra Falco each hit a grand slam in the fifth inning to tie the all-time NCAA record of most grand slams in one inning.
The Huskies will take on Bryant University on Tuesday, March 20, at 3:30 p.m. The game will be a delayed broadcasted on Rhode Island’s Cox Sports channel on Friday, March 23 at 7 p.m.