On April 3, the ODAC named junior Julia Piotrowski, VWU Softball Pitcher/Outfielder, as Softball Player of the Week. This is her first weekly honor for the season after helping the Marlins last week get a Marlin sweep of 6-0 against Mary Washington (8-1, 4-2), Averett (9-4, 10-1) and Guilford (8-0, 5,0). At Mary Washington, Piotrowski went 4 for 7 with two RBIs (runs batted in), in which a batter is credited for making a play that allows a run to be scored, along with stealing three total bases (two coming in game one against the Eagles). She had a walk at Averett where she went 3 for 8, had a stolen base in game one and scored twice in game one. Down in Greensboro, the Franklin Square, N.Y. native had a pair of walks, along with a triple and drove in three runs for the Marlins in game one against the Quakers. Piotrowski, currently, is ranked in the ODAC top-five in batting percentage (.423), on-base percentage (.488) and slugging (.676). She also leads the ODAC with eight doubles and is fifth with 30 hits.
Announced on March 27, junior Felix Bevc was named Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) Men’s Tennis Athlete of the week for his stellar performance the prior week.
Bevc, from Frankfurt am Main, Germany, had a strong showing when the Virginia Wesleyan Men’s Tennis team went 2-1 against some strong competition. Along with his teammate, Alen Curovic, the pair posted a trio of doubles with an 8-5 win against Rhodes competitors, an 8-3 victory over their Maroons opponents and Roanoke College and an 8-3 win over University of Lynchburg opponents.
Bevc also finished a pair of #1 in singles against Lynchburg and Rhodes. Against Lynchburg, Bevc won 6-4, 6-2 in his singles match to help the Marlins defeat the Hornets 5-4. In the Rhodes match, he also added another singles match win of 6-4, 6-2.
By Shirell Washington