Young Named SAA Player of the Week

Young Named SAA Player of the Week

ATLANTA ( - Earlier today the Southern Athletic Association released its weekly awards for softball and Centre senior Jessika Young (Leitchfield, Ky.) took home the conference's Player of the Week honors for games played through Apr. 16.

Young played a key role in the Colonels taking two of three games in their series at Rhodes this past weekend. The senior helped snap a three-game Centre losing streak with a 3-4 performance at the plate in the second half of Friday's doubleheader, driving in three runs in the 6-2 win.

The next day, Young went 2-3 with another run driven in as Centre defeated the Lynx 7-1 in Memphis. Young also started for the Colonels on the mound in that game, picking up the win after two innings of work.

For the week Young hit .636 and slugged over .900, with three doubles and five runs batted in.

The Centre softball team will return to action as they face Rhodes in SAA Tournament opening round action at noon on Friday in Chattanooga, Tenn.