March 6, 2013

Edwards Named Player of the Week

Written by Sean Dahlin 

BUENA VISTA, Va.—The United States Collegiate Athletic Association today announced sophomore catcher Sarah Edwards (Phoenix, Ariz.) as USCAA Softball Player of the Week

"Sarah [Edwards] had a great week at the plate recording extra-base hits in clutch moments," said third-year Head Coach Duste Grawrock. "I've enjoyed seeing her continue to develop as a leader behind the dish as well."

Edwards hit .526 with a .684 on-base percentage last week, while registering eight RBI, eight runs scored, four doubles, three stolen bases and a home run.

The sophomore catcher's red-hot week was highlighted during the second game of Southern Virginia's doubleheader with Washington Adventist in which she went 3-for-3 with four RBIs, two runs scored, two doubles and two stolen bases helping the Knights secure a 13-1 victory over the Shock.

The following day, Saturday, Mar. 2, Edwards hit a three-run bomb over the left field fence accounting for all three of Southern Virginia's runs in a 4-3 loss to Randolph College. Edwards finished the contest 2-for-3 at the plate.   

Edwards has helped Southern Virginia to its best start (4-6) in three seasons, while leading the team in batting average (.464), slugging percentage (.786), on-base percentage (.516), RBIs (9) and doubles (6), in addition to posting a 1.000 fielding percentage through ten games this season.