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Softball Wins Weekly Honors

The Stony Brook softball team has been on a hot streak as of late, and the squad was rewarded with honors from the conference this week.

Stony Brook senior pitcher Alyssa Struzenberg was named the America East Pitcher of the Week, and senior shortstop Vicki Kavitsky received the conference’s Player of the Week honors.

Cruising through the Stony Brook Invitational, the Seawolves swept the competition and extended their winning streak to five games.

During the Invitational, Kavitsky went 10-16 from the plate, good for a .625 batting percentage.

When Stony Brook shut out Fairfield 5-0, Kavitsky went a perfect 4-for-4, collecting a couple of doubles along the way and scoring two runs.

But it was Struzenberg’s work on the mound that sealed the deal for the Seawolves, allowing them to dominate by giving the opposition little to no scoring opportunity.

The senior managed to be on top of her game for duration of the weekend-long invitational, not only throwing a no-hitter but also breaking two school records in the process.

Struzenberg is now Stony Brook softball’s all-time leader in wins and shutouts, picking up her 59th career win against Yale and her 19th career shutout in the no-hitter against Fairfield.

The pitcher gave up only five hits in 18.2 innings on the mound, also recording 20 strikeouts and not allowing even a single earned run.

The Seawolves are picking up steam and building momentum for the start of conference play, which begins Saturday against UMBC.

Stony Brook will travel to Maryland to take on the Retrievers in a three game series, which kicks off at 1:00 p.m. Saturday  and ends with Sunday’s game at noon.

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