Smith Named CAC Co-Player of the Week

YORK, PA – York College’s softball squad enjoyed yet another accolade to open their 2009 campaign as sophomore third baseman Kelly Smith (Riverdale, Md./St. Vincent Pallotti) was chosen as a Capital Athletic Conference Co-Player of the Week for the first week of March. Procuring the honor alongside Smith is Salisbury catcher Lauren Brenneman.
     Smith, a 2009 preseason honorable mention All-American, makes it two straight weeks that a Spartan has been awarded Play-of-the-Week honors after freshman pitcher Brittany Therres’ (Hughesville, Md./Thomas Stone) accolade on March 2. For this week, Smith posted an 18-for-35 showing at the Rebel Games in Kissimmee, Fla. to lead the 25th-ranked Spartans to a 7-3 performance. Her .514 batting average in Kissimmee, which included three doubles, led to five RBIs and a .600 slugging percentage. The sophomore was exceptionally hot earlier in the week posting a pair of three-hit games to go along with a two-hit affair.
     For the season, Smith ranks first on the squad in six offensive categories.  The 2008 All-CAC first-team choice posts the Spartans’ top marks in batting average (.449), at-bats (49), hits (22), triples (2), and on-base percentage (.481) while she is tied for the team-lead in total bases (29).