Three UMW Athletes Named CAC Athlete of the Week

 YORK, Pa. -- The Capital Athletic Conference announced its March 18, 2013, weekly award winners:

BASEBALL
Mary Washington senior first baseman SETH JORDAN (Springfield, Va./South County), UMW junior pitcher JAKE BLACK (Fredericksburg, Va./Colonial Forge) and Salisbury sophomore pitcher DAN FEIN (Southbury, Conn./Pomperaug) were selected as the CAC Baseball Athletes of the Week.
Jordan was named the Baseball Player of the Week after hitting 9-for-16 (.562) in four games last week, including 8-for-11 in UMW’s three-game sweep vs. St. Mary’s. He had three doubles, a walk, three of his five RBI and five of his six runs scored vs. SMC. He was also perfect in 45 fielding attempts.
Black was named the Baseball Co-Pitcher of the Week after throwing 10 shutout innings out of the bullpen, including the last seven vs. SMC to get the win in UMW’s 14-inning battle. Black allowed two hits and two walks with six K’s in the week.
Fein was named the Baseball Co-Pitcher of the Week after getting a win against 8th-ranked Christopher Newport in his first collegiate start and another against York. In 10 shutout innings, he allowed six hits and three walks while fanning 11.

SOFTBALL
Wesley junior third baseman ASHLY BENDOROVICH (Levittown, Pa./Pennsbury) and Salisbury sophomore RACHEL JOHNSON (Preston, Md./Colonel Richardson) were selected as the CAC Softball Athletes of the Week.
Bendorovich was named the Softball Player of the Week after posting a .435 batting average (10-for-23) with two homers, nine runs scored and 10 RBI as the Wolverines posted a 5-2 record this week in Spring Break games in Myrtle Beach, S.C. Bendorovich had three multi-hit games and had at least one hit in six of the seven contests as the Wolverines evened their record at 5-5 with three-straight wins.
Johnson was named the Softball Pitcher of the Week for the third-straight week after posting a 3-0 record in three appearances. Johnson threw 15.1 shutout innings against three different opponents, allowing eight hits and two walks while recording 30 strikeouts. She entered Saturday’s game vs. Cortland State trailing 2-0, but silenced the visitors the rest of the way to get the win. She also recorded her seventh complete-game shutout against Ithaca.


MEN’S LACROSSE
Mary Washington junior attack LUKE DICK (Annapolis, Md./Archbishop Spalding) and Marymount junior goalie DEREK DIGIOVANNI (Midlothian, Va./Cosby) were named the CAC Men’s Lacrosse Players of the Week.
Dick was named the Men’s Lacrosse Offensive Player of the Week after firing home eight goals and adding four assists for 12 points in a pair of UMW victories. Dick started with seven points on five goals and two assists in a midweek victory over Goucher, then followed up with three scores and two helpers in Saturday’s triumph over Whittier as the Eagles improved to 5-1 for the season.
DiGiovanni was named the Men’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week after recording 28 saves while allowing 11 goals for a 71.8 save percentage in two non-conference victories for the Saints. Digiovanni had 15 stops in a 9-6 complete-game victory over Gwynedd-Mercy, then denied 13 attempts in a victory over Southwestern that lifted MU to its fourth win in five games this season.

WOMEN’S LACROSSE
Salisbury senior attack KATIE BOLLHORST (Severna Park, Md./St. Mary’s), York junior attack ERICA MULFORD (Crownsville, Md./Seton Keough) and Salisbury junior goalkeeper ASHTON WHEATLEY (Cambridge, Md./Salisbury School) were named the CAC Women’s Lacrosse Players of the Week.
Bollhorst was named the Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Co-Player of the Week after leading the Gulls with five goals and eight assists in two non-conference victories, including a 13-7 decision over third-ranked Cortland State.
Mulford was named the Women’s Lacrosse Offensive Co-Player of the Week after finding the back of the net nine times on 10 shots and adding two assists as the 10th-ranked Spartans were victorious against 13th-ranked Catholic and Stevens to improve to 5-1 this season.
Wheatley was named the Women’s Lacrosse Defensive Player of the Week after anchoring strong defensive efforts in victories over third-ranked Cortland State and Brockport State. She made 10 saves in each game, recording a 60.6 save percentage for the week, including holding the Red Dragons to just seven goals after averaging 16 scores entering the game and several point-blank and free position stops against Brockport State.

Special Mention: St. Mary’s senior attack EMILY SHAFER (Leonardtown, Md./Leonardtown) dished out eight assists, tying a team record, on the way to a nine-point game, in SMC’s one-goal loss to McDaniel.