Softball's Jordan Paolucci Named Akadema/NEC Rookie of the Week

HAMDEN, Conn. - Quinnipiac softball freshman Jordan Paolucci (Lake Mary, Fla.) was named Akadema/Northeast Conference Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league office on Monday, April 11.

Paolucci earns her first career NEC weekly accolade after leading the Bobcats to a 6-2 mark in conference play last week. The freshman started in all five of Quinnipiac's games and helped the team pick up three conference wins over the weekend. Paolucci led all Bobcats with a .500 batting average, a .571 on base percentage and a .944 slugging percentage. The rookie went 9-for-18, scored a team-high six runs and drove in three runs for Quinnipiac. Paolucci also hit two home runs, increasing her season total to eight, and added two stolen bases against Wagner.

Paolucci currently leads Quinnipiac with a .337 batting average on the year, in runs (27) and RBI (19). She also leads all Bobcats in slugging percentage (.653) and on base percentage (.492). In addition, the freshman outfielder has been successful on 7-of-8 steal attempts this season.

Quinnipiac (22-16, 6-2 NEC) returns to action when it plays host to Fairfield on Wednesday, April 13 at 3:30 p.m. at the Quinnipiac Softball Field in Hamden, Conn. The Bobcats will then face Long Island and Central Connecticut State in back-to-back NEC doubleheaders over the weekend. Quinnipiac currently is tied with Central Connecticut State in first place in the conference standings.