Softball Sweeps LEC Weekly Awards After Taking Home LEC Title

Softball Sweeps LEC Weekly Awards After Taking Home LEC Title

PAWTUCKET, R.I.—Taylor Pawlina (Woonsocket, R.I.), Jess Greenspan (Rocky Hill, Conn.) and Kelly Danahy (Kingston, Mass.) were named the Little East Conference Player, Pitcher and Rookie of the Week after leading #6 Softball to their second-straight LEC Tournament Championship.  

The three Beacons helped UMass Boston become the first-ever six seed in LEC Softball Tournament history to win the tournament. UMass Boston went 4-0 over three days and won each game by a single-run.  

Pawlina earned her second-career LEC Player of the Week Award after going 11-18 (.611) with three RBI and four runs scored. The junior center fielder had four hits in each of the final two games of the LEC Tournament, setting and then tying her own program record for hits in a postseason game. 

In the LEC Semifinals, she went 4-6 with an RBI and a run scored in an 11-inning win over #4 Western Connecticut State University. She added four hits in four at-bats, to go along with two RBI and a run scored in the LEC Championship win over #1 Plymouth State. 

Greenspan earned her second-straight Little East Conference Most Outstanding Player of the Tournament Award, after pitching all 33 innings over the weekend. She picked up her fourth career LEC Pitcher of the Week award by going 4-0 with a 2.75 ERA in four complete games. 

In the LEC Tournament opener, Greenspan threw a five-hit shutout against #1 Plymouth State University. She then held Plymouth State to just two hits and no runs over the final six innings Saturday in the LEC Championship Game. 

Danahy took home her second LEC Rookie of the Week award after finishing the LEC Tournament 6-17 (.353) in four starts. Danahy had multiple hits in two of the four games and finished with two runs scored, one walk and one triple. 

In the Little East Conference Championship Game, Danahy keyed the Beacons' three-run top of the third with a triple and a run scored.