Carpenter Wins First Career A-Sun Softball Player of the Week Award
Monday, February 20, 2012 | by Justin Glover (@Jglove3)

FORT MYERS, Fla. – Due to her strong offensive performance this past weekend, FGCU softball freshman Kelsey Carpenter (Oviedo, Fla./Hagerty HS) was the named the Atlantic Sun Player of the Week for the first-time in her career, as announced by the league office on Monday for the week of Feb. 13-19.

Carpenter led the Eagles to a 2-3 week with a .529 batting average on the week. The Oviedo, Fla., product had two triples and a home run, which included a 3-for-4 effort in a 10-2 run-rule victory over Binghamton on Sunday. Carpenter leads the team in home runs (2), triples (2), runs (7), RBI (7), Slugging percentage (.767) and tied for first in batting average (.400). Carpenter also was stellar in the field finishing the LaQuinta Inn & Suites FGCU Tournament with a perfect fielding percentage after making 13 putouts through the five contests.

College Sports Madness has named FGCU’s Kelsey Carpenter Madness Atlantic Sun Softball Player of the Week for her exceptional performance during this past week’s action. College Sports Madness identifies the highest impact players nationally and from each conference in our weekly feature. Check out the entire list at

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FGCU returns to the diamond next weekend when they travel to Orlando to take part in the UCF Tournament on Feb. 24-26.

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2012 A-Sun Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week

Player of the Week
Feb. 13 - Mariah Reynolds (UNF)
Feb. 20 – Kelsey Carpenter (FGCU)

Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 13 – Hannah Alexander (USC-Upstate)
Feb. 20 – Amanda Henderson (KSU)