Bembnowski Picks Up A-Sun Softball Player of the Week Award
Monday, March 19, 2012 | by Justin Glover (@Jglove3)
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Photo by Dennis Snyer
Photo by Dennis Snyer

FORT MYERS, Fla. – With three multi-hit games and a .600 average last week, FGCU softball sophomore Kirsten Bembnowski (Palm Harbor, Fla./East Lake 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 Mar. 13-18.

Bembnowski led the Eagles to a 4-3 record on the week with victories against Canisius (W, 9-0), BIG EAST foe Rutgers (W, 5-2), UNC-Wilmington (W, 8-1) and Fairfield (W, 6-4).

With three multi-hit performances against Rutgers, UNC-Wilmington and Fairfield, the Palm Harbor, Fla., product also led the team with a .600 batting average, two doubles, a triple and five RBI. Bembnowski was 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 5-2 win over Rutgers.

Bembnowski led the team in total bases (13), slugging percentage (.867) and on-base percentage (.684) and was stellar in the field making 12 infield assists.

FGCU returns to the field on Wednesday for a doubleheader against ACC power Maryland at 5 p.m. at the FGCU Softball Complex.

Live stats, box scores, Twitter updates (@FGCUEagles) and recaps for every FGCU contest are available at www.FGCUAthletics.com. 2012 A-Sun Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week

Player of the Week
Feb. 13 - Mariah Reynolds (UNF)
Feb. 20 – Kelsey Carpenter (FGCU)
Feb. 27 – Shellie Robinson (USC-Upstate)
Mar. 5 – McKenzie Woody (Mercer)
Mar. 12 – Jessica Barnes (FGCU)
Mar. 19 – Kirsten Bembnowski (FGCU)

Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 13 – Hannah Alexander (USC-Upstate)
Feb. 20 – Amanda Henderson (KSU)
Feb. 27 – Whitney Kiihnl (Lipscomb)
Mar. 5 – Sarah Sigrest (Jacksonville)
Mar. 12 – Whitney Kiihnl (Lipscomb)
Mar. 19 – Kaylie Wallace (UNF)