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Friis named America East Softball Rookie of the Week

Freshman shortstop bats team-best .429 at season-opening tournament

February 21, 2012


Friis named America East Softball Rookie of the Week

America East Conference Release

VESTAL, N.Y.—Freshman shortstop Caitlyn Friis has been named the America East Softball Rookie of the Week for Feb. 13-19. She earned the honor by virtue of her performance this past weekend at the season-opening Florida Gulf Coast Tournament.

In five games, Friis hit a team-best .429 scored a pair of runs and drove in another one. She went a perfect 4-for-4 against Delaware on Feb. 17 and hit safely in three of the five games. In addition, Friis recorded a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in 19 chances, all at the shortstop position.

“Caitlyn has a great weeeknd,” head coach Michelle Burrell said. “She played with a lot of confidence and was very poised throughout the entire tournament.”

Binghamton (2-3) continues its season March 3-4 at the Texas Tech Tournament.

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