Athletes of the Week

The Charger Bulletin

WEST HAVEN – University of New Haven softball pitcher Breanne Gleason and baseball second baseman Evan Okon have been named the Charger Bulletin Athletes of the Week for the week ending Sunday, April 19, 2009.
Gleason helped lead the Chargers’ softball team to a 13-3 record, including a 12-2 conference record, over the past two weeks. She became the Chargers all-time strikeouts leader on Monday, April 13 when she passed Jo-Lynn Cimino (1994-98) who previously held the record with 614. Gleason, only a junior, has 245 strikeouts so far this season and threw 119 over the last two weeks. She recorded 12 of the Chargers 13 wins in 100 innings pitched the last two weeks and only allowed 15 earned runs. Her 1.05 earned run average over the last two weeks helped her earned Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Pitcher of the Week honors as well as Northeast-10 Conference Pitcher of the Week honors last week. Gleason, also named the NE-10 Player of the Week for the week ending April 12, 2009, has also boasted a team-high .353 batting average and 14 RBI.

The softball team returns to action on Wednesday, April 22 when they host Stonehill College at 3 p.m. The softball teams concluded their 2009 regular season home games on Thursday, April 23 when they host Caldwell College.
Okon has helped to lead the Chargers to a 7-3 record over the last two weeks. He’s leading the team with by hitting .400 over the two weeks and has driven in seven runs. On Thursday, April 16 Okon broke the Chargers all-time hits record by passing former UNH standout and Hall of Famer Rob Skinnon (1998-01) who previously held the record of 233. With 44 hits this season, Okon has brought his career total to 236. In the same game, Okon hit a double to left center, which drove in the Chargers game-winning run, tying him with Michael Moras for the all-time doubles record of 53.

The baseball team returns to action on Weds., April 22 when they travel to Franklin Pierce University at 3:30 p.m. The Chargers return home on Friday, April 24 in a game against Bentley University.