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Downs Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division II National Player of the Week

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STARKVILLE, Miss. – University of New Haven senior softball player Nicole Downs has been named the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 28, 2010.

University of New Haven senior softball player Nicole Downs has been named the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association Division II Player of the Week for the week ending Sunday, March 28, 2010.

Downs help lead the Charger to a perfect 6-0 week by going 11-for-13 with nine runs, five RBI’s, a double, three home runs, eight walks, no strikeouts and one stolen base. She boasted a .846 batting average, a 1.148 slugging percentage and a .870 on-base percentage.

Two of her three homeruns came against N.Y.I.T. on Thursday, helping to power UNH to the doubleheader sweep. Downs also led the Chargers to a pair of victories over Northeast-10 Conference foe Le Moyne College on Saturday afternoon, which included a 16-3 five-inning victory.

This season, Downs is averaging .478 at the plate with five home runs and 13 RBI’s. She currently holds the UNH record for career home runs, a record her and fellow senior Breanne Gleason broke last season.

Downs leads the Chargers back to action on Friday when they host Adelphi University for a NE-10 match up at the UNH softball complex. The first pitch is scheduled for 3 p.m.

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