Florida State's Senas, North Carolina's Spingola Earn ACC Softball Weekly Honors

Feb. 19, 2013

ACC Players of the Week

GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Florida State junior Courtney Senas and North Carolina pitcher Lori Spingola have been named Atlantic Coast Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively, announced Tuesday by the conference office.

Senas led the Seminoles last week in batting average, base hits, RBIs, doubles, home runs, total bases, and slugging percentage as Florida State went 3-2 on the week with two wins over No. 21/25 Hofstra and a victory over Arkansas. Against the Razorbacks, the native of Wahiawa, Hawaii, connected on her first home run of the season. In a doubleheader against Hofstra on Saturday, Senas went 4-for-7 with three extra base hits and drove in eight runs to lead the Seminoles to  9-1 and 4-0 wins. In the first game, she set a new career high with five RBIs.

On the weekend, Senas hit .375 with 10 RBIs, four extra base hits, and three runs to earn her first career ACC Player of the Week honor.

Spingola struck out 37 batters in four appearances last week as the junior went 2-2 with three complete games. On Wednesday against Radford, the native of Roswell, Ga., struck out 12-of-19 batters faced while only allowing one hit and no runs in six innings. On Friday, Spingola threw six innings and did not allow an earned run to No. 10/11 Texas A&M in a 1-0 loss for the Tar Heels. Spingola tossed six innings against the Aggies again on Saturday, striking out five with three runs allowed. In her final appearance on Sunday, she threw her third complete game of the week and she tied a career high with 14 strikeouts in a 4-2 Tar Heel win over Pittsburgh.

In 25.0 innings pitched in four appearances last week, Spingola posted an ERA of 1.40 with five earned runs allowed and an opposing batting average of .182. It is the ninth ACC weekly honor for Spingola and first of the season.