By Chad Waller, NAIA Director of Communications & Sports Information
KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Charlsie Broome of Shorter (Ga.) has been tabbed as the NAIA National Softball Player of the Week and Hollind Englert of Bethany (Kan.) has been named the NAIA National Softball Pitcher of the Week, the national office announced Tuesday. Broome and Englert were chosen based on their performances from April 9 - 15 out of a pool of conference player of the week selections among 24 conference/independent/unaffiliated groupings.
Broome, a 5-foot-6 senior centerfielder from LaFayette, Ga., went 9-for-14 (.643) to help No. 10 Shorter sweep Southern States Athletic Conference (SSAC) foes Emmanuel (Ga.) and Southern Wesleyan (S.C.). She rapped three homers, two doubles and a triple in four games. She also tallied eight RBIs, scored eight times and had a 1.571 slugging percentage.
On April 13 in the doubleheader wins over Emmanuel, she went 4-for-7 with a double in each game and a triple in the opener. She wrapped up the week with five hits in Shorter's sweep of Southern Wesleyan on April 14. During that two-game set, she tied teammate Jackie Castaneda for the SSAC lead with three homers on the day. She currently stands with 11 home runs on the year.
Broome is hitting a career-high .416 and ranked in the top 20 nationally in total hits (64), runs scored (49) and total bases (109).
Englert, a 5-foot-4 sophomore from Castle Rock, Colo., notched two wins in the circle last week. She amassed a complete-game, 3-2 victory against Kansas Wesleyan on April 11. She allowed four hits and struck out one batter. Her highlight came on April 14 in the 1-0 shutout of Sterling (Kan.). She tossed a perfect game in seven innings of work. She fanned five batters in the process.
On the year, Englert is 12-2 with a 2.50 ERA in 89.2 innings of action.
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Player Nominees: Ashley Clifton, Oklahoma Baptist; Jill Graham, Williams Baptist (Ark.); Megan Musser, Houghton (N.Y.); Ashley Covington, Bacone (Okla.); Ariel McGee, McPherson (Kan.); Kate Johnson, Jamestown (N.D.); Devin Choate, Peru State (Neb.); Ariel Gomez, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Harley Horner, Doane (Neb.); Rachel Conard, Corban (Ore.); Liz Hill, Mount Mercy (Iowa); Amanda Neumann, Bellevue (Neb.); Christine Stubblefield, Goshen (Ind.); Brittany LaCasse, St. Thomas (Fla.); Mary Ann Warford, Asbury (Ky.); Nikki Roddy, Reinhardt (Ga.); Hagan Goldey, St. Catharine (Ky.); Veronika Fukunishi, Martin Methodist (Tenn.); Amanda Fama, Concordia (Calif.); Theresa Houle, Cal State San Marcos; Amber Rafko, Madonna (Mich.); Brianna Digioia, Judson (Ill.).
Pitcher Nominees: Kelly Robey, Union (Tenn.); Karisa Hendrix, Williams Baptist (Ark.); Sarah Beirne, Houghton (N.Y.); Maegan Ramirez, Our Lady of the Lake (Texas); Jessica Lees, Jamestown (N.D.); Aubrey Utley, Central Methodist (Mo.); Emily Bergstrom, Houston-Victoria (Texas); Haleigh Munson, Grand View (Iowa); Alyssa Boutwell, William Carey (Miss.); Brenda Emerson, St. Thomas (Fla.); Michelle Dresselhaus, Georgetown (Ky.); Jessica Bock, Central Baptist (Ark.); Natalie Newell, Bethel (Ind.); Nickayla Skinner, College of Idaho; Maddie Monroe, Reinhardt (Ga.); Kayla Duke, Indiana Southeast; Megan Nonnemacher, Saint Xavier (Ill.); Sarah Mendez, Lubbock Christian (Texas); Katie Wilkinson, Cal State San Marcos; Stacie Salazar, Vanguard (Calif.); Hallie Minch, Madonna (Mich.); Kerra Grantski, Midland (Neb.).
2012 Softball Weekly Honors (Player; Pitcher):
Week 1: Jordan Reynolds, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.); Brooke Thomas, Union (Tenn.)
Week 2: Brittany Kent, Lubbock Christian (Texas); Kelly Robey, Union (Tenn.)
Week 3: Jennifer Ringle, Lee (Tenn.); Nickayla Skinner, College of Idaho
Week 4: LeeAnn Lopez, Oklahoma City; Maddie Monroe, Reinhardt (Ga.)
Week 5: Brianne Rowley, William Penn (Iowa); Sierrah Garcia, Iowa Wesleyan
Week 6: Charlsie Broome, Shorter (Ga.); Hollind Englert, Bethany (Kan.)