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2009 NAIA Softball Players of the Week Announced - #7

April 28, 2009
By NAIA National Office

April 28, 2009

KANSAS CITY, Mo.Erin Slettvet of Oklahoma City has been selected as the NAIA Softball Player of the Week while Kelly Sladek of Midland Lutheran (Neb.) was awarded the NAIA Softball Pitcher of the Week while for April 20-26.


Slettvet, a senior catcher from Long Beach, Calif., batted .696 with 1.391 slugging percentage last week.  In six games she went 16-23 with five homeruns, a double, 16 RBI and 13 runs scored.  Against Southwestern College (Kan.), Slettvet went 4-5 at the plate with a double, a homerun, six RBI and scored five runs.


Sladek, a junior from Cordova, Neb., had four wins and two saves in six appearances last week. She has now pitched 33.1 straight scoreless innings.  On the week, Sladek pitched 33.1 innings while allowing zero earned runs, 13 hits and struck out 41 batters.


Other Player of the Week Nominees:

Morgan Parkhurst, William Woods (Mo.); Stacy Smith, College of Idaho; Kimberly Smith, Jamestown (N.D.); Katie Pfannerstill, Northwood (Tex.); Abby Campbell, Mobile (Ala.); Britney Caldwell, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Leah Hamman, Rio Grande (Ohio); Stephanie Sullivant, Central Methodist (Mo.); Ashley Aspinall, Aquinas (Mich.); Hope Franklin, Warner (Fla.); Elisabeth Barber, Shorter (Ga.); Cara Destigter, Morningside (Iowa); Nicole Mercer, Peru State (Neb.); Sarah Logan, Bethany (Kan.); Erin Cross, Montreat (N.C.); Stephanie Zimny, Calumet St. Joseph (Ind.); Erica Davis, Maine-Presque Isle; Mirranda Drury, Asbury (Ky.); Lacey Parodi, Holy Names (Calif.); Tyanna Helton, William Penn (Iowa); Jen Whitten, Azusa Pacific (Calif.); Kaitlyn Klein, St. Francis (Ind.)

Other Pitcher of the Week Nominees:
Johana Gomez, Lee (Tenn.); Jody Zillner, College of Idaho; Ashley Westerman, Northwood (Tex.); Katie Ward, McKendree (Ill.); Leslie Pickette, Mobile (Ala.); Leigh Leonard, Oklahoma Christian; Tarrah Tucker, Freed-Hardeman (Tenn.); Chelsea Fuemmeler, Central Methodist (Mo.); Kim Malacina, St. Francis (Ill.); Stephani Fairclough, Holy Names (Calif.); Samantha Swofford, Warner (Fla.); Ashley Renaldi, Ottawa (Kan.); Nicole Goodrich, Peru State (Neb.); Kayla Mitchell, Minot State (N.D.); Candace White, Mount Vernon Nazarene (Ohio); Emily Moore, Maine-Presque Isle; Carrie Wilderman, Asbury (Ky.); Allysa Fligg, William Penn (Iowa); Camille Hundley, Azusa Pacific (Calif.); Karlee Despres, Davenport (Mich.); Amber Ludwig, St. Francis (Ind.)


2009 Composite Award Winners:


March 17:

Player - Ginalee Davis, Lubbock Christian (Texas)

Pitcher - Kristen LeFan, Webber International (Fla.)


March 24:

Player – Heather Pace, Belhaven (Miss.)

Pitcher – Sharon Bell, St. Gregory’s (Okla.)


March 31:

Player – Amanda Howard, Oklahoma City

Pitcher – Valerie Teter, Columbia (Mo.)


April 7:

Player - Bailey Dillender, Campbellsville (Ky.)

Pitcher - Jess Irwin, Madonna (Mich.)


April 14:

Player – Dana Gandolfo, Northwestern Oklahoma State

Pitcher – Anna Smith, Rio Grande (Ohio)


April 21:

Player -  Jamie Gillespie, Ashford (Iowa)

Pitcher – Sara Jane Webster, Dickinson State (N.D.)


April 28:

Player – Erin Slettvet, Oklahoma City

Pitcher – Kelly Sladek, Midland Lutheran (Neb.)

Championship Information

NAIA Softball Championship
Sports Rules - Softball