2018 NAIA Softball Players of the Week ? No. 1 (March 19)

2018 NAIA Softball Players of the Week ? No. 1 (March 19)

KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Juli King of Union (Ky.) has been named the NAIA National Softball Player of the Week and Gabby Sandoval of Southern Oregon has been named the NAIA National Softball Pitcher of the Week, the National office announced Tuesday.

Softball Player of the Week 
Juli King of Union (Ky.)
5-6, SR, SS, Gallatin, Tenn.

King helped Union to win a program-record 11 games in a row. She nationally ranked No. 2 in hits (43) and No. 6 in runs scored (30)

  • Weekly Stats
    • Batted .684. Scoring 11 runs with one home run, 6 RBI and 4 extra base hits
    • Had slugging percentage of 1.105
    • Stole four bases on the week
    • Helped her team go 6-0 in the last week

Softball Pitcher of the Week 
Gabby Sandoval of Southern Oregon
5-4, JR, P, Anaheim, Calif.

Sandoval has not allowed an earned run in five of six conference starts.

  • Weekly Stats
    • Tossed a total of 19innings and posted a 0.72 ERA in three contests.
    • Struck out 11 batters.
    • Sandoval allowed a total of five hits and no earned runs

For a complete listing of all the national statistical leaders, click here

Player Nominees:
Katlyn Gordon, Central Baptist (Ark.) ; Rosie Aguirre, Antelope Valley (Calif.) ; Marissa Maddox, College of Idaho ; Amanda Ruskowsky, Saint Xavier (Ill.) ; Lizzie Meyer, Saint Francis (Ind.) ; Lani San Pedro, Arizona Christian ; Jordyn Stearns, Doane (Neb.) ; Lily Ross, Benedictine (Kan.) ; Tori Robinson, Georgia Gwinnett ; Jenna Christensen, McPherson (Kan.) ; Hannah Judd, Campbellsville (Ky.) ; Brooklyn Ottelien, Viterbo (Wis.) ; Jamison Dumont, Houston-Victoria (Texas) ; Kennedy Batchelor, WVU Tech ; Brittany Thomas, Oklahoma Panhandle State ; Sabrina Gilliam, Martin Methodist (Tenn.) ; Cheyenne Blumberg, Keiser (Fla.) ; Brooke Wila, Aquinas (Mich.)

Pitcher Nominees:
Kym House, Central Baptist (Ark.) ; Madison Williams, Union (Ky.) ; Ashley Adkins, Antelope Valley (Calif.) ; Emily Carstens, Olivet Nazarene (Ill.) ; Breena Smith, Marian (Ind.) ; Jamie Ponce, Hope International (Calif.) ; Kelsey Goodban, College of Saint Mary (Neb.) ; Olivia Brees, Baker (Kan.) ; Piper Wagner, Georgia Gwinnett ; Brittany Baroni, McPherson (Kan.) ; Jessica Webb, Cumberlands (Ky.) ; Annika Seedborg, Mayville State (N.D.) ; Kelsey Tidrick, Houston-Victoria (Texas) ; Abby Stroud, Carlow (Pa.) ; Emily Cerny, Science & Arts (Okla.) ; Hope Cain, Mobile (Ala.) ; Autumn Green, Keiser (Fla.) ; Faith Barden, Lawrence Tech (Mich.)


2018-19 Softball Composite Award Winners (Pitcher, Player)

Week 1 (March 20): Gabby Sandoval, Southern Oregon , Juli King, Union (Ky.)


Championship Information

NAIA Softball Championship


May 11-13, 2020
National Championship Opening 
Round – Campus Sites

May 21-27, 2020
Columbus, Georgia