EDISON, N.J. - Junior infielder Danielle Koltz (Chenango Valley, N.Y.) was named the MAAC Player of the Week in the league's first award announcement for the season on Tuesday. She was recognized for her outstanding play in the Red Foxes' four games this past weekend in Greensboro, N.C. at the North Carolina A&T Tournament.
Koltz led the squad with an outstanding quartet of games and a .500 batting average (6-12), a .571 (8-14) on-base percentage and a .917 slugging percentage. In all four games, the junior infielder reached base, including a 3-3 showing versus Utah Valley on Saturday. After single RBI games in her first two contests of the tournament, Koltz exploded in the finale against North Carolina A&T with a mammoth grand slam deep over the Aggies' home center field fence. That four run swing of the bat would hold as the game-winning hit as the Red Foxes won by a score of 6-3. For the week, Koltz had a total of six hits, six RBIs, three runs scored, two doubles, a home run and a perfect 10-10 fielding percentage.
Named earlier to the North Carolina A&T All-Tournament team, this was Koltz' first career MAAC weekly award and the first MAAC award of the season for the Red Foxes.
The Red Foxes (2-5) will be back in action this weekend at a tournament at George Mason. Beginning on Friday, March 2 at 6 p.m., the Red Foxes will play a series of four games versus George Mason, Cornell and Akron (2).