March 20, 2006
LOS ANGELES, CA - Freshman Hillaree Bennett became the first player in 2006 to repeat at the PCSC Player of the Week when she won the award today after hitting .727 with two home runs to lead LMU to a perfect 4-0 week. She finished the week with a 1.364 slugging percentage, seven RBI, five runs, three walks and a double.
In the first game of the week, she scored the game winning run in LMU's 3-2 victory over Radford. She had more of an impact in game two, driving home the only run of the game with a double off the left field wall to lead LMU to a 1-0 victory over the Highlanders.
Saturday was a day to remember for the freshman from Visalia, CA when she was a perfect 5-for-5 at the plate with two home runs, four runs scored and six RBI against Quinnipiac. She also walked two times, reaching base in every at-bat of the day. She hit a grand slam in game two of LMU's doubleheader sweep, breaking a 0-0 tie in the bottom of the third for LMU's first hit of the game. She also had two stolen bases.
Bennett now has 10 home runs on the season, the most by a freshman in school history. She is tied for 4th on the LMU single season home run list after just 31 games. She leads the team in almost every offensive category, with a .422 batting average, a .831 slugging percentage, a .551 on-base percentage, 35 hits, 30 RBI, and 21 walks.
The Lions return to action on Wednesday when they host Ohio State at Smith Field at 1:00pm.