Benedictine University's Ele Sakellaropoulos and Marian University's Paige Rauhut have been named the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference Position Player and Pitching Softball Student-Athletes of the Week for events of March 26-April 1, as selected by the league's sports information directors.
Sakellaropoulos (Tinley Park, Ill.) hit .615 (8-of-13) during a 5-1 week for the Eagles with two homers and six RBIs. The junior racked up three multi-hit performances including a 3-for-3 showing with two doubles and two RBIs in a win over Elmhurst College. She reached base in nine consecutive plate appearances at one point in the week.
Rauhut (McHenry, Ill.) compiled a 1.40 ERA as she earned two complete-game wins and a save. The sophomore right-hander only allowed three earned runs in her three appearances and struck out nine batters. She was especially strong in the opener of a twin bill at Wisconsin Lutheran College where she went the distance only allowing four hits and striking out five.
Other position player nominations: Lauren Greif, Alverno; Melissa Balkema, Concordia Chicago; Sara Rosenow, Concordia Wisconsin; Paige Chladek, Lakeland; Ally Fox, Marian; Gretchen Schrubbe, Rockford;
Other pitching nominations: Olivia Schneider, Alverno; Becky Karlinski, Benedictine; Jenna Pozezinski, Concordia Wisconsin; Abby Mahsem, Wisconsin Lutheran.