The St. Louis Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SLIAC) announced the Players of the Week for April 11, and Westminster College took five of the ten awards. Senior Shannon Perrigo and junior Erica Burney swept the softball awards, senior Collin Brinker won the Pitcher of the Week award for baseball, junior Bret Robertson won the Men's Field Player of the Week, and freshman Jessie Kuykendall grabbed the Women's Track Player of the Week award.
Shannon Perrigo, a senior from Tebbetts, Mo., recorded a pair of conference wins for Westminster last week. She notched two complete games including a two-hitter over MacMurray. Perrigo began the week with a win in game two of a double header against Webster, going seven innings and allowing one earned run while striking out eight. She closed out the week with seven innings of work in a win over MacMurray, allowing just two hits while striking out seven. On the week Perrigo finished with a 2.00 earned-run average and 15 strikeouts in 14 innings pitched, allowing 11 hits total.
Erica Burney, a junior from Ste. Genevieve, Mo., had a record setting performance last week in earning Player of the Week honors. Burney set a new school record for single season runs batted in. She hit .733 over four games, driving in seven and hitting two home runs. Burney was 11-for-15 at the plate, with three three hit games. She finished the week with a 1.267 slugging percentage, with two long balls and two doubles. Burney now has 34 RBI on the season, breaking the record in game two of a double header against MacMurray College.
Collin Brinker, a senior from Auxvasse, Mo., is this week's SLIAC/Diamond Sports Baseball Pitcher of the Week. Brinker picked up a complete game shutout win over Webster University on Saturday. He worked nine scoreless innings, allowing just two hits while walking none and striking out seven. Brinker faced just 28 hitters in the game, one over the minimum, while picking up his fourth win of the season.
Bret Robertson, a junior from California, Mo., is the SLIAC Men's Field Athlete of the Week. Robertson had a stand out performance at the Central Methodist Invite, competing in the Javelin Throw. Robertson placed first in the event with a distance of 170'8". That mark is the longest distance by a SLIAC competitor in the javelin this season.
Jessie Kuykendall, a freshman from Warsaw, Mo., took first place in the 5000 meter run at the Central Methodist Invite over the weekend. Kuykendall completed the race in a time of 19:33.76, third fastest in the SLIAC this season.
Courtesy of SLIAC SID