MANSFIELD, Mass. – For the second-straight week, freshman Courtney Fisher of the No. 24-ranked Saint Anselm College softball team collected a weekly award from the Northeast-10 Conference, as she was named the league's Rookie of the Week on Monday afternoon.
After picking up NE10 Pitcher of the Week honors last Monday, Fisher was tabbed the NE10 Rookie of the Week for the second time this season, previously earning the honor on Mar. 5. In four appearances last week, Fisher went 2-0 with two saves while posting a 0.39 ERA in 18.0 innings of work. She is the first NE10 softball student-athlete to be named the league's Rookie of the Week twice this season.
In her first start of the week, the rookie threw a four-hit shutout in a 6-0 victory at Saint Michael's on Tuesday. Later in the week, she allowed just one unearned run on six hits in a complete game during an 8-1 win at Stonehill on Saturday. Fisher collected a three-inning save on Monday in a 6-2 triumph at Assumption and a conventional three-out save at Stonehill on Friday in a 4-2 win.
Fisher has put together a standout freshman campaign on the Hilltop, going 14-5 with three saves in 27 appearances. She has gone the distance in 16 of her 20 starts, compiling a 1.95 ERA in 143.1 innings in the circle. Fisher has made eight appearances in Saint Anselm's program-record 13-game winning streak, going 6-0 with two saves and a 0.51 ERA in 41.1 innings pitched.
Within the NE10, Fisher ranks tied for fourth in saves, sixth in both wins and innings pitched and seventh in ERA this season. Her 14 victories are the most by a Saint Anselm freshman since Andrea Messina '03 won 18 games in 2000.
As the top seed from the Northeast Division, Saint Anselm has a double-bye into the semifinals of this week's NE10 Championship. The Hawks will play their opening game at the tournament on Friday, May 4 at 12 p.m. at Adelphi University against an opponent to be determined.