MILWAUKEE – On Tuesday, the Northern Athletics Collegiate Conference announced its weekly honors for the second week of the 2019 season with Alverno senior infielder Carina Jimenez being selected as the conference's position player of the week following her historic 10-game stretch.
On the week Jimenez hits .517 as she collected 15 hits through the final eight games of the team's Florida swing. Included in her 15 hits was two doubles and one home run, which came on Tuesday against Mitchell College as a grand slam. Jimenez drove in 16 runs and scored 10 on the week including six RBIs against Mitchell and a week-best three runs scored against Sage.
She has had eight multi-hit efforts in the team's 10 games thus far on the season, including a walk-off hit in the team's upset win over Bridgewater. Three of her hits on the week game in the team's 7-5 victory over Houghton on Thursday, as she became the second player in as many days to collect their 100th career hit as classmate Andie Vandertie also accomplished the feat a day prior.
On the young season, Jimenez is currently sixth in the conference in hitting with her .517 average and is second in the league with 19 hits to go along with a league-leading 18 RBIs, while she is also tied for third in the league with 11 runs scored. She is 10th in the conference in slugging percentage at .694 as she is tied for ninth in the league in doubles and tied for second in the league with her one home run on the year.
Jimenez is the first Alverno softball player to be named conference position player of the week since the end of the 2013 season, when Ashleigh Sagat '14 earned player of the week accolades for the last week in April of her junior season. She is the first Alverno softball student-athlete to earn a weekly award since the 2015 season, when Olivia Schneider '18 earned Pitcher of the Week recognition for the week of March 16-22.
Alverno (7-3) will look to get back to action on Saturday, March 23, when the Inferno visit non-conference Beloit for a doubleheader beginning at 1:00 p.m.