Czechner Garners LSWA Weekly Softball Award

Czechner Garners LSWA Weekly Softball Award

BATON ROUGE – McNeese State’s Ashley Modzelewski and LSU’s Ashley Czechner picked up Louisiana Sports Writers Association [LSWA] Hitter and Pitcher of the Week awards Thursday as voted up by the state’s sports information directors.

A sophomore catcher for the Cowgirls, Modzelewski led McNeese State to a 3-1 week highlighted by a three-game sweep over Lamar. She turned in a .700 batting average, two home runs and 5 RBIs. In total, four of her seven hits went for extra bases. The Sour Lake, Texas native began the week with a solo homer versus then No. 11 LSU and carried that momentum into the Lamar opener where she came away with a 3-for-3 effort and missed hitting for the cycle by a double. Modzelewski finished the weekend with two more RBIs in the series finale.

A junior pitcher for the Tigers, Czechner became the first pitcher on the season to toss a shutout against No. 12 Missouri, a span of 54 games that dated back to April 13, 2012. She fired a two-hitter during the program’s second annual “Strikeout Ovarian Cancer” event and tallied three strikeouts against one walk to improve to 9-0 for the season.

It’s the first career weekly award for Modzelewski and Czechner from the LSWA.

LSWA Louisiana Softball Hitter of the Week
Feb. 14 Mackenzie Miller [ULM]
Feb. 21 Amber Sather [Southeastern Louisiana]
Feb. 27 Tara McKinney [Northwestern State]
March 6 Allison Falcon [LSU]
March 14 Kristen Miles [Louisiana Tech]
March 21 A.J. Andrews [LSU]
March 29 Ashley Bertot [Nicholls State]
April 5 Melanie Goff [Louisiana Tech]
April 11 A.J. Andrews [LSU]
April 18 Nerissa Myers [ULL]
April 25 Ashley Modzelewski [McNeese State]

LSWA Louisiana Softball Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 14 Rachele Fico [LSU]
Feb. 21 Rachele Fico [LSU]
Feb. 27 Rachele Fico [LSU]
March 6 Kylie Roos [Northwestern State]
March 14 Rachele Fico [LSU]
March 21 Meagan Bond [McNeese State]
March 29 Jamie Allred [McNeese State]
April 5 Anna Cross [Louisiana Tech]
April 11 Jordan Wallace [ULL]
April 18 Jordan Wallace [ULL]
April 25 Ashley Czechner [LSU]