Massa wins MVC Newcomer of the Week


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By Sean Carley

SIU softball freshman Katelyn Massa was named the Missouri Valley Conference’s Newcomer of the Week on Monday after arguably the best weekend of her young career.

Massa went 7-for-14 over the weekend with seven RBIs and two home runs, all team bests. Her weekend raised her average 45 points, from .283 to .328, third-best on the team.

It is the fourth time a Saluki has taken home a weekly award this season, with sophomore Brianna Jones winning Pitcher of the Week last week and freshman right fielder Susie Baranski winning Newcomer of the Week twice earlier in March.


SIU currently stands in first place in the MVC at 7-2 in conference play, and will next play St. Louis at 4 p.m. Wednesday at Charlotte West Stadium.

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