Brought the fire

Woods named LEC softball player of the week with a .652 batting average

Luke Stergiou / photo editor

Izzy Harris

Equinox Staff

Sophomore Cassie Woods was named Little East Conference Player of the week on behalf of the women’s softball team.

Woods hit a .652 batting average, and as Senior Molly St. Germain said, brought the “fire” to the softball field.

“She has this fire that you can’t put in every player and she has it she is always up and in it,” said St. Germain.

St. Germain said, “I think Cassie is the perfect person for LEC player of the week because she embodies what Keene State softball is. She can hit the ball so well and every time she gets up to bat I have 100% faith that she will hit the ball and every time the ball is hit to the outfield I’m always positive she will get it.”

“It means a lot to be LEC player of the week, it’s a huge honor and it means your one of the best which Cassie is,” St. Germain noted.

Sophomore Lauren Rousseau said that Woods is one of the most dedicated players she has ever played with.

“I love playing with her because her intensity drives me to be the best player I can be her attitude on the field is contagious,” said Rousseau.

“There’s no doubt in my mind that Cassie is deserving of this, she is the hitter you want up in clutch situations and the center fielder who would throw herself into the fence to catch a ball,” Rosseau noted.

Rousseau said, “I think it’s an amazing accomplishment to be named LEC player of the week and I don’t think it could have gone to a more deserving person.”

Woods said that while it was an honor to receive LEC player of the week, “…but more importantly we had a good week in the conference so I was excited to help my team accomplish that.”

While being awarded LEC player of the week is a huge accomplishment, Woods is not stopping here.

Woods said that her, “Long term goal is to continue to enjoy the great game of softball and short term goal is to win LEC’s!”

Woods is a transfer student from Southern Connecticut State University, and this is her second year playing on the KSC Softball Team.

She noted that playing softball at Keene State, “…has helped me grow tremendously both on and off the field. I have developed as an athlete thanks to coach Carrah and as an individual becoming more independent and dedicated toward my future goals.”

Head Softball Coach Carrah Fisk Hennessey said that she was proud to see Woods named LEC player of the week.

“There are 9 teams in the LEC,  that’s about 180 softball student athletes in our conference all playing hard this season. To have a KSC softball player named player of the week is definitely a well-earned honor,” said Hennessey.

Hennessey noted, “Cassie loves softball. She’s up to date on games around the conference, often providing text message updates to everyone about who did what, when, and where. She promotes Keene State Softball to the campus community and to prospective student athletes. She’s tough, she’s smart, and she’s positive on and off the field.”

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