Boston, MA --- WPI senior catcher Lindsay Gurska (Revere, MA) and junior pitcher Casey Arpin (Uxbridge, MA) have been tabbed as the NEWMAC Softball Athlete and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. The last WPI battery to accomplish the feat were Gurska and Clare Doolin '16 for the week ending April 17, 2016.
Gurska, who shared this week's honor with Springfield junior Kristen Drobiak (Griswold, CT), batted .500 (11-for-22) with two home runs, a double, a walk, a stolen base, seven RBI and four runs scored in a 7-1 week for the Engineers. The co-captain enjoyed four multi-hit games to begin the week and had a 12-game streak snapped at Babson before adding an insurance home run in game one versus MIT. She was also 29-for-29 in fielding chances.
Arpin did not allow an earned run or an extra base hit and held batters to a .220 average in 13 1/3 innings across six appearances. She earned wins against Westfield State, Becker and in the NEWMAC regular season finale versus MIT while appearing in both games versus the Owls and both games at Babson.
Top-seeded WPI hosts the first two days of the NEWMAC Softball Championship Friday and Saturday. The Engineers will begin their tournament title defense in the second game of a doubleheader Friday at 4:30pm where they will take on the winner of the 2:30 game between fourth-seeded Babson and fifth-seeded MIT. All six teams will be on campus Saturday for a full slate of action beginning at 10am.