Arizona Christian’s Claire Buckley and USAO’s Emily Cerny were chosen as national players of the week in softball by the NAIA for their play in Week Three.
Buckley, a junior, was named the National Player of the Week. She racked up 25 total bases with 12 hits, four doubles and three home runs to help the Firestorm go 3-1 on the week. She went 5-for-5 against OUAZ on Saturday.
Cerny, a senior, was named the National Pitcher of the Week. She threw her second no-hitter of the season in an 11 strikeout performance this week and allowed just five hits and fanned 46 batters on the way to four wins in five games.