Canopy selected as MVC Player of the Week
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[March 20, 2012]
ST. LOUIS -- Illinois State
Laura Canopy, was named the Missouri Valley Conference Softball
Player of the Week for the first time in her career, after going 9
for 15 with five RBIs in five games last week for the Redbirds.
Canopy, who is currently on a seven-game hitting streak, opened the
week by going 3 for 6 with an RBI in Monday's doubleheader at No.
16/17 Louisville. The Hopedale native carried that momentum into
conference play, going 6 for 9 in the conference-opening series at
Missouri State, helping ISU to a pair of wins over the Bears. The
sophomore first baseman raised her batting average 74 points on the
week and currently ranks third on the team with a .324 mark, in
addition to her team-best .442 on-base percentage.
Canopy and the
Redbirds will be on their home field at Marian Kneer Stadium for the
first time this weekend, when they host MVC foe Wichita State in a
three-game set beginning at noon Saturday.
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