Freshman infielder Sahvanna Jaquish of the LSU softball team was named Southeastern Conference Freshman of the Week, the league announced Monday, after she helped the Tigers to three wins last week.
Jaquish, a native of Highland, Calif., had a .467 batting average, .529 on-base percentage and .867 slugging percentage in four games. She added three extra-base hits, three RBIs and five runs.
In Saturday’s Game 2 of the South Carolina series, she became the third player in team history to post five hits in a game; she finished a home run short of the cycle in a 5-for-5 effort with an RBI and three runs. Jaquish hit her team-leading 10th home run in the series opener against the Gamecocks and also scored twice.
MARYLAND SIGNEE IS FIRST FOR 2014-15: Amanda Atanasson of Owings Mills, Md., signed to play for the Lady Tigers.
A five-star talent by TennisRecruiting.net ranked the No. 1 recruit in Maryland and sixth in the Mid-Atlantic region, Atanasson is LSU’s first signee for the 2014-15 season.
Atanasson has trained at Junior Tennis Champions Center in College Park, Md., which was honored as the 2013 Team USA Developmental Program of the Year.