The College of Staten Island women’s softball team recently put the cap on a 7-3 week, a week that included a win over nationally-ranked Moravian College and the securement of the CUNYAC Regular Season Championship, and for their efforts they earned a clean sweep of weekly honors from the CUNYAC.  Antoinette Galbo took home Player of the Week honors with Patricia Riches grabbing another Rookie of the Week citation.  Alison Meagher earned her first CUNYAC weekly award being named Pitcher of the Week.

For Galbo, this is her second CUNYAC Player of the Week honor and she was highly deserving.  The sophomore who bats in the No. 2 hole put up an outstanding .483 batting average this past week complete with 12 runs scored (tied for a team high) with five RBI and a team best five stolen bases.  Galbo posted two four-hit games last week.  For the season she is now batting an even .400.  She leads the squad with eight stolen bases and is third on the team in hits (40) and runs scored with 36.

Patricia Riches is the team’s overall leader this season, batting a healthy .548.  This past week she became the 16th player in CSI history to record 50+ hits in a season and now stands with a total of 57.  Last week in 10 games she batted .467 (14-30) with a team high 15 RBI and 12 runs plated.  Of her 14 hits, five were for extra bases, including four doubles and a home run.  She was also walked three times and was hit by a pitch on four other occasions, raising her on-base percentage up to .553 on the week.  She was also perfect in the field on 33 chances.  The award by the CUNYAC is her fifth of the season.

Getting her first CUNYAC award was pitcher Alison Meagher, who is developing into one of the CUNYAC’s and region’s finest pitchers.  The sophomore is coming off of her finest outing, a 3-1 winner over No. 7 Moravian College this past weekend.  Overall she was 2-0 with a 1.00 ERA last week, pitching 14 innings, allowing 9 hits while fanning 11 batters.  For the season, she is now 6-1 with a 0.77 ERA.  In 45.1 innings pitched she has yielded only 29 hits, fanning 44 while walking only 12.  Opponents are batting just .180 against her.

Now 28-6 this season, CSI next plays on Thursday, when they host Drew University for a 4:30pm doubleheader.