Nicholls infielder Ashlyn Reavis, Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Heather Zumo named Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week

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Ashlyn Reavis and Heather Zumo

FRISCO, Texas – Nicholls infielder Ashlyn Reavis and Southeastern Louisiana pitcher Heather Zumo are the Southland Conference Softball Players of the Week, the league announced Tuesday. Southland weekly honors are presented by Hercules Tires.

Reavis claims the season’s first Hitter of the Week award after pushing the Colonels to a perfect 3-0 record on opening weekend. The freshman kicked off the season with a .500 average at the plate, recording five hits, two for extra bases, and driving in five RBI for the weekend.

Reavis registered two runs in Nicholls’ 9-7 victory over North Texas on Friday, followed by two more in a 17-1 win over South Dakota. She then concluded the weekend with two hits on four at-bats for one run in the Colonels’ 6-4 win on Sunday over South Dakota. Nicholls takes the diamond again Friday, Feb. 19, in its home debut for a doubleheader against Southern Miss. Game one slated for a 4 p.m. start.

Zumo opened the season in spectacular fashion for the Lady Lions, recording the program’s seventh no-hitter and helping Southeastern Louisiana to a 3-2 record at the Lion Classic over the weekend. The senior made three appearances for SLU in the tournament, dealing 12 innings of work for a 2-0 record in the circle for the Lady Lions.

Zumo’s body of work included four strikeouts in an 11-0 shutout of South Dakota on Thursday, seven more strikeouts in a 17-15 victory over South Dakota on Friday and two more strikeouts in 6-2 loss to North Texas on Saturday. Southeastern Louisiana is back in action Saturday, Feb. 20, against Jacksonville State at the Green and Gold Classic in Birmingham, Ala.

Softball Hitter of the Week – Ashlyn Reavis, Nicholls – Fr. – M IF – Paris, Texas
Reavis had an impressive debut as a Colonel, hitting .500 games with five RBI in Nicholls’ perfect weekend at the Lion Classic. Three of the runs driven in came on a bases-loaded double in game one against South Dakota, and she then followed it up with a run-scoring triple in the weekend’s finale. Over the Colonels’ opening three games, Reavis scored five runs, drew three walks, and posted a .615 on-base percentage.

Honorable Mention: Avery Miloch, Abilene Christian; Jenna Wildeman, Central Arkansas; Cori McCrary, McNeese.

Softball Pitcher of the Week – Heather Zumo, Southeastern Louisiana – Sr. – RHP – Baton Rouge, La.
Zumo posted a 2-0 showing at the season-opening Lion Classic for Southeastern Louisiana last week. She delivered the seventh no-hitter in program history for the Lady Lions in Thursday’s season-opening win over South Dakota.

Honorable Mention: Jordan Moon, Nicholls.

Southland weekly award winners are nominated and voted upon by each school’s sports information director. Voting for one’s own athlete is not permitted. To earn honorable mention, a student-athlete must appear on at least 25 percent of ballots.

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