March 4, 2013
WEST POINT, N.Y. -
Army junior outfielder Amanda Nguyen was selected as the Patriot League Player of the Week on Monday in the conference's first release of the season. It is the fifth time that Nguyen has been selected for weekly honors as the two-time all-league pick earned her first player nod last year after being tabbed three times as a rookie in 2011.
Nguyen was outstanding offensively in the first nine games of the season batting .394 leading the team in hits (13), runs (nine) and stolen bases (6-6). She had a very productive showing last weekend in Virginia at the Spartan Classic, batting .643 recording hits in all four games with multiple hits in the last three. She scored six of Army's 12 runs and was perfect in all six steal attempts.
The native of Houston, Texas, posted a .643 slugging percentage and .667 on-base percentage at the Spartan Classic as Army's leadoff batter, and did not make an error in 12 fielding attempts.
Nguyen tallied the game-winning run in a 4-2 decision in the lone loss suffered by Delaware (10-3) at the tournament. She scored four of Army's six runs in an 8-6 loss to host Norfolk State Saturday and its lone run in a 10-1 loss to Marist the second day.
Nguyen lists sixth all-time on the Academy chart with 86 career runs, while her 52 stolen bases are two shy of second place. The three-year starter is just four hits away from breaking into Army's top 10 list (153).
Freshman Kasey McCravey earned honorable mention honors. She hit .321 with one home run, seven RBIs and six runs scored in Army's first nine games. The third baseman hit safely in five games, including each of the last three at the Spartan Classic.
The Black Knights (3-6) are idle this week before traveling to Florida for their annual spring break. Army opens its eight-game schedule at the Rebel Spring Games in Kissimmee on Monday, March 11, when the Black Knights take on Wagner and Robert Morris in a split doubleheader beginning at 5 p.m.