Salem International University senior Katie Chryssofos (Chapmanville, W.Va./Logan) added to her weekly hardware by being named the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC) Division II Player of the Week, announced the organization Wednesday afternoon.
Chryssofos’ numbers impressed the ECAC after earning Great Midwest Athletic Conference (G-MAC) Hitter of the Week on Monday.
Last week she slugged six home runs in just 10 games to the tune of a .360 batting average to go with 13 RBI, five runs scored and nine walks drawn.
She officially shattered the conference’s single-season record for home runs with No. 14 and added her 15th of the season against Cedarville on Saturday. This past Monday at Bluefield State Chryssofos tallied two more home runs to push her season total to 17 and her career total to 40.
The Chapmanville native had a monster game to kick off the series against Ohio Valley by slugging two home runs and driving in six as part of a 2-for-3 line at the plate. The Fighting Scots chose to walk her in all four plate appearances in game two – resulting in no official at-bats.
Chryssofos also put a charge in the ball for homers against Alderson Broaddus and twice against Cedarville.
Her positional versatility was also on display as she played multiple games at second base and in right field as the Tigers dealt with multiple injuries.
Chryssofos is currently the G-MAC’s career leader in RBI (126) and home runs (39) and has moved into a tie for first in total bases (273).
This is the second time in her career that she has been named ECAC Player of the Week. Last year she earned the laurel on April 21, 2015, nearly a year to the date of her most recent nod.
Chryssofos and the rest of the Salem International softball team have a pair of non-conference doubleheaders today at Bluefield State and Thursday, April 21 when it hosts Fairmont State at 2 p.m.