Marinec Earns HL Player of the Week Honors
Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Marinec Earns HL Player of the Week Honors
Jessie Marinec earned her second career HL Player of the Week award. (Rick Scuteri)

Redshirt sophomore middle infielder Jessie Marinec (Alsip, Ill./Marist) was named the Horizon League Player of the Week for the second time in her career Tuesday after matching her career home run total last week with four round-trippers.

Marinec kicked off the week with a 3-for-4 effort in the Crusaders’ win at New Mexico State last Tuesday, scoring two runs and driving in a run with a solo homer.  It marked the first of three straight games that Marinec hit a home run, as the sophomore went yard in Valpo’s opener versus New Mexico State at the Diamond Devil Invitational and then hit a four-bagger against host #5 Arizona State, the second time in her career that Marinec has hit a home run against a top-five opponent.  She also hit a home run in the Crusaders’ game against Pacific.

On the week, Marinec went 8-for-19 (.421) with six runs scored and five RBIs.  Thanks to her four home runs, which matched her career home run total, Marinec ended the week with a slugging percentage of 1.053.  Marinec and the rest of the Crusaders return to action Friday at the San Diego Classic II.