Ivy League gives props to three Quakers

Sarah Schneider of the softball team, Asa Wilson of the baseball team, and Krissy Kowalski of the women’s lacrosse team have earned weekly conference recognition.

Sophomore goalkeeper Krissy Kowalski of the women’s lacrosse team (top), freshman catcher Asa Wilson of the baseball team (bottom), and junior catcher Sarah Schneider of the softball team (right). (Images: Penn Athletics)  

On the diamond and field last week, a trio of Quakers put on performances worthy of praise.

Junior catcher Sarah Schneider of the softball team batted much better than average across five games and has earned Ivy Player of the Week honors. All told, she was 8-16 (.500) with four extra-base hits, including three home runs, five RBIs, two stolen bases, and six runs scored.

In Penn’s 7-1 victory over Delaware State in Delaware on March 16, the first game of a doubleheader, she was 1-3 with one double, one RBI, one stolen base, and two runs scored. She was 0-3 in the second game, a 4-0 Quaker win.

On March 19, in the first game of a doubleheader against Columbia at Penn Park, she was 3-3 with two home runs, three RBIs, one stolen base, and two runs scored in the Red & Blue’s 11-8 loss. She batted 1-3 in Penn’s 4-1 loss in the second game.

Closing out the series against Columbia, Schneider was 3-4 with one home run, one RBI, and two runs in the Quakers’ 5-3 Sunday triumph at Penn Park.

The softball team (5-15) takes on the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (6-17) on March 23 at 3 p.m. at Penn Park.

Playing in three games last week at Meiklejohn Stadium, freshman Asa Wilson, a catcher on the baseball team, batted 5-12 (.417) with two RBIs and four runs scored. He has been named Ivy League Rookie of the Week.

Facing Monmouth on March 16, he was 2-4 with one run and one RBI in Penn’s 11-5 win. Against Wagner on March 18, he was 2-4 with one double and one run in the Red & Blue’s 10-6 victory. On March 20 against Wagner, he was 1-4 with one homerun, one RBI, and two runs scored, and one stolen base in Penn’s 9-4 triumph.

Riding a six-game winning streak, the baseball team (11-5) takes on Lehigh (12-6) on Wednesday at 3 p.m. at Meiklejohn Stadium.

Sophomore Goalkeeper Krissy Kowalski on the women’s lacrosse team had a career-high 17 saves in the Red & Blue’s 10-7 win over Georgetown on March 19, and has picked up Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week accolades. She played the entire 60 minutes and collected her third win of the year.

Kowalski currently leads the conference in goals against average (9.46) and save percentage (.542), and ranks fourth in saves per game (8.67).

The women’s lacrosse team (3-4) takes on No. 3 Maryland (7-0) on March 23 at 7 p.m. in College Park.