The National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA) has named Kankakee Community College's Matti Lanie as the Division II Softball Player of the Week for April 1-7 (Week 11). The award is the first for Lanie, and the first this season for the Cavaliers.
Lanie, a freshman outfielder from Momence, Illinois, batted an impressive .739 over seven games, scoring 15 runs and stealing nine bases. The Cavaliers won all seven games to extend a 16-game unbeaten streak, during which Lanie enjoyed her own ten-game hitting streak. In the seven games, she was 17 for 23 and drove in nine runs. In a 13-2 win over the College of DuPage, Lanie was a perfect 4 for 4 with four runs scored and three batted in.
Lanie and the Cavaliers are 19-10-1 on the season and receiving votes in the latest NJCAA Division II Poll.
Need a lesson on stealing bases? Call Kankakee's Matti Lanie.— NJCAA Softball (@NJCAASoftball) April 10, 2019
The freshman posted 9⃣ stolen bases and 15 runs for the Cavaliers to become the latest #NJCAASoftball Division II Player of the Week! #NJCAAPOTW pic.twitter.com/vLXHXSiTol