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Springfield's Drobiak and WPI's Gurska, Arpin Claim NEWMAC Weekly Honors

Springfield's Drobiak and WPI's Gurska, Arpin Claim NEWMAC Weekly Honors

NEWMAC Softball Co-Athlete of the Week

Kristen Drobiak, Springfield (Junior, Griswold, Conn.)

Kirsten Drobiak, a junior infielder for Springfield College, led the Pride to a 4-1 week, including a win over Wheaton and a doubleheader sweep of Wellesley on Sunday. On the week, Drobiak was 11-for-19 (.579) with an on-base percentage of .600 and slugging .895. The junior Physician Assistant major cracked three doubles and drove in seven runs on the week, including a career-best five RBI in game two against Wheaton. 

NEWMAC Softball Co-Athlete of the Week

Lindsay Gurksa, WPI (Senior, Revere, Mass.)

Gurska batted .500 (11-for-22) with two home runs, a double, a walk, a stolen base, seven RBI and four runs scored in a 7-1 week for the Engineers. The co-captain enjoyed four multi-hit games to begin the week and had a 12-game streak snapped at Babson before adding an insurance home run in game one versus MIT. She was also 29-for-29 in fielding chances.

NEWMAC Softball Pitcher of the Week

Casey Arpin, WPI (Junior, Uxbridge, Mass.)

Arpin did not allow an earned run or an extra base hit and held batters to a .220 average in 13 1/3 innings across six appearances for the Engineers last week. She earned wins against Westfield State, Becker and in the NEWMAC regular season finale versus MIT while appearing in both games versus the Owls and both games at Babson.