Belenchia named Becker Athlete of the Week

Samantha Belenchia

LEICESTER, Mass. --- Senior pitcher Samantha Belenchia (Ansonia, Conn. / Ansonia) of the Becker College softball team has been named the Becker Athlete of the Week for the week ending April 28, 2019.

Belenchia was dominant this past week, with a 1.67 ERA over 21 innings as the senior team captain went 3-0 for the Hawks. She capped off her week on Sunday by becoming only the second pitcher to beat Eastern Nazarene this season. At the plate, Belenchia was equally impressive, batting .524 and crossing home plate seven times over six games.

Belenchia led Becker to a 5-1 week, helping them clinch the third seed in the upcoming New England Collegiate Conference (NECC) Tournament.

The Hawks are playing in the first round of the NECC Tournament on Tuesday when they play host to sixth-seeded Newbury College in a 4:00 p.m. single-elimination game.

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