May 4, 2010
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Junior Ashley Stager was named the Atlantic Coast Conference’s final Softball Player of the Week for 2010, league officials announced Tuesday morning.
Stager, who started all 56 games of the regular season at shortstop this year, moved into the clean-up spot against Virginia on May 2 and proceeded to hit for the cycle in FSU’s 9-6 victory.
Over the course of the weekend series against the Cavaliers, the Trinity, Fla. native registered five hits in nine at-bats. Stager batted .556 for the week and had a slugging percentage of a whopping 1.222.
“This is such a nice honor for Ashley,” FSU head coach Lonni Alameda said. “She has worked very hard to be a consistent ball player for us. She loves the game and it shows in how she practices day-in and day-out. She brings the same mentality every day and it is nice to see her get recognized for her efforts this past weekend.
“To hit for the cycle is such a unique once-in-a-career type of opportunity and we all had the joy of watching her accomplish it.”
Florida State finished the regular-season in third place in the ACC and will next play in the conference championship in Blacksburg, Va. starting May 14.
Game times and matchups will be announced in the near future.