RUTHERFORD, N.J. – Felician University senior Nicole Spiegelberg (Blauvelt, N.Y./Tappan Zee) has been selected as the Central Atlantic Collegiate Conference (CACC) Softball Player of the Week for the period ending Mar. 1, the CACC announced on Monday. Spiegelberg wins the award for the fourth time in her career.
Spiegelberg's latest honor comes following Felician's season-opening weekend in Winter Haven, Fla. In six games, the 5-foot-7 first baseman went 6 for 15 (.400) with a double, two home runs, and four runs scored. She drew three walks for a .500 on-base percentage while slugging .867.
During the Golden Falcons' only victory of the week, an 8-3 win over Notre Dame (Ohio) College in Friday's season opener, Spiegelberg was 3 for 3 plus a walk and scored three times. Her home run leading off the seventh inning was the 30th of her career, setting the Felician all-time record she shared during the off-season with Ciera Clark (2012-15).
More information is available at https://www.caccathletics.org/sports/sball/2019-20/releases/32POW.
Spiegelberg is a 2017 graduate of Tappan Zee High of Orangeburg, N.Y. She is the only two-time all-region softball player in Felician history, and holds program career records for home runs (31) and walks (66).
Felician (1-5, 0-0) is guided by first-year head coach Herb Melendez of Levittown, N.Y. The Golden Falcons play eight more games in Winter haven during PFX Athletics' THE Spring Games in the week ahead.
Felician University engages more than 2,400 undergraduate, graduate, and adult students through programs in Arts & Sciences, Business, Nursing, and Education. Universal Franciscan values of respect, social justice, and compassion form an inclusive foundation for transforming the lives of tomorrow's leaders. Felician University was ranked 3rd-best return on investment for private colleges in New Jersey in 2018 by the PayScale.com College ROI Report and is ranked the No. 1 safest college campus in the state by niche.com. Felician University also sponsors 14 varsity intercollegiate sports that compete at the NCAA Division II level. To learn more about Felician University please visit www.felician.edu.