Redshirt-sophomore Josh Brodeur was named the Atlantic 10 Player of The Week as announced by the conference office on Monday.
He shared the honor with Fordham University utility player Jason Coules. Brodeur had a .474 batting average and a .500 on-base percentage against No. 25 Arizona and No. 27 Central Michigan.
“It was a great opportunity to play two really good schools,” Brodeur said. “It was great for the guys to play the way we did, it showed we can play with anyone.”
Prior to this weekend, the No. 25 Wildcats held opposing hitters to a measly .185 average.
“It’s so cool playing here,” Brodeur stated. “URI was always the dream for me, my dad went here and he was always putting it in the back of my mind.”
Brodeur also drove in five runs along with a perfect 2-2 in stolen bases.
“We just tried to not get too big,” Brodeur said. “One of our coaches, Chris Hess, said to keep the pressure on the defense and we did which allowed us to win.”
Women’s Track and Field:
Sophomore Noelya Delacruz was named the A-10 Field Performer of The Week for the week of Feb. 25. Delacruz earned her first weekly accolade for her weight throw performance of 18.69 meters.
She also finished second in the shot put with a toss of 11.43 meters.
In the A-10 Championship this past weekend, Delacruz finished fifth in the women’s weight throw with a toss of 17.35 meters.
During her freshman campaign, Delacruz finished no worse than 21st in every event she participated in which was highlighted by a second-place finish at the Brown Invitational in 2019.
The Providence, R.I. native attended St. Mary’s Bayview in East Providence where she was a standout at all field competitions. She was an academic all-state member along with being Second Team All-State in the shot put. She also brought honors such as Outstanding Athlete of the Year and the Most Decorated Track and Field Athlete.