March 17, 2014
CENTER VALLEY, Pa. - After batting .455 and recording seven stolen bases to help the Boston University softball team claim five wins, senior Jayme Mask has earned her first Patriot League Player of the Week Award, the conference office announced Monday afternoon.
Serving as the catalyst for the Terriers' offense, the 2013 America East Player of the Year scored eight runs and tallied four RBIs to earn her third career weekly honor. She is the fourth player at BU to be recognized this season, joining freshman Moriah Connolly (player), sophomore Melanie Russell (pitcher) and freshman Brittany Younan (rookie).
In the doubleheader sweep over Cleveland State and Quinnipiac, she went a combined 5-of-7 with four runs scored and two RBIs. She broke her own school record for stolen bases in a game and a 22-year-old Patriot League record with five swiped bags against the Vikings.
During this past weekend's Michele Smith Spring Break Tournament, she reached home plate three times in the 10-2 win over Maine and posted a run scored with an RBI during the 4-3 victory against LIU Brooklyn.
More than a week away from their first home game, the Terriers (11-10) will next compete at the Yale Invitational on March 23-24. BU will play in two games against both the host Bulldogs and Bryant.
Coincidentally, Bryant is coached by Terrier alum Shayne Lotito ('09), who had her career record for steals broken by Mask in the game against Cleveland State.