Zak Kooser of men’s lacrosse and Maddie Walter of softball have been named Hood College’s Athletes of the Week for March 11, 2019.
Kooser led the Blazers to a 2-0 week while registering 16 points on seven goals and nine assists. In a 16-5 win at Washington & Jefferson, he scored two goals with three assists and two ground balls. The senior then tied school records with six assists and 11 points (including five goals) in a 19-10 win over St. Vincent. His five goals tied a career-high.
Walter went 2-1 with three complete games in three starts and had a 13-to-1 strikeout-walk ratio in Plant City, Florida last week. She held Bluffton to four hits and one run in her collegiate debut and struck out a season-high seven against Simmons. In an extra-inning win over Illinois College, she retired 16 of the final 19 batters and allowed just one run in eight innings. At the plate, she had the walk-off hit against Illinois College and finished the week with a .316 average.