Robert Morris College
Clifton's Dickinson doubles as NEC Player and Pitcher
of the Week
| Clifton's Lauren Dickinson accomplished an unusual double last week as she
dominated the Northeast Conference awards, earning not only Player of the Week honors but also Pitcher of the Week
accolades in women's softball.
Dickinson, a graduate of St. Mary's/Rutherford, took home NEC Player of the Week honors after batting .550 as she
hit safely eight times in 15 official at bats, legging out a trio of doubles, scoring five times and knocking in
three runs. She combined to go 4 for 8 against Quinnipiac, scoring the game-winning run in the opening game and
delivering the game-winning RBI in the nightcap.
In a sweep of a doubleheader against Central Connecticut State, Dickinson went 2 for 3 with a double and walk while
scoring twice in the first game. In the nightcap, the former Gael standout was 2 for 4 with a pair of two-baggers,
knocking in two runs and scoring once.
Dickinson was named the NEC Pitcher of the Week for the second consecutive week as she went 4-0 on the mound, fanning
38 and posting a 0.54 ERA. She went the route in both games of the sweep over Quinnipiac on Saturday, tossing a
two-hit shutout with 14 strikeouts in a 5-0 win in the opener. In the second game, she again scattered a pair of
hits, whiffing 10 in a 10-2 victory.
On Sunday, she was in complete control, firing a four-hit shutout on the opening 5-0 win as she struck out 11.
In the second game, Dickinson hurled another four-hit shutout in a 4-0 victory, whiffing three.
For the week over 26 innings, she allowed only two earned runs and issued a mere two walks. For the season, she
tops the NEC in wins (16), strikeouts (197) and innings pitched (165).
One of only three Lady Colonials to start all 37 games as Robert Morris is off to a 23-14 overall start, Dickinson
is batting .369, having connected for a team-high 41 hits in 111 official plate appearances. She is tied for the
team-lead in homers with six, is tops in doubles with 11 and RBIs with 21 while posting a sparkling slugging percentage
"Lauren has been improving every year, and this season she is one of the top pitchers in the Northeastern
United States," said head coach Craig Coleman, "She has not only improved on some of her pitches, she
has also gotten smarter on the mound. She has upgrade her consistency at the plate as well."
On Saturday (April 28) Dickinson returns to the Garden State when the Lady Colonials travel to Teaneck to play
a doubleheader at Fairleigh Dickinson University in a NEC doubleheader.