DePaul sophomore pitcher Becca Heteniak has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week for the week ending April 27, it was announced on Tuesday.
Heteniak saw action in each of DePaul’s eight wins last week, going 7-0 in the circle and adding a save against Connecticut. The All-American tossed 43.1 innings, allowing just 17 hits and two earned runs for a 0.32 ERA. She held opposing batters to a stingy .114 batting average.
On Thursday against Illinois-Chicago, Heteniak tossed her third career no-hitter as DePaul defeated the Flames 5-0. She then threw an eight-inning shutout aginst Loyola-Chicago on Wednesday and combined for a shutout against Big East foes Connecticut (game two) and Providence (game one) on the weekend.
Heteniak helped her own cause at the plate as she led DePaul with 10 RBI, three home runs and a pair of doubles. The sophomore finished the week with a .364 average and eight hits. Against Illinois, Heteniak smashed a pair of home runs, marking the first time in her collegiate career that she has had two home runs in a single game.
DePaul is ranked at No. 20 in this week’s USA Today/NFCA Division I Top-25 Poll. The Blue Demons host a three-game mini-tournament today featuring No. 1 Alabama, No. 11 Northwestern and DePaul.