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Rutkowski Named HL Player of the Week
Jordan Rutkowski was named the HL Player of the Week. (Dave Schofield)
Jordan Rutkowski was named the HL Player of the Week. (Dave Schofield)

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Valparaiso softball senior Jordan Rutkowski (Alden, N.Y./Alden) has been named the Horizon League Player of the Week after enjoying an outstanding weekend at the plate last weekend at the Frost Classic. 

Rutkowski hit .533 (8-for-15) over the five games last weekend and slugged at an impressive 1.267 clip, picking up two doubles and three home runs.  The senior catcher also scored five runs while driving in 11 runners.  She kicked off the weekend with a 3-for-4, 2-RBI effort against East Tennessee State on Friday, but saved her best for Saturday.  In Valpo’s win over UT-Martin, Rutkowski went 2-for-3 with a home run, two runs scored and three RBIs, and followed in a run-rule victory over Niagara by hitting her second career grand slam as part of a career-high six-RBI game, going 2-for-3 with a pair of round trippers.

Rutkowski earns her second career weekly honor from the league office and is already the third Crusader to earn weekly accolades this season.  The senior and the rest of the Crusaders return to action this weekend at the UTEP Invitational in El Paso, Texas, starting with a 3:30 p.m. game against Iowa State this Friday, March 2.

M Soccer Lake Forest Brown Field
Aug 23, 11:00 a.m. Valpo
M Soccer Lewis Brown Field
Aug 25, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Football Valpo Macomb, Ill.
Aug 28, 6:00 p.m. Western Illinois
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 29, 3:00 p.m. Wofford
M Soccer Valpo Raleigh, N.C.
Aug 29, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina State
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 2:00 p.m. Campbell
Volleyball Valpo Durham, N.C.
Aug 30, 6:00 p.m. North Carolina Central
M Soccer Valpo Davidson, N.C.
Aug 31, 3:00 p.m. Davidson
Volleyball IUPUI ARC
Sep 3, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 10:00 a.m. UMKC
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m. Stephen F. Austin
W CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:00 p.m.
M CC Crusader Open Sunset Hills Farm
Sep 5, 5:45 p.m.
Volleyball Valpo Brookings, S.D.
Sep 6, 2:00 p.m. South Dakota State
Football Saint Joseph's (Ind.) Brown Field
Sep 6, 7:00 p.m. Valpo
M Soccer Valpo Indianapolis, Ind.
Sep 9, 6:00 p.m. Butler