Feb. 17, 2014
IRVING, Texas - North Texas softball senior Brooke Foster was awarded the Conference USA Player of the Week award following her efforts in the Lovelace Invitational, in which she hit .588 with 10 hits in the five-game tourney.
Foster posted a slugging percentage of .941 and hit a double, triple, and, in the championship game, when NT was down to Northern Iowa in the bottom of the sixth, hit a clutch three-run home run to give the Mean Green the lead and eventually the win.
"Brooke Foster in my opinion is one of the best lead-off hitters that I've ever penciled in the starting lineup," head coach Tracey Kee said. "The kid just finds a way to get on base consistently anyway she can whether it be a hit, a walk or hitting the ball in play and beating it out.
The senior also stole a base in the tournament-opening win over Nicholls St. and made a living on the bags, scoring eight total runs for the Mean Green.
"She's a five-tool athlete, and when you can have one of those in your lead-off spot, it bodes well for the entire offense," coach Kee concluded.
North Texas, now on a six-game win streak, continues play this Thursday, Feb. 20, at 5 p.m. against Texas State at Lovelace Stadium.