Fort Lewis College softball has maintained a steady presence when it comes to the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) weekly awards this season.
This week, it was FLC junior Taylor Hollestelle who was named the RMAC Player of the Week. She joined teammates Angelique Elemen, a two-time player of the week winner, and Emily Morris, who was named pitcher of the week after Week 1, as weekly award winners only five weeks into this season.
During four games at Adams State University in Alamosa, Hollestelle hit for a .706 average (12-of-17) with a home run, a triple and three doubles for a 1.176 slugging percentage. She drove in nine runs and scored 11 times and did not strikeout. In the final game of the series, she went 5-for-5 with her homer, one double and four runs batted in to go with another four runs scored in FLC’s 21-2 win.
This season, the transfer from Eastern Arizona has hit for a .365 average with five homers, 20 RBIs and 21 runs. She has struck out only four times in 74 at-bats.
The Skyhawks (6-15, 1-7 RMAC) will travel to Lakewood to play Colorado Christian in four games Saturday and Sunday. FLC will return home March 16-17 with four games against Black Hills State University.
Hollestelle is a 2016 graduate of Morenci High School.