McLaughlin, Scherer honored by ECC with weekly awards

Laura McLaughlin and Brooke Scherer received recognition from the ECC on Monday.
Laura McLaughlin and Brooke Scherer received recognition from the ECC on Monday.

OLD WESTBURY, N.Y. — Softball's Laura McLaughlin and Brooke Scherer earned weekly awards from the East Coast Conference on Monday.

McLaughlin, the Pitcher of the Week, produced a near-perfect week to shave her season ERA to 1.72. In 21 2/3 innings on the mound in appearances against Queens, Molloy and Chestnut Hill, McLaughlin limited opponents to one unearned run and 14 hits while striking out 22 and walking four.

Scherer, the Rookie of the Week, hit a combined .579 (11-for-19) with three homers and five RBIs in six games. Her .395 season average leads ECC freshmen and ranks sixth overall in the league. Scherer also earned the ECC's Rookie of the Week honor on March 6.

Also recognized by the ECC as part of its weekly honor roll: Katie Meinecke (women's lacrosse), Rafal Charkiewicz (men's tennis) and Francisco Caldas (men's tennis).