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Huskie softball outfielder Dani Parrish named MAC West Player of the Week for Texas output

February 16, 2011
Dani Parrish

Dani Parrish

Northern Illinois University center fielder Dani Parrish was named Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week for her performance at the Texas Classic this past weekend.

Parrish, a native of Plainfield, Ind., was the offensive catalyst for the Huskies (0-5) in the Texas Classic in Austin, Texas over the weekend, going 6-for-18 with three RBIs and two runs scored. She started all five games of the tournament in center field, going 1-for-3 with a two-run double in a 3-2 loss to Tulsa in the season opener.

She followed that performance with a 3-for-4 effort against Louisville with two stolen bases and scored NIU’s lone run in a 6-1 defeat to the Cardinals. In an 8-4 loss to No. 15 Texas, Parrish went 2-for-5 with an RBI and a run scored. She leads the teams in RBIs with three, hits with six and stolen bases with two.

The Huskies are back in action Feb. 25-27 when NIU returns to the Lone Star State for the Texas Tech Invitational II. Northern Illinois will open up against Wichita State at noon Friday, Feb. 25.

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