NIU softball utility player Stephanie Tofft was named Mid-American Conference West Division Player of the Week for her performance at the Colorado State Classic.
Tofft was an offensive machine as the Huskies won the tournament, taking four of five games. The freshman from Lincoln, Calif., started all five games at catcher for the Huskies and hit an amazing .688, going 11-for-16 from the plate with seven of those hits going for extra bases.
She drove in 15 runs on the weekend, belting two homers and seven doubles, slugging 1.375. Tofft also scored 11 runs.
She now leads the team in batting average (.435) RBIs (17), runs (13), doubles (8) and home runs (2). Tofft drove in a career-high six runs in Northern Illinois’ 19-5 with over Colorado State, going a perfect 4-for-4 with four runs scored, and knocked in four runs in the Huskies’ 13-5 decision over Santa Clara.
The Huskies are back in action Tuesday, March 15, when NIU travels to Stockton, Calif., for a doubleheader. Northern Illinois will face Drake 1 p.m. CT and Pacific at 5 p.m. CT.