Thursday afternoon, the National Junior College Athletic Association named Lackawanna College outfielder, Sierra Mulgrew, its Division II National Player of the Week for week 7 of the 2017 softball season.
Mulgrew earned this honor by helping lead the Falcons to a 7-1 win/loss record on its spring trip to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The Falcons' right fielder had 13 hits in 20 at bats for a .650 batting average. Eight of those thirteen hits were for extra bases. During the week. she had 5 doubles 2 triples and a home run. Mulgrew also reached base on 3 walks, scored 8 times and drove in 7 runs; she even stole a base.
On learning of Mulgrew's selection, Lackawanna's head softball coach, Jeff Pittsman said, Sierra was impressive in our practices leading up to the team's spring trip, the only question was, would she be able to carry that over to our games at Myrtle Beach. Not only did she meet our expectations, she exceeded them. She makes good contact and she demonstrated that she could hit with power". Pittsman added, "Mulgrew is a very smart, hardworking and dedicated player, our staff believes that because of those characteristics she will continue to excel over the rest of our season".
Mulgrew is the fourth Lackawanna College student athlete to be recognized as a Player of the Week by the NJCAA for performances in their respective sports. Earlier this year David Pindell garnered that recognition for his play during week 12 of the football season. Alexandra Jackson was named Player of the Week in Women's Basketball for her performance during week 14 of the basketball season. Most recently Connor Perry was named the DII Player of the Week in Baseball.
Mulgrew is a freshman from Scranton, Pennsylvania and graduate of West Scranton High School.