Laughlin Named MAC East Player of the Week
Kent State senior Shannon Laughlin (Fairview Park, Ohio) was named Mid-American Conference East Division Player of the Week on Tuesday after helping the Golden Flashes sweep a doubleheader from Buffalo Sunday.
In two games, Laughlin hit .600 (6-for-10) with two doubles, a home run and seven runs batted in. She carried a 1.100 slugging percentage, a .636 on-base percentage and scored four runs.
In the Flashes' game one, 10-inning marathon victory, Laughlin singled and scored in the ninth and hit a home run in the 10th. Kent State put up four-run first innings in both games against the Bulls, each of which started with RBI doubles by Laughlin.
Laughlin leads the Flashes with 11 doubles. In conference-only games, she is tied for first in the MAC with teammate Lauren Grimes (Tallmadge, Ohio) in doubles.
Laughlin joins Abbey Ledford (West Liberty, Ohio) as the second Kent State player to earn MAC Player of the Week honors this season. Emma Johnson (Groveport, Ohio) has earned two pitcher of the week honors.
The Golden Flashes return to action Wednesday, hosting Penn State in a doubleheader.