Kalapsa is Mountain West Player of the Week

April 9, 2013

Mountain West release

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico senior rightfielder Cassandra Kalapsa has been named Mountain West Player of the Week for games through April 7. This is the first MW weekly award for Kalapsa and the third weekly accolade for UNM this season.

Kalapsa batted .600 (3-for-5) while leading New Mexico to a 2-1 Mountain West series win over Boise State last weekend in Albuquerque. It was the Lobos first conference series win since 2011.

The Atwater, Calif., native homered twice, scored three runs and drove in another three for the weekend. She also registered on-base and slugging percentages of .750 and 1.800, respectively.

On Friday, Kalapsa went 2-for-2 with two RBI, two runs scored and two walks. After drawing a bases-loaded walk that drove in a run in the fifth inning, Kalapsa hit a walkoff home run in the bottom of the seventh to lift the Lobos to a 7-6 victory.

In the second game of the series on Saturday, Kalapsa went 1-for-2 at the plate, recording her second solo home run of the weekend in the bottom of the third inning. She also had a sacrifice bunt in the second frame that advanced the Lobos' leadoff batter, who eventually went on to score New Mexico's first run of the 6-5 win.

On Sunday, Kalapsa went 0-for-1 and drew her third walk of the series in New Mexico's 13-0, five-inning loss to the Broncos.

The Lobos travel to Las Vegas this weekend (April 12-14) for a three-game series at UNLV. The Rebels are 16-22 overall and 2-4 in league play. UNLV's Amanda Oliveto earned Pitcher of the Week honors for going 1-0 in two starts against Fresno State last weekend.

The weekend of April 19-21 the Lobos will host Nevada for a conference series at Lobo Field. The weekend features several promotions, including Pack the Park on April 19 and Little League Night on April 20. Both games begin at 6 p.m. MT.