Junior Raquel Alvarez (Elmonte, CA/Bishop Amat) was named the Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference Player of the Week, leading the Griffs to six straight MAAC victories. She batted .667 for the week with two doubles and her first career home run.
In the Griffs 8-2 and 4-2 sweep over the Niagara Purple Eagles, Alvarez went 6-for-7 with two runs scored and two RBI. She knocked in four RBI while going 7-for-8 in the Griffs 5-4 and 6-2 victories over Marist. In their 8-0 triumph over the Siena Saints, she drove in a pair of runs with a double into center field in the bottom of the sixth. At second base, she handled 20 chances without an error with 14 put outs and six assists.
The Griffs are 24-10 overall and 10-2 in the MAAC. They will host Manhattan (15-20;6-6) Saturday, May 1 at 10 a.m. and league-leading St. Peters (27-13;9-1) Sunday, May 2 also at 10 a.m. in the Demske Sports Complex.
See her profile at: http://www.canisius.edu/canhp/departments/athletics/varsity/womens/softball/profiles.html#alvarez
Assistant Director of Athletics
for Promotions and Publicity
Phone: (716) 888-2977