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Mark DeCotis, Athletic Communications

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Four Nationally Ranked Softball Players Share BCC Student-Athlete of Week Honors


Kat Ammons
Kat Ammons

March 18, 2013 - Softball players Kat Ammons, Cassie Boggs, Shannen Marchu and Nichole Mills share the honors as Brevard Community College Student-Athletes of the Week for the week ending March 17.

All four are nationally ranked in the latest NJCAA Division I statistical categories.

Ammons, a sophomore first baseman and third baseman from Jacksonville, FL and Bishop Kenny High School, is leading the nation in runs batted in with 70 while Boggs, a sophomore outfielder from Longwood, FL and Lyman High, is second with 57. Boggs leads the nation in hits with 78 while Ammons is second with 68. Boggs is leading the nation in doubles with 21 and is tied for first in runs scored with 48.

Cassie Boggs
Cassie Boggs

Also, Boggs leads the nation in at bats with 158 and Ammons is second with 147.

Marchu, a sophomore pitcher from Fort Pierce, FL and Lincoln Park Academy, is tied for first in pitching victories with 14, is tied for second in complete games with 18 and is third in innings pitched with 139.

Offensively Marchu is tied for seventh in at bats with 128, is tied for ninth in walks with 17 and is 12th nationally with 40 runs batted in.

Shannen Marchu
Shannen Marchu

Mills, a sophomore second baseman from Gretna, VA and Gretna High, is is first in walks with 25, fourth with 46 runs scored, is tied for 16th in triples with three, is tied for 17th with 48 hits and is tied for 18th in at bats with 128.

The sophomores' contributions have figured highly in BCC winning 11 of its last 12 games and raising its overall record to 24-19.

BCC is 3-1 and tied for first in the Florida College System Activities Association Southern Conference with nationally No. 1-ranked Indian River State College.

Nichole Mills
Nichole Mills

The teams play a doubleheader at 4 and 6 p.m. Wednesday on the Palm Bay Campus.

"Having players like Kat, Cassie, Shannen and Nichole is a coach's dream," BCC assistant coach Bob Yanczewski said. "They are doing well on the field and in the classroom. They make the day-to-day practices run smoothly and with the numbers they put up they help with bringing in top-level players like themselves."