Desjardins and Jones Achieve ECAC New England Weekly Awards

Photos by Monty Rand Photography
Photos by Monty Rand Photography

DANBURY, Conn. - Two more Husson athletes have been awarded with weekly honors by the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC). Freshman Jen Jones achieved ECAC New England Rookie of the Week for softball while freshman Leah Desjardins also earned ECAC New England Rookie of the Week for women's outdoor track & field.

Desjardins recorded a successful week on the track helping the Eagles' 4x100-meter relay team set a new program record finishing in 51.33 seconds. The rookie also placed in the 200-meter dash, sprinting to a personal-best time of 27.07 seconds for a fifth-place finish.

Jones had an impressive week on the mound and at the plate, as Husson went 4-0, sweeping both UMaine-Farmington and Thomas. One the mound, the rookie recorded a shutout victory over Thomas, scattering four hits and striking out 10. Jones also contributed offensively, going 4-for-5 with two RBIs, one scored run and two walks on the week.