Sometimes you need to look beyond the numbers to see the other ways a player contributes to a team's success in order to grasp why he or she has won an award. In the case of Maryland softball's Lindesy Schmeiser who was named the Big Ten Player of the Week, a look at her astonishing numbers is more than sufficient.
In Sunday's doubleheader against Lafayette, the junior had five hits in six at bats for an .833 batting average. She reached base even more frequently with drawing a walk and reaching on an error while posting an .857 on base percentage. Batting out of the lead off spot, she scored five times and drove in five more.
She added three extra base hits that included two home runs as Maryland posted a run rule sweep of the Leopards. Add all of it up and her slugging percentage was an almost unfathomable 2.000.
Maryland's home stand continued Monday when the Terps hosted Princeton and will conclude on Tuesday with a doubleheader against St. Francis. Testudo Times will have a full recap of all five games later in week.
After the home stand, Maryland will open Big Ten play with a trip to Iowa City to face the Hawkeyes. After the weekend series, Maryland returns home for a mid week doubleheader against Dartmouth before hosting Ohio State in their first Big Ten home series.