Indianapolis, Ind. -- Youngstown State sophomore Nikki Saibene (Massillon, Ohio) has been named the Nike Horizon League Softball Player of the Week, the league announced on Monday.
This is Saibene first career weekly award and the fourth time a YSU player has garned a weekly award this season.
Saibene led the Penguins to a 3-0 record last week and helped YSU earn the No. 3 seed in the league championship.
She batted .429 with three home runs, six RBIs, three runs scored and owned an on-base percentage of .556 and a slugging percentage of 1.714. Saibene belted a home run in three consecutive games and also stole a base.
Earlier this season, Saibene tied the YSU single-game record with seven RBIs after belting a grand slam and a three-run home run against Oakland on March 24.