Athletics News

Colonial of the Week

Feb. 11, 2008

Name: Jackie Yaniga
Sport:Softball
Pos.: Outfield/Catcher
Cl.: Senior
Hometown:Miami, FL
High School:Southwest Miami

Yaniga was named to the Carolina Classic All-Tournament Team after leading GW with a .562 batting average, seven runs scored and a triple, to go with five runs batted in. The two-sport athlete hit in four straight games, including three multi-hit games, and a pair of three-hit games. In two games against N.C. central, Yaniga went 6-7 (.857), with six runs scored, 5 RBIs, a pair of doubles and a triple. The senior also picked up a pair of hits against East Carolina, the 8th winningest team in college softball history.

Defensively, Yaniga threw out a runner attempting to steal in her first career appearance behind the plate.

Stats for the Week:
9-16 (.562)
7 Runs
2 Doubles
1 Triple
5 RBIs
.813 SLG%
1-1 Stolen Bases

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