Ellen Macadam is the all-time hits leader in Harvard history
(Harvard Athletic Communications).
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – For the second time this season, senior co-captain Ellen Macadam of the Harvard softball team has been named Ivy League Player of the Week, the league announced Wednesday. The award is the third Player of the Week accolade given to Harvard player this season.
Macadam played a huge role in helping Harvard to a 4-1 record on the week and a sweep of conference rival Yale. For the week, she batted .600 and slugged .850, ripping 12 hits, scoring eight runs and collecting six RBI.
The senior went 2 for 4 with a run and RBI in Game 1 against Yale Sunday and followed with a 3 for 4 showing in Game 2, scoring two runs and driving in a pair with a double. In Tuesday's first game, Macadam went 3 for 5 with a triple, two runs scored and the game-winning RBI in the bottom of the seventh to fend off Yale, 12-11. She capped her week with a 3 for 4 showing in the final game of the series, recording another triple, three runs scored and two RBI.
Her 45 runs scored on the season is a Harvard record, and she is just four hits behind the all-time leader with 67 on the season. Her 22 multi-hit games on the season is also a team-high total.
The Crimson looks to wrap up the Ivy League North Division title and clinch home-field advantage for the Ivy League Championship Series this weekend in a pair of doubleheaders against Dartmouth.