Cusick, Williams Take Weekly Ivy Honors

PHILADELPHIA - Juniors Paul Cusick and Dan Williams were named the Ivy League Pitcher and Player of the Week for their performances in helping Penn to a perfect 5-0 record over the last seven days.

It marks the second time that both Cusick and Williams have won Pitcher/Player of the Week honors in their respective careers, and the second time they have won it the same week.

Cusick pitched in two games for the Quakers last week. On Sunday the right hander dominated Mount St. Mary's, earning his first win of the year with a complete game three-hit shutout. Cusick also struck out ten batters in his seven innings of work while walking just two. He retired eight of the first nine batters of the game and only allowed one runner to reach third base. In his other appearance of the week, Cusick went 1.1 innings of scoreless relief in a 12-6 win over Temple. On the week he threw 8.1 innings, striking out ten and walking two with a 0.00 ERA.

Williams did a bit of everything at the plate for the Quakers as he hit safely in all five contests and recorded three multi-hit games. Against Temple on Wednesday he flashed his power, going 2-for-3 with two home runs, four RBI and three runs scored. On Sunday against Saint Mary he was almost as impressive, going 5-for-8, scoring four times and reaching base in seven of his eight at bats. For the week he hit .529 (9-for-17), scored seven times and had five RBI with a .941 slugging percentage and .550 on base percentage.

Freshman Spencer Branigan was named to the Ivy League weekly honor after batting .333 (5-15) with four RBI, three runs scored and recording a .444 on base percentage. Against Temple he went 1-for-4 with a triple, recording two RBI on the play. He also walked once and scored twice in the game. Against St. Mary's on Saturday, he hit another triple, his third of the season.