PHILADELPHIA Penn sophomore Annie Kinsey was named Ivy League Player of the Week and freshman Emily Denstedt earned Pitcher of the Week honors. Earlier in the season Denstedt earned Rookie of the Week honors.
Kinsey hit .480 on the week going 12-for-25 batting in the lead-off spot for the first time this season, including four multi-hit games. Kinsey drove in seven runs, hit for a .640 slugging percentage and a .519 on-base percentage. In Penn's 8-4 win over Drexel (4/19) she went 2-for-4 and drove in half of the Quakers runs. Kinsey was 4-for-10 and reached base five times in Saturday's doubleheader against Dartmouth that totaled 20 innings. The West Hills, Calif. native saved her best performance for last. In Sunday's season finale at Harvard, Kinsey combined to go 6-for-8 with two runs scored and three runs batted in, and was a triple shy of the cycle in game two.
After going 3-for-4 with a run scored in game one, the sophomore led-off the nightcap with a bang slugging her fifth home run of the season, which tied her for the single-season school record. In her second at bat, Kinsey doubled in a run. Kinsey capped of her performance with an RBI single in the sixth to help Penn to an 8-0 win.
Denstedt picked up three of Penn's four wins this week while tossing 16 innings and an impressive 0.88 ERA. In three appearances, she held the opposition to a measly .230 batting average. After scattering four hits over seven innings for her eighth complete game of the season in Penn's 5-2 victory over Dartmouth in game one, she returned to pitch two scoreless innings and notched her second win of the day in game two's 13 inning marathon, in which the Quakers won 7-5. On Sunday, Denstedt was even more brilliant in an 8-0 win over Harvard. She went the distance one again and blanked the Crimson for her fourth shutout of the season. She also picked up her 12th win, which puts her in second place in the school's single season win total.
Penn finished the season 18-26 overall and 5-9 in the Ivy League. The Quakers 18 overall wins and five league wins tie with the 1981 team that won the Ivy League for the most in a season.
Written by Erica Denhoff, C'08