Middlebury College softball player Melanie Mandell (Harrison, N.Y.) has been named the NESCAC Player of the Week. The junior hit .579 last week, with four multi-hit games as the Panthers went 4-1. She finished the week with eight RBI, two doubles, two triples and scored five runs. Mandell went 8-for-12 (.667) in a three-game sweep at Wesleyan, driving in five runs and owning an on-base percentage of .714.
She and her teammates will visit Union for a pair of games on Wednesday beginning at 3:30 p.m.