It was an historic weekend for seniors Morgan Rentzheimer (Allentown, Pa./Parkland) of the softball team and Julia Frattaroli (Newtown, Conn./Newtown) of the women's tennis team, as both set school records. As a result, they have been named co-recipients of The University of Scranton Athlete of the Week award.
Rentzheimer set the softball team's career record for pitching victories while Frattaroli set the women's tennis team's career mark for doubles victories.
Rentzheimer's record-setting win came on Saturday in the Royals' doubleheader sweep against Cazenovia in the first games on Magis Field at the Quinn Athletics Campus. She went the distance in a 9-3 win in the first game for her 39th career win, breaking the previous mark of 38 set by Sue Moore (1981-84). In the game, Rentzheimer allowed three runs on nine hits and four walks while striking out nine.
On Sunday, Rentzheimer extended her career victories record by pitching a complete game in a 10-2 win over Juniata in the first game of the Royals' doubleheader sweep. She allowed two runs on three hits and three walks while striking out two. It was her third win of the week, as she also picked up the win in a 9-1 victory at Hunter in the first game on Friday, allowing a run on four hits and a walk while fanning five.
At the plate during the week, Rentzheimer went 10-for-18 (.556) with four doubles, six RBIs and two runs.
Frattaroli etched her name in the women's tennis record book with her 47th career doubles victory when she teamed with sophomore Nastashia DeNunzio (Dunmore, Pa./Dunmore) for an 8-6 win at no. 1 doubles in the Royals' 9-0 sweep against Catholic on Sunday. Frattaroli tied the record a day earlier when she and DeNunzio posted an 8-1 win at no. 1 doubles as part of a 9-0 victory over Goucher.
In singles play last week, Frattaroli was also 2-0. She picked up a 6-0, 6-2 win at no. 1 singles against Goucher. In Sunday's win over Catholic, Frattaroli was a 5-7, 6-1, 6-2 winner at no. 1 singles.
Frattaroli and the women's tennis team will return to action on Saturday, April 14, when they host Moravian on Senior Day at 1 p.m. Rentzheimer and the softball team are back on the diamond on Tuesday, April 10, when they visit Susquehanna at 3 p.m.