ORONO, Maine -- University of Maine softball freshman Shelby Obert (Skowhegan, Maine) has been named the America East Rookie of the Week, as announced by the league on Tuesday afternoon. Obert paced the Black Bears' offense as she hit .471 (8-for-17) with four runs scored and four RBI, leading Maine to a winning final week in Florida.
Obert, who appeared in all seven games with six starts, started the week with a four game hit-streak. Obert, who played third base, drove in a pair with a double against Miami (Oh.). Obert closed out the week with a pair of multi-hit games. Maine's rookie went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI in a win over Central Michigan before going 2-for-4 in the Florida trip finale against Buffalo.
Maine opens league action on Saturday, March 22 at 1 PM when it travels to take on Hartford.