Shottenkirk slugs competition on her way to National Award

By Chase Benton on Apr. 23, 2024 in Softball

SEWARD, Neb. – The Lincoln North Star alum, Kylie Shottenkirk, was named NAIA National Player of the Week and GPAC/Hauff Mid-America Sports Softball Player of the Week on Tuesday (Apr. 23) by the league office. Shottenkirk paced her team to a 5-1 record from her play through Apr. 15-21. She is the first national player of the week winner for Concordia in the 2023-24 season. She joins Megan Eurich (Mar. 12), Jennifer Katz (Mar. 12) and Julia Van Wey (Apr. 16) as Bulldogs who were awarded the weekly honor this season.

The Dawgs have been on an offensive tear but none other like Shottenkirk in the past six games. The junior, out of Lincoln, Neb., hit .737 (14-for-19) and homered four times, including a grand slam against Mount Marty. She drove in 13 RBIs and seven runs during the six-game stretch and became the first Concordia player to homer in three-straight games since 2017. A powerhouse, she slugged 1.474 percent and a .783 on-base percentage. Shottenkirk added two doubles, four walks and a stolen base to boot.

Defensively, she had 47 put outs and two assists with zero errors at first base. On the season, Shottenkirk is hitting .321 with five homers and 26 RBIs.

Concordia will play out their final two doubleheaders against Morningside (Apr. 23) and Dordt this week to capture their earned seed for the GPAC championships.