Zacarias, Miller Named NEAC Softball Student-Athletes of the Week

Zacarias, Miller Named NEAC Softball Student-Athletes of the Week

GANSEVOORT, N.Y. - The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has announced Jacklyn Zacarias and Val Miller as its Student-Athlete of the Week selections in softball for the week ending March 4. This week marks the first weekly awards of the 2018 season.

Jacklyn Zacarias (Montebello, Calif.) from Gallaudet University has been named the NEAC Softball Player of the Week after going 3-for-9 in her first three games of the 2018 season. In the season-opening doubleheader against Catholic, the Bison’s junior infielder went 2-for-5 at the plate with a double, an RBI, a walk and a stolen base. Later in the week, she added a double and two RBIs in a loss against Wesley. Zacarias posted a .333 batting average and a .400 on-base percentage with three RBIs and two stolen bases in the first week of play.

Val Miller (Sinking Spring, Pa.), a junior left-hander from Penn State Berks, has been selected as the NEAC Softball Pitcher of the Week with a strong outing to guide her team to its first win of the season. Miller tossed a complete game allowing just one run and three walks in the Nittany Lions’ victory. She scattered seven hits and struck out four batters in her 2018 debut.


The North Eastern Athletic Conference (NEAC) has fourteen NCAA Division III member institutions which include: Bryn Athyn College, Cazenovia College, College of St. Elizabeth, Gallaudet University, Keuka College, Lancaster Bible College, Pennsylvania College of Technology, Pennsylvania State University – Abington, Pennsylvania State University – Berks, SUNY Cobleskill, SUNY Morrisville State College, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, Wells College, and Wilson College.  Associate members are: Cedar Crest College (W Swimming), D’Youville College (M Volleyball), Hilbert College (M&W Lacrosse), Medaille College (M&W Lacrosse, M Volleyball), Pennsylvania State University – Altoona (M Volleyball), and Rutgers University – Camden (M Golf). The NEAC has partnered with the North Atlantic Conference in the sports of field hockey and men’s tennis. For more information, please visit: