Maine freshman Meghan Royle was named the America East Rookie of the Week by the conference on Tuesday afternoon.

Royle, the New Jersey native, hit .364 with a home run during the four game series versus the Albany Great Danes over the past weekend.  The Black Bears were able to win a pair of games as part of the efforts of Royle and her teammates.  On the season, the freshman is hitting .316 with two home runs, nine runs batted in, and five steals.

The Maine Black Bears are currently 7-4 on the season in the conference (4th in the standings) and will be taking on Yale for a double header on Wednesday and are back in America East action against Hartford on the road this weekend.