After impressive outings last week against UMass Lowell and UMBC, University of Maine softball pitcher Kyleigh O'Donnell has been named the America East Rookie of the Week.

In 11 and 2/3 innings of work, O'Donnell allowed no earned runs and just five hits, while striking out 18.

In Maine's 3-0 win against UMass Lowell on April 11 -- game two of a doubleheader -- O'Donnell pitched seven scoreless innings and allowed just two hits while striking out a career-high 12 batters.

In Saturday's 5-3 win against UMBC -- also game two of a doubleheader -- O'Donnell pitched 4 and 2/3 innings, allowing two unearned runs, three hits and four walks while striking out six.

The Black Bears return to action Wednesday, when they'll play a doubleheader on the road against Rhode Island.

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