April 30, 2018
BOCA RATON, Fla. - Florida Atlantic University shortstop Emily Lochten has been named Conference USA Player of the Week. It's the first time Lochten has won the award outright. Lochten was named C-USA Co-Player of the Week once as a sophomore.
A two-time All C-USA First Team selection, Lochten went out with a bang in the final home games of her career. In Saturday's first game vs. WKU, she went 4-for-4 with three runs scored and two RBI in a 10-7 FAU win. In the nightcap, she went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases, three runs and two RBI while helping the Owls rally from a six-run deficit to win 13-12 in eight innings. On Sunday, Lochten added two more doubles, scored twice and drove in a run in a 6-1 FAU victory.
For the weekend, the senior hit .750 with a .786 on-base percentage and slugged 1.167 while helping the Owls sweep the Hilltoppers and increasing her school-record totals in career doubles (54) and stolen bases (122).
The Owls conclude the regular season this weekend, when they travel to San Antonio to play UTSA, beginning with a doubleheader on Saturday, May 5. First pitch is set for 2 p.m. Eastern. Live stats and video will be available at fausports.com, and in-game updates can be found on the team's official Twitter page, @fauowlssoftball.