From NorthStar to superstar, Sydney O'Hara making national headlines
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 22:11:01 GMT —
Syracuse University freshman softball player Sydney O'Hara won the ACC Player of the Week award for the second time this week. O'Hara graduated from C-NS high school in Syracuse last year.
O'Hara was first named ACC Player of the Week on March 17th, the same week she won the Louisville Slugger/NCA Division I National Player of the Week award as well.
This past week, O'Hara went 9-18 from the plate with seven RBIs, three doubles, six runs scored and a home run. Inside the pitching circle, O'Hara went 2-0 with 15 strikeouts, also notching a save in the process. SU went 5-0.
Back on February 8th...in her first collegiate game...O'Hara threw a no-hitter against Austin Peay.
"I'm very shocked, I would never even in a million years think I'd get ACC Player of the Week even National Player of the Week, no clue I'd be getting this..pitching a no-hitter my first game? I just go out there and I pitch and whatever happens, happens," O'Hara says.
SU head softball coach Leigh Ross says she likes the tradition of winning O'Hara brings to the program, and that the SU freshman turned heads starting during the fall season, and has only gotten better.
"She's done above and beyond what we could've expected," Ross said. "I don't know if she's surprised herself...there's a point where she was pitching and I think it was against Georgia Tech and I was watching her throw and I thought, that kid after four years, she has the potential to be All-American."
The Orange is 18-18 overall this season and 9-7 in the ACC. They go up against Boston College for a double header on Wednesday. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 3 p.m.