Blumfield Earns Player Of The Week Nod
May 7, 2001
CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Sophomore shortstop Cara Blumfield (West Hills, Calif.) earned BIG EAST Player of the Week honors after leading the Eagles to a 5-0 record to close out the regular season last week. She batted .615 with eight hits in 13 at-bats for BC, with 10 runs batted in and eight runs scored. Included in the total was a 2-for-4 performance against No. 22 Massachusetts as BC defeated the Minutemen, 5-4, in extra innings on Tuesday.
In the Eagles' series against Harvard on Thursday, Blumfield went 4-for-5 with four runs scored and five RBIs. She also knocked out her 13th home run of the season. In the season finale against Princeton, she went 2-for-4 in a pair of games. She scored two runs and drove in three on her school-record 14th home run of the season.
On the week, Blumfield had a 1.231 slugging percentage and a .722 on-base percentage. She was perfect in her stolen base attempts, going 4-for-4.
For the season, Blumfield set nine BC single-season records, including batting (.398), runs (39), RBI (51), total bases (117), home runs (14), slugging percentage (.745), on-base percentage (.479), and games played and games started (55). She also had 61 hits and 25 walks, both the second-highest totals in school history.
Boston College went 31-24 on the season and accumulated the third-highest win total in school history. The Eagles closed out the season on a six-game winning streak, the longest of the 2001 campaign.