Kasey Fagan's walk-off three run blast on Sunday against Mountain State led the Brevard softball player being named the Tornado Athlete of the Week for Week 27 of the 2008-09 athletic season. Fagan received 22 of the 45 votes (48.9%) cast by visitors on BCTornados.com.
The Brevard softball team went 3-3 this past week, dropping their first two games of the week on the road to Milligan. After splitting a doubleheader with Belmont Abbey on Saturday, the Tornados bats came alive on Sunday afternoon as Brevard scored 18 runs in the two games to sweep Mountain State 10-1 and 8-0.
Fagan's bat was a huge part of Sunday's sweep as she picked up a pair of doubles in game one, driving in three runs while scoring one herself and in game two, had a single going into her last at-bat. After taking the first pitch from the Lady Cougar pitcher, the junior from Keystone Heights, Fla. scorched a rising line drive to left field that did not start to drop until it settled far beyond the left field fence, scoring Beth Brooker and Maddie Fletcher to end the game under the 8-run rule.
For the season, Fagan is batting .273 with three doubles, a home run, and 13 RBIs.
The Tornado Athlete of the Week is determined by a fan poll on the frontpage of BCTornados.com. Candidates for the Tornado Athlete of the Week award are announced and voting opens every Sunday night at 10 p.m. Voting closes on Tuesday morning at 10 a.m.
2008-09 TORNADO ATHLETE OF THE WEEK WINNERS
Week 1 - Brooke Seaman, Volleyball
Week 2 - Bailey Varley, Women's Soccer
Week 3 - Rebecca Schoonover, Volleyball
Week 4 - Nikki Peacock, Women's Soccer
Week 5 - Stanley Jones, Football
Week 6 - Stanley Jones, Football
Week 7 - Trey Wilborn, Football
Week 8 - Alycia Andrade, Women's Cross Country
Week 9 - Jussi Halonen, Men's Soccer
Week 10 - Jo Tuttle, Women's Cycling
Week 11 - Brooke Seaman, Volleyball
Week 12 - Jami Perry, Volleyball
Week 13 - Jonathan Whitson, Men's Basketball
Week 14 - Amber Roberts, Women's Basketball
Week 15 - Joseph Chilton, Men's Basketball
Fall MVP - Stanley Jones, Football
Week 16 - Darin Dellinger, Men's Basketball
Week 17 - Sam Carlisle, Men's Basketball
Week 18 - Terrence Johnson, Men's Basketball
Week 19 - Samantha Winn, Women's Basketball
Week 20 - Cody Siniard, Men's Basketball
Week 21 - Seth Laughter, Baseball
Week 22 - Kristina Clayton, Softball
Week 23 - Jonathan Whitson, Men's Basketball
Week 24 - Jackie Corn, Baseball
Week 25 - Chelsi Mallory, Softball
Week 26 - Kayley Duval, Women's Tennis
Week 27 - Kasey Fagan, Softball
Week 28 - TBA, March 31, 2009