The Riverwomen's softball team is as hot as a pile of charcoal burning in a barbecue pit as they have won eight out of their last ten and have secured the fourth seed going into the Great Lakes Valley Conference tournament.
As the team remained hot, Sybil Wall increased the intensity even more as she was named the GLVC player-of-the-week. This honor is the second time in history a Riverwoman has been given such a title.
The first coincidence was when pitcher Kathleen Rogoz won the award during the week of Apr. 5 this season as well.
Wall was 13-25 on the week and was batting an extremely impressive .520. Also not to take away from her skill as a solid hit-for-average player, Wall notched four home runs and collected nine RBIs during that stretch.
The Riverwomen and their cohesive unit have strived long and hard from where they have come.
They started off the season 3-7, but have overcome adversity to strengthen their final record to 30-19 overall and an impressive 12-6 in the GLVC.
The Riverwomen play against Wisconsin-Parkside in the first round of the GLVC tournament on April 30.
UM-St. Louis hosted Wisconsin-Parkside earlier this season and defeated them 2-0 and 6-5.
If the Riverwomen do advance to the second round, they will be forced to play the no. 1 seed, SIU-Edwardsville.
SIU-Edwardsville stands at 13-3 in the GLVC, but the Riverwomen did defeat SIU-Edwardsville earlier this season in the first game of a doubleheader 3-2.