The Garden State Athletic Conference (GSAA) has named Brookdale’s Gianna Praet, Freehold, NJ, as the DIII position player of the week for the week ending on April 16, 2023.

Sophomore shortstop and pitcher Gianna Praet had a week at bat, notching seven hits for three doubles, eight RBI’s, and four scored runs as the Jersey Blues went 4-2 against ranked teams. On the circle, Praet spun for 28.1 innings and tallied 12 strikeouts.

Game Results for Brookdale:

4/11: W vs Harford 4-0, 5-2

4/13: W vs RCSJ-Gloucester 1-0, L vs RCSJ-Gloucester 9-4

4/15: W vs Sussex 8-0, 10-2

4/16: W vs Monroe 1-0, L vs Monroe 9-5

On Tuesday, April 18, in a doubleheader against Middlesex Community College, the sophomore pitcher earned her 10th win in game one with two earned runs and six strikeouts. Praet was just as strong on the offensive side as she hit 4-for-4, totaling four RBIs, including a triple and a double.


Photo by Tom Smith