SOUTH PRINCE GEORGE, Va. -- Richard Bland College freshman softball standout center fielder Brooklynn Bilyard/Culpeper has been named the NJCAA Division II Softball Player of the Week for the period February 13-19. She led the Statesmen to a 3-1 week in Region 10 road action, including a doubleheader sweep at Southeastern Community College-Whiteville (N.C.) (7-4, 4-2) and a split of two games at Florence-Darlington Technical (S.C.) College (9-2, 4-7). Bilyard hit .538 (7-13) with two home runs, four doubles, six runs, 11 RBIs, one walk and two stolen bases in the four games.
Bilyard was 2-3 with a home run, double, one run and three RBIs in the 7-4 win at Southeastern CC-Whiteville on Feb. 17, before going 3-4 with a grand slam home run, two doubles, three runs, five RBIs and a stolen base in the 9-2 win at Florence-Darlington on Feb. 18.
Through nine games, Bilyard leads Richard Bland (3-6, 3-1) with her .423 batting average (11-26), two home runs, four doubles, seven runs, 11 RBIs and two stolen bases. She adds a .429 on-base percentage and an .808 slugging percentage, both team-bests, along with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage (14 putouts, one assist).