PRINCETON, N.J. — Columbia senior Madison Gott and first-year Maria Pagane were selected Ivy League Player and Rookie of the Week, respectively. The league office announced its weekly honors Monday evening.
Gott hit .471 and slugged 1.059 with three doubles, two triples and a home run over the weekend at the District Classic. The senior infielder made Columbia softball history on Sunday by recording the only known cycle in the program’s 19 years of existence, going 4-for-4 with a career-high five RBIs in a 12-1, five-inning win over Howard. She totaled five runs and seven RBIs on the week. Her leadoff double helped Columbia come back from four runs down in the seventh to defeat Virginia in nine innings, 11-8.
The Player of the Week honors are the first of Gott’s career. Last season, she was named to the Ivy League weekly honor roll six times.
Pagane, a first-year infielder from Windermere, Florida, drove in five runs and scored six through Columbia’s four games in the nation’s capital. She homered in back-to-back games as part of Saturday’s sweep over Virginia and Georgetown, including a 2-for-5, 3-RBI performance against the Hoyas. She put the game away with a three-run blast in the fifth. The rookie leads the team with three homers this season.
Additionally, senior second baseman Taylor Troutt and sophomore pitcher Madison Canby were named to the weekly honor roll. Canby went 2-0 with a 3.78 ERA, striking out 16 across 16 2-3 innings and tossing a one-hitter against Howard. Troutt hit .500 (6-12) and boasted a gaudy 1.083 slugging percentage, hitting two home runs while scoring four and recording four RBIs.
Columbia will play its next six games in California, beginning the 2018 Spring Break trip at the UC Riverside Tournament on Saturday. The two-day tournament pits the Lions against Boise State, UC Riverside, North Dakota State and Colgate.