Yearling Taylor Drayton of the Army West Point Softball Team was named the Army West Point Athletic Association Athlete of the Week for her outstanding performances on the diamond last week. Drayton earned her first weekly honor from the AWPAA and becomes the first softball player to be named AWPAA Athlete of the Week since April 3, 2018 when Courtney Springman did so. She led the Black Knights to their first regular season series victory over Patriot League rival Lehigh since 1992 to keep the team's postseason hopes alive. The Clayton, N.C., native recorded multiple hits in all three games while driving in three runs and scoring five more.
Drayton hit .412 (7-for-17) on the week with a double and a home run. The second-year outfielder added four RBI and six runs scored while going a perfect 3-for-3 on stolen bases. Drayton posted team highs in hits, runs scored and stolen bases, while tying for the most extra-base hits with two. On the season, Drayton leads the team in runs scored (22), ranks second in home runs (4), extra-base hits (9) stolen bases (10) and total bases (49) and is third in RBI (17) and doubles (5).
The Black Knights trek up to the University of Albany for a midweek doubleheader on Wednesday slated for 2 p.m. and 4 p.m., respectively, before returning home for a weekend series against Bucknell.