SMITHFIELD, R.I. – Bryant University softball senior Kaleigh Goulart (Marion, Mass.) and baseball redshirt-sophomore Ryan Ward (Millbury, Mass.) have been selected as the Navigant Credit Union Athletes of the Week.
In Bryant's only doubleheader of the week, the Bulldogs swept Fairleigh Dickinson with a thrilling first game. Goulart hit a walk-off home run in game one to help Bryant win 4-3. Goulart's home run came in the bottom of the seventh with two outs and a 3-2 count. Goulart went 1-for-3 in game one with one RBI and two runs scored. In game two, Goulart compiled one double, one RBI and two stolen bases.
Ward bumped up his batting average 32 points to .371 in a 4-1 week for Bryant. The left-handed swinging outfielder recorded multiple hits and at least one RBI and extra-base hit in all five games. Leading a lineup that averaged 11.0 runs per outing, Ward batted .545 (12-for-22) with four doubles, two home runs, nine RBI and seven runs scored. Ward went 4-for-5 in an 11-7 triumph over Ivy League member Brown and logged six hits and seven RBI during a three-game weekend sweep of Hartford.