Hallam’s stock is (Z)ooming as she earns CAA Softball Player of the Week honors

Nottingham High graduate Kristin “Z” Hallam is swinging the bat and running the bases with equal zeal for Hofstra University as she has been named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Player of the Week (Photo from gohofstra.com).  

By Rich Fisher

Mar. 19:
Z is still A-OK when it comes to softball.

Kristin “Z” Hallam, the Nottingham High graduate and all-time Colonial Valley Conference hits leader, is off to a strong junior season at Hofstra University and has been named the Colonial Athletic Association Player of the Week honors.

In the Pride’s 4-0 week, Hallam hit .583 (9-for-16) at the plate and led the team with nine total hits with one double. She drove in four runs and scored a team-high six while drawing two walks. In addition, Hallam posted a .625 slugging percentage and .611 on base percentage.

Just as she was with the Northstars, Hallam is dazzling them on the basepaths as well,  going 5-for-5 on stolen base attempts. During the week she posted at least two hits in every game, including three two-hit performances against St. John’s, Wagner, and Holy Cross. The Z-Meister closed out the week with a three-hit performance against Wagner. Hallam proved to play a major part in all four Pride wins this weekend, as she knocked in two runs and scored two runs that all held up for the win.

For the season, Hallam leads Hofstra with a .449 batting average, which ranks second in the CAA. She also leads the league in runs scored (27) and total hits (31), and is fourth in on-base percentage (.538). She ranks second in the conference in stolen bases with 15.

About The Author

Rich Fisher has been around the Hamilton Township sports scene for so long that he actually got Rich Giallella’s autograph when Giallella was still a player! Proud product of Hamilton YMCA and Lou Gehrig baseball leagues and former teammate of Jim Maher on a very average Barton & Cooney rec basketball team, Fish graduated from Nottingham Junior High and Steinert High school and has covered township sports since 1980. His goal in life is to convince Maria Prato that Jersey tomatoes are at least 100 times better than California tomatoes.