This is her first time receiving the honor and the first Lady Bear to receive the honor this season with Alyson Chiaramonte (Staten Island, NY/Moore Catholic) and Lisa Scheer (Queens, NY/Mary Louis) taking USCAA Pitcher of the Week honors earlier this year.
Palmieri, a freshman first baseman, led the Lady Bears to a 3-1 record last week with a split against Purchase and a sweep of Brooklyn College. She compiled a .636 batting average (7-for-11) and 1.091 slugging percentage with two triples, one double, six RBI and two runs scored. Palmieri was also perfect in the field in 27 chances (25 putouts, 2 assists).
After a slow start to the season, Palmieri has picked it up of late and is working on a four-game hitting streak and now ranks second on the team in batting and RBIs.