UConn's Lexi Hastings has been named the 2024 BIG EAST Player of the Year, making her the fifth player in program history to earn this recognition. Additionally, five other Huskies received honors, with three making it to the All-BIG EAST second team and two being selected for the All-BIG EAST first team.

By the Numbers
  • Lexi Hastings led the league in batting average (.500), hits (37), on-base percentage (.537), triples (2), and stolen bases (16).
  • Payton Kinney held a 2.04 ERA across 61.2 innings pitched and recorded 73 strikeouts in conference play.
State of Play
  • Lexi Hastings becomes the first Husky since 2008 to receive the Player of the Year accolade from the BIG EAST conference.
  • Rosie Garcia, a junior infielder, was selected to the All-BIG EAST first team for the second consecutive year and was second in home runs and slugging percentage in conference play.
  • Grace Jenkins earned conference honors for the second year in a row and has been leading the Huskies in runs batted in, doubles, and walks.
What's Next

The recognition and performance of these players are likely to boost the team's morale and motivation for future games, elevating the competitive spirit within the conference.

Bottom Line

UConn's Lexi Hastings stands out as the 2024 BIG EAST Player of the Year, marking a significant achievement for the program, while the performance of the other honored players underscores the team's depth and potential for continued success in the conference.