NCCU’s Joyce Wins MEAC Player of The Week To Start Season




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NORFOLK, Va. – North Carolina Central University sophomore Corey Joyce (Lexington, N.C.) is the first to be named MEAC Player of the Week in the 2018 season after a strong opening weekend against Wagner, the league office announced on Monday, Feb. 19.

Joyce was impressive at the plate as he slugged 1.000 with two home runs and three doubles to drive in seven RBI.  He was 6-for-15 over the weekend for a .400 batting average, and also stole two bases.  Manning second base in all three games he made six putouts with six assists, and initiated a game-ending double play to clinch the series in game three against Wagner.

This is the first weekly honor for the Eagles in the 2018 season.  For Joyce, this is his third career weekly honor from the league, but first time being named Player of the Week after winning Rookie of the Week twice in 2017.

NCCU is back in action on Tuesday, Feb. 20 against Duke at the Durham Bulls Athletic Park at 4:00 p.m.

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