Izzy Cruz of the New Braunfels High School softball team was recognized for her outstanding play recently, winning the San Antonio Express-News player of the week.

Cruz, a junior shortstop, and the Unicorns are off to a hot start, winning 17 of the 21 games the team has played.

The Lady Unicorns didn’t lose once in the six games they played last week. During that stretch, Cruz had a batting average of .429. She hit four home runs with 10 RBIs and seven runs scored.