Softball Lands Two On NFCA All-Tournament Team

Feb. 24, 2003

SEATTLE - Sophomores Kathy Fiske (Temecula, Calif.) and Kristen Rivera (Perris, Calif.) were named to the NFCA Leadoff Classic all-tournament team, after leading the fifth-ranked Huskies to a 3-0 mark to win Pool 6. With the victories, Washington (12-0-1) is off to its best start in the school's 11-year history and coach Teresa Wilson notched her 700th career win.

Fiske went 6-for-10 (.600) with a .900 slugging percentage over the weekend. She drove in both of Washington's runs in the 2-1 win over No. 16 South Carolina, going 2-for-3 with a double. She followed up that performance with a 3-for-4 showing in the 5-3 win over No. 15 Michigan, including a double and three runs scored. Fiske finished the tournament going 1-for-3 with another double in UW's 4-3 win over Temple. She was perfect from the field, making 8-of-8 plays from third base.

Rivera, Washington designated player and catcher, hit .625 (5-for-8) with a 1.000 slugging percentage. She was 2-for-5 against No. 16 South Carolina and No. 15 Michigan, while also drawing a walk and being hit by a pitch. Against Temple, Rivera went 3-for-3, driving in two runs and hitting a solo home run in the 4-3 victory.

Washington was only one of three teams to have two players named to the all-tournament team, joining Stanford and tournament champion Massachusetts.

Washington returns to action Feb. 28-March 2, when it competes in the Worth Invitational in Fullerton, Calif. The Huskies are slated to play Ohio State, Pacific, Purdue, Portland State and Northwestern.

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