Pac-10 Softball Player/Pitcher Of The Week

April 15, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - OREGON senior Andrea Vidlund has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Softball Player of the Week, and ARIZONA STATE freshman hurler Desiree Serrano has been named Pitcher of the Week for April 7 -April 14, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Vidlund, from Fair Oaks, Calif., went 7-for-14 (.500) with five home runs, eight RBI and eight runs scored last week, as well as tossing three innings, earning a win a save and six strikeouts. She hit a home run in the first game of a doubleheader with Portland State, and left the yard again in the second game and top earned the win with two innings of no-hit pitching. In Oregon's 5-4 upset of UCLA, Vidlund slammed another home run and picked up her fifth career save. She homered twice in Oregon's loss to the Bruins on Sunday

Serrano, from Colton, Calif., picked up her Pac-10-leading sixth save of the year against California and pitched a complete game three-hitter against No. 16 Stanford to notch her 17th win of the year. Overall, she was 1-0 for the weekend on 10 innings pitched, with a save, allowing seven hits and one run with seven strikeouts.

The No. 22-ranked Ducks split with No. 2 UCLA, winning their first road game against the Bruins since 1998, and fell to No. 3 Washington this weekend. The Sun Devils defeated No. 6 California and split their two games with No. 16 Stanford

It is the first weekly award for Vidlund, the 20th all-time for Oregon. It is the second honor for Serrano, the 39th all-time weekly honor for the Wildcats.

Also nominated for Player of the Week: Autumn Champion, ARIZ; Catalina Morris, STAN; Caitlin Benyi, UCLA; Kristen Rivera, WASH.

Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Wendy Allen, ARIZ; Dana Sorensen, STAN; Tia Bollinger, WASH.

2003 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 11 - Lovie Jung, ARIZ; Feb. 18 - Tairia Mims, UCLA; Feb. 25 - Natasha Watley, UCLA; Mar. 4 - Kristen Rivera, WASH; Mar. 11 - Kara Brun, ASU; Mar. 18 - Erin Goodell, ORE; Mar. 25 - Kristen Rivera, WASH; Apr. 1 - Lovie Jung, ARIZ; Apr. 8 - Courtney Fossatti, ARIZ; Apr. 15 - Andrea Vidlund, ORE.

2003 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 11 - Amy Harris, ORE; Feb. 18 - Desiree Serrano, ASU; Feb. 25 - Keira Goerl, UCLA; Mar. 4 - Tia Bollinger, WASH; Mar. 11 - Dana Sorensen, STAN; Mar. 18 - Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Mar. 25 - Tori Nyberg, STAN; Apr. 1 - Keira Goerl, UCLA; Apr. 8 - Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Apr. 15 - Desiree Serrano, ASU.

- www.Pac-10.org -

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