Valerie Sevilla Named Pac-10 Softball Player Of The Week

March 9, 2004

TEMPE, Ariz. - Arizona State junior outfielder Valerie Sevilla has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Softball Player of the Week for March 3-9, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced Tuesday. It is the first weekly award for Sevilla and the 40th all-time honor for the Sun Devils.

In five games against New Mexico State and Buffalo, Sevilla hit safely in all games and tallied a .533 (8 for 15) batting average, including two grand slams, three doubles, five runs scored and 11 RBIs. Sevilla also recorded 17 total bases and a 1.133 slugging percentage. All categories were team-highs for the weekend.

In the final game against Buffalo, Sevilla went 2 for 3 with a double, two runs scored and six of the team's 10 RBIs, while slugging her second grand slam of the weekend. In the other game against Buffalo, Sevilla again provided the offense as she went 2 for 3, including her first grand slam and four RBIs.

Sevilla is currently on a six-game hitting streak and leads the team with 12 multi-hit games. She is batting at a .414 clip and leads the team with 41 hits, 12 doubles and seven home runs. Before this year, Sevilla has never hit a home run in her career.

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