Kristen Rivera Named Hawaii Paradise Classic MVP

Feb. 7, 2005

HONOLULU-- The Washington softball team had four players named to the Hawaii Paradise Classic All-Tournament team, including Most Valuable Player Kristen Rivera. Pitcher Ashley Boek, third baseman Kathy Fiske and outfielder Jacki Hansen were also named to the team.

Rivera, a catcher and designated player, led the Huskies to the tournament title with a .667 average (6-for-9) with seven RBIs, six runs scored and two home runs. She was the Offensive MVP of the same tournament in 2003.

Boek made two appearances for the Huskies, notching two shutout wins and striking out 15 in 12 innings. Boek was the Pitching MVP at the tournament in 2003.

Fiske hit .462 (6-for-13) with six RBIs and a home run. She went 3-for-3 in the season opener vs. Jascksonville and scored four runs over the weekend.

Hansen hit .375 (3-for-8) and scored five runs. She hit her first collegiate extra-base hit vs. IPFW with a solo home run.

The Huskies finished the tournament tied with Oregon and Hawaii with a 3-1 record but won the title outright with the least number of runs scored against them (seven).

Washington out hit its opponents .340 to .233 and out scored its opponents 35-7.

2005 HAWAII PARADISE CLASSICALL-TOURNAMENT TEAM

Pitchers: Alicia Cook, Oregon; Ashley Boek, Washington

Catcher: Kacie Stone, IPFWInfield: Kathy Fiske, Washington; Kristy Yoshizawa, Hawai`i; Ashley Ruff, Hawai`i; and Breanne Sabol, Oregon

Outfield: Stephanie Farabee, Jacksonville; Dani Baird, Oregon; and Jacki Hanson, Washington

Most Valuable Player: Kristen Rivera, Washington

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