Rosey Neill Named Pac-10 Player of the Week
March 4, 2008
Stanford, Calif. - Cardinal sophomore Rosey Neill has been named the Pacific-10 Player of the Week, as announced by Pac-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen earlier today. The Laguna Hills, Calif. native recorded three homeruns and ten hits to lead Stanford to four more decisive wins last week.
Neill paced the Cardinal on an offensive rampage during the week's six games, hitting .500 with ten hits, two doubles, three homeruns and a whopping 1.050 slugging percentage.
Against Providence, her two-RBI single got the Cardinal rolling in the first inning, and against St. John's her three hits paced the team. Against Louisville, Neill's solo homer tied the game and started a slew of nine unanswered Cardinal runs. The blast was the first if a string of three-straight games in which Neill homered, and her three-RBI blast against Purdue put the finishing touches on an impressive Stanford win.
Neill had a least one hit in every game. Her current six-game hitting streak is the longest for a Cardinal player this season. Neill also caught all six games for the Cardinal, contributing to the team's impressive defensive showing.
The honor is the first of Neill's career and the second for Stanford this season. Junior pitcher Missy Penna was named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 12. The honor is the 34th all-time for the Stanford program.
The Cardinal meets Boston College today in a midweek contest, before hosting Campbell, North Dakota State, College of Charleston and Texas Tech in the Stanford Classic over the weekend.
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