Boyd and Henderson Earn Weekly Honors
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE senior shortstop Katelyn Boyd was named Pac-12 Softball Player of the Week for the second straight week, and CALIFORNIA junior Jolene Henderson was named Pac-12 Softball Pitcher of the Week for March 5-11, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Boyd hit .563 over five games last week, leading the Sun Devils with 11 runs scored, four home runs, 14 RBI and a 1.375 slugging percentage. She was also a perfect 6-for-6 on stolen bases. Boyd moves up to fifth in ASU history with 254 career hits. She is currently on a 16-game hit streak and has reached base in 18 consecutive games. Boyd recorded her fifth career game with two home runs against Creighton, going 3-for-3 with three runs scored, seven RBI, a double and a walk.
Henderson pitched three wins for Cal last week with a 0.00 ERA. In wins over UC Davis, San Diego State and Purdue, Henderson limited batters to a .145 batting average. In 5.1 innings against the Aggies in Cal's home opener, she was perfect with no walks or hits, striking out seven. Henderson allowed three hits and one walk with six strikeouts against San Diego State. She finished her weekend with a 6.0 inning complete-game victory against Purdue, striking out five.
This is the second Player of the Week honor for Boyd and Arizona State's 66th all-time. This is Henderson's sixth career Pitcher of the Week award and the 73rd for Cal.
Cal travels to Honolulu this week for the Spring Fling Tournament while ASU goes on the road to the Judi Garman Classic in Fullerton, Calif.
Also Nominated (Player): Breana Kostreba, CAL; Samantha Pappas, ORE; Paige Hall, OSU; Jenna Rich, STAN; Samantha Camuso, UCLA; Hooch Fagaly, WASH.
Also Nominated (Pitcher): Hillary Bach, ASU; Jessica Moore, ORE; Paige Hall, OSU; Nyree White, STAN; Ally Carda, UCLA; Kaitlin Inglesby, WASH.
2012 Pac-12 Players of the Week: Feb. 14 - Valerie Arioto, RS Sr., P/1B, CAL; Feb. 21 - Valerie Arioto, RS Sr., P/UTIL, CAL; Feb. 28 - Brigette Del Ponte, Jr., 3B, ARIZ; Mar. 6 - Katelyn Boyd, Sr., SS, ASU; Mar. 13 - Katelyn Boyd, Sr., SS, ASU.
2012 Pac-12 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 14 - Kaitlin Inglesby, So., WASH; Feb. 21 - Hillary Bach, Sr., ASU; Feb. 28 - Teagan Gerhart, Jr., STAN; Mar. 6 - Hillary Bach, Sr., ASU; Mar. 13 - Jolene Henderson, Jr., CAL.