Pac-12 Softball Players of the Week for Feb. 28

Player of the Week: Mo Mercado, Arizona
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5 GP, 6 R, 1 HR, 11 RBI, .846 AVG
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Led Arizona with an .846 batting average in 13 at-bats at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic.
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Had multiple hits in each of Arizona’s five games, including a three-hit effort in the Wildcats’ 21-2 win over LIU Brooklyn.
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Drove in a team-high 11 runs and scored six of her own
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Had three doubles and a homer, helping her to a 1.308 slugging percentage; also drew three walks for an .875 on-base percentage
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Hit Arizona’s first grand slam of the year vs. Purdue 

Pitcher of the Week: Danielle O'Toole, Arizona
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3 GP, 16 IP, 2-1 record, 0.44 ERA, 23K
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Allowed one run in 16 innings pitched at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, going 2-1 for the Wildcats in Palm Springs.
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Threw a three-hitter vs. No. 1 Florida State with eight strikeouts, with the only FSU run scoring on a UA defensive blunder.
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Gave up just seven hits all weekend while striking out 23.

Freshman of the Week: Alyssa Barrera, Utah
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5 GP, 4 R, 3 RBI, .438 AVG
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Led the team in runs and hits this weekend as the Utes defeated No. 13 Tennessee 3-0 and No. 7 LSU 3-0.
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Has reached base safely in all 13 games this season.
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Slugged .563, good for second on the team.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Player of the Week: 
Taylor Becerra, ASU; Lindsay Rood, CAL; Nikki Udria, ORE; Bessie Noll, STAN; Paige Halstead, UCLA; Hannah Flippen, UTAH.
Pitcher of the Week: Giselle Juarez, ASU; Megan Kleist, ORE; Kiana Pancino, STAN; Paige McDuffee, UCLA; Katie Donovan, UTAH.
Freshman of the Week: Dejah Mulipola, ARIZ; Maggie Balint, ORE; Alyssa Horeczko, STAN; Rachel Garcia, UCLA.

2017 PAC-12 SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

  Player of the Week Pitcher of the Week Freshman of the Week
Feb. 28 Mo Mercado, ARIZ Danielle O'Toole, ARIZ Alyssa Barrera, UTAH 
Feb. 21 Lauren Lindvall, ORE Rachel Garcia, UCLA Dejah Mulipola, ARIZ 
Feb. 14 Katiyana Mauga, ARIZ Teaghan Cowles, STAN Taran Alvelo, WASH 
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