Pac-12 announces softball Players of the Week

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Julia DePonte, SR, UTL, Washington (Vacaville, Calif.)
5 GP, 5 runs, 5 hits, 5 RBI, .385 avg, 1.077 SLG
• Hit three home runs in Washington’s five wins, bringing them to 23-0 on the season. The Huskies had wins against then-No. 11 Alabama (8-0), Northwestern (8-2), then-No. 11 Alabama (4-1), BYU (7-4) and Portland State (4-1).
• Drove in or scored a run in every game.
• Had a hit in every game of the week for a five-game hitting streak.
• Had a slugging percentage of 1.077 on the week.
• First weekly honor for DePonte and 103rd for Washington.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Miranda Elish, SO, RHP, Oregon (Crown Point, Ind.)
3 GP, 3 wins, 19.0 IP, 19 K, 0.00 ERA
• Still undefeated 20-0 in her collegiate career after going 3-0 in three appearances this weekend in road wins over USF (8-0), then-No. 13 Florida State (5-0) and Hofstra (2-1).
• Tossed a two-hit shutout of then-No. 13 Florida State, with eight strikeouts and just two walks.
• Came out of the bullpen and pitched seven innings in an 11-inning win over Hofstra.
• Recorded 19 strikeouts in 19 innings with just five walks and nine hits allowed on the week.
• Has issued just nine total walks this season in 51.0 innings with a .139 batting average against.
• First honor for Elish and 68th honor for Oregon.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Gabbie Plain, FR, P, Washington (Harrington Park, Australia)
3 GP, 3 wins, 10.0 IP, 11 K, 0.00 ERA
• Defeated then-No. 11 Alabama twice, allowing just three hits in 9.0 combined innings.
• Has a 16.0-inning scoreless streak, her second 10+ IP scoreless streak this year.
• Allowed three total hits over three games (has allowed more than two hits in an appearance just twice in 10 games this year).
• First Husky freshman to begin her career 7-0 since Kasey Stanchek in 2012.
• Fastest Husky freshman to seven wins since Taran Alvelo in 2016.
• First freshman honor for Plain.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Player of the Week: Malia Martinez, ARIZ; Nichole Chilson, ASU; Gwen Svekis, ORE; Shelby Weeks, OSU; Hannah Howell, STAN; Kylee Perez, UCLA; Breonna Castaneda, UTAH.
Pitcher of the Week: Taylor McQuillin, ARIZ: G Juarez, ASU; Kamalani Dung, CAL; Nerissa Eason, OSU; Maddy Dwyer, STAN; Rachel Garcia, UCLA; Katie Donovan, UTAH; Gabbie Plain, WASH.
Freshman of the Week: Mikayla Coelho, CAL; Missy Nunes, OSU; Maddy Dwyer, STAN; Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA; Julia Noskin, UTAH.

  Player of the Week Pitcher of the Week Freshman of the Week
Mar. 6 Julia DePonte, WASH Miranda Elish, ORE Gabbie Plain, WASH
Feb. 27 Kirstyn Thomas, WASH Taylor McQuillin, ARIZ Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA
Feb. 20 Taylor Van Zee, WASH Megan Kleist, ORE Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA
Feb. 13 Kirstyn Thomas, WASH Taran Alvelo, WASH Briana Perez, UCLA
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