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.
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|