Updated April 23, 2012
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA STATE senior shortstop Katelyn Boyd was named Pac-12 Softball Player of the Week, and CALIFORNIA junior pitcher Jolene Henderson was named Pac-12 Softball Pitcher of the Week for April 16-22, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.
Boyd hit .444 with a 1.111 slugging percentage and a .583 on-base percentage as the Sun Devils swept No. 16 Stanford. Boyd had a grand slam on Friday and added another home run on Sunday to move into second all-time at Arizona State with 60 home runs. She also has 17 this season to lead the team. With eight RBI last week, Boyd has 223 in her career and needs only seven to tie the school record. She also sits in third with 270 hits.
Behind a 0.54 ERA, Henderson powered the top-ranked Golden Bears to a series victory over No. 14 Oregon. Henderson earned wins on Friday and Sunday, allowing just one earned run over 13 innings of work. She allowed four hits and struck out eight in Friday’s win. Henderson followed that effort with a three-hitter on Sunday, tallying six strikeouts.
This is the third Player of the Week honor for Boyd and Arizona State’s 68th all-time. Henderson has won nine Pitcher of the Week awards, and this is Cal’s 78th.
Cal hosts UCLA for the weekend series while Arizona State goes on the road to face Washington.
Also Nominated (Player): Valerie Arioto, CAL; Kaylan Howard, ORE; Ally Kutz, OSU; Stephany LaRosa, UCLA; Niki Williams, WASH.
Also Nominated (Pitcher): Hillary Bach, ASU; Jessica Moore, ORE; Tina Andreana, OSU; Jessica Hall, UCLA; Kasey Stanchek, 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; Mar. 19 – Kaitlin Inglesby, So., P/DP, WASH; Mar. 26 – Valerie Arioto, RS Sr., P/1B, CAL; Apr. 2 – Jamia Reid, Sr., OF, CAL; Apr. 9 – Samantha Pappas, Jr., OF, ORE; Apr. 16 – Stephany LaRosa, Fr., 3B, UCLA; Apr. 23 – 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; Mar. 19 – Generra Nielson, Sr., UTAH; Mar. 26 – Jolene Henderson, Jr., CAL; Apr. 2 – Jolene Henderson, Jr., CAL; Apr. 9 – Hillary Bach, Sr., ASU; Apr. 16 – Shelby Babcock, So., ARIZ; Apr. 23 – Jolene Henderson, Jr., CAL.