Softball Player/Pitcher of the Week (4/30/01)

April 30, 2001

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - WASHINGTON shortstop Jaime Clark has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week while UCLA's Keira Goerl was named Pitcher of the Week for Apr. 23 - 29, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Clark, a sophomore from Tustin, Calif., led the Huskies to a 4-0 mark during the week, including wins over third-ranked Stanford and fourth-ranked California. In that span, Clark hit .615 (8-for-13) with two home runs, three doubles, four runs scored and seven RBI for a .643 on-base percentage and a 1.308 slugging percentage. She is now hitting .364 on the season and .419 in Conference play. In addition to her offense, Clark also showed her defensive prowess by going perfect in the field in 13 chances.

Goerl, a freshman from Moreno Valley, Calif., pitched 19 of a possible 29 innings last week, pitching in four games while recording 12 strikeouts and allowing just four hits. Goerl threw shutouts against fourth-ranked California (Apr. 27) and third-ranked Stanford (Apr. 28). Overall, she held opposing batters to a .063 batting average while running her record to 21-1 on the season with an 0.98 ERA.

It is the second weekly honor for Clark and the 44th for Washington all-time. Goerl earns the first award in her career giving UCLA 57 honors all-time.

Also nominated for Player of the Week were: Lauren Bauer, ARIZ. Phelan Wright, ASU. Natasha Watley, UCLA.

Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were: Jennie Finch, ARIZ. Crystal Draper, OSU. Tia Bollinger, WASH.

2001 PAC-10 PLAYER SELECTIONS: 2/12 - Christie Rosenblad, WASH. 2/19 - Tairia Mims, UCLA. 2/26 - Sarah Beeson, STAN. 3/5 - Leneah Manuma, ARIZ. 3/12 - Stacey Nuveman, UCLA. 3/19 - Pauline Duenas, CAL. 3/26 - Traci Feldt, OSU. 4/2 - Kristen Swetel, ASU. 4/9 - Erica Beach, ASU. 4/16 - Natasha Watley, UCLA. 4/23 - Brooke Rutschman, OSU. 4/30 - Jaime Clark, WASH.

2001 PAC-10 PITCHER SELECTIONS: 2/12 - Kirsten Voak, ASU. 2/19 - Maureen LeCocq, STAN. Dana Sorensen, STAN. 3/5 - Amanda Freed, UCLA. 3/12 - Jocelyn Forest, CAL. 3/19 - Tia Bollinger, WASH. 3/26 - Jocelyn Forest, CAL. 4/2 - Dana Sorensen, STAN. 4/9 - Kirsten Voak, ASU. 4/16 - Jennie Finch, ARIZ. 4/23 - Crystal Draper, OSU. 4/30 - Keira Goerl, UCLA.

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