Softball Player/Pitcher of the Week
May 13, 2002
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA shortstop Natasha Watley has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week, while her teammate Keira Goerl was named Pitcher of the Week for May 6-12, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Watley, a junior from Irvine, Calif., hit .444 (4-for-9) last week, with three runs scored, a triple, a .667 slugging percentage, two walks and a .583 on-base percentage, while stealing two bases on as as many attempts. With her four hits, Watley now has 101 on the season, becoming the first Bruin in history to have two 100-plus hit seasons in her career.
On the season, Watley is batting .500 in 56 starts. She has 61 runs scored, two home runs, 34 RBI and 37 stolen bases.
Goerl, a sophomore from Moreno Valley, Calif., went 2-0 with wins over second-ranked Arizona and fourth-ranked Arizona State last week. She posted a 1.00 ERA in 14 innings pitched. Goerl gave up just 2 earned runs and struck out 17 batters while opponents hit .185 against her.
Overall, Goerl has an 0.54 ERA with a 28-4 record. She has 17 shutouts and opposing batters are hitting a mere .113 against her. Goerl has 266 strikeouts in 206.0 innings pitched this season.
It is the third weekly honor for Watley, while Goerl garners the sixth award of her career. UCLA now has 70 honors all-time.
2002 PAC-10 PLAYER SELECTIONS: Feb. 11 - Stacey Nuveman, UCLA. Feb. 18 - Amanda Freed, UCLA. Feb. 25 - Kara Brun, ASU. Mar. 4 - Jaime Clark, WASH. Mar. 11 - Jessica Mendoza, STAN. Mar. 18 - Phelan Wright, ASU. Mar. 25 - Lovieanne Jung, ARIZ. Apr. 1 - Jaime Clark, WASH. Apr. 8 - Erica Beach, ASU. Apr. 16 - Kristen Rivera, WASH. Apr. 22 - Courtney Scott, CAL. Apr. 29 - Stacey Nuveman, UCLA. May 6 - Stacey Nuveman, UCLA. May 13 - Natasha Watley, UCLA.
2002 PAC-10 PITCHER SELECTIONS: Feb. 11 - Tia Bollinger, WASH. Feb. 18 - Erica Beach, ASU. Feb. 25 - Tori Nyberg, STAN. Mar. 4 - Amanda Freed, UCLA. Mar. 11 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. Mar. 18 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. Mar. 25 - Jennie Finch, ARIZ. Apr. 1 - Kristen Hunter, OSU. Apr. 8 - Maureen LeCocq, STAN. Apr. 16 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. Apr. 22 - Jocelyn Forest, CAL. Apr. 29 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. May 6 - Jennie Finch, ARIZ. May 13 - Keira Goerl, UCLA.