Hathaway, Larsen Earn Freshman All-America
June 5, 2002
Hathaway, a catcher from Vancouver, Wash. (Columbia River High), emerged as theHuskies' starting catcher for most of the season, starting all but two Pac-10 games and 31of the last 33 games overall. He batted .329 with four home runs, 29 runs batted in andnine stolen bases. Hathaway was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection and wasnamed to the NCAA All-Regional team at last weekend's regional in Houston.
Larsen, a first baseman from Redmond, Wash. (Eastlake High), started 47 of the Huskies'61 games at first base and, over the last half of the season, often hit third in the battingorder. He finished the year hitting .342 with five home runs and 37 runs batted in and wasalso All-Pac-10 honorable mention. He also handled 454 defensive chances withoutmaking an error.
Hathaway and Larsen were two of only four Pac-10 players named to the first team. Theothers were Arizona State shortstop Dustin Pedroia and UCLA pitcher/first baseman WesWhisler.