Pac-10 Softball Player/Pitcher Of The Week

April 1, 2003

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - ARIZONA senior Lovie Jung has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Softball Player of the Week, and UCLA junior hurler Keira Goerl has been named Pitcher of the Week for March 24 -March 30, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Jung, from Fountain Valley, Calif., put together a .750 batting average over the weekend, with five runs, six hits, two home runs and three RBI. She had a 1.000 fielding percentage. Against No. 19 Oregon, she was 3-for-3 with a homer and two RBI. On the season, Jung is sporting a .453 batting average, leading her team in runs (42), doubles (15), home runs (19) and RBI (55).

Goerl, from Moreno Valley, Calif., was 3-0 for the week, with 22.1 innings in the circle. She posted 25 strikeouts and a 0.31 ERA including a no-hitter in a 5-0 win at No. 12-ranked Stanford. Opponents hit just .123 against her.

The No. 3-ranked Wildcats were 3-0 in their first weekend of Pac-10 play, with a win over No. 22 Oregon State and two wins against No. 19 Oregon. The No. 1-ranked Bruins won both games of doubleheader against No. 8 Cal State Fullerton, as well as defeating No. 12 Stanford and sweeping a pair against No. 7 California.

It is the third weekly award for Jung and the 75th honor for the Wildcats. It is the seventh honor for Goerl, while the Bruins have garnered 74 weekly honors all-time.

Also nominated for Player of the Week: Kara Brun, ASU; Natasha Watley, UCLA.

Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week: Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Desiree Serrano, ASU; Dana Sorensen, STAN.

2003 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 11 - Lovie Jung, ARIZ; Feb. 18 - Tairia Mims, UCLA; Feb. 25 - Natasha Watley, UCLA; Mar. 4 - Kristen Rivera, WASH; Mar. 11 - Kara Brun, ASU; Mar. 18 - Erin Goodell, ORE; Mar. 25 - Kristen Rivera, WASH; Apr. 1 - Lovie Jung, ARIZ.

2003 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 11 - Amy Harris, ORE; Feb. 18 - Desiree Serrano, ASU; Feb. 25 - Keira Goerl, UCLA; Mar. 4 - Tia Bollinger, WASH; Mar. 11 - Dana Sorensen, STAN; Mar. 18 - Alicia Hollowell, ARIZ; Mar. 25 - Tori Nyberg, STAN; Apr. 1 - Keira Goerl, UCLA.

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