Husky Softball Hosts Krispy Kreme Fall Classic This Weekend
Sept. 29, 2003
UP NEXT: The Washington softball will host the Krispy Kreme Fall Classic October 3-5. The tournament will feature seven Northwest teams, including Pacific Lutheran (Tacoma), Puget Sound (Tacoma), Simon Fraser (Burnaby, B.C.), Seattle University, Western Washington (Bellingham) and Whitworth (Spokane).
The Huskies will open the weekend with a double header against Simon Fraser on Oct. 3. Washington will then take on Western Washington and Whitworth on Oct. 4. UW will round out the weekend with games against Western Washington and Pacific Lutheran on Oct. 5.
October 3: Washington vs. Simon Fraser (DH), 2:30 p.m.
October 4: Washington vs. Western Washington, 2:30 p.m.
Washington vs. Whitworth, 5 p.m.
October 5: Washington vs. Western Washington, 1:30 p.m.
Washington vs. Pacific Lutheran, 4 p.m.
STRONG RETURNING CLASS: The Huskies return nine starters from the 2003 squad that advanced to the program's sixth Women's College World Series last May. Washington returns all three outfielders, its pitching staff and first, second and third basemen. UW will have to adjust to the loss of three-time All-American Jaime Clark at shortstop but Amanda Oleson will likely make the switch there from second base. Two-time All-American Tia Bollinger and Ashley Boek return to the pitching circle after a spectacular 2003 season in which the duo limited their opponents to a .215 average and tossed 19 shutouts. The Huskies also return starting catchers Amy Hanson and Kristen Rivera. Rivera was selected to the NFCA All-America team last season, after tying for the national lead with 25 home runs.
NEWCOMERS: Washington welcomes two newcomers to the team, including second baseman Dominique Lastrapes and catcher Robyn Wike. Lastrapes hails from Laguna Hills, Calif., and was a teammate of Husky sophomore Dena Tyson on the 2002 national championship Bat Busters squad. She also won the Southern California batting title while at Laguna Hills High with a .568 average. Wike is a Newbury Park, Calif., native and played with Husky sophomore Aimee Minor on the Worth Firecracker Gold Team. She also earned All-League and Defensive Player of the Year honors while playing for Newbury Park High School.
COACH WILSON: Teresa Wilson enters her 12th season at the helm of Husky Softball and her 18th season overall as a division I head coach. In 11 seasons with UW, Wilson has led the Dawgs to two Pac-10 championships, 10 NCAA Regionals and six College World Series'. Her overall UW record stands at 532-198-1 (.728) and she is 735-361-1 (.671) all-time. Before becoming the Husky head coach in 1993, Wilson served as the head coach at Minnesota for two seasons (1990-1991) and at Oregon for four seasons (1986-89). All totaled, Wilson has coached 26 All-Americans, 81 all-conference selections and 51 academic all-conference honorees. A 1983 All-American pitcher for Missouri, she is joined by assistants Scott Centala, Steve Dailey and Traci Tawney.
ROSTER BREAKDOWN: The 15-player Washington roster includes 12 returning letterwinners and nine returning starters. The team includes five seniors, four juniors, four sophomores, two freshmen and two seniors. Ten players hail from California, four from Washington and one from Oregon.
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