Stanford's Allister and UCLA's Goerl Named Pac-10 Player and Pitcher of the Week

May 18, 2004

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- STANFORD senior Jessica Allister has been named the Pacific-10 Conference Softball Player of the Week, and UCLA senior Keira Goerl has been named Pitcher of the Week for May 11-17, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

Allister, from Nacogdoches, Texas, helped Stanford close out the regular season over the weekend with a 2-1 record against the Oregon schools as the Cardinal posted their best Pac-10 finish ever - a tie for second with a 13-8 record. Allister hit .400 for the weekend (4-for-10) with three home runs, five RBI and three runs scored. She posted a 1.300 slugging percentage and was perfect behind the plate with 25 putouts. Allister notched all three homers on May 15 over a doubleheader with No. 19 Oregon State, one in the first game and two in the second game.

Goerl, from Moreno valley, Calif., went 2-0 this week with wins over No. 1 Arizona and Arizona State. In UCLA's game against Arizona on May 14, Goerl struck out nine Wildcats and walked two as UCLA defeated Arizona 3-2. A day later, in the first game of UCLA's doubleheader with ASU, Goerl pitched a four-hit shutout, striking out six and walking two. For the week, Goerl had a 1.00 ERA in two complete-game starts and 14 innings in the circle. She struck out 15 and walked four, holding opposing batters to a .200 batting average.

This is the second weekly honor for Allister, and the 24th all-time for Stanford. Goerl has won the award 11 times in four years putting her in a tie for second all-time in the Pac-10 with fellow Bruin Lisa Fernandez. It is the 81st time a Bruin has been honored.

2004 Players of the Week: Feb. 17- Autumn Champion, So, ARIZ; Feb 24- Wendy Allen, Sr, ARIZ; Mar. 2- Stephanie Ramos, Sr, UCLA, Mar. 9- Valerie Sevilla, Jr, ASU; Mar. 16- Vanessa Iapala, So, OSU; Mar. 23- Aimee Minor, So, WASH; Mar. 30-Kayleen Hudson, Fr, ORE; Apr. 6-Shelly Shultz, So, ARIZ; Apr. 13- Jessica Allister, Sr, STAN; Apr. 20-Caitlin Benyi, So, UCLA; Apr. 27- Lauren Lappin, So, STAN; May. 4-Caitlin Lowe, Fr, ARIZ; May 11--Caitlin Benyi, So, UCLA; May 18-Jessica Allister, Sr, STAN.

2004 Pitchers of the Week: Feb. 17- Keira Goerl, Sr, UCLA; Feb. 24- Alicia Hollowell, So, ARIZ; Mar. 2- Alicia Hollowell, So, ARIZ; Mar. 9-Alicia Hollowell, So, ARIZ; Mar. 16- Kristina Thorson, So, CAL; Mar. 23- Alicia Hollowell, So, ARIZ; Mar. 30-Dana Sorensen, Sr, STAN; Apr. 6-Ani Nyhus, Jr, ORE; Apr. 13-Ashley Boek, Jr, WASH; Apr. 20-Ani Nyhus, Jr, ORE; Apr. 27-Dana Sorensen, Sr, STAN; May. 4-Dana Sorensen, Sr, STAN; May 11-Alicia Hollowell, So, ARIZ; May 18-Keira Goerl, Sr, UCLA.

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