California's Haley Woods Named Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week

March 7, 2006

WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - CALIFORNIA senior Haley Woods has been named the Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week for Mar. 1-6, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.

The Burlingame, Calif., native went 6-for-6 with five home runs in Cal's first two games of the Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament in Honolulu, Hawaii. She tallied 11 RBI and five runs in that span.

Woods hit three home runs (including a grand slam) in Cal's 8-0 five-inning win over Florida International. She is only the second player in the Pac-10 to hit three home runs in a game in the last 11 years. Washington's Kristen Rivera last accomplished the feat in 2003.

During the three games the Bears played in between rainstorms over the weekend, Woods was 8-for-10, with 12 RBI and five runs. She has nine homers in 15 games this season, while she tallied just 13 overall in 2005.

Woods was a 2005 second team All-Pacific Region and All-Pac-10 selection.

California (13-2), travels south to San Jose for the National Invitational Softball Tournament this weekend.

This is Woods' third Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and CAL's 55th weekly honor all-time.

ALSO NOMINATED: Chelsie Mesa, ARIZ; Kristen Miller, ASU; Breanne Sabol, ORE; Brianne McGowan, OSU; Maddy Coon, STAN; Andrea Duran, UCLA.

2006 PAC-10 SOFTBALL PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 14 - Kaitlin Cochran, ASU; Feb. 21- Vanessa Iapala, OSU; Feb. 28- Andrea Duran, UCLA; Mar. 7- Haley Woods, CAL.