Stanford's Haber and Washington's Lawrie Named Pac-10 Player, Pitcher of the Week
May 5, 2009
WALNUT CREEK, Calif.-- STANFORD junior outfielder Alissa Haber and WASHINGTON junior pitcher Danielle Lawrie were named the Pac-10 Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week for April 27-May 3, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Haber led Stanford to its first weekend sweep of No. 7/8 Arizona and No. 6/7 Arizona State in program history. A native of Newark, Calif., Haber hit .667, going 6-for-9 from the plate and recording a hit in all three games. The junior doubled twice over the weekend and slugged .889 from the leadoff spot.
On Friday against Arizona State, Haber batted 1.000, reaching base on all four of her plate appearances. In the next two games against Arizona, the left fielder doubled, stole two bases and drove in Sunday’s game-winning run off a single to center field. For the weekend, Haber reached on 75 percent of her plate appearances and helped the Cardinal take the series from Arizona for the first time in school history. Stanford is now tied for the lead in the Pac-10 standings.
This marks the first Player of the Week honor for Haber and 45th overall for Stanford.
Lawrie helped the Huskies to a perfect 4-0 record last week and recorded her second no-hitter of the season. The Langley, British Columbia, native pitched a 3-0 no-hitter against No. 2/2 UCLA last Thursday, the first pitcher to hold the Bruins hitless since 1998. Lawrie also became the first player in NCAA history to no-hit both UCLA and Arizona in the same season.
Over the weekend, Lawrie struck out a total of 46 batters in 26 innings, including a total of 18 Ks in 7 innings on Sunday against Oregon. After this weekend, the junior has totaled 1,215 career strikeouts, making her the 25th pitcher in NCAA history to throw over 1,200 strikeouts.
With her sixth Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor this season, Lawrie surpasses current Stanford pitcher Missy Penna, former Arizona pitcher Alicia Hollowell and former UCLA player Keira Goerl for most Conference distinctions in a single season. This also marks the 10th all-time honor for Lawrie, four away from Hollowell’s League record of 14, and 68th overall for Washington.
Player: Victoria Kemp, Arizona; Valerie Arioto, California; Paige Lowe, Oregon State; GiOnna DiSalvatore, UCLA.
Pitcher: Missy Penna, Stanford.
2009 Pac-10 Player & Pitcher of the Week Honors
Date Pac-10 Player of the Week Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week
Feb. 10 Rosey Neill, Stanford Missy Penna, Stanford
Feb. 17 Ashley Hansen, Stanford Danielle Lawrie, Washington
Feb. 24 Stacie Chambers, Arizona Danielle Lawrie, Washington
Mar. 3 Renee Welty, Arizona State Donna Kerr, UCLA
Mar. 10 Jenae Leles, Arizona Missy Penna, Stanford
Mar. 17 Stacie Chambers, Arizona Danielle Lawrie, Washington
Mar. 24 Ashley Charters, Washington Missy Penna, Stanford
Mar. 31 Kaitlin Cochran, Arizona State Missy Penna, Stanford
Apr. 7 Ashley Charters, Washington Danielle Lawrie, Washington
Apr. 14 Taylor Kelly, California Megan Langenfeld, UCLA
Apr. 21 Brittany Lastrapes, Arizona Danielle Lawrie, Washington
Apr. 28 Megan Langenfeld, UCLA Missy Penna, Stanford
May 5 Alissa Haber, Stanford Danielle Lawrie, Washington