UCLA's DiSalvatore Named Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week; Washington's Lawrie Named Pac-10 Softball Pitcher of the Week

May 17, 2010

WALNUT CREEK, Calif.- UCLA’s GiOnna DiSalvatore and WASHINGTON’S Danielle Lawrie have been named Pac-10 Softball Player of the Week and Pac-10 Softball Pitcher of the Week, respectively, for May 10-16, Commissioner Larry Scott announced today.

DiSalvatore had a solid series against then-No. 3 Arizona, going 7-for-9 for a .778 batting average with one home run, four RBI, three runs scored, two doubles and three walks. The junior Palm Harbor, Fla., native began the series on Thursday going 2-for-3 with a walk. On Saturday she drove in two runs and hit her eighth home run of the season. DiSalvatore finished up the regular season on Saturday hitting a perfect 3-for-3, hitting a double and driving in two RBI. Overall, she ranks second for the Bruins with a .399 batting average, 45 runs batted in and a .458 on base percentage. She is also first with 44 runs scored and 16 doubles. 

Lawrie earned two wins for the Pac-10 Champion Huskies against Arizona State over the weekend. On Friday, the Langley, B.C., native had eight strikeouts to only two walks in a 5-4 victory. She stranded 11 ASU base runners, with six of her eight strikeouts ending innings and seven coming with runners on base. In the final game of the regular season, Lawrie tossed a one-hit shutout and struck out seven to break Alicia Hollowell’s Pac-10 career strikeout record. To date, the senior has struck out 1,772 batters. She was also strong at the plate, going 3-for-3 with five RBI, collecting an RBI single and a pair of two-run singles. Overall, the senior is 35-2 with a .99 ERA. 

For DiSalvatore, this is her fourth career Pac-10 Player of the Week honor and second of the season. Overall, this is UCLA’s 116th weekly honor. Lawrie continues to extend her all-time Conference softball honors record to 18 and has earned four-straight weekly accolades and eight overall this season. The award is Washington’s 78th overall. 


Also Nominated: 

Player: Brittany Lastrapes, ARIZ; Lindsey Ziegenhirt, CAL; Kaylan Howard, ORE; Rosey Neill, STAN; Kimi Pohlman, WASH

Pitcher: Samantha Skillingstad, ORE; Ashley Chinn, STAN; Megan Langenfeld, UCLA


Previous Winners :

Player: 2/16-Mary Claire Brenner, OSU; 2/23-GiOnna DiSalvatore, UCLA; 3/2-Allie Burger, ORE; 3/9-Brigette Del Ponte, ARIZ, 3/16-K’Lee Arredondo, ARIZ; 3/22- Taylor Smith, WASH; 3/29- Samantha Pappas, ORE; 4/5- Alissa Haber, STAN; 4/12 - Monique Fuiava, ORE; 4/19- Stacie Chambers, ARIZ; 4/26- Megan Langenfeld, UCLA; 5/3- Andrea Harrison, UCLA; 5/10- Lini Koria, ARIZ; 5/17: GiOnna DiSalvatore, UCLA

Pitcher: 2/16-Danielle Lawrie, WASH; 2/23-Donna Kerr, UCLA; 3/2-Danielle Lawrie, WASH; 3/9-Valerie Arioto, CAL; 3/16-Kenzie Fowler, ARIZ; 3/22- Teagan Gerhart, STAN; 3/29- Jessica, Moore, ORE; 4/5- Danielle Lawrie, WASH; 4/12 - Danielle Lawrie, WASH; 4/19- Kenzie Fowler, ARIZ; 4/26- Danielle Lawrie, WASH; 5/3- Danielle Lawrie, WASH; 5/10- Danielle Lawrie, WASH; 6/17: Danielle Lawrie, WASH



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