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Pac-12 announces softball Players of the Week

Feb 20, 2018

PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Taylor Van Zee, SR, INF, Washington (Hemet, Calif.)
5 GP, 10 runs, 13 hits, 6 RBI, .765 avg, 1.294 SLG
• Has an eight-game hitting streak, including knocking out at least one extra-base hit in every game, leading the Huskies to a 5-0 week.
• Has multiple hits in six-consecutive games and has scored at least one run in 10 games since the start of the season.
• Leads the nation in runs with 22 and in doubles with eight.
• First weekly honor for Van Zee and 101th for Washington.

PITCHER OF THE WEEK: Megan Kleist, JR, RHP, Oregon (Appleton, Wisc.)
2 GP, 1 wins, 15.1 IP, 26 K, 0.00 ERA
• Allowed just four hits in 15.1 innings pitched in two appearances at the Puerto Vallarta College Challenge.
• Tossed a 1-0 shutout against Houston with 10 strikeouts and no walks.
• Tallied 16 strikeouts over 8.1 innings in the Ducks’ 1-0 loss to then-No. 15 Ole Miss in extras innings with the international tiebreaker rule in effect.
• Third-career honor for Kleist and 67th for Oregon.

FRESHMAN OF THE WEEK: Aaliyah Jordan, FR, OF, UCLA (Chula Vista, Calif.)
4 GP, 8 AB, 3 runs, 6 hits, 6 RBI, .750 avg, 1.500 SLG
• Ended the weekend with hits in six-straight at-bats, going 6-for-8 with six RBI, two doubles, two triples, three walks and three runs as the Bruins went 4-0.
• 3-for-3 in the win against UAB (8-0) on Sunday, with three extra-base hits on a RBI triple, a RBI double and another two-bagger.
• 5-for-5 in the Sunday doubleheader, adding a pair of RBI singles in the win versus Syracuse (6-0).
• First weekly honor for Jordan.

ALSO NOMINATED:
Player of the Week: Jessie Harper, ARIZ; Morgan Howe, ASU; Jenna Lilley, ORE; Teagan Cowles, STAN; Aaliyah Jordans, UCLA; Kelly Martinez, UTAH.
Pitcher of the Week: Taylor McQuillin, ARIZ; Breanna Macha, ASU; Meehra Nelson, OSU; Kiana Pancino, STAN; Rachel Garcia, UCLA; Katie Donovan, UTAH; Taran Alvelo, WASH.
Freshman of the Week: Hanah Bowen, ARIZ; Danielle Gibson, ASU; Maddy Dwyer, STAN; Abby Robertson, UTAH; Gabbie Plain, WASH.

  Player of the Week Pitcher of the Week Freshman of the Week
Feb. 20 Taylor Van Zee, WASH Megan Kleist, ORE Aaliyah Jordan, UCLA
Feb. 13 Kirstyn Thomas, WASH Taran Alvelo, WASH Briana Perez, UCLA