Pac-12 announces softball Players of the Week
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.
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|