Feb. 21, 2011
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SAN BRUNO, Calif. --- With the 2011 baseball season in full swing, the West Coast Conference is pleased to announce its WCC Players of the Week selections for baseball, men's basketball and women's basketball.
Men's Basketball Player of the Week
Marquise Carter, Gonzaga, Junior, Guard
Against Santa Clara he scored a season/career high 20 points, going 6-for-9 from the field, 2-for-3 from 3-point range and a perfect 6-for-6 from the line. He had 5 assists, 1 block and just 2 turnovers in a season/career high 38 minutes of action. Against San Francisco, he scored 18 points on a 7-for-10 night from the floor, 3-for-5 from 3-point range, a season/career-high equaling 5 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and just 1 turnover in 34 minutes. For the weekend he averaged 19.0 ppg, went 13-for-19 from the field for 68.4 percent, went 5-for-8 from3-point range for 62.percent and 7-for-8 from the line for 87.5 percent. Hegrabbed 6 boards, dished out 8 assists, had 3 steals, 1 block and just 3 turnovers in 72 minutes of action. His assist/turnover ratio for the week was 2.7.
Also Nominated: Chris Manresa, USD; Kevin Foster, SCU
Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Courtney Vandersloot, Gonzaga, Senior, Guard
Courtney Vandersloot helped Gonzaga clinch its seventh-straight West Coast Conference regular-season title with two victories this past week. She averaged a double-double of 26.0 points and 11.5 assists per contests over the two wins. She shot 60.0 percent (18-of-30) from the field and hit 86.7 percent (13-of-15) from the free throw line, while also averaging 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 steals per game. She began the week scoring a game-high 24 points and dishing out 11 assists in Gonzaga's 79-65 victory at Santa ClaraUniversity. Vandersloot also grabbed seven rebounds and made three steals in 30 minutes of action. She followed that performance up with a double-double of 28 points - a game-high - and 12 assists in the Zags 103-59 win at the University of San Francisco. Vandersloot added five steals and three rebounds.
Also Nominated: Jazmine Jackson, PEP; Natalie Day, POR; Jasmine Smith, SMC
Rawlings Pitcher of the Week
Matt Lujan, San Francisco, Senior, LHP
Matt Lujan pitched a complete game in the Dons' season opener at No. 1 UCLA on Monday at Jackie Robinson Stadium. He allowed just one run on four hits with nine strikeouts in eight innings of work. UCLA had just two base runners in the final five innings (both on walks). Lujan's ERA is at 1.12. USF lost 1-0 in a true pitchers' duel.
Also Nominated: Andy Hunter, GON; Jason Wheeler, LMU; Eric Karch, PEP; Chris Dennis, POR
Rawlings Player of the Week
Riley Henricks, Portland, Senior, Infielder
Riley Henricks hit .545 (6-for-11) during the weekend as the Pilots registered a season-opening, three-game sweep over the Middle Tennessee State Blue Raiders in Murfreesboro, Tenn. He also scored three runs, had two RBI's, had a double, four walks and was successful on his only stolen base attempt. On Friday, he went 3-5 with a double, two RBI's and a run as Portland opened the season with a 6-5 win. Henricks was 2-for-3 with a walk during Saturday's 2-1 win, and capped the weekend with a hit, two runs and three more walks as UP won 11-8 on Sunday. He also struck out just once in 15 plate appearances.
Also Nominated: Ryan Hawthorne, LMU; Brian Humphries, PEP; Zack Kometani, USD