Feb. 28, 2011
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
Marc Trasolini, Santa Clara, Forward, Jr.
Marc Trasolini scored his 1000th career point in Santa Clara's win over Pepperdine - leading the Broncos to the first series sweep of Pepperdine since 1984. He is the 29th player to score 1000 career points and the second Bronco this season. He has already moved to No. 27.
Trasolini averaged 26 ppg this week, shooting 56.7 percent and 7.5 rpg. He hit 18 of 21 free throws, shooting 85.7 - making the first 14 free throws vs. LMU. He was 17 of 20 from the free throw line vs. LMU. His 17 free throws were the second most-ever for a Bronco and the 20 attempts were also the second-most for a Bronco (Steve Nash was 21 of 21 vs. SMC in 1995). Trasolini also went 10-for-15 vs. Pepperdine, shooting 66.7 percent and finished league play with 12.5 ppg and 5.1 rpg, shooting almost 81 percent from the free throw line. He now ranks No. 4 in career blocks.
Also Nominated: Elias Harris, GON; Mychel Thompson, PEP; Matthew Dellavedova, SMC
Women's Basketball Player of the Week
Jazmine Jackson, Pepperdine, Guard, Jr.
In two starts this past weekend vs. San Francisco (2/24) and Santa Clara (2/26), Jackson averaged 23.0 points per game and 10.0 rebounds to go along with four steals and four assists as Pepperdine finished the year on a three-game winning streak to finish 18-10 overall and 9-5 vs. the conference. Jackson also shot better than 50% of the floor (.515) as she made 17-of-33 field goals and missed just one of 12 free-throw attempts (.917).
Jackson began the weekend by posting her fourth double-double of the season. She scored 17 points, which included a 7-of-7 effort from the free-throw line, and tied T'Keyah Shealy for the team lead in rebounds with 11. Saturday afternoon, however, topped all her previous performances by scoring a personal best game high 29 points vs. the Broncos on 12-of-21 shooting from the floor. She also came up one rebound shy of a double-double with nine. Additionally, she stole three passes and dished out three assists.
Also Nominated: Kayla Standish, GON; Rehany Young, LMU; Sam Child, USD; Lena Gipson, SCU
Rawlings Pitcher of the Week
Ryan Carpenter, Gonzaga, LHP, Jr.
Ryan Carpenter made perhaps the best start in his career Friday against No. 8 Texas A&M University, taking a no-hitter into the sixth inning and finishing the day having allowed a career-low one hit in acareer-high 7 1/3 innings. He also matched his career-high in strikeouts with 10.
Also Nominated: Martin Viramontes, LMU; Mark Anderson, SMC; Dylan Covey, USD
Rawlings Player of the Week
Matt Lowenstein, Loyola Marymount, So., OF/INF
Sophomore Matt Lowenstein hit safely in all four games last week, batting .667 over the course of the week with eight runs scored, a triple, four walks and five RBI. He collected multiple hits in three of the four games, and multiple RBI in two of the four. In addition to reaching base at a .700 clip and slugging .800, Lowenstein stole one base and collected a sacrifice fly. The native of Chino Hills, Calif. went 3-for-3 with three runs scored and two walks on Tuesday at Long Beach State before finishing 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a walk, a stolen base and two RBI against Nevada on Friday. After a 1-for-4 day with a run scored on Saturday, Lowenstein went 3-for-4 with two runs scored, a triple and three RBI on Sunday to finish the week.
Also Nominated: Royce Bolinger, GON; Kris Bryant, USD; Pete Lavin, USF; Kyle DeMerritt, SCU