SAN BRUNO, Calif. – Loyola Marymount sophomore third baseman Alicia Brown and BYU junior pitcher McKenna Bull have been named the West Coast Conference Softball Players and Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.
Brown earned her second career WCC Player of the Week honor after she hit .464 with a .531 on base percentage and 1.036 slugging percentage in nine games last week for the Lions. Brown went 13-for-28 at the plate, including four doubles and four home runs. She knocked in seven runs and scored eight times. She also drew four walks and made 13 putouts with 25 assists and zero errors in the field. Brown finished with multi-hit games against Harvard, Princeton, Yale, UNLV and UC Riverside with her best performance coming on a 2-for-3 day against Yale when she knocked in a three-run home run. She also hit her team-leading 10th double of the season against UC Riverside with her 10 doubles and seven home runs through 31 games this season matching her totals through 51 games one year ago. She now leads the Lions in doubles (10), home runs (7), RBI (21), runs (27) and slugging percentage (.753), while ranking second in batting average (.404) and hits (36).
Bull threw her second-career no-hitter against UC Santa Barbara in an 8-0 shutout in five innings. She threw seven strikeouts and just one walk in the win. One day prior, Bull also got the save in the upset of No. 24 Fresno State. On the week, Bull totaled 25 strikeouts and 12 walks in six games with a 1.82 ERA. She also moved into second place in BYU career victories, innings pitched and shutouts. This season, she has 168 strikeouts, notching double-digit strikeouts in five games.
It is the first honor this season for Brown and the fourth of the year for Bull.
Player of the Week Also Nominated: Lauren Bell, BYU; Kailey Hill, San Diego
Pitcher of the Week Also Nominated: Megan Sabbatini, San Diego
2016 West Coast Conference Player of the Week
Week 1 (2/15) – Tatum Schultz, 2B, San Diego
Week 2 (2/22) – Rachel Sellers, C, Pacific
Week 3 (2/29) – Olivia Sandusky, OF, San Diego
Week 4 (3/7) – Rachel Sellers, C, Pacific
Week 5 (3/14) – Nicole Zapotoczny, Pacific
Week 6 (3/21) – Alicia Brown, Loyola Marymount
2016 West Coast Conference Pitcher of the Week
Week 1 (2/15) – Cassidy Gustafson, Pacific
Week 2 (2/22) – McKenna Bull, BYU
Week 3 (2/29) – McKenna Bull, BYU
Week 4 (3/7) – McKenna Bull, BYU
Week 5 (3/14) – Marissa Young, Pacific
Week 6 (3/21) – McKenna Bull, BYU