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San Diego, Santa Clara Take Final WCC Softball Players of the Week

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. – San Diego senior catcher Mary Grabowski and Santa Clara sophomore pitcher McCall James have been named the West Coast Conference Softball Players and Pitcher of the Week, the conference office announced Monday.

It is the second honor this season for Grabowski and the first for James. 

Grabowski collected two hits in all three games against league-winners BYU over the weekend, finishing the series with a .600 average (6-for-10). The senior catcher finished the season – and her career – on a 14-game hitting streak, setting a new San Diego program record. In the first game of the series, Grabowski went 2-for-5 at the plate. In Saturday’s doubleheader, she combined to go 4-for-5 with a double, one run scored, two RBI and a walk. Grabowski ends the season with a .521 average in 15 WCC games and finished her Toreros career in the top 10 all-time in home runs, RBI, and doubles.

James was phenomenal for Santa Clara on the final weekend of the season to earn her first career pitcher of the week honor. She tossed three complete games, including two shutouts, against Saint Mary’s to close out the season, posting an ERA of 0.67 in 21 innings. She allowed 17 hits and walked just three while striking out six en route to a pair of wins for the Broncos.

Player of the Week Also Nominated: Alexa Strid, BYU; Alicia Brown, Loyola Marymount; Sara Anderson, Pacific
Pitcher of the Week Also Nominated: McKenna Bull, BYU; Hannah Bandimere, Loyola Marymount; 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, INF, Pacific
Week 6 (3/21) – Alicia Brown, 3B, Loyola Marymount
Week 7 (3/28) – Taylor Spence, OF, San Diego
Week 8 (4/4) – Rachel Sellers, C, Pacific
Week 9 (4/11) – Amanda Dirks, OF, Loyola Marymount
Week 10 (4/18) – Mary Grabowski, C, San Diego
Week 11 (4/25) – Ashley Thompson, 1B, BYU
Week 12 (5/2) – Lauren Bell, SS, BYU
Week 13 (5/9) – Ashley Thompson, 1B, BYU
Week 14 (5/16) – Mary Grabowski, C, San Diego 

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
Week 7 (3/28) – Lujane Mussadi, Saint Mary’s
Week 8 (4/4) – Marissa Young, Pacific
Week 9 (4/11) – Katie Moss, Saint Mary’s
Week 10 (4/18) – Lujane Mussadi, Saint Mary’s
Week 11 (4/25) – McKenna Bull, BYU
Week 12 (5/2) – Megan Sabbatini, San Diego
Week 13 (5/9) – McKenna Bull, BYU
Week 14 (5/16) – McCall James, Santa Clara