March 3, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference has named its Softball Pitcher and Player of the Week for March 3, 2014.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
SYDNEY GOUVEIA, SO., RHP, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Sydney Gouveia went 3-0 with 39 strikeouts and an 0.32 ERA in three appearances last week at the USF Under Armour Invitational in Clearwater, Fla. The sophomore right-hander began the week with an 11-strikeout, one-hit, eight-inning complete-game shutout against Kennesaw State. The one-hitter was the fourth of her career while the shutout was the second of this season.
The following day against Temple, Gouveia fanned 12 while giving up a pair of hits, three walks and one earned run in a 2-1 victory. She went on to cap the week with a 16-strikeout, four-hitter as the Lions clinched a 5-1 win over Central Arkansas. The lone run scored against Gouveia in the game was unearned. She is now 7-1 on the season with a 0.57 ERA, 72 strikeouts a .100 opponent batting average and three shutouts.
It is the second straight weekly honor for Gouveia.
Also nominated: Dannie Bonnet, Pacific; McKenna Bull, BYU; Lujane Mussadi, Saint Mary's
2014 WCC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 12: Jenny Lahitte, San Diego
Feb. 17: Sarah Lira, Saint Mary's
Feb. 24: Sydney Gouveia, Loyola Marymount
March 3: Sydney Gouveia, Loyola Marymount
WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
KATIE MANUMA, SR., IF, BYU
Although it was a rain-shortened week for BYU, senior infielder Katie Manuma made the most of limited opportunities. In a rain-shortened week, Manuma went 3-for-7 including two home runs against No. 2 Tennessee and four RBIs. Her first home run gave the Cougars a 3-0 lead against the previously unbeaten Lady Volunteers and her second made it 5-3 in the top of the seventh. Manuma went 1-for-3 in the finale against San Diego State. It is the second WCC weekly honor of the season for Manuma.
Also nominated: Andrea Hazel, Saint Mary's; Bailey O'Mara, Pacific
2014 WCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 10: McKenzie St. Clair, BYU
Feb. 17: Katie Manuma, BYU
Feb. 24: Taylor Petty, Pacific
March 3: Katie Manuma, BYU