March 10, 2014
March 10, 2014
SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference has named its Softball Pitcher and Player of the Week for March 10, 2014.
WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
SYDNEY GOUVEIA, SO., RHP, LOYOLA MARYMOUNT
Sophomore RHP Sydney Gouveia continued her hot streak in the pitching circle, going 4-0 with an 0.54 ERA and 50 strikeouts in 26 innings of work. She recorded double digit strikeouts in her three compete games, giving her nine such outings on the year.
Gouveia began the week with a 13-strikeout, 8-inning, 3-2 win over Lehigh (March 6) at the LMU Invitational. She surrendered two earned runs in the game - the only earned runs she would allow all week. The following day (March 7), she fanned a season-high 17 batters in her seventh shutout of the season, a 5-0 win over Brown.
Against Belmont (Match 8), the sophomore fanned 11 while surrendering one hit and one unearned run in a 5-1 LMU victory. She concluded the week by striking out nine in four innings in a second meeting with Brown (March 9), before giving way to Rachael Farrington. The Lions would win 8-0 in six innings as their current win streak stretched to seven straight. This is the third straight weekly honor for Gouveia, who owns a 12-1 record on the season with a 0.60 ERA. Gouveia now has 133 strikeouts in 82 innings of work.
Also nominated: Tori Almond, BYU; Dani Bonnet, Pacific; Cassidy Coleman, San Diego; Lujane Mussadi, Saint Mary's
2014 WCC PITCHER OF THE WEEK Feb. 10: Jenny Lahitte, San DiegoFeb. 17: Sarah Lira, Saint Mary'sFeb. 24: Sydney Gouveia, Loyola MarymountMarch 3: Sydney Gouveia, Loyola Marymount March 10: Sydney Gouveia, Loyola Marymount
WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
MARY GRABOWSKI, SO., C, SAN DIEGO
Sophomore catcher Mary Grabowski helped San Diego go 4-1 in Highlander Classic at UC Riverside. Grabowski went 4-7 with 4 RBI in doubleheader against Utah State and UC Riverside (March 8). She hit the game-winning RBI sacrifice fly in extra innings to lift the Toreros over Idaho State (March 9). Grabowski drove in at least one RBI in all of the Toreros four wins
Also nominated: Sydney Broderick, BYU; Cassidy Gustafson, Pacific; Andrea Hazel, Saint Mary's
2014 WCC PLAYER OF THE WEEK Feb. 10: McKenzie St. Clair, BYUFeb. 17: Katie Manuma, BYUFeb. 24: Taylor Petty, PacificMarch 3: Katie Manuma, BYU March 10: Mary Grabowski, San Diego