SAN BRUNO, Calif.--The University of the Pacific junior infielder Nicole Zapotoczny and senior pitcher Dani Bonnet have been respectively named the West Coast Conference Player and Pitcher of the Week in the sport of softball, the conference office announced Monday.
Zapotoczny hit an outstanding .538 on the week with seven hits in 13 at-bats. She had a five-hit day in a doubleheader sweep of Santa Clara, making an impact with two runs scored and a pair of doubles. She completed her weekend homering in Pacific's 7-0 win over Santa Clara in addition to a key sacrifice bunt that set the stage for a two-RBI single from Cassidy Gustafson, sealing a four-game winning streak and the first WCC series sweep in Pacific Softball history. In midweek action against UC Davis, Zapotoczny excelled with two runs scored and a key sacrifice bunt. She played errorless defense throughout the weekend.
The Huntington Beach, California, native earns her second career weekly honor; she received the weekly nod this season on Feb. 16 .
Bonnet finished the week with a 2-0 record and an unblemished 0.00 ERA after a pair of victories over conference foe Santa Clara. In the first of three against the Broncos, Bonnet struck out three in her seven innings of work and in the series finale, she clinched the series sweep for Pacific with a five-hit shutout, striking out a pair including an inning-ending strikeout to preserve the shutout after Santa Clara mounted a rally in the fifth inning. In a unique moment in the final weeks of her career, Bonnet helped Pacific pitched back-to-back shutouts for the first time since Feb. 23-24, 2012 against Oklahoma State and Iowa State at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, Calif. The Iowa State victory in that tournament was Bonnet's first career win as a freshman.
A native of Peoria, Arizona, Bonnet claims her second career weekly honor; she received the weekly nod on March 9.
Also nominated McKenzie St. Clair, BYU; pitchers... McKenna Bull, BYU
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
April 27: Nicole Zapotoczny, Pacific
April 20: Kailey Hill, San Diego
April 13: Ashley Thompson, BYU
April 5: Sydney Broderick, BYU
March 30: Sydney Broderick, BYU
March 23: Sydney Broderick, BYU
March 16: Kailey Hill, San Diego
March 9: Alicia Brown, Loyola Marymount
March 2: Mercedes O'Connor, Brigham Young
February 23: Gordy Bravo, Brigham Young
February 16: Nicole Zapotoczny, Pacific
February 9: Gianetta France, Santa Clara
2015 WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
April 27: Dani Bonnet, Pacific
April 20: Marissa Young, Pacific
April 13: McKenna Bull, BYU
April 5: Paige von Sprecken, San Diego
March 30: Kate Moss, Saint Mary's
March 23: Paige von Sprecken, San Diego
March 16: Paige von Sprecken, San Diego
March 9: Dani Bonnet, Pacific
March 2: McKenna Bull, Brigham Young
February 23: McKenna Bull, Brigham Young
February 16: McKenna Bull, Brigham Young
February 9: Paige von Sprecken, San Diego