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BYU's Tori Almond (Pitcher) and San Diego's Dana Prelsnik (Player) Earn WCC Weekly Awards

May 12, 2014

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SAN BRUNO, Calif. -- The West Coast Conference has named its Softball Pitcher and Player of the Week for May 12, 2014. These are the final weekly honors of the 2014 season.

WEST COAST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
TORI ALMOND, SR., RHP, BYU
Senior RHP Tori Almond needed IV fluids on Thursday, but came back to lead the Cougars to two crucial victories over Saint Mary’s. On Friday, Almond went 4.1 innings, allowed only five hits and struck out three batters to seal the inaugural WCC Championship. She followed up with a complete-game shutout on Senior Day striking out seven and allowing only three hits. With the game scoreless heading into the fourth, Almond struck out five of the next six Gaels to allow BYU to get on the board and finish the sweep. 

With the honor, Almond becomes just the second pitcher to earn back-to-back weekly honors this season and the first since Loyola Marymount’s Sydney Gouveia won three straight. 

Also nominated: Jenny Lahitte, San Diego  

2014 WCC PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 10: Jenny Lahitte, San Diego
Feb. 17: Sarah Lira, Saint Mary’s
Feb. 24: Sydney Gouveia, Loyola Marymount
March 3: Sydney Gouveia, Loyola Marymount
March 10: Sydney Gouveia, Loyola Marymount
March 17: Cassidy Coleman, San Diego
March 24: Tori Shepard, Pacific
March 31: McKenna Bull, BYU
April 7: Cassidy Coleman, San Diego
April 14: McKenna Bull, BYU
April 21: Cassidy Coleman, San Diego
April 28: Katie Moss, Saint Mary’s
May 5: Tori Almond, BYU
May 12: Tori Almond, BYU 

WEST COAST CONFERENCE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DANA PRELSNIK, SR., CF, SAN DIEGO
Senior OF Dana Prelsnik scored eight of the Toreros 14 runs in their three game road sweep of Santa Clara. She began the series by going 3-for-3 and scoring all three of USD's runs in their 3-2 extra-inning win. In game two, she went 1-for-6 but managed to knock in two RBI and score twice. Prelsnik wrapped up her career by going 3-4 with two triples, two RBI, and three runs scored in the Toreros 6-1 win. Dana Prelsnik finished the season with a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage. 

Also nominated: Lauren Bell, BYU 

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
March 10: Mary Grabowski, San Diego
March 17: Tatum Schultz, San Diego
March 24: Sterling Shuster, Loyola Marymount
March 31: Sydney Broderick, BYU
April 7: Sydney Broderick, BYU
April 14: Andrea Hazel, Saint Mary’s
April 21: Stephanie Fisher, Santa Clara
April 28: Mercedes O’Connor, BYU
May 5: Kelly Scribner, Santa Clara
May 12: Dana Prelsnik, San Diego