2007 NWC Softball Student-Athletes of the Week

2007 NWC Softball Student-Athletes of the Week

April 30

NWC Player of the Week: Jenny Marshall (Linfield, Jr., 2B, Sherwood, Ore. - Sherwood) led the Wildcats to a 5-1 week and their fourth straight NWC title by batting .778 (14 for 18) with eight runs batted in and eight runs scored. She had four doubles and a triple.
Honorable Mention: Theresa Tauscher (PLU, So., OF); Valarie Barone (UPS, Jr., OF/C); Molly Barnes (Willamette, Sr., 3B); Nelly Nishitomi (Pacific, Fr., 2B).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Brittany Miller (Linfield, So., RHP, Port Orchard, Wash. - South Kitsap) Miller went 4-1, giving up only three earned runs in 26.1 innings. She allowed 16 hits while striking out 23 batters and walking eight.
Honorable Mention: Jessica Roberts (UPS, Sr., LHP); Nikki Franchi (Willamette, So., RHP).

April 23

NWC Player of the Week: Ashley Olson (George Fox, Fr., 1B, Silverton, Ore. - Silverton) batted .529 (9 for 17) with two home runs and four doubles. She drove in five runs and scored four for the Bruins.
Honorable Mention: Lindsay Davis (Whitworth, Sr., C); Victoria Raeburn (UPS, So., 1B); Jena Loop (Linfield, Sr., C); Liz Gilgan (Willamette, Jr., SS); Kristen Croxford (Pacific, So., OF).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Brittany Miller (Linfield, So., RHP, Port Orchard, Wash. - South Kitsap) went 2-0, ending Pacific's 12 game winning streak, while giving up three runs (two earned) on seven hits in 10.1 innings. She struck out 15 and walked six.
Honorable Mention: Jessica Roberts (UPS, Sr., LHP); Jennifer Eckhoff (Whitworth, Jr., RHP); Hadley Schmitt (PLU, Fr.); Andrea Banson (Pacific, Jr.)

April 16

NWC Player of the Week: Erica Hancock (Linfield, Jr., 3B, Boardman, Ore. - Riverside) batted .692 (9 for 13) to lead the Wildcats to four wins. She had a triple and home run while driving in four runs and scoring six.
Honorable Mention: Amber Fowler (Whitworth, Jr., IF); Kristen Croxford (Pacific, So., OF); Liz Gilgan (Willamette, Jr., SS); Victoria Raeburn (UPS, So., 1B).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Miranda McNealy (Pacific, Fr., RHP, Aloha, Ore. - Hillsboro) went 3-0 last week, allowing only one run on seven hits in 21 innings (0.33 earned run average). She struck out 30 batters and walked only two.
Honorable Mention: Nikki Franchi (Willamette, So., RHP); Cassie Canales (PLU, Fr., RHP).

April 9

NWC Player of the Week: Heather Case (Whitworth, Jr., IF/P, Poulsbo, Wash. - North Kitsap) led the Pirates to a four game sweep of UPS by hitting .538 (7 for 13) with two home runs, a double and four RBIs. She has hit safely in 16 consecutive games.
Honorable Mention: Meredith Brunette (Linfield, Jr., SS); Nikki Franchi (Willamette, So., RHP); Brooke Fogwell (Pacific, Fr., 3B).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Brittany Miller (Linfield, So., RHP, Port Orchard, Wash. - South Kitsap) went 2-0 with a save at PLU. In 17 innings she allowed one run on 11 hits with 14 strikeouts and 1 walk.
Honorable Mention: Miranda McNealy (Pacific, Fr., RHP); Jessie LaPlante (Whitworth, Jr., RHP); Janet Freerks (L&C, Sr., RHP); Nikki Franchi (Willamette, So., RHP).

April 2

NWC Player of the Week: Erica Hancock (Linfield, Jr., 3B/P, Boardman, Ore. - Riverside) led the Wildcats to a 6-2 week by batting .615 (16 for 29) with four home runs. She drove in 12 runs and scored nine.
Honorable Mention: Heather Case (Whitworth, Jr., If); Molly Barnes (Willamette, Sr., 3B); Caitlin Mastenbroek (Pacific, Jr., C); Lindsay Fujita (Puget Sound, Sr., 2B); Kayla Winkler (George Fox, Sr., OF/P).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Miranda McNealy (Fr., RHP, Aloha, Ore. - Hillsboro) went 2-0 in three appearances last week. She allowed only one run (0 earned) on 12 hits in 16.1 innings with 17 strikeouts and four walks.
Honorable Mention: Nikki Franchi (Willamette, So., RHP); Adrian Herlache (Puget Sound, Sr.).

March 26

NWC Player of the Week: Theresa Tauscher (PLU, So., CF, Auburn, Wash. - Auburn-Riverside) batted .889 (8 for 9) in three wins in Arizona. She belted three home runs, including two grand slams, drove in 13 RBIs and scored five others.
Honorable Mention: Amanda Attleberger (Linfield, Jr., 1B); Kristin Larkins (Pacific, Fr., 1B); Molly Barnes (Willamette, Sr., 3B).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Brittany Miller (Linfield, So., RHP, Port Orchard, Wash. - South Kitsap) went 3-0 last week, including a perfect game at C-M-S with 12 strikeouts. She allowed three runs on eight hits with 19 strikeouts and 2 walks.
Honorable Mention: Hadley Schmitt (PLU, Fr.); Jessie LaPlante (Whitworth, Jr., RHP); Miranda McNealy (Pacific, Fr.); Nikki Franchi (Willamette, So., RHP).

March 19

NWC Player of the Week: Torey Weatherman (George Fox, Fr., OF, Bend, Ore. - Bend) batted .538 (7 for 13) with three RBI and five runs scored while leading the Bruins to three NWC wins. She had three doubles and a home run.
Honorable Mention: Kristen Croxford (Pacific, So., OF); Victoria Raeburn (UPS, So., 1B/DP); Janet Freerks (L&C, Sr., P/DP).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Jessica Roberts (UPS, Sr., RHP, Sumner, Wash. - Sumner) threw a perfect game against Augsburg and a complete game shutout against Wis.-Platteville. Including a two-inning relief appearance, Roberts allowed one run on four hits in 16 innings while striking out 11 and walking four.
Honorable Mention: Miranda McNealy (Pacific, Fr.); Kayla Winkler (George Fox, Sr., RHP).

March 12

NWC Player of the Week: Jenny Marshall (Linfield, Jr., 2B, Sherwood, Ore. - Sherwood) hit .733 (11 for 15) while driving in nine runs and scoring five more to lead the Wildcats to a four game sweep.
Honorable Mention: Molly Barnes (Willamette, Sr., 3B); Lindsay Davis (Whitworth, Sr., C); Brooke Fogwell (Pacific, Fr., 3B); Lindsay Fujita (UPS, Sr., 2B).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Nikki Franchi (Willamette, So., RHP, Los Gatos, Calif. - Saratoga) went 3-0 with a save at the NFCA Leadoff Classic, leading the Wildcats to the title game. She had a 1.97 ERA with 23 strikeouts in 21.1 innings.
Honorable Mention: Erica Hancock (Linfield, Jr., RHP); Jessie LaPlante (Whitworth, Jr., RHP); Miranda McNealy (Pacific, Fr.).

March 5

NWC Player of the Week: Lindsay Fujita (UPS, Sr., 2B, Honolulu, Hawaii - Punahou) batted .500 (6 of 12) with a home run and two doubles. She drove in five runs and scored three others with two stolen bases and two walks.
Honorable Mention: Molly Barnes (Willamette, Sr., 3B); Beth Kenck (PLU, Sr., Util.); Amanda Attleberger (Linfield, Jr., 1B); Kristin Larkins (Pacific, Fr., 1B); Jessica Mullins (L&C, Fr, OF); Halley Cey (Whitworth, Jr., IF).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Adrian Herlache (UPS, Sr., RHP, Sierra Madre, Calif. - Flintridge Sacred Heart) went 2-0 without allowing a single run. She gave up only four hits and three walks, while striking out 10 batters.
Honorable Mention: Hadley Schmitt (PLU, Fr.); Leighann Auer (Willamette, Fr., RHP); Erica Hancock (Linfield, Jr., RHP); Andrea Bansen (Pacific, Jr.).

Feb. 26:

NWC Player of the Week: Heather Case (Whitworth, Jr., IF, Poulsbo, Wash. - North Kitsap) batted .455 (5 for 11) with a pair of doubles in the Pirates' sweep at Albertson. She drove in three runs and scored twice.
Honorable Mention: Carly Starke (PLU, Fr., 2B); Caitlin Waugh (Willamette, Fr., OF).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Jessie LaPlante (Whitworth, Jr., RHP, Rathdrum, Idaho - CC of Spokane) went 2-0 with a pair of complete game victories at Albertson. She allowed three earned runs (1.50 ERA) while striking out nine batters.
Honorable Mention: Cassie Canales (PLU, Fr.); Kayla Winkler (George Fox, Sr., RHP); Nikki Franchi (Willamette, So., RHP).

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