2008 NWC Student-Athletes of the Week

April 28

NWC Player of the Week: Jenny Marshall (Linfield, Sr., 2B, Sherwood, Ore. - Sherwood) batted .563 (9 for 16) in four games last week with a double and a triple. She drove in seven runs and scored four.
Honorable Mention: Nicole Wallace (Willamette, So., C/2B); Rachel Wheeler-Hoyt (PLU, So., DP/P); Amy Walters (Pacific, Jr., OF).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Rachel Wheeler-Hoyt (PLU, So., RHP, Puyallup, Wash. - Rogers) went 2-0 over the weekend, allowing four runs (two earned) on nine hits in a pair of complete-games. She struck out seven and walked five.
Honorable Mention: Brittany Miller (Linfield, Sr., RHP); Miranda McNealy (Pacific, So., RHP).

April 21

NWC Player of the Week: Nicole Wallace (Willamette, So., C/2B, Roseville, Calif. - Roseville) sparked the Bearcat offense by batting .474 (9 for 19) with a double and a home run. She scored eight runs and drove in five in six games. She also stole three bases in three attempts.
Honorable Mention: Shelby Johnston (PLU, So., 1B); Victoria Raeburn (UPS, Jr., 1B); Stephanie Rice (Linfield, Sr., OF); Stephanie Vanoudenhaegen (Pacific, Fr., OF); Kim Kittell (L&C, So., OF).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Brittany Miller (Linfield, Sr., RHP, Port Orchard, Wash.) shut out Pacific 1-0 in Sunday's first game, allowing three hits while striking out five and walking only one.
Honorable Mention: Rachel Wheeler-Hoyt (PLU, So., RHP); Auriel Sperberg (UPS, Fr., RHP); Miranda McNealy (Pacific, So., RHP).

April 14

NWC Player of the Week: Brooke Toy (Pacific, Fr., 1B, Drain, Ore. - North Douglas) batted .875 (7 for 8) with three doubles in three games. She drove in five runs and scored five more, and also was perfect on three steal attempts.
Honorable Mention: LaShawna Holcomb (Willamette, Jr., OF); Stephanie Rice (Linfield, Sr., OF); Halley Cey (Whitworth, Sr., OF); Lindsay Fujita (UPS, Sr., 2B).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Brittany Miller (Linfield, Sr., RHP, Port Orchard, Wash.) went 4-0 in three starts and one relief appearance. Miller posted a 0.29 ERA, allowing one run in 24 innings. She struck out 41 batters and walked only one.
Honorable Mention: Nikki Franchi (Willamette, Jr., RHP); Miranda McNealy (Pacific, So.); Kelsey Ayers (Whitworth, Fr., RHP).

April 7

NWC Player of the Week: Marissa Richards (Willamette, Jr., 1B, Newberg, Ore. - Newberg) batted .571 (8 for 14) in four weekend wins. She drove in eight runs and scored seven with three doubles, a triple and three home runs.
Honorable Mention: Kristen Croxford (Pacific, Jr., OF); Stephanie Rice (Linfield, Sr., OF); Amber Philliber (George Fox, Jr., SS).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Nikki Franchi (Willamette, Jr., RHP, Los Gatos, Calif. - Saratoga) went 3-0 in three appearances. She allowed one run and six hits in 17 innings, striking out 36 batters and walking only four.
Honorable Mention: Miranda McNealy (Pacific, So.); Samantha Van Noy (Linfield, So., RHP).

March 31

NWC Player of the Week: Amanda Attleberger (Linfield, Sr., 1B, Vancouver, Wash. - Columbia River) batted .583 (14 for 24) in eight games, leading the Wildcats to a 7-1 record. She drove in 15 runs and scored five, adding two home runs and a double.
Honorable Mention: Nikki Franchi (Willamette, Jr., Util.); Lacey Kerr (Whitworth, So., SS); Kristen Griffith (George Fox, Fr., 1B).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Brittany Miller (Linfield, Jr., RHP, Port Orchard, Wash. - South Kitsap) went 4-0, including wins over #5 Redlands and #15 Chapman. She allowed 2 runs (one earned) on five hits in 21.0 innings (0.33 ERA) with 25 strikeouts and four walks.
Honorable Mention: Nikki Franchi (Willamette, Jr., RHP); Jessica Mangis (Whitworth, Fr., RHP); Natalie White (George Fox, Fr., RHP); Andrea Bansen (Pacific, Sr.).

March 24

NWC Player of the Week: Hillary Rice (UPS, So., OF, St. Paul, Minn.) batted .688 (11 for 16) with a double. She drove in three runs and scored five times in six games.
Honorable Mention: Stephanie Vanoudenhaegen (Pacific, Fr., OF).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Brittany Miller (Linfield, Jr., RHP, Port Orchard, Wash. - South Kitsap) threw a nine-inning shutout against Oregon Tech, allowing only three hits while striking out 14 batters and walking three.
Honorable Mention: Andrea Bansen (Pacific, Sr.).

March 17

NWC Player of the Week: Nikki Franchi (Willamette, Jr., Util., Los Gatos, Calif. - Saratoga) went 5 for 6 to lead the Bearcats to a doubleheader sweep of PLU. Three of the hits were doubles and she drove in four runs and scored three times.
Honorable Mention: Brooke Fogwell (Pacific, So., 3B); Halley Cey (Whitworth, Sr., OF); Meredith Brunette (Linfield, Sr., SS).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Miranda McNealy (Pacific, So., Aloha, Ore. - Hillsboro) went 2-0 and did not allow a run in 11 innings against L&C. She struck out 19 batters and walked four.
Honorable Mention: Jessie LaPlante (Whitworth, Sr., RHP); Kendra Strahm (Linfield, Jr., RHP); Nikki Franchi (Willamette, Jr., RHP).

March 10

NWC Player of the Week: Jenny Marshall (Linfield, Sr., 2B, Sherwood, Ore. - Sherwood) batted .750 (12 for 16) in four games with three triples, ten runs scored and three driven in. She also stole five bases.
Honorable Mention: Brooke Toy (Pacific, Fr., 1B); Liz Gilgan (Willamette, Sr., SS); Vanessa Bryant (PLU, So., C).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Nikki Franchi (Willamette, Jr., RHP, Los Gatos, Calif. - Saratoga) went 2-0, allowing one run (unearned) in nine innings with 18 strikeouts and only two walks.
Honorable Mention: Miranda McNealy (Pacific, So.); Brittany Miller (Linfield, Jr., RHP); Hadley Schmitt (PLU, So.).

March 3

NWC Player of the Week: Jenny Marshall (Linfield, Sr., 2B, Sherwood, Ore. - Sherwood) hit .577 (15 for 26) in six games, with 10 runs batted in and 11 runs scored.
Honorable Mention: Meghan Watson (UPS, Jr., SS); Vanessa Bryant (PLU, So., C); Caitlin Mastenbroek (Pacific, Sr., C); Lacey Kerr (Whitworth, So., SS); Katie Peterson (Willamette, So., OF).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Hadley Schmitt (PLU, So., Forest Grove, Ore. - Gaston) went 2-0 with two complete games, allowing only two runs (0 earned) on eight hits. She struck out 13 and walked six.
Honorable Mention: Kendra Strahm (Linfield, Jr., RHP); Auriel Sperberg (UPS, Fr.); Miranda McNealy (Pacific, So.); Nikki Franchi (Willamette, Jr., RHP).

Feb. 25:

NWC Player of the Week: Caitlin Mastenbroek (Pacific, Sr., C, Scio, Ore. - Scio) batted .545 (12-22) with 10 runs batted in and eight runs scored. She had five doubles, a triple and a grand slam.
Honorable Mention: Marissa Richards (Willamette, Jr., 1B); Lindsay Fujita (UPS, Sr., 2B); Stephanie Mullan (PLU, Fr., SS).

NWC Pitcher of the Week: Nikki Franchi (Willamette, Jr., RHP, Los Gatos, Calif. - Saratoga) earned a win and a save in two appearances. She gave up on run and six hits in 10.0 innings, while striking out 16 batters and walking only two.
Honorable Mention: Miranda McNealy (Pacific, So.); Hadley Schmitt (PLU, So.); Andi Doerflinger (UPS, Fr.).