NWC Softball Student-Athlete of the Week (Pitcher) for February 27 - March 4

Karina Paavola
Linfield, Sophomore
Kelso, Wash./Kelso
Paavola threw a complete-game no-hitter against Pacific, recording six strikeouts to a single walk in a run-shortened, five-inning game. For the week, she totaled three wins and 14 strikeouts while allowing just two hits over 12 innings as No. 1 Linfield improved to 10-0 on the year. 

Honorable Mention:
Erin Hento (George Fox, So. – Keizer, Ore./McNary)
Kaaren Hatlen (Pacific Lutheran, Jr. – Woodinville, Wash./Woodinville)
Alex Watilo (Willamette, Sr. – Newcastle, Calif./Del Oro)