NWC Softball Student-Athlete of the Week for March 5-11

Kaaren Hatlen
Pacific Lutheran, Junior
Woodinville, Wash./Woodinville
The Lutes swept Willamette and Linfield on the road and the statistics speak for themselves for Kaaren Hatlen - .700 batting average, 1.900 slugging percentage. .786 on-base percentage, 7-for-10, 3 doubles, 3 homers, 6 RBI. She hit a double, a homer and had two RBI in each game of PLU's two-game sweep of No. 1-ranked and defending national champion Linfield.  Hatlen limited the high-powered Linfield offense to five hits in a complete game performance in PLU's 6-2 road victory. She struck out two and walked two. She also pitched on Saturday against Willamette and was pulled after allowing one earned run on zero hits in one inning.

Honorable Mention (Pitcher):
Erin Hento (George Fox, So. – Keizer, Ore./McNary)
Alex Watilo (Willamette, Sr. – Newcastle, Calif./Del Oro)
Taylor Gilbert (Whitworth, Fr. – Leavenworth, Wash./Cascade)

Honorable Mention (Player):
Jenna Stevens (Pacific, So. – Medford, Ore./North Medford)
Staci Doucette (Linfield, Sr. – Vancouver, Wash./Evergreen)
Julia Johnson (Whitworth, So. – Portland, Ore./Sunset)
Kelli Snyder (Willamette, Jr. – Longview, Wash./Kelso)
McKenzie Beeson (George Fox, Fr. – Turner, Ore./Cascade)