April 16, 2002
WALNUT CREEK, CA - UCLA's Keira Goerl was named Pitcher of the Week while Washington catcher/designated player Kristen Rivera has been named Pac-10 Player of the Week, for April 8-15, Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today.
Goerl, a sophomore from Moreno Valley, Calif., posted a 2-0 record after pitching 12.0 innings last weekend, allowing just two hits and not surrendering a run. Against third-ranked Stanford (Apr. 12), Goerl entered the game with the Bruins down 2-1 in the third inning and proceeded to pitch five no-hit innings as UCLA came back to win, 3-2. The next day in UCLA's 3-0 victory over eighth-ranked California (Apr.13), she pitched a two-hit shutout while striking out five.
On the season, Goerl has a Pac-10 leading 0.54 ERA to go along with a 19-4 record and 184 strikeouts in 143.0 innings of work.
Goerl earns the fourth award of her career and third of the season. UCLA has now received 65 honors all-time.
2002 PAC-10 PLAYER SELECTIONS: Feb. 11 - Stacey Nuveman, UCLA. Feb. 18 - Amanda Freed, UCLA. Feb. 25 - Kara Brun, ASU. Mar. 4 - Jaime Clark, WASH. Mar. 11 - Jessica Mendoza, STAN. Mar. 18 - Phelan Wright, ASU. Mar. 25 - Lovieanne Jung, ARIZ. Apr. 1 - Jaime Clark, WASH. Apr. 8 - Erica Beach, ASU. Apr. 16 - Kristen Rivera, WASH.
2002 PAC-10 PITCHER SELECTIONS: Feb. 11 - Tia Bollinger, WASH. Feb. 18 - Erica Beach, ASU. Feb. 25 - Tori Nyberg, STAN. Mar. 4 - Amanda Freed, UCLA. Mar. 11 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. Mar. 18 - Keira Goerl, UCLA. Mar. 25 - Jennie Finch, ARIZ. Apr. 1 - Kristen Hunter, OSU. Apr. 8 - Maureen LeCocq, STAN. Apr. 16 - Keira Goerl, UCLA.