Stephany LaRosa Named Pac-12 Player of the Week

April 16, 2012

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WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - Freshman Stephany LaRosa has been named Pac-12 Softball Player of the Week, as announced by the conference on Monday. LaRosa hit .571 (12-for-21) last week with 12 runs batted in, three home runs and seven runs scored in helping the 16th-ranked Bruins to a pair of Pac-12 series victories over #15 Stanford and #7 Washington.

LaRosa, who also posted a 1.048 slugging and a .600 on base percentage in the six games, began the week with an incredible doubleheader performance versus the Cardinal, as she went 6-for-9 in the twinbill with nine RBI and three homers.

The freshman produced her fourth-career, four-hit game, her third-career, five-RBI contest and her second two-homer affair in game one and followed that up with a 2-for-4, four RBI effort in the nightcap with a homer and two runs scored. She closed out the Stanford series with another two-hit effort, a walk and an RBI on Wednesday. She went 8-for-12 against the Cardinal with 10 RBI.

In Seattle on the weekend, LaRosa had hits in all three games to extend her hitting streak to a career-best seven. On Friday, she was part of the Bruins' comeback in the top of the sixth. Trailing 5-0 with two outs, UCLA scored seven unanswered, including an RBI single by LaRosa which cut the deficit to 5-4.

LaRosa produced her fourth multiple-hit game of the weekend on Saturday with a single and a double, also scoring and driving in a run on a sacrifice fly. She singled, walked and scored on Sunday to close out the week with a dozen hits.

LaRosa leads the Bruins in all three triple crown categories with a .442 batting average, 13 home runs and 51 runs batted in. She is also first with an .812 slugging and second with 35 runs scored.

It is the first career Player of the Week award for LaRosa, the first of the year for UCLA and the 65th all-time.

The Bruins begin a four-game homestand on Wednesday against Cal State Northridge at 2 p.m. Gametracker and free audio will be available at UCLABruins.com, as well as live updates at twitter.com/uclasoftball.


EVENT INFORMATION
UCLA Health Sponsor - Event Information
Friday, Apr 01
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 16 - 6 (5)
Saturday, Apr 02
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 5 - 6
Sunday, Apr 03
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 4 - 1
Saturday, Apr 09
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 13 - 9
Sunday, Apr 10
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Monday, Apr 11
vs. Stanford
Los Angeles, CA
W, 2 - 1
Wednesday, Apr 13
vs. CSUN
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 0
Friday, Apr 15
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
L, 2 - 8
Saturday, Apr 16
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 5
Sunday, Apr 17
vs. Oregon State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 0 (5)
Saturday, Apr 23
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 6
Sunday, Apr 24
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
L, 4 - 8
Monday, Apr 25
at Arizona
Tucson, AZ
W, 8 - 7
Friday, Apr 29
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 8 - 6
Saturday, Apr 30
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 6 - 5
Sunday, May 01
vs. Arizona State
Los Angeles, CA
W, 9 - 4
Friday, May 06
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 15 - 7 (5)
Saturday, May 07
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
W, 8 - 0 (6)
Sunday, May 08
at Utah
Salt Lake City, UT
Rained Out
Friday, May 20
vs. CSU Bakersfield
Los Angeles, CA
W, 7 - 0
Saturday, May 21
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 3 - 2
Sunday, May 22
vs. Cal State Fullerton
Los Angeles, CA
W, 5 - 4
Saturday, May 28
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
L, 1 - 8
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1 (9)
Sunday, May 29
at Oregon
Eugene, OR
W, 2 - 1
Thursday, Jun 02
vs. Auburn
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 3 - 10
Saturday, Jun 04
vs. Florida State
Oklahoma City, OK
L, 4 - 8
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