Feb. 20, 2007
WALNUT CREEK, Calif. - UCLA senior 2B/P Lisa Dodd has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week, it was announced today.
Dodd helped lead the Bruins to a 5-1 record last week, hitting .500 (9-for-18) with five runs scored, 12 RBI, a double and three home runs. She also pitched three innings of one-hit softball against Wright State on Sunday, striking out three with no walks to earn the victory.
Dodd had at least one hit in each of UCLA's games last week. Her week started with a first-inning grand slam home run, the fourth of her Bruin career, against UC Riverside. She finished that game going 2-for-3 with five RBI.
At the Louisville Slugger Desert Classic in Las Vegas, Dodd started hot with a 2-for-3 performance with an RBI and a run scored against Colorado State, and followed with a three-run home run against UCF later on Friday.
Saturday's games saw Dodd go 1-for-3 with a double at the plate against Oklahoma State and turn in another 1-for-3 performance against host UNLV.
On Sunday, Dodd contributed to UCLA's record-setting offensive day against Wright State with a three-run home run in the second inning and a third inning single to go 2-for-3 on the day.
Washington's Danielle Lawrie was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week.
UCLA returns to action on Friday afternoon at the Palm Springs Classic in Cathedral City, Calif., with games against Michigan State and top-ranked Tennessee.