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Cathi Aradi

NFCA Player of the Week, Week Ending March 14, 1999

Arizona State University pitcher/designated player Kirsten Voak is the NFCA Division I Player of the Week for the week of March 8-14.

Voak, a native of Fremont, California, pitched back-to-back no-hitters at the National Invitational Softball Tournament in San Jose, California over the weekend and was one walk away from a perfect game each time.

In her first outing against Loyola Marymount University, Voak struck out nine batters in a five-inning 17-0 run-rule decision. Fifteen minutes later, Voak returned to the circle against Arkansas and tossed a 5-0 no-hitter, striking out eight. She is the first pitcher in the 33-year history of the Sun Devil program to pitch back-to-back no-hitters.

In the tournament, Voak won four games and allowed only one earned run in 27.1 innings while striking out 44. As a batter, she was 7-for-17 (.412) with five runs batted in and four runs scored and drew eight bases on balls.

So far this season, Voak has been named to the all-tournament teams at the NIST and at the NFCA Leadoff Classic and has twice been cited for Player of the Week honors by the Pacific-10 Conference. She is the third freshman in as many weeks to be named NFCA Player of the Week.