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Washington’s Lawrie Named Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week

STARKVILLE, Miss. – Senior pitcher Danielle Lawrie of Washington has been named the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I National Player of the Week for games played between May 3 and May 10, 2010. This marks the second Louisville Slugger honor of the season for Lawrie and the third of her career. 

Lawrie was a power both on the mound and at the plate for Washington last week, as she helped lead the top-ranked Huskies to a sweep over No. 15 Stanford. On the mound, Lawrie went 3-0, allowing just one run off of six hits and three walks while striking out 34. At the dish, she was 4-for-9 with two runs, four RBIs and a home run. 

The Langley, B.C., native started off the weekend by tossing her fourth no-hitter of the season by allowing just one walk while fanning 11 in the 8-0 five-inning win. On Saturday, Lawrie helped her team from the other side of the play by blasting a walk-off home run, the first of her career, to give Washington the 2-1 victory. Lawrie wrapped things up on Sunday by allowing just one hit and striking out 10, as the Huskies won 1-0 in eight. 

Lawrie finished the week with three 10-plus strikeout performances, two shutouts, a 0.35 ERA, a .444 batting average for herself and a 0.94 average for her opponents. The two shutouts against Stanford brings her total to 19 on the season, just two shy of her own single-season school record. 

Washington will close out the 2010 regular-season this weekend by traveling to Arizona State for a three game Pac-10 set. The Huskies are currently 43-5 overall and have already clinched their first conference title since 2000 with a 15-3 record in league play. 

Other Top Performances 
Fresno State’s Michelle Moses went 1-0 and broke a school record by striking out 18 against Louisiana Tech… Emily McCormick of Sacramento State blasted two home runs and three triples to end the week with a .750 batting average, as the Hornets swept Loyola Marymount … Hofstra’s Kris Root went 12-for-14 on the week with four stolen bases to help lead her teams to a 4-0 week… Angeline Quiocho of BYU drove in 18 runs off of eight hits, including six home runs, to propel the Cougars to a 4-1 week. 

2010 Louisville Slugger/NFCA DI National Player of the Week 
May 11 – Danielle Lawrie – Washington – Sr. – P – Langley, B.C., Canada 
May 4 – Jen Mineau – Fordham – So. – P – Schaghticoke, N.Y. 
April 27 – Chelsea Bemis – Louisville – Jr. – 3B – San Diego, Calif. 
April 20 - Jen Yee – Georgia Tech – Sr. – 2B – North Delta, B.C., Canada 
April 13 – Jessica Iwata – Hawaii – Fr. – SS – Lihu’e, Hawaii 
April 6 – Blair Luna – Texas – Fr. – P – Austin, Texas 
March 30 – April Setterlund – Boston U. – Jr. – OF – Torrance, Calif. 
March 23 – Teagan Gerhart – Stanford – Fr. – P – Norco, Calif. 
March 16 – Kenzie Fowler – Arizona – Fr. – P – Tucson, Ariz. 
March 9 – Anna Whiddon – Oklahoma St. – Sr. – P – Huntington, Texas 
March 2 – Jen Yee – Georgia Tech – Sr. – 2B – North Delta, B.C., Canada 
Feb. 23 – Stacie Townsend – UTEP – Sr. – P/2B – Orlando, Fla. 
Feb. 16 – Danielle Lawrie – Washington – Sr. – P/DP – Langley, B.C., Canada