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LOUISVILLE, Ky. –UCLA’s Rachel Garcia and UC Davis’ Brooke Yanez were named Louisville/Slugger NFCA Division I National Player and Pitcher of the Week of the Week, respectively, for games played March 11-17.

Garcia was lights out, keying the No. 1 Bruins to a three-game road sweep of then-No. 5 Washington in the opening weekend of Pac-12 play. She was 2-0 with a 0.00 ERA and a shutout. Garcia scattered eight hits, walked three and struck out 16 over 12 innings of work. The junior from Palmdale, Calif. also hit .600 (6-for-10) with a double, two home runs, eight RBI and five runs scored. She slugged 1.300 and posted a .636 on-base percentage. Garcia tossed a three-hit shutout (9 K) in game one. She hit the go-ahead two-run homer in the top of the eighth and provided five innings of scoreless relief in game two. She capped off the series going 4-for-4 with a double, long ball and six RBI.

Yanez twirled the first perfect game in the program’s Division I history versus Sacramento State. For the week, she was 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA and 26 strikeouts. Yanez surrendered just three hits, walked three and held her opponents to a .054 batting average. In the perfecto, she fanned 10. The sophomore southpaw tossed a two-hit shutout versus Santa Clara and held Marist to just one hit and struck out eight in five innings of work to improve to 14-1 on the season.

2019 Honorees - Player / Pitcher
March 19 - Rachel Garcia, UCLA / Brooke Yanez, UC Davis
March 12 - Jenna Cone, George Washington / Gabbie Plain, Washington
March 5 - Teaghan Cowles, Stanford & Brigette Nordberg, North Carolina State / Amber Fiser, Minnesota  
Feb. 26 - Cali Harrod, Florida State / Giselle Juarez, Oklahoma
Feb. 19 - Tristen Edwards, Nebraska / Keely Rochard, Virginia Tech 
Feb. 12 - Caitlyn Nolan, Virginia Tech / Kelly Barnhill, Florida           

Selected Top Performances
Mya Stevenson, Marshall- .727, 8 H, 4 2B, 3B, 2 HR, 10 RBI, 1.818 SLG, .750 OBP, recorded first cycle in program history; Summer Ellyson, Louisiana- 5-0, 0.49 ERA, 3 SHO, 43 K, 28.2 IP, .163 opp. BA; Giselle Juarez, Oklahoma- 2-0, 0.64 ERA, 3 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 18 K, .083 opp. BA, perfect game v Loyola Marymount; Christina Biggerstaff, USC Upstate- 3-0, 0.00 ERA, 20 K, 2 SHO; Marissa Rizzi, St. John’s- .700, 3 HR, 6 RBI, 5 R, 1.600 LSG, .786 OBP; Julie Rawls, Louisiana- .733, 11 H, 2 2B, 3 HR, 10 RBI, 8 R, 1.467 SLG, .765 OBP; Brittany Pickett, North Carolina- 3-0, SV, 0.76 ERA, 20 K, 2 BB, 18.1 IP; Sierra McKee, Saint Francis- .538, 2B, 3B, 3 HR, 12 RBI, 1.462 SLG, .611 OBP; Katie Reed, Kentucky- .462, 2 2B, 3 HR, 11 RBI, 6 R; Marybeth Olson, Connecticut- 3-1, 0.00 ERA, 21 K, 3 BB, 20 IP; Morgan Geno, Ohio- .65, 8 H, 2B, 4 HR, 12 RBI, 7 R, 1.615 SLG, 3 BB, .688 OBP; Corina Gambo, Colorado State- .667, 8 H, 2 2B, 2 HR, 8 RBI, 1.333 SLG; Max Ortega, Columbia- .588, 4 2B, 3B, HR, 9 R, 7 RBI, 2-2 SB, .611 OBP; Caleigh Clifton, Oklahoma- .555, 7 H, 2B, HR, 9 R, 7 RBI, 4 BB, .632 OBP, 2-2 SB; Courtney Cashman, UMass Lowell- .650, 13 H, 2B, 3 HR, 8 RBI, 7 R; Jenny Bressler, UNLV- 2-0, 0.50 ERA vs. No. 24 Boise State; Shealyn O’Leary, Texas- 2-0, 0.00 ERA, 10 K, 12 IP; Meghan King, Florida State- 2-0, 0.70 ERA, 5 K, 0 BB, 3 H, .088 opp. BA, no-hitter versus Notre Dame; Amber Fiser, Minnesota- 3-0, 2 SHO, 13 K, 2 BB, 20 IP; Lexie Blair, Michigan- .875, 7 H, 2B, HR, 8 RBI, .900 OBP, 1.250 SLG; Madi MacCoy, Bowling Green- .522, 12 H, 2 2B, HR, 9 RBI, 6 R.

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