COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - BYU junior outfielder Oli Keohohou and freshman right handed pitcher Brooke Boyce have been named Mountain West Conference Softball Player and Pitcher of the Week, respectively. This is the fifth career weekly honor for Keohohou and the first for Boyce.
Keohohou, a Newbury Park, Calif., native, went 6-for-10 (.600) from the plate last week as the Cougars compiled a 4-0 record (2-0 conference). The two-time All-American belted four home runs, a double, drove in five runs and scored 10 runs, while hitting safely in all four games. In game one against Utah State, Keohohou went 2-for-3 with a solo homer, a double, two RBI and two runs scored in a 12-2 Cougar romp. She followed that with two more home runs, two RBI and three runs scored in a 9-1 win over the Aggies in game two. In game one of BYU's sweep of conference opponent UNLV, Keohohou drove in three runs with a fifth inning double and came around to score on a Lauren Watson single, helping the Cougars to a 9-1 victory. In game two, she smashed a solo homer in her only at-bat of the game giving BYU a 2-0 lead, on its way to a 8-0 win. Keohohou is batting .449 on the season, with 14 home runs, 37 RBI and a 1.067 slugging percentage.
Boyce went 3-0 in three appearances last week, giving up only nine hits, one earned run and striking out nine in 12.0 innings. In game one against Utah State she went three innings, striking out two and giving up four hits, while walking one. In the opening game against UNLV, she came on in relief to shut down the Rebels, fanning four and giving up one hit in three innings. In game two of the series she threw a complete-game shutout, striking out three and giving up four hits, as BYU claimed a sweep.Ã¡
"They are both incredible players and are very deserving of the award.." head coach Gordon Eakin said.
Mountain West Conference Players/Pitchers of the Week
Feb. 11 - Lynsey Wall, Fr., C, Utah Heather Bowlin, Jr., Utah
Feb. 18 - Janna Kovensky, Jr., OF, SDSU Bre DeSanta, So., SDSU
Feb. 25 - Ricki Walker, Jr., 1B, CSU Jen Pursell, Sr., Utah
Mar. 4 - Ashley VanBoxmeer, Fr., SS, New Mexico Amy Dumas, Jr., New Mexico
Mar. 11 - Joann Figueroa, Jr., 2B, SDSU Bre DeSanta, So., SDSU
Mar. 18 - Brooke Cadiente, Sr., OF, BYU Mandy Flint, Sr., BYU
Mar. 25 - Lauren Watson, So., C/OF, BYU Megan Masser, Jr., CSU
Apr. 1 - Jacque Vaca, Jr., 1B, SDSU Celena Velasquez, Fr., SDSU
Apr. 8 - Oli Keohohou, Jr., OF, BYU Brooke Boyce, Fr., BYU