Senior second baseman Kristin Delahoussaye (Photo by Jaren Wilkey/BYU Photo)
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. -- BYU second baseman Kristin Delahoussaye has been named Mountain West Conference Softball Player of the Week, while UNLV’s Amanda Oliveto has been named Pitcher of the Week, for games played from March 28-April 3.
The award is the third for BYU this season after Cougar senior Jessica Fitu claimed two honors earlier this year.
Delahoussaye, a 5-4 senior from Las Vegas, Nev., led the Cougars to a 4-0 record in a home game against in-state rival Utah State and a three-game sweep through the Pre-Conference Round-up in Las Vegas. Delahoussaye started off the week against Utah State with three hits, three runs scored, and four RBI off a triple and a career-high two home runs. Her 11 total bases in the game were also a career-high for the senior. Between the RBI and the runs she scored herself, Delahoussaye contributed seven of the Cougars' nine runs in the 9-0 win.
After garnering one hit and one walk to open the Pre-Conference Round-up in a 4-0 win against Loyola Marymount, Delahoussaye knocked around three hits and three runs with two RBI as the Cougars stopped Seattle, 14-0 for BYU’s third shutout of the week. Delahoussaye ended the week by contributing one run, one hit and one stolen base in a 10-4 win against LMU to wrap up the week.
Oliveto, a 5-9 freshman from Simi Valley, Calif., notched both of UNLV's wins this past weekend in its own Pre-Conference Round-Up. She owned an ERA of 1.17 and a record of 2-0 off of 12.0 innings of work. She also struck out 13. In her first outing, she threw a no-hit, 9-0 shutout against Seattle and struck out six against one walk.