April 30, 2013
USA Softball POW Release | Pac-12 POW Release
OKLAHOMA CITY - Following Monday's announcement that Arizona State softball player Cheyenne Coyle was named the Pac-12 Player of the Week, the junior shortstop picked up the national nod as the USA Softball National Collegiate Player of the Week as announced on Tuesday morning.
Cheyenne Coyle has twice been named the Pac-12 Player of the Week this season (April 30, Feb. 12) and this is the first time the junior has been named a national player of the week. She is the first Sun Devil softball player to pick up a national weekly award this year and the first since Annie Lockwood garnered the same distinction on Week 13 of 2011 (May 2-8, 2011).
Coyle is the fifth Arizona State softball player to be named the USA Softball POW under head coach Clint Myers. Previous honorees have included: Annie Lockwood (May 10, 2011), Dallas Escobedo (Feb. 15, 2011), Kaitlin Cochran (Feb. 19, 2008) and Katie Burkhart (April 17, 2007).
Against 10th-ranked California, Coyle posted two home runs and led the team with a .714 batting average, 1.714 slugging percentage and a .818 on-base percentage. She is hitting .368 on the year with a team-best 59 runs scored, 17 home runs, .809 slugging percentage and is a close second with 50 hits and 52 RBI.
Coyle ranks nationally in several offensive categories for a team that is second in batting average, first in home runs and slugging percentage.
Coyle's National Rankings
Home Runs/Game: 19th, 0.35
RBI/Game: 35th, 1.06
Walks: 13th, 0.84
Slugging Percentage: 27th, .809
Runs/Game: 4th, 1.2
On-Base Percentage: 30th, .525
Softball will play a three-game Pac-12 Network televised series at Arizona, May 3-5. The Territorial Cup series begins at 6 p.m. PT on Friday, May 3. Saturday's game is also 6 p.m. PT and the series concludes at 3 p.m. PT Sunday.
Remaining Softball TV Schedule
May 3 at Arizona 6 p.m. PT Pac-12 Network
May 4 at Arizona 6 p.m. PT Pac-12 Network
May 5 at Arizona 3 p.m. PT Pac-12 Network
May 10 vs. Oregon 5 p.m. PT Pac-12 Network
May 11 vs. Oregon 5 p.m. PT Pac-12 Network
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