May 26, 2003
TEMPE, Ariz. (www.TheSunDevils.com) - For the second straight week an Arizona State baseball player has been named the Pac-10 Player of the Week. Junior outfieldder Andre Ethier earned the weekly Pac-10 honor and was also named the Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week after hitting four home runs and compiling a .471 batting average in ASU's four games last week.
Ethier, from Phoenix, Ariz., went 8-for-17 (.471) with six runs scored, two doubles, two triples, four home runs and eight RBI in four games last week, including a three-game sweep over in-state rival, Arizona. In the four games he compiled a 1.529 slugging percentage while the Sun Devils went 3-1 to reach the 50-win mark on the season (50-12). Ethier has recorded 27 multi-hit games and is currently in the midst of a career-high 17-game hitting streak.
The Pac-10 Player of the Week honor is the second for Ethier in his career and the 71st selection all-time for Arizona State. Arizona State has now had four players for five total selections as the weekly player of the week honor. Jeremy West has earned the honor twice, while Dustin Pedroia, Travis Buck and Ethier have all earned one weekly award. West, senior right-handed pitcher Jered Liebeck and Ethier have all earned Collegiate Baseball National Player of the Week honors.
Also nominated for Player of the Week were Brandon Averill, UCLA; Ryan Garko, STAN; Aaron Hathaway, WASH. Also nominated for Pitcher of the Week were Erik Averill, ASU; Mark Romanczuk, STAN.
2003 PAC-10 PLAYERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 4 - Billy Susdorf, UCLA; Feb. 11 - Allen Craig, CAL; Feb. 18 - Jeff Clement, USC; Feb. 25 - Jeremy West, ASU; Mar. 4 - Danny Putnam, STAN; Mar. 11 - Brandon Averill, UCLA; Mar. 18 - Jeff Van Houten, ARIZ; Mar. 25 - Jeff Clement, USC; Apr. 1 - Travis Buck, ASU; Apr. 8 - Jeff Van Houten; Apr. 14 - Aaron Mathews, OSU; Apr. 21 - Conor Jackson, CAL; Apr. 28 - Jeremy West, ASU; May 5 - Ryan Garko, STAN; May 12 - Jonny Ash, STAN; May 19 - Dustin Pedroia, ASU; May 26 - Andre Ethier, ASU.
2003 PAC-10 PITCHERS OF THE WEEK: Feb. 4 - Jered Liebeck, ASU; Feb. 11 - John Hudgins, STAN; Feb. 18 - Sean Rierson, ARIZ; Feb. 25 - Ryan Schroyer, ASU; Mar. 4 - Mike Kunes, UCLA; Mar. 11 - Sean Rierson, ARIZ; Mar. 18 - Jeff Petersen, WASH; Mar. 25 - Richie Gardner, ARIZ; Apr. 1 - Mark Romanczuk, STAN; Apr. 8 - Jesse Ingram; Apr. 14 - Josh Rummonds, USC; Apr. 21 - Mark Romanczuk, STAN; Apr. 28 - Clay Johnson, WASH; May 5 - Mark Romanczuk, STAN; May 12 - Casey Janssen, UCLA; May 19 - Brian Bannister, USC; May 26 - Will Fenton, WASH.