Posted with permission, article and pictures, courtesy of University of Hawaii Manoa
IRVINE, Calif.—Following the University of Hawai’i softball team’s first ever sweep over Cal State Fullerton, two Rainbow Wahine earned Big West weekly honors. Centerfielder Brittnee Rossi was recognized with her first career Field Player of the Week award after a stellar Senior Day, while Brianna Lopez earned her third conference weekly award after after shutting out the Titans for a 0.00 ERA in three appearances.
Rossi, a fifth-year senior from Hollister, Calif., saved the best for her final homestand at the Rainbow Wahine Softball Stadium. She led UH for the weekend with team-highs of a .500 (4-for-8) batting average, an .875 slugging percentage, a .636 on-base percentage while drawing a team-best three walks. In addition to blasting her 16th career home run against the Titans, Rossi scored a team-high four runs. In the second game of the series, Rossi tallied a season-high three hits, going 3-for-4 at the plate and tying her career-high with three runs scored in an 13-11, extra inning, slugfest win. In the series finale she scored an insurance run on a Nawai Kaupe double in a 2-0 shutout to seal the sweep. Rossi is the second Rainbow Wahine in three weeks to garner Field Player of the Week honors after Kaupe won the award on April 25th.