March 22, 2006
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - New Mexico senior Cassie Chavez was named the Mountain West Conference Softball Player of the week. It is the first weekly honor of her career.
Chavez, a native of Carlsbad, N.M., earned Most Valuable Player honors after leading the Lobos to a 4-1 record at the Lobo Classic last week. In five contests, Chavez hit .429 with seven RBI, a double, two triples and a home run. She was a perfect 3-for-3 from the plate in both games vs. South Dakota State and recorded a .950 fielding percentage for the week at the shortstop position. Chavez currently leads New Mexico with a .393 batting average.
Feb. 14 - Jodi Norton, BYU
Feb. 21 - Lauren Cusick, Colorado State
Feb. 28 - Jackie Wong, Utah
March 8 - Ashlyn Russell, BYU
March 14 - Analise Rubalcava, New Mexico
March 22 - Cassie Chavez, New Mexico
MOUNTAIN WEST CONFERENCE PITCHER OF THE WEEK
Feb. 14 - Summer Tobias, BYU & Christy Robinson, UNLV
Feb. 21 - Kim Klabough, Colorado State
Feb. 28 - Meghan Dyer, Utah
March 8 - Melissa Owens, San Diego State
March 14 - Caley Peterson, New Mexico
March 22 - none