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BYU Athletics Blog | July 2015

Hatch and Hunt named to Preseason Award Shortlist

Jul 27, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 10:15 am | Permalink

Junior forward Ashley Hatch and junior defender Paige Hunt were named to the 2015 AllWhiteKit.com College Soccer Award Preseason Award Shortlist. Hunt was named to the Defender of the Year shortlist, while Hatch was named to the Forward of the Year shortlist.

Hunt was an NSCAA All-West Region Second Team selection and started every game at center back for the Cougars before leaving to serve in the Indianapolis, Indiana mission. She scored a goal and made two assists from the backline in 2013.

Hatch scored 18 goals and made six assists during her sophomore campaign where she was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year in 2015. Last year, she had a top five season in BYU history in goals, shots and points. Her five multiple goal games were the second most in a season in BYU history and her hat trick against Portland was the first at BYU in nine years. She was also top 10 nationally in goals and points per game and total goals.

BYU opponents who also made the shortlist includes six goalkeepers, five defenders, four midfielders and three forwards. For the full shortlists, visit AllWhiteKit.com

Hatch chosen as breakout star in 2015 by DI coaches

Jul 10, 2015 - Posted by knielsen at 10:12 am | Permalink

In a survey of Division I coaches done by TopDrawerSoccer.com’s J.R. Eskilson, Ashley Hatch was one of eight players to be chosen as a breakout star this season. 

The junior forward scored 18 goals and made six assists during her sophomore campaign where she was named West Coast Conference Player of the Year. Last year, she had a top five season in BYU history in goals, shots and points. Her five multiple goal games were the second most in a season in BYU history and her hat trick against Portland was the first at BYU in nine years. She was also top 10 nationally in goals and points per game and total goals.

Hatch was named one of the top 10 forwards in the nation by TopDrawerSoccer.com earlier this summer. To see the other results of the survey, read the whole story at TopDrawerSoccer.com.

Bravo shines as Mexico finishes World Cup of Softball

Jul 06, 2015 - Posted by McKay Perry at 10:40 am | Updated: July 7, 2015 2:35 pm | Permalink

IRVINE, Calif. – BYU center fielder Gordy Bravo wrapped up action at the World Cup of Softball X as Mexico finished in sixth place with a 6-5 loss to the USA Junior Women’s Team Sunday, trying to avenge a 10-3 setback just a day earlier.

Bravo, the reigning West Coast Conference Player of the Year, finished the tournament with a .385 batting average and a .500 on-base percentage, collecting five hits, scoring three runs, drawing three walks and driving in two runs.

Mexico picked up three wins in a row beginning with a 9-3 victory over Venezuela last Wednesday. The team then beat Argentina 3-2 and Puerto Rico 4-2.

In the final four games of the tournament, Bravo hit 5-for10 with two runs scored and two RBI, including an RBI single for Mexico’s early 2-0 lead in the top of the second of the July 5th game.

Bravo contributes two hits as Mexico wins 9-3 over Venezuela

Jul 01, 2015 - Posted by McKay Perry at 3:19 pm | Updated: July 1, 2015 3:21 pm | Permalink

IRVINE, Calif. – BYU center fielder Gordy Bravo helped Mexico pick up its first win in the World Cup of Softball X Wednesday.

Bravo collected her first hit of the tournament as she went 2-for-3 with two singles and an RBI.

Her first single of the game came on a 3-0 pitch, scoring Oregon's Koral Costa for the 3-1 Mexico lead.

Venezuela came back to tie it heading to the bottom of the sixth. A solo home run, a two-run double and a three-run home run put the game out of reach to seal the 9-3 win for Mexico. Bravo also had an infield single to the shortstop in the bottom of the sixth.

Mexico continues play in the World Cup of Softball with a game against Argentina Thursday at 2 p.m. PDT.

For live stats and video for every game of the tournament, visit teamusa.org.
 

 

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