2019 NWAC & Under Armour Softball Athletes of the Week - Week 1
SOPHOMORE • PITCHER
Jessica Podskalny, Fleetwood Park Secondary, Surrey, BC.
Podskalny racked up a 10-1 record and had 7 complete games in preseason to help the Royals to a 16-1 record. in 63.2 innings the sophomore lefty recorded a league leading 73 strikeouts for a 8.0K per game average and a second best 2.53 ERA.
"Jessica has been a leader on the mound for us this year," said Douglas head coach Jenn McKellar. "She leads by example working hard both on and off the field. Jessica is a competitor and it shows in all of her performances. She is a key piece in our strong sophomore class and embraces any role that would help our team succeed.
NWAC ATHLETES OF THE WEEK - MARCH 28
Megan Parsley, Glacier Peak HS, Everett, WA.
In 12 games this preseason, Brooks is currently sporting the league's best batting average with a .590 average and is second in the NWAC with a .636 on base percentage. She is also second in doubles (9) and 8th in home runs (6).
"Megan Parsley is an incredible student-athlete who is dedicated to her sport and excels in the classroom," said Trojan head coach Randy Smith. "She is the type of athlete that continues to get better everyday. Megan is one of our toughest outs and is an intelligent player who provides clutch hits. As this year’s co-captain, she is a leader on and off the field. We are very proud of her representing Everett Community College and as a freshman, she has already demonstrated a maturity that is typically seen at the end of one’s sophomore year.
NOTE: Vullo Bat Company, based in Mead, Washington, is awarding a Vullo bat engraved with the student athlete's name to each NWAC Baseball and Softball Batter of the Week. Visit Vullo online at vullobatcompany.com and check out their social media pages on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. All bats are hand crafted in the Northwest.