Huskies earn eight All-Conference honors

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SEATTLE – Washington softball had seven Huskies earn eight all-conference honors, the Pac-12 Conference announced Tuesday afternoon.

It marks the sixth straight season the Huskies have earned eight or more Pac-12 year-end awards.

The Huskies saw three named to the first team Rylee Holtorf, Brooke Nelson And Ruby Meylan. It is the fourteenth consecutive season that Washington has seen two or more players named to the team. Alana Johnson earned second team honors while Jillian Celis is a third team selection. Giselle Alvarez And Sidne Peters were named to the All-Freshman Team and Celis landed on the all-defensive team.

Holtorf earns her second conference honor after being named to the freshman team in 2022. This season, she is second on the team with a .348 batting average with 11 home runs, 48 ​​hits, two triples, eight doubles and 25 RBI. She has also drawn 22 walks. Holtorf delivered a pair of walk-off home runs against Oregon State (ninth inning) and Seattle U (seventh inning). In the field, she has helped turn 10 double plays and has a .944 fielding percentage with 56 putouts and 63 assists.

Nelson has been named a first-team All-Conference member for the first time in her career. She was a force at the plate, posting a team-best .350 average with 12 home runs, 41 hits, six doubles, a triple and 34 RBI. In the circle, Nelson has a 5-1 record with a 1.93 ERA in 14 appearances and seven starts.

Meylan earns her second consecutive first-team nod. The second-year pitchers have a 2.14 ERA in 26 appearances and 18 starts in 117.2 innings pitched. Meylan ranks in the Top 5 in the conference in ERA, strikeouts (136) and strikeouts per seven innings (8.1).

Johnson is a second-team all-conference selection after posting a .331 average with six doubles, team-leading 12 home runs and 35 RBI. She recorded 10 multi-hit and 11 multi-RBI games. Johnson hit two home runs against Arizona to propel the Huskies past the Wildcats in the series opener. Her 12 home runs are seventh in the conference and sixth in home runs per game.

Celis recorded an average of .324 at the end of the regular season. Her 13 doubles matches are third in the conference. Celis set new career-highs in home runs (7) and slugging percentage (.568), while tying a career-high in doubles. She was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on March 4 after the Jane Sanders Classic. Celis was also named to the all-defensive squad. In the field, she has a perfect fielding percentage with 63 putouts and 81 assists at second base.

Alvarez was named to the freshman team after posting a .321 batting average with three doubles, two home runs and nine RBI. She held it at third base with a .986 fielding percentage with 41 putouts and 31 assists.

Peters earns freshman team honors after posting a 7-0 record in the circle with a 3.02 ERA over 53.1 innings with 63 strikeouts. She is in 30th placee nationally with 8.3 strikeouts per seven innings and 22NL in hits allowed per seven innings (4.33), both rank third and second in the conference, respectively. Peters also earned Pac-12 Freshman of the Week honors on April 1 after a pair of wins against Orgon State.

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Washington opens the 2024 Pac-12 Tournament with a quarterfinal match against No. 18 Arizona on Thursday at 6:30 PM from Smith Family Stadium in Stanford, California. The game will be broadcast on Pac-12 Networks and audio will be available on GoHuskies .com.

First team All-Pac-12

Rylee Holtorf

Brooke Nelson

Ruby Meylan

Second-team All-Pac-12

Alana Johnson

Third team All-Pac-12

Jillian Celis

Pac-12 All-Freshman Team

Giselle Alvarez

Sidne Peters

Pac-12 all-defensive team

Jillian Celis

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