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Boxers nab awards from NWC office

Three athletes are chosen for weekly conference awards

Last week was a good one for Pacific athletes.

For the second time in the young 2016 season, senior second baseman Rachel Roberts was named the Northwest Conference student-athlete of the week for softball, and the Boxers also swept the NWC women’s lacrosse weekly awards for the second time this spring.

Roberts played a key role in Pacific’s three road victories over Puget Sound last week, helping the Boxers improve to 14-5-1 on the season and 6-2 in NWC play, good for second place. Roberts batted .412 (7-for-17) in four games, scored four times, had five RBIs and three doubles, and she also stole three bases.

On the season, Roberts is hitting .390 and leads the conference with 21 stolen bases in 22 attempts.

Pacific gets the this weekend off before hosting No. 14 Linfield on March 19-20.

For the second week in a row, Pacific swept the NWC student-athlete of the week awards for women’s lacrosse.

Meg Chapman and Mahea Wong were selected for their work in home victories over Piedmont (Ga.) and Linfield last week. The Boxers improved to 3-0 on the season with the victories.

Wong was chosen as the defensive student-athlete of the week. The senior from Lake Stevens, Wash., had seven draw controls in the win over Linfield, caused two turnovers and also scored a pair of goals. Versus Piedmont, she caused four turnovers and had two ground balls in the tight 11-9 win.

Chapman scored four goals and had two assists in each game, bringing her season totals to 10 goals and five assists, tied for best on the team.

The Boxers host Berry (Ga.) tonight at 7 p.m., then hit the road for NWC contests at George Fox on Saturday and Puget Sound on Sunday.