SEATTLE - The Washington Huskies softball program will hold Senior Day festivities following the conclusion of Sunday's 12:00 p.m. game.
The Huskies will recognize seven outstanding seniors, who have excelled both on the field and in the classroom, making indelible marks on the Washington softball program.
MARKI CREGER-ZIER – A senior from Steilacoom, Washington
Marki has provided the Huskies with speed both on the basepaths and in the outfield in her four years as a Husky. Earlier this season, Marki stole three bases vs. San Jose State on February 15 and two bases on April 25 vs. Oregon State.
Marki has put up six multi-hit games this season and equaled a career-high in RBI vs. BYU on February 22. Marki has appeared in over 160 games for the Huskies.
Marki will graduate with a degree in Disability Studies and a minor in Diversity.
HOOCH FAGALY – A senior from Chino, California
Hooch has been a steady presence for the Huskies throughout her career. Since returning from ACL injury in 2012, Hooch has played in nearly every game for the Huskies, providing unmatched defense at 1st base and power at the plate.
Last season, Hooch posted career highs in home runs with 10 and R-B-I with 48. Over the last two weeks, Hooch has hit two walk-off home runs, including Friday night’s grand slam.
Hooch has appeared in over 170 games for the Huskies.
Hooch will graduate with degrees in Medical Anthropology and American Ethnic Studies, and minors in Education and Diversity.
VICTORIA HAYWARD – A senior from Mountain View, Calif.
Victoria has been a stalwart for the Huskies in the field and at the plate, appearing in all but two games throughout her four years at Washington.
Victoria is currently among the conference leaders in batting average, on-base percentage and stolen bases.
Last year, she was named 1st-team All-Pacific Region and 1st-team All-Pac-12.
In March, Victoria was selected in the NPF Draft with the 19th overall by the Pennsylvania Rebellion.
Victoria has appeared in over 210 games for the Huskies.
Victoria will graduate with degrees in communications and political science.
KAITLIN INGLESBY – A senior from Portland, Oregon
Kaitlin established herself as one of the top two-way players in the nation for the Huskies.
Over the past three seasons, Kaitlin has posted an average of 22 wins in the circle, and an average of 11 home runs and 55 RBI at the plate.
In 2013, Kaitlin was named a 1st-team All-American and for the second year in a row, she was also named to the All-Pac-12 1st team.
In March, Kaitlin was selected in the NPF Draft with the 14th overall pick by the Akron Racers.
Kaitlin has appeared in over 200 games for the Huskies.
Kaitlin will graduate with degrees in Medical Anthropology and Global Health.
WHITNEY JONES – A senior from Upland, California
Whitney has been a tireless worker for the Huskies on the field, in the classroom, and in the weight room.
Throughout her four years at Washington, Whitney has played all three outfield positions and also spent time for the Huskies in the pitching circle.
Earlier this season, Whitney hit her first collegiate grand slam in the Huskies win over Michigan and tied a career-high with 4 RBI. Twice this season, Jones has had multiple stolen bases in a game.
Whitney has appeared in over 170 games for the Huskies.
Whitney will graduate with degrees in Sociology and Communications, and a minor in Diversity.
BRYANA WALKER – A senior from La Quinta, California
Bryana has been a big-game pitcher for the Huskies in her four years wearing the purple and gold.
Bryana has tossed two no-hitters in her career, including a win over Hawaii last season that clinched the Huskies trip to the Super Regionals.
Bryana opened the 2014 season with wins in each of her first eight appearances and was named NFCA National Player of the Week. In a 3-1 win over Oklahoma earlier this season Bryana struck out a career-high 14 batters.
On February 9, Bryana pinch-hit and lined a single to left field for her first collegiate base hit.
In March, Bryana was selected in the NPF Draft with the 9th overall pick by the Pennsylvania Rebellion.
Bryana has appeared in over 100 games in the circle for the Huskies.
Bryana will graduate with a degree in psychology, and has the opportunity to attend the University of Chicago Booth School of Business on a full scholarship .
MERCEDES WETMORE – A senior from Lake Tapps, Washington
Mercedes has played a crucial role for the Huskies over the past two seasons, serving as pinch runner in key situations and providing an emotional sparkplug.
Last Sunday at Oregon State, Wetmore got her first collegiate at-bat, drawing huge cheers from her teammates.
In addition to her role with the softball team, Mercedes was a four-year letter-winner for the Huskies women’s basketball team, where she became the all-time leader in games played.