Thursday, February 2, 2012

Three Main Pieces of News at LOI Day

The three main pieces of news at LOI Day:

1.  That Andy Avalos has been hired at Boise State.
2.  That Malcolm Johnson, who led the nation in rushing as a high school standout, has left the team.
3.  That Sean Wale was indeed brought in to be the placekicker next year if he works out.

Boise State's Bridges Named to Watch List for USA Player of the Year

Boise State sophomore Devon Bridges was named to the Watch list for the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year today, according to the Amateur Softball Association of America.  Bridges is the first player from Boise State to earn that distinction and just the seventh in Mountain West Conference history.

Bridges shattered school records for batting average (.393) RBI's (53), walks (37), on-base percentage (.531) and slugging percentage (.785) in her freshman season.  She also led the Lady Broncos with 16 home runs and tied for the national lead with three grand slams in earning All-Western Athletic Conference honors and second-team All-Pacific Region.

The 25 finalists for the Collegiate Player of the Year will be announced April 11.  That list will be narrowed to 10 on May 9 and three on May 23, with the Player of the Year announced May 29.

Boise State begins its season February 10 vs. Loyola Marymount at the Aggie Stampede in Davis, California.