UCLA Softball: Bruins’ Pitcher/Utility Ally Carda Named Pac-12 Player of the Year


The storied tradition of UCLA athletics added yet another piece to their resume recently, this time on the softball diamond.

Senior pitcher/utility Ally Carda was named Pac-12 Player of the Year on Wednesday, following a tremendous season that spearheaded the Bruins’ run into the postseason.

Carda has had a solid time at the plate this season, posting a .319 batting average, eight home runs, and 48 RBI’s so far this year.

While those numbers are great, she really made her mark inside the circle this year.

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She compiled a 2.21 ERA to go along with a tremendous 28-6 record. Additionally, Carda pitched 15 complete games, eight of those being shutouts on her way to winning this award. It’s safe to say that whenever she touched the circle this year, teams across the nation were going to have an incredibly difficult time solving her excellent arsenal.

This is Carda’s second conference POY Award, making her the fourth Bruin to accomplish that feat, and surely establishing herself as a model of consistency in the process.

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As for the Bruins as a whole, they are on the cusp of reaching the Super Regionals of the 2015 NCAA Tournament. #7 UCLA plays San Diego State on Sunday at noon in the Los Angeles Regional Championship Game, hosted at UCLA’s Easton Stadium.

Tickets cost $12 for adults and $8 for students and youths. In addition, the game will be streamed live on WatchESPN.com.

It’s time to support your Bruins on Sunday as they look to head to the Supers and here’s hoping they will be able to continue their run behind the bat and arm of your 2015 Pac-12 POY Ally Carda!

Good luck and let’s all give them an 8-clap!