April 7, 2005
Los Angeles, CA (Apr. 7, 2005) -- Loyola Marymount University senior outfielder Joe Frazee and junior Stacia Peterson were named the LMU/Enterprise Rent-A-Car Student-Athletes of the Month for March. Frazee led the West Coast Conference in hitting the entire month and Peterson helped the sixth-ranked water polo team to a 6-1 record in the month.
Frazee led LMU- and the entire West Coast Conference- in batting average all month, going 24-for-57 at the plate (.421). Frazee was perfect through his first two games in March, going a combined 4-for-4 at Fresno State and Houston. The senior scored 11 runs and tallied seven RBI, despite hitting in the leadoff spot. He also led the team in stolen bases (5-for-5) and walks (13). Frazee tallied a team-leading eight extra base hits during March, with six doubles and two triples.
He finished the month also leading the team in both slugging percentage (.596) and on-base percentage (.541). In the Lions' comeback over the Gauchos at UCSB, Frazee's seventh inning two-run single brought in the insurance runs the Lions needed for the 4-2 win. With the Lions looking for the game three sweep of San Diego in their WCC-opener, Frazee connected for a triple to center field with one out in the bottom of the fifth. LaMonda followed Frazee with the RBI single to give the Lions the 4-3 lead. Frazee went 2-for-3 in the 7-3 game three win.
Peterson led the sixth-ranked Lions with 18 goals in seven games as LMU went 6-1 on the month with wins over 19th-ranked UC San Diego, 12th-ranked Michigan and ninth-ranked Indiana. Peterson had four goals in the win over UCSD, three in the win over Indiana and one against Michigan. She finished the month scoring three or more goals in four of the seven games. She also added nine steals and two assists.
Each month during the academic calendar, the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (S.A.A.C.) will chose a male and female Enterprise Rent - A - Car student-athlete of the month whose performance best represents the traditions of Loyola Marymount University. Other student-athletes nominated this month were Jason D'Amore (men's golf), Matt Phillips (men's tennis), Erin Ivey (women's tennis) and Kayla Meeks (softball).