May 28, 2002
TUCSON, Ariz.- Senior shortstop Brad Hassey has been named to the All-Pac-10 Baseball Team, Pacific-10 Commissioner Tom Hansen announced today. Classmate Chris Cunningham, sophomore Moises Duran and freshman John Hardy were all tabbed with Honorable Mention recognition by the conference as well. The honors are the first for all four players in their respective careers.
Hassey, the only Arizona player to start all 55 games this season, concluded his fourth and final year with the Wildcats with a .315 average in a team-high 238 at bats. He led the team in hits (75), runs scored (50) and stolen bases (15). In addition to his duties as Arizona's leadoff hitter, he displayed surprising power as well. He tallied 46 RBIs, second most on the team, and also hit nine home runs this year. In his three previous seasons combined he had not hit a single home run.
Cunningham posted career-high numbers in home runs (13), doubles (13), triples (4) and RBIs (53), all of which led Arizona for the season. Duran, who started 49 games at second base, posted nine home runs and 42 RBIs. Hardy finished the season with a team-high .328 batting average, five home runs and 38 RBIs in his first year at Arizona.
USC's Alberto Concepcion and Mike Gillespie were named the Pac-10 Player-of-the-Year and Coach-of-the-Year, respectively. The Trojans won their second consecutive Pac-10 title this season. Stanford's Jeremy Guthrie was named the Pitcher-of-the-Year and UCLA's Wes Whisler the Freshman-of-the-Year.
Player of the Year Alberto Concepcion, USC Pitcher of the Year Jeremy Guthrie, STANFORDHonorable Mention: Josh Arhart, Sr., UCLA; Adam Berry, Sr., UCLA; Eddie Bonine, Jr., WSU; Matt Brown, So., CAL; Derek Bruce, Fr., WSU; Cory Campos, Jr., USC; Cesar Castillo, Sr., ASU; Chris Cunningham, Sr., ARIZ; Tim Cunningham, Jr., STAN; Michael Done, Sr., WASH; Moises Duran, So., ARIZ; Mike Esposito, So., ASU; Ben Francisco, Jr., UCLA; Sergio Garcia, Sr., ASU; Steve Garrabrants, So., ASU; Jay Garthwaite, Jr., WASH; Casey Grzecka, Sr., UCLA; John Hardy, Fr., ARIZ; Justin Hart, So., WSU; Aaron Hathaway, Fr., WASH; Evan Hecker, Sr., WSU; John Hudgins, So., STAN; Will Hudson, Jr., OSU; Brandon Hundt, Jr., WSU; Trevor Hutchinson, Sr., CAL; Greg Isaacson, So., WASH; Andy Jarvis, Jr., OSU; Ty Kline, Jr., OSU; Mike Kunes, Jr., UCLA; Jeff Larish, Fr., ASU; Kyle Larsen, Fr., WASH; Jeff LaRue, Jr., WSU; Jered Liebeck, Jr., ASU; Anthony Lunetta, Jr., USC; Aaron Mathews, Fr., OSU; Robbie McClellan, Jr., ASU; Michael Moon, So., USC; Nick Mosich, Jr., USC; David Nicholson, Fr., CAL; Seth Pietsch, So., OSU; Ryan Rasmussen, Sr., UCLA; Tila Reynolds, Jr., WASH; Jared Sanders, So., OSU; Ryan Schroyer, So., ASU; Jon Sheaffer, Sr., ASU; Andy Topham, Sr., STAN; Carson White, Sr., CAL; Sean White, Jr., WASH.
Freshman of the Year Wes Whisler, UCLA
Coach of the Year Mike Gillespie, USC All-Pac-10 Team Name School Pos Yr Ht Wt Hometown Brian Barden (2) OSU 3B Jr. 5-11 195 Bonita, Calif. John Baker CAL C Jr. 6-1 220 Walnut Creek, Calif. Brian Barre (2) USC CF Sr. 5-9 185 Garden Grove, Calif. Jason Cooper STAN UT Jr. 6-2 210 Moses Lake, Wash. Tyler Davidson WASH RF Jr. 6-4 245 Edmonds, Wash. Andre Ethier ASU OF So. 6-3 175 Phoenix, Ariz. Sam Fuld (2) STAN OF So. 5-10 180 Durham, N.H. Ryan Garko STAN C Jr. 6-2 235 Walnut, Calif. Bookie Gates WSU 2B Sr. 6-1 198 Seattle, Wash. Brad Hassey ARIZ SS Sr. 5-10 165 Tucson, Ariz. Conor Jackson CAL 1B So. 6-3 205 Woodland Hills, Calif. Shawn Kohn WASH RHP Sr. 6-3 205 Woodinville, Wash. Joey Metropoulos USC DH Fr. 6-1 230 Spring Valley, Calif. Chris O'Riordan (2) STAN 2B Sr. 5-9 180 San Diego, Calif. Bill Peavey USC 1B Sr. 6-4 240 Brisbane, Calif. Dustin Pedroia ASU INF Fr. 5-8 157 Woodland, Calif. Carlos Quentin (2) STAN OF So. 6-2 215 Chula Vista, Calif. Anthony Reyes USC RHP Jr. 6-2 215 Whittier, Calif. Jeremy West ASU 1B So. 6-0 200 Las Vegas, Nev. Wes Whisler UCLA LHP/1B Fr. 6-5 227 Noblesville, Ind.
(2) - Two-time All-Conference selection.