Bridges, Kreiger Named To All-MW Second Team
May 12, 2015

  • 2015 All-Mountain West Teams and Awards

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Boise State softball student-athletes redshirt senior Devon Bridges and senior Jordan Kreiger were named to the All-Mountain West Second Team, the conference announced Tuesday.

    The announcement makes Bridges the first four-time all-conference selection in program history, as she was previously named to the All-WAC First Team in 2011 and to the All-MW Team in 2012 and 2013.

    Kreiger, one of two Broncos players to appear in all 54 games in 2015, was named to the All-MW Second Team for the second year in a row.

    Both seniors were constant rocks for a Bronco team that endured a down year in 2015, as the team went 12-42 overall and 4-20 in Mountain West play. On the year, Bridges, appearing in 53 games, led the Broncos with a .359 batting average as well as with 55 hits, nine home runs, 35 RBI, 34 walks and a .481 on-base percentage.

    Kreiger bounced back from a slow start to the season, finishing strong over the final two months to end the campaign with a .305 batting average and 43 hits, both third on the team, along with 12 doubles, 26 walks and a .430 on-base percentage, all second-best on the squad. She also paced the Broncos with 32 runs scored and led the running game with 11 stolen bases in 12 attempts.

    Despite the team's struggles in conference play Bridges and Kreiger displayed the class of veteran leaders, inspiring their teammates with their red-hot performances over the 24-game Mountain West campaign. Against the Mountain West, Kreiger led the Broncos with a .400 average, 26 hits, 19 runs scored, six doubles (tied for the team lead with Sara Ketelsleger), 17 walks and an eye-popping on-base percentage of .547. Along with those numbers, Kreiger even slugged at a .538 clip.

    Bridges played some of her best softball of 2015 during that same span as well, batting .343 with team-highs of six home runs and 22 RBI along with a slugging percentage of .629 and an on-base percentage of .452.

    Over the season's final 18 games, beginning with the UNLV series opener on April 7, Bridges and Kreiger shined for Boise State. Bridges hit safely in 16 of those final 18 games, batting .382 (21-for-55) and hit her six home runs with 22 RBI during that span to go with 12 walks and a slugging percentage of .745. One of the highlights of Bridges' run in conference play was a walk-off grand slam April 24 against Colorado State, giving the Broncos a dramatic 6-5 win.

    For Kreiger, it was one of the best stretches of her career as the Hillsboro, Ore. native hit safely in 14 of the final 18 games and 17-of-24 overall in conference play. Yet over that final 18-game stretch, Kreiger was on fire, batting .407 (22-for-54) with six doubles, 16 runs scored, 14 walks, a .574 slugging percentage and a team-best on-base percentage of .549.

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