Stockton, Calif. - Sophomore Kamalei Pitoy, the Tigers' second-year softball outfielder has been honored as Pacific's May Competitor of the Month. The award is presented each month to a Tiger student-athlete who demonstrates unusual or remarkable competitive effort. Eight student-athletes earn the distinction every year in Pacific Athletics and Pitoy is the first softball player to garner the award during the 2012-13 academic year.
Kamalei has the consummate teammate and team player since arriving two years ago. Despite limited playing time much of this year due to the others in front of her, she never complains and is always up and supportive of everyone in the dugout. Her energy and love of the game is infectious and an asset to the team even when not on the field. On the last weekend of the season, and against No. 20 Hawaii, Kama earned a start and saw substantial playing time. Making the most of her time in that series, she went 3-for-4 with some tremendous at bats including driving in a run against the Big West's Pitcher of the Year.
"We were so proud of her as a walk on playing against her home state's team and proud that she is a Tiger," said head coach Brian Kolze. "She is someone every coach wishes they had more of on their team."