Well Sun Devil fans, welcome to the dog days of summer. There were no major events happening in Arizona State athletics this week. The softball season is over, and the ASU baseball fell in Fullerton. However, there was still a lot going on in Sun Devil country last week.
The Arizona State baseball team had seven players drafted in the 2013 MLB Draft, including ace RHP Trevor Williams in the 2nd round. Will Sutton was named a preseason All-American by one of the most trusted minds in college football and we had two Sun Devil tennis players were named All-Americans.
Here is your weekly recap in Sun Devil athletics.
Five Stories to Read from Last Week
Trevor Williams Drafted by Marlins: Mr. Friday night himself, Trevor Williams, was selected with the 44th overall pick in the 2013 MLB Draft. Williams went 19-8 in his ASU career, including 12-2 in his sophomore season.
New Speak of the Devil Podcast: Brad Denny and Joe Healy return for another Speak of the Devil podcast. This week, Brad and Joe talk to new ASU QB commit Manny Wilkins in a can't miss interview for Sun Devil football fans.
Will Sutton Named Preseason All-American: Phil Steele, one of the most trusted college football experts, put ASU defensive tackle Will Sutton on his Preseason All-American team earlier this week. Sutton compiled 13 sacks and 23.5 tackles for loss last season.
Golston's Loss is Kelly's Gain: Ben Haber checks in from Los Angeles to give his thoughts on the Notre Dame quarterback situation. With Everette Golston suspended for the season, Ben believes that the Sun Devils have a golden opportunity to pull an upset in Dallas.
Sun Devil Legend Series: House of Sparky continues to count down the greatest players in school history. Last week we highlighted players such as Shaun McDonald, Al Harris, John Jefferson and Shane Collins.
News and Notes
- The Arizona State women's track and field team took 10th at the NCAA Championships last week. Shelby Houlihan took All-American honors in the 1,500 meters, finishing with a time of 4:14.95. The Arizona State men's team took 28th place.
- Two Sun Devil Lady's tennis players were named All-Americans last week. Senior Jacqueline Cako was one of eight women's players in the nation to be named an All-American in both singles and doubles. Cako is a four-time All-American. Nicole Smith, also a senior, was named an All-American in doubles. The team of Cako and Smith was one of the final eight doubles teams left at the NCAA championships.
- Congratulations is in order to ASU's Cory Hahn. The paralyzed Sun Devil outfielder was selected in the 34th round of the MLB Draft by the Arizona Diamondbacks. Hahn has been an instrumental part of the program since suffering his injury in 2011.
Beyond grateful. Unbelievable feeling. Thank you to everybody along the way. MIAMI LETS DO IT!!!!!!!!! #Marlins— Trevor Williams (@T_WilliamsASU43) June 7, 2013
Really excited to get to China and Russia to further develop my game in preparation for next year and my future! #NeverStopWorking— Jordan Bachynski (@JayBeeOneThree) June 5, 2013
I really Dnt care what none of these people have to say about anything. Lol— Jahii Carson(@Jahii_carson1) June 5, 2013
No longer responding to one word texts 👌👍🙌💯— Marcus Hardison (@13igDuke) June 4, 2013
Taylor Swift - 22 might be the tightest song out right now Lol— Rashad Wadood (@Wadu4Thorpe) June 7, 2013
I have been granted an additional year of eligibility. That's a blessing🙏— Rashad Wadood (@Wadu4Thorpe) June 3, 2013
OKC bound.. Again! Be back on Thursday!#USAtryouts 🇺🇸⚾— Amber Freeman (@A_Freeman9) June 9, 2013
True class by the diamond backs to take one of the best people I know @coryhahn34 #34 love you bro!!— Brady Rodgers (@Rodgers20) June 8, 2013
We averaged 1,292 fans at our home games and had 20 nationally televised @pac12 @espn games in 2013!— ASU Softball (@ASUSoftball) June 5, 2013
#ASU's women's tennis & baseball teams have been recognized by the NCAA for recording an Academic Progress Rate in the top 10% nationally— Brad Denny (@BDenny29) June 5, 2013
Thank you fans, friends and of course my family for all the support. We will bring that trophy back to Tempe. Mark my words.— Ryan Burr ™ (@RyanBurr303) June 3, 2013