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Trinity Favela playing softball

University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo softball player Trinity Favela snagged the 2023 Pacific West Conference Softball Defender of the Year award. The fifth-year senior second baseman is the only Vulcan to receive All-PacWest distinction.

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In the Vulcans’ 27 PacWest conference contests, Favela held a 1.000 fielding percentage on 69 putouts and 60 assists. The ʻEwa Beach native was also involved in 13 of the team’s 19 total double plays during the conference season.

During conference play, Favela had the 17th-most chances (129) with the seventh-most assists (60) and 17th-most putouts (69), and was the only non-catcher or non-first baseman within those top seven or top 17 without a defensive error.

Favela finished the final 33 games of her career without a single error in 153 chances.

Read more at hiloathletics.com.

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