SDSU Career Rankings (after the 2017 season): 2nd in appearances (157), 2nd in games started (103), 3rd in wins (67), 4th in win percentage (.657), 4th in innings pitched (659.0), T-5th in saves (6), 6th in strikeouts (397), T-9th in solo shutouts (since 1999) (8)
* 2015 NFCA All-West Region (First Team)
* 2015 All-Mountain West (First Team)
* Six-time MW Pitcher of the Week (2/16/15, 3/10/15, 5/5/15, 5/11/15, 2/23/16 & 4/18/17)
2017 SEASON - SENIOR
Was the team's No. 1 pitcher for a third year in a row, going 10-5 with a 3.16 ERA over 108 2/3 innings with two saves, 55 strikeouts, two complete games and two solo shutouts ... Appeared in 32 games with 20 starts to her credit ... Led the Aztecs in ERA (3.16), appearances (32), games started (20), solo shutouts (2) and innings pitched (108.2) ... Among the MW leaders, ranked seventh in appearances (32), tied for seventh in saves (2), ninth in games started (20), tied for ninth in wins (10) and 10th in ERA (3.16) ... Set career bests in ERA (3.16), saves (2, tied) and fewest wild pitches (2) ... In MW play was 6-3 with a 3.35 ERA and a save in 60 2/3 innings, striking out 27 against nine walks ... Was tremendous at home, going 8-1 with a 2.85 ERA in 54 innings ... In night games, was 5-1 with a 2.62 ERA in 42 2/3 innings ... Was named the MW Pitcher of the Week on April 18 for her play against New Mexico, going 2-0 with a 0.64 ERA over 11 innings, limiting a Lobo team that came into the weekend with a .315 overall average (.325 in MW play) to a .238 average on 10 hits (all singles) ... She struck out nine against one walk in the series.
2016 SEASON - JUNIOR
Was the team's No. 1 pitcher once again, going 15-9 with a 3.70 ERA over 145 2/3 innings, with a save, 96 strikeouts, four complete games, one solo shutout and one combined shutout ... Appeared in 40 of the 52 games, starting 22 times ... Led the team overall in wins (15), appearances (40), games started (22), complete games (4), innings pitched (145.2), and strikeouts (96) ... Among the MW leaders, ranked first in appearances (40), third in wins (15), fourth in innings pitched (145.2), tied for fourth in games started (22) and fifth in strikeouts (96) ... Was 6-5 with a 4.76 ERA in MW games across 64 2/3 innings, 16 games and 13 games started ... Was named the MW Pitcher of the Week for a fifth time on Feb. 23 for her play at the 26th annual Campbell/Cartier Classic, going 3-0 with a 2.42 ERA over 17 1/3 innings, striking out 14 batters against four walks. She pitched in four of the team's five games, completing both games she started ... Tossed a complete game win against No. 22/25 California on Feb. 20 allowing six hits, while striking out three ... Pitched a complete game shutout against Boston on March 8, striking out three and allowing just three hits ... Had another good outing vs. Colorado State in the second game of a doubleheader on April 8, allowing two unearned runs on five hits and two walks over seven innings, while striking out three.
2015 SEASON - SOPHOMORE NCAA Rankings: 1st in wins (36), 1st in appearances (56), 1st in innings pitched (318.2) Single-Season Rankings (after the 2015 season): 1st in wins (36), 1st in appearances (56), 1st in games started (47), 1st in innings pitched (318.2), T-4th in complete games (28), 9th in winning percentage (.679)
Had one of the best single-season pitching years in program history, setting school records in wins (36), appearances (56), games started (47) an innings pitched (318.2) ... Also lead the country in wins (36), appearances (56) and innings pitched (318.2) ... Overall, was 36-17 with a 3.29 ERA over 318 2/3 innings, appearing in 56 of the team's 58 games ... For her efforts, was a first-team NFCA All-West Region selection, SDSU's first by a pitcher since 2010 and fourth in program history ... Was also a MW first-team selection and a four-time MW Pitcher-of-the-Week winner ... Added 28 complete games and five shutouts ... In MW history, ended up ranking second all-time in innings pitched (318.2) and wins (36), third in appearances (56) and fourth in games started (47) ... Was 18-6 with a 2.98 ERA in 145 2/3 innings of MW play ... Started 21 of the 24 conference games and played in all 24 ... Ended up setting SDSU MW records in wins (18), appearances (24), games started (21) and innings pitched (145.2), while ranking second in complete games (13) ... Shutouts came against Purdue (Feb. 6), Oregon State (Feb. 13), Iowa State (Feb. 28), UNLV (March 21) and Fresno State (April 3) ... Picked up her first career MW Pitcher-of-the-Week honor on Feb. 16 for her play at the Campbell/Cartier Classic, going 4-0 in the circle with a 1.08 ERA, pitching 26 of the team's 28 innings ... Also won the award on March 10, going 4-0 with a 2.00 ERA over 28 innings at the Judi Garman Classic ... Captured her third weekly honor on May 5, going 3-0 in the circle with a 1.84 ERA, pitching all 19 innings for San Diego State in a weekend sweep at Utah State ... Won her final award of the season on May 11, tossing a complete-game one-hitter in a 3-1 win over Oregon State in SDSU's final regular season game of the season ... Was taken out of the UCLA game in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional final, having thrown each of the previous 953 pitches.
2014 SEASON - FRESHMAN SDSU Single-Season Rankings: T-9th in saves (2)
Was 6-4 with a 4.15 ERA and a team-high two saves over 86 innings with 75 strikeouts to 24 walks ... Appeared in 29 games with 14 starts to her credit ... Her two saves tied for fourth in the Mountain West and tied for ninth in SDSU's single-season history ... Was 3-1 with a save and a 3.21 ERA over 32 2/3 innings in league play ... Was 0-1 with a 6.00 ERA over seven innings, striking out six against five walks in the Kajikawa Classic from Feb. 6-8 ... Earned the start in the opener vs. Appalachian State (2/6), allowing four runs (three earned) on six hits and four walks over four innings, while striking out four ... Pitched well over 1 1/3 scoreless innings of relief vs. Cal Poly (2/8), scattering two hits ... Picked up her first career win in the circle vs. South Dakota (2/14) after allowing two runs on six hits (five singles) over five innings, while striking out four without issuing a walk ... Was 0-1 with a 10.50 ERA over 2 2/3 innings at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic from Feb. 20-23 ... Was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA over two innings at the San Diego Classic I from Feb. 27-March 3 ... Pitched a perfect two innings of relief vs. Lehigh (3/3) with two strikeouts ... Was 1-0 with a 5.92 ERA over 13 innings at the Shocker Softball Classic from March 6-9, striking out 15 against three walks ... Got her first career save vs. UMKC (3/7) with one strikeout in 2/3 innings of relief vs. UMKC (3/7) ... Picked up the win vs. North Dakota (3/9), allowing one runs on two hits and a walk over 4 1/3 innings, striking out six ... Was 1-0 with a 3.50 ERA over 14 innings at the San Diego Classic II and vs. Monmouth from March 14-18, striking out 13 against four walks, limiting the opposition to a .246 average ... Allowed just one unearned run on three hits and no walks to go with a season-high seven strikeouts in a win vs. Monmouth (3/18) ... Was 1-0 with a 1.75 ERA and a save over eight innings in the MW season-opening series at New Mexico from March 21-23 ... Got the save in the series opener at New Mexico (3/21), allowing one unearned run on a hit in a scoreless inning of relief, striking out two ... Picked up the win at the Lobos (3/22), allowing three runs (two earned) on 10 hits, two walks and a hit batter, while striking out three ... Went 1-0 with a 1.40 ERA in five innings of work vs. Nevada from April 4-6 ... Pitched the middle game of the series vs. the Wolf Pack (4/5), allowing one run on five hits and a walk over five innings, while striking out seven (tied career high) ... Was 0-1 with a 2.62 ERA over 2 2/3 innings at Fresno State from April 11-13 ... Allowed one hit and hit a batter over 2/3 innings of a combined shutout in the series finale vs. the Bulldogs (4/13) ... Was 0-0 with a 0.00 ERA over four innings vs. Utah State from April 17-19, limiting the Aggies to a .133 average and combining for a shutout ... Pitched a perfect fifth inning with a strikeout in SDSU's 12-0, five-inning win over USU in the finale (4/19) ... Finished 1-0 with a 10.50 ERA over 4 2/3 innings at UNLV from April 22-23 ... Was 0-0 with a 2.62 ERA over 5 1/3 innings vs. Colorado State from April 25-27, striking out five without issuing a walk ... Was 0-0 with a 4.67 ERA over three innings at San JosAc State from May 2-4, striking out one with one walk ... Did not pitch in the series finale vs. Boise State from May 8-10 ... Was 0-0 with a team-low 1.75 ERA over four innings at the NCAA Tempe Regional from May 16-17, striking out four without issuing a walk ... Tossed two scoreless innings of relief vs. Dartmouth (5/17), allowing three hits, while striking out three ... Gave up two runs (one earned) on three hits vs. No. 13/13 Michigan (5/17), striking out one without issuing a walk.
CLUB - MINORS GOLD
Played her club ball at Minors Gold under coach Lina Lovelace.
HIGH SCHOOL - SANTIAGO
Was a four-year letterwinner at Santiago High School in Corona, Calif., the same school that former Aztecs Kamerin May and Kristin May attended ... Was chosen as the 2013 Inland Empire Pitcher of the Year, the CIF-SS Division 1 Player of the Year and a Cal-Hi Sports Ms. Softball finalist ... Earned first-team all-league honors three times ... Helped the Sharks win two state titles (2011 and 2013) and a pair of Division 1 CIF-SS Championships (2011 and 2013) ... Went 56-15 with a 1.34 ERA over her final three seasons ... Also posted 523 strikeouts and 17 shutouts, while limiting the opposition to a .167 batting average and .243 on-base percentage ... Finished her career with a 30-5 record in 2013 and a 0.79 ERA over 222 1/3 innings.
Erica Noel Romero was born Dec. 10, 1994, in Riverside, Calif. ... Daughter of Deborah Resener and Caesar Romero ... Was also recruited by Ohio State, Long Beach State and Cal State Fullerton ... Is majoring in criminal justice.