SB: Van Wyk to be inducted into CSUF HoF
SB receives plaque for top batting avg.
SB: Peres a NFCA 2nd-team All-American
SB: Six players named all-West Region
SB: Peres named MW Player of the Year
An All-America and Mountain West Player-of-the-Year candidate ... Brings international experience, helping Team USA win the gold medal at the 2015 XI WBSC Junior Women's World Championships and the Junior WNT place fifth at the World Cup of Softball X ... Excels in all facets of the game, hitting for power and a high average, running the bases and fielding ... Can change the game with one swing of the bat ... Has a cannon of an arm ... Is coming back from an injury-plagued season.
SDSU Career Rankings (after the 2016 season): T-5th in home runs (18)
2016 SEASON - SOPHOMORE
Was invited to the 2016 USA Softball Women's National Team Selection Camp in Irvine, Calif., in early-January ... Had a remarkable season, despite missing 25 games with various injuries (concussion, sprained knee and fractured fibula) ... Started 25 of the 27 games she appeared in (came off the bench to pinch-hit in the other two appearances nursing the sprained knee) ... Hit .451 (32-for-71) with nine home runs, 23 RBIs, 26 runs, four doubles, a triple, 12 walks and six stolen bases, posting a .915 slugging percentage and a .535 on-base percentage ... Would have set school records in batting average (.451), on-base percentage (.535), slugging percentage (.915) and OPS percentage (1.450) had she enough at-bats to qualify (100, she had 71) ... Despite missing the 25 games, she still led the team in batting average (.451), home runs (9), slugging percentage (.915) and on-base percentage (.535), and was third in stolen bases (6) ... Her nine home runs were tied for the ninth most in SDSU single-season history ... Threw out two of the seven attempted base stealers ... In eight Mountain West games (six starts), batted .471 (8-for-17) with three home runs, seven RBIs, seven runs, a double, three walks and two times hit by pitch, owning a 1.059 slugging percentage and a .565 on-base mark ... Also hit the highest on the team in home games (.429), road/neutral games (.465), games won (.575), day games (.464), night games (.442), against right-handed pitching (.484), as a leadoff batter (.909), with runners on and two outs (.529) and with the bases empty (.552), ... Out of her 25 starts, 16 came at catcher, three at left field, three at right field and three as the designated player ... Had nine multi-hit games, six multi-RBI games, six multi-run games, five go-ahead RBIs, three game-winning RBIs and three game-winning runs ... Had an 11-game hitting streak to start the season, going 16-for-30 (.533) ... Started out her season with a bang, going 2-for-2 with a homer, two RBIs, three runs and a walk in the Canisius on Feb. 12, but was injured on the base paths late and missed the next nine games ... Scored four runs, and had two RBIs, a single and a walk vs. Oklahoma State on Feb. 25 ... Homered, walked and scored three more times vs. Bethune-Cookman on Feb. 26 ... Had a big game against CSUN (Feb. 27), going 2-for-2 with two homers, four RBIs, two runs and two walks ... Had three hits with an RBI and a walk vs. Stanford on Feb. 28 ... Had three hits again vs. Harvard on March 17 ... Had two hits with a run and a stolen base in back-to-back games vs. Princeton and Cal Poly on March 19 ... Injured her ankle vs. UC Santa Barbara on March 20 and came out to pinch hit vs. UNLV on March 25 and in the opener vs. Nevada on March 29, missing seven conference games in between March 24 and April 3 ... Returned to play against Colorado State on April 8, going 2-for-3 with a homer, two RBIs and a run ... Was 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBIs, two runs and a walk at San Jose State on April 15 ... Also homered the following day in the series ... Was off to a good start in the series finale with SJSU on April 17, going 1-for-1 with two runs and two times hit by a pitch, before fracturing her fibula on a delayed steal at home ... Missed the final nine games of the season with the injury.
2015 SEASON - FRESHMAN
Had one of the best freshman seasons in program history, batting .347 with nine home runs, 48 RBIs, 30 runs, 11 doubles and 15 walks, posting a .575 slugging percentage and a .411 on-base percentage, playing in 55 of the team's 58 games with 52 starts ... Also was a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen-base attempts, while throwing out 14 of the 31 attempted base stealers (.452) ... Was named the MW Freshman of the Year for her efforts and was also a MW first-team selection ... Later helped Team USA win the gold medal at the 2015 XI WBSC Junior Women's World Championships and the Junior WNT place fifth at the World Cup of Softball X ... Finished with five all-time top-10 marks in program history, including tied for fourth in sacrifice flies (3), tied for fifth in RBIs (48), tied for sixth in times hit by pitch (5), tied for ninth in home runs (9) and 10th in slugging percentage (.575) ... Her 48 RBIs matched Lorena Bauer (2011) for the most in Aztec freshman history, while her 96 total bases were the most ... Was also ranked among the SDSU freshmen top-5 in extra-base hits (2nd, 20), home runs (2nd, 9), slugging percentage (T-2nd, .575), sacrifice flies (T-2nd, 3), hits (3rd, 58), doubles (T-3rd, 11), times hit by pitch (T-3rd, 5), OPS percentage (5th, .986) and runs (T-5th, 30) ... Had 14 multi-RBI games (second on team) and 19 multi-hit games (third on team) ... Led SDSU with 11 game-winning plays (GW RBIs + GW runs) and game-winning runs (5), while ranking second with six game-winning RBIs ... Also was one of three on the team with a walk-off RBI ... Hit .384 (28-for-73) with five home runs, 26 RBIs, 16 runs, six doubles, 12 walks, a .671 slugging percentage, a .478 on-base percentage and five stolen bases (on five attempts) in league play ... Had her first hit collegiate hit vs. Purdue on Feb. 7 ... First breakup game came against Stanford on Feb. 22 when she was 3-for-4 with a grand slam, five RBIs and a run ... Was named the MW Player of the Week on March 3 for her play from Feb. 27-28 at the San Diego Classic I, finishing 7-for-12 (.583) with a home run, seven RBIs, two runs and a double over three starts, while owning a .917 slugging percentage and a .583 on-base mark ... Added a pair of three-hit games on Feb. 27 vs. St. John's (3-for-5, 3 RBI, 1 R, 1 2B) and against Cal Poly (3-for-4, 2 RBI) ... Had a two-run homer vs. Iowa State on Feb. 28 ... Came up with two hits and two RBIs vs. Pacific (March 6) ... Was 2-for-3 with a homer, three RBIs and two runs at Boise State on March 27 ... Scored three times, had a walk, and singled the following day with the Broncos ... Had two hits in three straight games from April 8-10, doubling in each game and combining for five RBIs ... Had two RBIs in three straight contests from April 12-18, also scoring a combined four runs ... Batted .700 (7-for-10) with a homer, three RBIs and two runs vs. New Mexico from April 24-26 ... Was 3-for-4 with three RBIs, two doubles and a run at Utah State (May 1) ... Had a two-run homer vs. Oregon State on May 9 ... Hit a game-tying solo homer vs. Texas in the NCAA Los Angeles Regional on May 16, a game which SDSU eventually won ... SDSU was 8-1 when she homered at least once in a game.
CLUB - FIRECRACKERS
HIGH SCHOOL - GARDEN GROVE