Softball downs Boise St. 1-0 for share of MW title
A slick fielding shortstop with good range and a solid arm ... Improved her offense throughout the season, culminating with a 4-for-9 (.444) outing at the NCAA Tempe Regional.
2013 SEASON - FRESHMAN
Played in all 56 games, starting 55 at shortstop ... Led the Mountain West with 125 fielding assists ... Batted .444 (4-for-9) with three walks, two runs and a sacrifice bunt in her first collegiate action at the Kajikawa Classic from Feb. 7-9 ... Scored the game-winning run in the team's opener vs. Creighton (2/7) ... Was 1-for-2 with two walks and a run vs. Northwestern (2/8) ... Came off the bench for the first time vs. Western Michigan (2/9) and scored a run ... Was 3-for-3 in the team's loss vs. No. 13/14 Arizona (2/9) ... Hit .267 (4-for-15) with two runs and a stolen base at the Campbell/Cartier Classic from Feb. 14-17 ... Best game at the CCC came in the finale vs. UC Riverside (2/17), where she was 3-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base ... Finished 1-for-13 (.077) at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic from Feb. 21-24 ... The hit came vs. Syracuse (2/22) ... Was 3-for-12 (.250) with an RBI, run and a walk at the San Diego Classic I from Feb. 28-March 3 ... Had a walk and a run scored vs. Brigham Young (2/28) ... Singled and had an RBI against Long Beach State (3/1) ... Was 1-for-13 (.077) with a run and a walk at the Fresno State Classic from March 8-10 ... Walked and scored a run vs. Saint Mary's (3/9) ... Batted .389 (7-for-18) with two RBIs, four runs and four walks over SDSU's seven games from March 12-16 ... Was 1-for-1 with an RBI, run and a walk vs. Iona (3/12) ... Doubled and scored a run vs. Miami (3/13) ... Had two runs, a single, a walk and a stolen base vs. Bryant (3/14) ... Had two hits and an RBI vs. San Jose State (3/14) ... Recorded two singles and a walk against Seton Hall (3/16) ... Was 1-for-6 (.167) with a run and a stolen base over the three-game series vs. New Mexico (March 28-30) ... Singled and stole a base in the opener against the Lobos (3/28) ... Was 2-for-10 (.200) with two RBIs, a double and a sacrifice bunt over SDSU's four games from April 3-7 ... Had an RBI single vs. San Diego (4/3) ... Recorded an RBI double in the second game of the three-game series at Nevada (4/6) ... Was 2-for-6 with an RBI and a run in San Diego State's two non-conference games at Cal State Fullerton (4/10) and UC Riverside (4/13), including a 2-for-3 outing with an RBI vs. CSF ... Was 2-for-11 with two runs and a stolen base over SDSU's four games from April 16-21 ... Was 1-for-3 with the go-ahead and game-winning run at San Diego (4/16) ... Was 1-for-7 (.143) with a run over San Diego State's series with Fresno State from April 26-28 ... Singled and scored a run in the middle game of the series vs. the Bulldogs (4/27) ... Was 0-for-6 (.000) with a run over SDSU's series at Colorado State from May 4-5 ... Was 0-for-7 with a run in the UNLV series from May 9-11 ... Led the Aztecs with a .444 (4-for-9) average at the NCAA Tempe Regional from May 17-18 to go along with two runs ... Singled and scored a run against rv/No. 21 Georgia (5/17) ... Had two singles and a run scored vs. San Jose State (5/18) in an elimination game ... The Aztecs were 14-3 when she scored a run and 20-7 when she reached base safely via hit or walk.
CLUB - THE NEXT LEVEL (TNL)
Played her club ball for The Next Level (TNL) under coach Jerry Delamater.
HIGH SCHOOL - MADISON
Was a four-year letterwinner at Madison High School ... Was the 2011 Central League Player of the Year ... Also a member of the all-San Diego Section team ... Helped the War Hawks to the CIF Finals in 2011, when they went 28-1 ... Madison HS went 97-22 over her four years ... Over her career, she hit .509 with seven homers, 87 RBIs, 164 runs and 114 stolen bases ... Played her club ball at The Next Level ... Also played volleyball and basketball for the War Hawks.
Monica Kyoko Downey was born May 13, 1994 in San Diego, Calif. ... Daughter of Leiko Apaze and Richard Downey, Jr. ... Is majoring in nursing.