Softball downs Boise St. 1-0 for share of MW title
Entering 2015 season
A slick fielding shortstop with good range and a solid arm ... Improved her offense over the past two years ... Leads all current Aztecs with a .421 average in NCAA tournament games, going 8-for-19 with five runs ... SDSU is 29-6 over her career when she scores at least one run and 38-14 when she reaches safely via hit or walk.
2014 SEASON - SOPHOMORE
Batted .323 (31-for-96) with eight RBIs, 20 runs, four doubles, two walks, five sacrifice bunts, six stolen bases and two sacrifice flies ... Started the first 20 games at shortstop and 72 straight dating back to last season until she didn't play over the final three games of the Shocker Softball Classic (March 7-9) ... Had 34 starts on the season, with 20 coming at the No. 9 spot in the batting order ... Out of the 34 starts at shortstop, 20 came in the team's first 20 games, while the other 14 were over the team's final 14 games ... Numbers over her first 20 starts: .241 avg. (13-for-54) and .869 fielding pct. (11 errors in 84 chances) - Numbers over her final 14 starts: team-high .425 (17-for-40) and .964 fielding percentage (2 errors in 55 chances) ... Batted .462 (12-for-26) over a career-long nine-game hit streak from March 6-May 2 ... Was 12-for-27 (.444) with three RBIs, five runs, a double, two stolen bases, two sacrifice bunts and a sacrifice fly in Mountain West action ... Was 5-for-14 (.357) with two RBIs, three runs, a double and a sacrifice bunt at the Kajikawa Classic from Feb. 6-8 ... Had an RBI single and a sacrifice bunt in the opener vs. Appalachian State (2/6) ... Was 1-for-1 with SDSU's lone run vs. No. 22/20 Stanford (2/7) ... Recorded an RBI single against Cal Poly (2/8) ... Had two hits, including a double, and a run vs. Seattle (2/8) ... Was 3-for-13 (.231) with two RBIs, three runs, two doubles, a walk and a stolen base over the Campbell/Cartier Classic from Feb. 13-16 ... Was 2-for-2, an RBI, a run, two doubles and a sacrifice fly vs. Cal State Fullerton (2/13) ... Had an RBI, two runs, a walk and a stolen base against South Dakota (2/14) ... Was 1-for-12 (.083) with an RBI, two runs, a walk, a stolen base and a sacrifice bunt at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic from Feb. 20-23 ... Had an RBI, a run and a walk vs. Fordham (2/20) ... Was 1-for-8 (.125) with a run and a stolen base at the San Diego Classic I from Feb. 27-March 3 ... Had a single, run and a walk vs. Brigham Young (2/27) ... Hit .429 (3-for-7) with two runs, a stolen base and a sacrifice bunt at the Shocker Softball Classic from March 6-9 ... Had two hits and scored a run at Wichita State (3/6) ... Had a single, run, stolen base and a sacrifice bunt vs. UMKC (3/7) ... Appeared in two games at the San Diego Classic II and vs. Monmouth from March 14-18, scoring one run ... Did not play at New Mexico in the Mountain West-opening series ... Did not play in the Nevada series from April 4-6 ... Did not play again at Fresno State from April 11-13 ... Did not play vs. Utah State from April 17-19 ... Was 1-for-3 (.333) at UNLV from April 22-23 ... Was 3-for-7 (.429) with two RBIs, two runs, a sacrifice fly and a stolen base vs. Colorado State from April 25-27 ... Was 1-for-2 with two RBIs, a run, a stolen base and a sacrifice fly in the series opener with the Rams (4/25) ... Singled and scored in the series finale vs. CSU (4/27) ... Batted a team-high .500 (5-for-10) with a run and a stolen base at San José State from May 2-4 ... Was 3-for-4 with a run and a stolen base in the series opener with SJSU (5/2) ... Added two hits in the finale with the Spartans (5/4) ... Was 3-for-7 (.429) with an RBI, two runs, a double and two sacrifice bunts vs. Boise State from May 8-10 ... Had an RBI single and a run in the series opener with the Broncos (5/8) ... Singled and added a sac bunt in the middle game of the series with BSU (5/9) ... Had a double, run and sac bunt in the series finale with Boise State (5/10) ... Hit a team-high-tying .400 (4-for-10) with a team-best three runs at the NCAA Tempe Regional from May 16-17 ... Singled and scored in the loss to No. 13/13 Michigan (5/16) ... Was 2-for-3 with a run the following day vs. Dartmouth (5/17) ... Singled and scored again in a loss to No. 13/13 Michigan (5/17) ... The Aztecs were 15-3 when she scored a run and 18-7 when she reached safely via hit or walk.
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.