Pronounced ZAR-ee-ah MEE-shack ... A speedy outfielder, who was one of the teams top pinch-runners two years ago and was one of the best hitters last year ... Will fight for a starting spot once agan this year ... Arguably the fastest runner on the team ... Also is a good fielder with excellent range.
* Two-Time Mountain West Spring All-Academic Team (2015-16)
2016 SEASON - SOPHOMORE
Had one of the most dramatic improvements from the previous year in the Kathy Van Wyk era ... Batted .368 (49-for-133) with seven RBIs, 31 runs, five walks, 13 stolen bases and five sacrifice bunts, recording a .396 on-base percentage and a .368 slugging percentage ... Also committed just one error in 56 fielding chances, posting a .982 fielding percentage ... Led the team with 13 stolen bases, the same number as the next-two players on the team ... The 13 stolen bases also ranked sixth in the Mountain West ... Started 46 games overall, including 22 each at center field and right field, one at left field and once as the designated player ... In MW play, batted .338 (22-for-65) with two RBIs, 13 runs, four walks, four stolen bases and four sacrifice bunts, posting a .377 on-base percentage and a .338 slugging percentage ... Also did not have an error in 35 chances in the field in league play ... Batted a team-high .422 (19-for-45) with 10 runs and six stolen bases in 17 games against teams that made last year's NCAA tournament ... Also hit a team-best .421 (8-for-19) with five runs and two stolen bases vs. nationally ranked teams ... Had 10 multi-hit games, six multi-run games, two multi-RBI games, eight go-ahead runs, a team-high six game-winning runs and on walk-off run ... Began her season with an 11-game hitting streak, which was tied with Jenavee Peres for the longest streak on the team ... Batted .472 (17-for-36) over the stretch with 12 runs scored ... Best game over the streak was against Texas Tech on Feb. 19, when she was 3-for-4 with two RBIs and three runs scored ... Followed that up with a pair of two-hit games with a run apiece vs. No. 22/25 California (Feb. 20) and San Diego (Feb. 21) ... Also had three hits and two runs vs. No. 11/9 Texas A&M on March 4 ... Recorded three hits, an RBI and a run vs. Princeton (March 19) ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with a stolen base at UNLV on March 25 ... Was 2-for-2 with a walk and a stolen base in the opener of a doubleheader vs. Colorado State on April 8.
2015 SEASON - FRESHMAN
Had a big first season with San Diego State, appearing in 31 games off the bench, mainly as a pinch runner ... Was 1-for-2 (.500) with a walk, owning a .667 on-base percentage ... Scored nine runs as a pinch runner ... Also was a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen-base attempts, which matched Jenavee Peres for second most on the team ... Appeared in five Mountain West games, going 0-for-1 with a walk and five runs ... Also was 5-for-5 in stolen-base attempts ... Played her first career collegiate game vs. Purdue in the opener on Feb. 6 ... Scored her first career run the following day against Purdue, which ended up being the walk-off winning score ... Recorded her first career stolen base against Stanford (Feb. 22) ... Scored in back-to-back games vs. St. John's and Cal Poly on Feb. 27 ... Singled in her first career at-bat vs. Santa Clara on March 14 and also scored a run ... Scored in consecutive games vs. New Mexico (April 25) and at Utah State (May 2) ... Stole single bases in back-to-back contests at Utah State (May 2-3) ... SDSU was 8-1 when she scored a run and 6-0 when she stole a base.
CLUB - KG HITTERS
Played two years of club ball with the KG Hitters in Concord, Calif., under coaches Martin Garcia and Lashawn Wells.
HIGH SCHOOL - ST. PATRICK-ST. VINCENT
Was a four-year letterwinner at St. Patrick-St. Vincent in Vallejo, Calif., under coach Rich Gigilotti ... Earned the best offensive player award during her senior year with the Bruins ... Previously was awarded the MVP award (2013) and best defensive player award (2012) along with first-team honors her final three seasons (2012-14) ... Led the team to a runner-up finish at the NCS Div 4 Championships each of the last two years (2013-14) ... Was awarded the team's Coaches' Award her freshman year ... Was an all-state outfielder for small schools as a senior and was a nominee for Times-Herald Athlete of the Year ... Also played point guard for the Bruins' basketball team during her entire high school career ... Also was in the National Honors Society and a member of the California Scholarship Federation.
Zaria Allene Meshack was born Aug. 16, 1996 in Vallejo, Calif. ... Daughter of Regi and Carla Meshack ... Has a brother who plays college football ... Is majoring in criminal justice ... Her favorite athlete is Michael Jordan.