|Hometown:||San Jose, Calif.|
|High School:||Branham HS|
WCC Pitcher of the Week the first week of May
FRESHMAN (2010): Made 16 appearances as a true freshman … started 11 games, winning four … won his first two collegiate starts against San Diego State (3/23) and Princeton (3/28) … pitched a total of 66.1 innings, striking out 33 batters.
HIGH SCHOOL: Established new school records in career wins, single-season wins, strikeouts, innings pitched and ERA at San Jose's Branham High School ... four-year letterman who was twice named a First Team All-Valley Athletic League performer ... 2009 ESPN Rise All-Bay Area honoree ... South Bay representative and All-Star at the 2008 Rawlings NorCal World Series ... A 2008 San Jose Mercury News All-Area Honorable Mention ... in 2007, Mendoza was named the San Jose Mercury News 'Sophomore of the Year' ... served as team captain as a senior.
PERSONAL: Born March 20, 1991 in San Jose, Calif. ... son of Art and Shelly Mendoza ... majoring in Business ... scholar athlete in high school; choose to attend Santa Clara because of its academic reputation ... enjoys anything sports related.