|Hometown:||La Habra, Calif.|
2010 team-leader in batting average (.322)
2010 PCSC Academic Honor Roll
AS A JUNIOR IN 2011: Finished the season strong by hitting .292 (7 for 24) in the final eight PCSC games after being sidelined midseason with injury … started in 24 of SCU’s 39 games overall playing third base and shortstop … registered 15 hits in 63 official at-bats, getting her average as high as .375 after the first seven games, going 2 for 2 with an RBI vs. Sacred Heart (Mar. 5) … had four multi-hit games … had back-to-back games with a double, vs. No. 13 Oregon (Feb. 27) and vs. Sacred Heart (Mar. 4) … hit safely in six of the nine PCSC games she played, providing a big boost to the lineup and in the field when she returned on April 30 for the final two weekends of conference play.
AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2010: Key player in the Bronco infield, starting in 44 of Santa Clara’s 45 games … 38 of those starts came at second base and the remaining six at shortstop … led the team with a .322 batting average … finished the season with two homeruns and 12 RBI … also recorded 13 walks … had a .432 slugging percentage … second on team with 38 hits … had five doubles and one triple … tied for second on the team with nine multiple-hit games … tied for the longest hitting streak on the team with a five game streak and finished the season on a three game hitting streak … went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a homerun against Princeton (3/13) … had a huge game against Cal State Fullerton (3/14) going 2-for-3 with three RBI and a homerun … went 3-for-3 at the plate with a run against Princeton (3/21) … three hits matched a season-high … also went 3-for-4 with an RBI against Loyola Marymount (4/24).
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2009: Started in 46 of 48 games played ... had one homerun, three doubles, 22 hits, nine runs scored and 10 RBI ... vs. Princeton (3/21)--scored a season-high two runs ... vs. San Jose State (3/31)--had a walk and stole a base ... vs. Portland State (4/5)--went 1-for-3 with two RBI and a double ... vs. Loyola Marymount (4/10)--hit her only homerun of the season.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2008 graduate of Rosary High School in Fullerton, Calif. ... played for coaches Nick and Nicola Huerta, and Matt Raya ... earned all-league honors as a senior ... team won the league championship her senior season.
PERSONAL: Born in Whittier, Calif. ... daughter of Mike and Mirna Welsh ... has two younger siblings, Danielle and Christopher ... enjoys going to the beach and reading ... majoring in political science.