|Hometown:||San Bruno, Calif.|
|High School:||St. Ignatius College Prep|
AS A FRESHMAN IN 2012: Enjoyed a productive rookie season, emerging as the team's everyday third baseman ... started in 34 games after being cleared to play after the first 15 games ... registered a hit in five of her first six college games, including a 3 for 4 night against James Madison (Mar. 7) .. went 2 for 3 and hit her first collegiate homerun at LMU (Mar. 31) ... doubled and had a season-high three RBI at Sacramento State (Apr. 7) ... hit a solo homerun at Pacific (Apr. 11) ... totaled 20 hits and nine RBI while playing solid defense at third base.
HIGH SCHOOL: A 2011 graduate of St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco, where she led the Wildcats to the Central Coast Section (CCS) playoffs for the first time in school history … three-year varsity starter in the infield, earning All-Western Catholic Athletic League (WCAL) honors three times … was a First Team All-WCAL shortstop as a senior … named All-San Francisco First Team as a senior in 2011 … ESPN Rise All-State nominee all three prep seasons … earned the St. Ignatius ‘Coaches Award’ as a junior and senior … played club volleyball and also played basketball as an underclassman.
PERSONAL: Born in Redwood City, Calif. as the daughter of Mike and Connie Newell … has two older sisters, Michele and Cristina … has three nieces, Samantha, Taylor and Riley … excellent prep student, majoring in Political Science at SCU.