9 Vanessa Werner
9 Vanessa Werner
Birth Date: 01/04/1982
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Albuquerque, N.M.
High School: Albuquerque Academy
Position: 3B/OF
College: 3V

AS A SENIOR IN 2005: Started all 50 games she saw action in ... led the Broncos with 16 sacrifice hits, second in all-time single season listings.. had two four-game hitting streaks helping to earn one of the top averages (.231)... went 2-for-2 against Iowa... scored the game-winning run against UC Davis... batted 3-for-4 against Saint Mary's.

AS A JUNIOR IN 2004: Named Most Valuable Defensive Player by teammates... has started all 53 contests and is batting .285... leads the team with 49 hits, including 11 sacrifices, and 172 plate appearances... added 22 runs and seven RBIS... went 3-for-3 in the first game against San Jose State... recorded a double in the opening game against 15th-ranked Fresno State... added a 2-for-3 performance in a rematch against the Spartans at the NIST... was 3-for-4 at the plate in the first game against Cal Poly... went 3-for-4 in the first game against UC Davis... went 2-for-3 in the second game against Loyola Marymount... went 2-for-3 in the first game against San Diego.

AS A RS SOPHOMORE IN 2003: Named to the All-Pacific Coast Softball Conference second team... in the single season record books, ties for third in sacrifices with 14... in PCSC leader books, is third in the league in sacrifice bunts with 14, ties with fellow teammate Shannon Linerud for assists with 118... saw action in 52 games... recorded 42 hits... posted a .271 batting average... went 2-for-4 with two runs scored against Long Beach State on February 2, in the Broncos' 6-3 victory... went 2-for-3 against Washington on February 9... was 3-for-4 at the plate in the second game against Humboldt State... had one of two hits against No. 7 Cal on April 16... went 4-for-7 against Sacramento State on April 27, including a double in the second game.

AS A SOPHOMORE IN 2002: Redshirted the season after undergoing arm surgery in January.

AS A FRESHMAN IN 2001: Started in 51 games, primarily at third base...hit .175 in 137 at bats...produced 24 hits during the season...drove in four runs...had nine stolen bases in 13 attempts...assisted the Broncos in their 9-3 win over Sacramento State on March 9th with one double and in their 8-2 win over Sacramento State (game 2) on April 18th with a triple...named the team's Rookie of the Year.

HIGH SCHOOL: Graduated from Albuquerque Academy where she played softball for Jody Lunz... named All-District all four years... named All-Metro her senior year and All-State as a junior and senior... was voted team MVP twice... team captain her junior and senior years... named Albuquerque Academy Athlete of the year in 1999 and 2000... led team to the 1998 District Championship and to a third-place finish in state tournament in 2000... led the state in batting with a .642 mark... also played volleyball, and was captain during her senior season... named District Player of the Year for volleyball in 1999 while also a three-time All-District honoree... named to the All-Metro team for volleyball in 1999... led team to the State Championship in 1998... was the captain of her basketball team her junior and senior years... named to the All-District team three times... named to the All-Metro team for basketball her senior year... volunteered at the Special Olympics... graduated with a 4.36 grade point average.

PERSONAL: Full name is Vanessa Genevieve Werner... parents are Edmund and Tina Werner... has two younger siblings, TeNeil and Christian... born on January 4, 1982...played for the New Mexico Sundancers...planning on majoring in either Psychobiology or Biology.


Werner's Career Statistics


2001 .175 54/51 137 8 24 1/2/0 4 7/23 9/13
2003 .271 52/51 155 23 42 1/0/0 1 0/16 7/10
2004 .285 53/53 172 22 49 1/0/0 7 3/9 8/10
2005 .231 50/50 143 17 133 6/0/0 10 6/7 2/4
Career .244 206/205 607 70 148 9/1/0 22 16/55 26/37