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Vanessa

Perez

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#14

Outfield
Height: 5'4"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Diego, Calif.
High School: Mission Hills HS

Bio

CAREER ACCOLADES
- 2012 All-Conference USA Second Team
- 2012 Dr. Richard Lapchick Award
- 2010 Conference USA Championship All-Tournament Team
- 2009 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
- 3x C-USA Commissioner[apos]s Academic Honor Roll Member
2012 - SENIOR SEASON
- All-Conference USA Second Team
- C-USA Commissioner[apos]s Academic Honor Roll
- Dr. Richard Lapchick Award
- Was one of only three Knights to start all 58 games, all in centerfield
- Set career-highs in batting average (.279), runs (32), hits (48), doubles (7), RBI (23), on-base percentage (.374), sacrifice flies (3) and stolen bases (9)
- Picked up a nine-game hitting streak from March 14-April 1 and followed it up with a seven-game run from April 15-April 28.
- Broke school records for hit by pitch in a season (11, previous mark was 8) and hit by pitch in a career (26, previous mark was 19) in 2012
- Hit .337 with runners on base and .429 with the bases loaded
- Went 2-for-2 with a run and an RBI against Houston on Senior Weekend (4/28)
- Tallied six hits, four runs and three RBI in three games from April 18-April 20 (4/20)
- Had a huge finale against East Carolina going 2-for-4 with 2 runs and 3 RBI (3/31)
- Drew a career-high three walks and also went 1-for-1 with 2 RBI vs. UIC (3/3)
- Was 2-for-4 with a run scored playing in hometown at San Diego State (2/18)
- Reached base in all three plate appearances with a double and two hit by pitches vs. Bethune Cookman (2/11)
2011 - JUNIOR SEASON
- C-USA Commissioner[apos]s Academic Honor Roll
- One of only four Knights to start all 54 games
- Started 52 games in centerfield and two at second base
- Posted 27 hits, scored 14 runs and had 14 RBI
- Was second on the team with eight sacrifice hits
- Had a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in C-USA games
- Held a five-game hitting streak from Feb. 26-March 4
- Tallied three multiple-hit games and two multiple-RBI games
- Was hit by a pitch a team-high seven times
- Was a perfect 6-for-6 in stolen base attempts
- Scored one game-winning run and tallied a game-winning RBI
- Went 2-for-3 in the series finale at Houston (5/8)
- Had two hits and scored a run in the series finale vs. UAB (3/27)
- Went 2-for-3 with one run scored vs. Kent State (3/23)
- Also tallied two RBI at Florida A&M (2/23)
- Had two RBI in the win vs. Delaware (2/19)
- Posted her first hit of the season vs. Utah State (2/11)
2010 - SOPHOMORE SEASON
- Named to the C-USA Championship All-Tournament Team
- Started 57 games in centerfield for the Knights
- Led the Knights in stolen base percentage (1.000/4-4)
- Was third on the team in triples (1) and times hit by pitch (3)
- Was fourth on the squad in doubles (6) and fifth in runs scored (20)
- Tallied a .321 on-base percentage
- Hit .288 with 17 hits, 10 runs and four doubles in league action
- Also added a perfect 1.000 fielding percentage in C-USA games
- Posted eight multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games
- Held a five-game hitting streak
- Had two game-sealing RBI on the season
- Scored the game-winning run in the seventh inning of the C-USA Championship semifinal vs. Memphis (5/14)
- Matched her career bests with three hits, two runs and two doubles in the second game of the series at UTEP (5/8)
- Scored the game-winning run in the eighth inning at Marshall (4/11)
- Went 2-for-3 and scored a run against No. 6 Florida (3/31)
- Scored a career-high two runs at Southern Miss (3/27)
- Scored two game-winning runs in late innings in the series vs. the Golden Eagles (3/27)
- Hit a game-winning, two-run home run at UNF (2/24)
- Went 2-for-4 with a triple and a RBI vs. No. 16 Tennessee (2/13)
2009 - FRESHMAN SEASON
- Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team
- Named to the Conference USA Commissioner[apos]s Academic Honor Roll
- Was one of only four Knights to start all 54 games, including 51 in centerfield, two in left field and one at second base
- Led the team with 13 sacrifice bunts
- Was third on the squad with five stolen bases
- Was fourth on the team in doubles (5) and fifth in hits (37)
- Totaled six multi-hit games, including one three-hit contest
- Held a five-game hitting streak
- Had a career-high five at-bats in the opening game at Tulsa (3/7)
- Tallied a career-best three hits vs. Eastern Michigan (2/25)
- Was 2-for-2 with a home run at No. 3 Arizona State (2/6)
- Posted a hit, a RBI and a run in her collegiate debut vs. Texas Tech (2/6)
Prior to UCF
- Was a four-year letterwinner at Mission Hills High School, where she played for head coaches Alexis Clemments and Kevin Giatt
- Four-time All-North County selection
- Earned first team All-League honors following her junior and senior years and second team honors as a sophomore
- Two-time Offensive Player of the Year
- Team MVP in 2008 and Rookie of the Year in 2005
- Two-Time All-CIF first team honoree
- Was named to the All-CIF second team as a freshman
- Hit .400 or better in four consecutive seasons
- Her high school team was the Division III CIF Champions in 2005 and the Division II CIF runners-up in 2007
- Played travel ball with the So Cal Athletics, who were the San Diego Section Division IV Champions
Personal
- Born in Madera, Calif.
- Daughter of David and Sophie Perez
- Majoring in communications
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