Ya Garcia

Ya Garcia

Player Profile

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Fairfield, Calif.

High School:
Angelo Rodriguez HS

Height:
5-3

Position:
2B

Experience:
1V

Bats/Throws:
L/R

04/21/2013

Andreana Wins Pitchers' Duel, Throws Two-Hitter at No. 10 Cal

Andreana Wins Pitchers' Duel, Throws Two-Hitter at No. 10 Cal

04/20/2013

Cavestany Homers, But Softball Falls at No. 10 Cal

Cavestany Homers, But Softball Falls at No. 10 Cal

04/19/2013

Game Day Rundown: Softball Opens Cal Series Today

Game Day Rundown: Softball Opens Cal Series Today

04/19/2013

No. 10 Cal Wins Opener from Softball

No. 10 Cal Wins Opener from Softball

04/14/2013

Softball Ends Utah Series With a Bang, Wins 10-2

Softball Ends Utah Series With a Bang, Wins 10-2

OREGON STATE
2012 (Freshman):
Started all 59 games at second base, posting a .242 average (31-for-128) with 22 runs scored ... Named Pac-12 All-Freshman Honorable Mention ... Led the team and tied for fourth in the Pac-12 with nine sacrifice bunts ... Batted .300 (3-for-10) at the NCAA Regional in Norman, Okla. ... Went 2-for-5 against No. 25 Tulsa in the opener and 1-for-2 with two runs scored in a 9-2 victory over Lehigh ... Notched her sixth multi-hit game of the year against the Golden Hurricane ... Scored her 20th run of the season in a 4-0 victory over No. 16 Arizona on 5/11 ... Drove in a run with a hit on 5/5 against No. 1 Cal ... Had her first multi-hit game in a Pac-12 contest when she went 2-for-2 with a run scored at Utah on 4/28 ... Went a combined 3-for-5 with an RBI in a doubleheader sweep of Portland State on 4/24 ... Drove in her first career Pac-12 run on 4/13 against Stanford ... Went 1-for-2 with two runs scored in OSU's 7-5 upset of No. 14 UCLA on 4/1 ... Notched her first career Pac-12 hit against UCLA on 3/31 ... Drove in her fifth run of the year with an RBI single in a 13-1 win against Cal State Northridge on 3/28 ... Scored three runs at the Long Beach State Invitational ... Had her second multi-hit game of the year in a 2-for-3 outing against Michigan State (W, 11-6) ... Scored the game-winner in extra innings against Iowa on 2/24 ... Had a season-high eight-game hitting streak snapped against Ohio State on 2/24 ... Drove in the winning run with a seventh-inning single against Notre Dame (2/18) ... Was 1-for-3, including her first career stolen base, in the Beavers' 11-3 upset of No. 20 Nebraska on 2/11 ... In her collegiate debut, went a perfect 3-for-3 at the dish, driving in three runs and scoring three, all career highs.

ANGELO RODRIGUEZ HIGH SCHOOL
Graduated in 2011 ... Was a four-year starter at second base, winning a league title each season and helping the team to a 44-1 overall league record ... Team won two Sac-Joaquin Section Titles (2009 & 2011) and finished in second in 2010 ... Was an all-league selection three times and received all-city honors each year of high school ... Posted a career .408 batting average with a .512 on-base percentage and slugged .653 all from the leadoff spot ... Made the all-tournament team at the Livermore Stampede High School Tournament ... Helped her squad to two top-eight finishes at the Nike Faster to First Softball Invitational ... Was an Under Armour All-America Softball selection her senior year when her team finished ranked 43rd in the nation by ESPN Rise ... Also was a three-year starter at libero on the volleyball team ... A four-time honor roll and scholar-athlete award recipient.

TRAVEL/CLUB
Played for Lady Magic Gold travel ball team, which finished in the top 10 (seventh) at the PGF National Championships in 2011 ... Team also came in second at the prestigious Louisville Slugger Boulder Invitational in Colorado in 2010 and finished in the top five in 2011.

PERSONAL
Daughter of Vanessa and Martin Garcia ... Mother is a judicial assistant and father is a computer engineer ... The youngest of five children, has three brothers - Andre, Rudy and Sonny and one sister - Marina, two nieces - Za'raya and Ceanna, and a nephew - Andre, Jr. ... Major is Exercise and Sport Science ... Former prep teammates playing NCAA Division I softball include Jolene Henderson, Danielle Henderson, Cheyenne Cordes and Lindsey Ziegenhirt at Cal; Ally Carda at UCLA; Andriana Collins, Shelby Wisdom, Jenessa Jeppeson and Dejanae Moore at UC Santa Barbara; Serena Hernandez at Cal State Northridge and Simone Heyward at LSU ... Chose Oregon State because of "the coaching staff and atmosphere of the university, and most importantly the opportunity to play in the Pac-12."

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