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21 Jose Valerio
Jose  Valerio

RS Senior

Chula Vista, CA

High School:
Castle Park HS

Height / Weight:
6-1 / 210




Adams, Garcia Take Home Summer Ball Awards

Riley Adams named MVP and Roman Garcia earns the Jose Valerio Award


Summer Awards Handed Out

Bryson Brigman named Torero summer Player of the Year.


Baseball Hands Out Summer Awards

Aiden Stinnett and John Grimsley were both honored by head coach Rich Hill for thie summer ball play.

JUNIOR (2008): Played in 55 games with 38 starts at first base...hit .336 with 50 hits, nine doubles, five home runs and 26 RBI... helped the team win the WCC regular-season championship and advance to the championship game of the Long Beach Regional...was named All-WCC Honorable Mention...helped the team post a program-best 16-game winning streak...went 2-for-6 with two home runs, one of which was a grand slam, and had six RBI against Loyola Marymount (4/27/08)...went 3-for-4 with two RBI, one home run and two RBI against Gonzaga (4/5/08)...went 2-for-4 with one home run and three RBI against UC Riverside (4/8/08)...went 3-for-5 with two doubles and one RBI against Portland (4/11/08)...went 2-for-4 with one home run and three RBI against UC Riverside (4/9/08)...went 3-for-5 with one double and three RBI against Hawaii - Hilo (3/16/08).

SOPHOMORE (2007): Played in eight games with one start...played a role in helping USD win the regular-season WCC Championship...helped team achieve a program-best No. 4 national ranking...posted a .200 batting average recording one hit in five at bats...his lone hit of the season came in a loss to Texas (2/3/07).

Freshman (2006): Played in seven games, starting in four...posted a .267 batting average registering four hits on the season...came up big in the Toreros come-from-behind win against Santa Clara as he had a huge hit in the bottom of the ninth to keep the rally alive for USD (5/5/06)...went 2-for-4 during his first start of the season against Santa Clara (5/6/06).

Freshman (2005): Redshirted at the University of San Diego.

High School: Posted outstanding numbers as a prep third baseman and first baseman at nearby Castle Park High School... Was named the South Bay Player of the Year in 2004 after batting .423 and leading the Trojans into postseason play... Also honored as a First Team All-South Bay performer as a senior and junior... Hit .483 as during his junior campaign... Led all South Bay players in a number of offensive categories during his prep career spanning three award-winning seasons... Coached by Joaquin Sosa at Castle Park.

Personal: Born May 30, 1986 in Chula Vista, California to parents Jose and Yolanda... Was also recruited by Hawaii and San Diego State... Chose to attend USD because of the academics, baseball team and location close to home.

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Video Thumbnail Winter Saturday
Rowing, tennis, basketball and baseball, a winning day in the books
Video Thumbnail Baseball: For the Love of the Game
Baseball celebrates 60 years
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: Women in Sports Day
Julie Foudy spoke to student-athletes and guests for National Women in Sports Day
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: At LMU
Men's basketball on the road
Video Thumbnail Women's Rowing: Day in the Life
Senior Lizzie Bader shows how three-a-day practices are done
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: Youth Basketball Clinic
Toreros lead clinic in local community
Video Thumbnail Men's Rowing: Winter Camp 2018
There are plenty perks to being the early bird
Video Thumbnail 60 Years of USD Baseball
Milestones on the road to Omaha
Video Thumbnail USD Honors Local Military Members
Toreros showed their support and hosted local military members at the men's basketball game
Video Thumbnail USD Athletes Sing "Santa's Coming to Town"
Toreros show their talent out of uniform
Video Thumbnail Basketball: City Championship
Toreros play SDSU Thursday night at 8
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Fourteen
Football preps for second round of playoffs at NDSU
Video Thumbnail Football: NAU From the Sidelines
Toreros win in first round of playoffs at NAU
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Thirteen
Football travels to NAU for the first round of the FCS Playoffs
Video Thumbnail Torero Tuesday
A day to give to Torero Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Twelve
Toreros gear up for last game of conference play
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Eleven
Toreros prep for game day
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Summer Mason
USD junior women's soccer player takes a timeout during a study break
Video Thumbnail On Saturday We Dominate
Big wins for both USD Football and USD Volleyball Saturday afternoon
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Henry Lander
Men's soccer sophomore Henry Lander takes a Timeout between classes
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Ten
Toreros gear up for home game against Drake
Video Thumbnail Halloween Hoopla
Men's and women's basketball teamed up to host a Halloween event
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Nine
Big day in the weight room for the Toreros
Video Thumbnail Seamus McFadden's Legacy
39 years in review by former players and coaches
Video Thumbnail Seamus Night
Alumni, staff and the San Diego community gathered to celebrate Men's Soccer Head Coach Seamus McFadden
Video Thumbnail Sixth Man Night: The Event
Recap video of the October 12 fundraiser event
Video Thumbnail Women's Basketball: WCC Hoops Tip-Off
Coach Fisher and Maya Hood attend media day in Las Vegas
Video Thumbnail Men's Basketball: New Heights
Men's basketball celebrates the third era of the program
Video Thumbnail Homecoming
Alumni and family gathered together for an eventful Homecoming weekend
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Kristen Gengenbacher
Take a Timeout with the senior setter at her house in South Mission Beach
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Seven
Football preps for this Saturday's Homecoming game
Video Thumbnail Torero Timeout with Jonathan Petersen
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Video Thumbnail Football: Week Five
Toreros prep for big game against Dayton
Video Thumbnail Football: FaceTime with Lion's Jamal Agnew
USD Head Coach Dale Lindsey congratulates Torero alum Agnew on his first NFL touchdown
Video Thumbnail Football: Brian Fogarty PFL Classic
From tailgates to touchdowns, we got it all
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Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
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Missed Saturday's race? Don't stress, we have it right here
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Three
Sights and sounds of USD Football at work
Video Thumbnail USD Invite: Take a Lap
Men's and women's cross country host the USD Invite: the only home race for the Toreros
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Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
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Ole Weekend was one to remember for USD Athletics
Video Thumbnail Football: Week One
Toreros preps for their home opener against Western New Mexico
Video Thumbnail 2017 Football Season Preview
Head Coach Dale Lindsey and Senior Ray Clark discuss upcoming season
Video Thumbnail USD Athletics Highlight Video 2016-17
Don't miss the best highlights from this past year in USD Athletics


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