Kailey Hill Named WCC Freshman of the Year
USD ends season with 29 wins, their most since the 2000 season
After nearly being no-hit, Toreros rally for 4-2 extra inning win in game one
Game two was suspended and will resume with a 3-3 tie in the bottom of the third
USD ties school record with .773 win percentage
USD Softball vs San Jose State March 13, 2015 at Santee Sportsplex - San Diego Classic II
USD Softball vs Western Carolina at Santee Sportplex March 13, 2015 - San Diego Classic II
USD softball vs St. Mary's
Photos courtesy of Brock Scott, scottphoto.net.
USD Softball vs. Santa Clara | 4/14/12 | Photos courtesy of Brock Scott, Scottphoto.net
•All-WCC Honorable Mention (2015)
•WCC Commissioner's Honor Roll (2014)
•All-WCC Second Team - 2014
•All-PCSC Honorable Mention - 2013
•PCSC All-Coastal Division Honorable Mention - 2012
•Team Rookie of the Year - 2012
•PCSC Commissioner's Honor Roll - 2012 & 2013
USD CAREER RECORDS:
•5th in at-bats - 591
•T-9th in games started - 188
•T-10th in games played - 190
•T-10th in hits - 165
Senior (2015): Was the only Torero to start all 52 games... Was named All-WCC Honorable Mention... Led team with 11 multi-hit games... Tied for second on the team with 23 RBI... Tied for second on the team with three home runs... Third on the team with 38 hits... Hit. 283 in WCC play with eight RBI, which was the second most on the team... Went 2-2 with three RBI against Howard (Mar. 3)...Went 2-3 with a home run and three RBI at BYU (Apr. 25)...Finished her career in the top ten all-time in at-bats, games started, games played, and hits... Helped USD win 105 games in her four years, the most of any recruiting class under Coach McElvain.
Junior (2014): Named to the All-WCC Second Team... Appeared in 43 games with 41 starts at third base... Her .316 batting average was the second best on the team... Led the team with a .436 slugging percentage... Was second on the team in RBI (20), hits (42), and total bases (58)... Led the team with six multi-RBI games... Had nine multi-hit games... Struck out just seven times in 133 at-bats.
Sophomore (2013): Named All-PCSC Honorable Mention... Started all 52 games she appeared in, splitting time between third base and DP... Hit .267 overall with a home run, six doubles and 15 RBI... Was second on the team with a .297 avg. in PCSC play... Went a season-high 3-for-4 vs. UC Santa Barbara on Feb. 15... Named to the PCSC Commissioner's Honor Roll (3.11 GPA).
Freshman (2012): Named honorable mention All-Coastal Division after starting all 45 games in her debut season and hitting .320, third best on the team... Also named the team's Rookie of the Year... In 147 at bats she drove in 18 runs and collected seven doubles, one triple and one home run... Drove in the most runs in a single game for any Torero in 2012 with five RBI at CSU Bakersfield (3/31/12)... Put together a team-best 11 game hitting streak from 2/19-3/11... Named to the PCSC Commissioner's Honor Roll with a 3.17 GPA.
High School: Attended Marina High School, lettering four years for head coach Shelly Luth... Named first-team All-Sunset League as a senior, while helping lead her team to a CIF Division I quarterfinal appearance and a No. 44 national ranking... Named second-team All-Sunset League during her sophomore and junior seasons, guiding her team to Sunset League championships both of those years... Led her team in RBI as a junior and senior... Won the Scholar-Athlete Award each year of her career... As a freshman, was voted her team's Best Defensive Player... Also lettered one year in golf, earning Scholar-Athlete honors and participating in the CIF playoffs... Member of the softball club team Strike Force-Guerra that competed at ASA Nationals for the last five years with a Top-10 finish in Gold Natonals in 2011.
Personal: Born March 11, 1993 in Fountain Valley, Calif.... Daughter of Rob and Lori Kaneko... Chose USD for the beautiful campus, coaching staff, and academic excellence... Was also recruited by Hawaii and Southern Mississippi.