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18 Celeste Soto
Celeste  Soto


Clovis, CA

High School:
Buchanan HS


Third Base



Softball Photos

2008 Softball Action Photos


Softball 2007

Softball Action Shots


2009 Team Defensive Player Award
2008 Team Rookie of the Year Award

Started in 43 games for San Diego in 2010 batting .289 on the season with 33 hits. Scored 21 runs and tallied a team high 11 doubles for USD, two homeruns, and 15 RBI. Held a season .439 slugging percentage and a .414 on-base percentage for the Toreros.

Started all 54 games she appeared in almost solely at third base... Had a career best game against LMU on April 19th where she was 3-for-5 with 5 RBI and a home run... Her other best offensive game of the year statistically was March 19th against North Dakota. She was a perfect 3-for-3 with a hit by pitch and 2 RBI

Appeared in 55 games where she started them all primarily at second base... Had a season high 3 hits against UC Riverside on February 17th... On Feb 16th against UC Riverside she went 2-for-2 with a double, home run, 2 RBI, a run scored and a walk... Finished the season with a .265 batting average and 25 RBI in 151 at bats as well as a .397OBP and .444 slugging percentage

High School
Played for the Buchanan High School in the Tri-River Athletic Conference. Earned all-league, all-state, and rookie of the year awards as an underclassman ... Was named all-league and all-valley as a junior leading her team to the valley championship earning runner-up ... Earned all-league and all-valley again as a senior including the Bear Award ... Played for the Runnin' Rebels Gold club team ... Named a captain and led the team to the AFA National Championship.

Born March 7, 1989 in Bakersfield, California ... Chose USD for the academic reputation ... undeclared major ... was also recruited by North Carolina State, University of the Pacific, and Fresno State ... Daughter of Jess and Linda Soto of Clovis, California.

Getting to know Celeste...

- Favorite place to eat at USD: Student Life Pavilion (SLP) for dinner

- After my USD career, I'd like to be remembered as: A great leader

- Since coming to USD, I have learned: to multi-task

- Favorite Movie: Cinderella

- Favorite Midnight Snack: cookies and milk

- Hero Growing Up: my mom

- What people don't know about me: I'm afraid of the dark

- Pre-game Ritual: doing eye-black and jump with Kristen Gensler

- Most Embarrassing Moment: falling on the way to class

- Favorite Quote: "We must be the change we wish to see." - Ghandi

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
USD Football's Petersen strolls through Belmont Park during his bye week
Video Thumbnail USD Basketball: Practice No. 1
Check out what practice looks like for the Torero ballers
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
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Four
Hard work follows these Toreros on and off the field
Video Thumbnail Cross Country: USD Invite
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
Video Thumbnail Football: Week Two
Football hard at work for their first away game at UC Davis
Video Thumbnail Three Games - One Day
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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