• Ended career ranked top-10 in school history career-wise in doubles (second, 39), homers (sixth, 27), RBI (ninth, 103) and walks (10th, 65). On similar charts, she stood top 10 in doubles (fourth, 14), RBI (ninth, 44), extra-base hits (ninth) and slugging (seventh, .643) with her senior season totals from 2011.
• Hit grand slam and two-run homer in third collegiate game, a 14-4 win over Cal Poly, and her 6 RBI was one shy of UO best and fifth-best all-time for Ducks. Added her second career grand slam as a senior for game-winning RBI at Portland State.
• Owns 36 career multi-hit games (12-1011, 10-'10, 5-'09; 9-'08), including postseason wins vs. Georgia Tech in 2010 (2-for-4) and Arkansas in '08 (2-for-3, HR, 2 RBI).
2011 SEASON (Senior)
One of team’s most product power hitters ever, has raised her productivity in nearly every category as a senior, and posted career-best totals in nearly every category. The team’s Offensive MVP led the squad in hitting (.357), doubles (14), total bases (90), RBI (44), slugging (.643). She also ranked second on unit in hits (50), multi-hit games (12), runs (31) and multi-RBI games (11), and third in home runs (8-tied), on-base pct (.432), walks (17), sacrifice flies (2-tied), and fourth in hit by pitches (3. In the Pac-10, she ranked top 10 in doubles (sixth, 14-tied) and slugging (ninth, .643). Nationally, she was spotted on stat charts for doubles (75th, 0.26 pg), RBI (110th, 0.83 p/g), slugging (135th, .643), batting (210th, .357), home runs (276th, 8) and on-base pct. (281st, .432). Owned team season high in RBI’s (5) after she hit a game-winning grand slam in 8-3 win over NCAA qualifier Portland State. Also led team in game-winning RBI (9), including three against returning NCAA qualifiers - No. 8 Washington, No. 9 Arizona and Illinois State. For a power hitter, was remarkably consistent at plate with nearly half the strikeouts of previous years, and only three regular season stretches where she went more than one contest without a hit – three-game spans in late February and early May. In Pac-10 play led squad in doubles (5) and RBI (16), and ranks second in hitting (.311), slugging (.574), and third in hits (19), homers (3-tied) and on-base percentage (.386). her 51 starts, eight have been at DP, and 40 have come at first base, and she sported a .966 fielding mark (274 putouts, 7 assists, 10 errors).
2011 Season Game Highs
Hits: 3, Twice, last vs UNLV (3/25/11)
RBIs: 5, at PSU (3/23/11)
Doubles: 2, vs Utah State (3/20/11)
Home runs: 1, Eight times, last at #9 Ariz. (5/1/11)
Total bases: 6, at #6 Washington (4/2/11)
2010 SEASON (Junior)
One of the team’s most powerful hitters and also its top clutch hitters. Also was a versatile, steady infielder, capable of playing first or third base, after playing designated player much of her first two seasons. Ultimately logged 50 starts at first base, and at third base in five of the last six postseason games at third base. Led team in doubles (11) and tied for ninth in the Pac-10 at the end of the regular season. Also shared the team lead in game-winning RBI (8) with Kelsey Chambers, and ranked third on squad in longest hitting streak (8 games), fifth in hits (45) and home runs (4). Is one of four Ducks in 2010 that claimed Pac-10 Player of the Week honors after her ninth-inning double and homer, respectively, in the team’s 7-6 and 8-6 wins over then-No. 13 California in mid-April, and hit .500 in the three-game series (6-for-12). Her other six game-winning RBI’s came vs. Long Beach State (first-inning, two-run double in 9-1 win), Illinois-Chicago (ninth-inning double in 6-5 win), North Dakota (first-inning single in 12-0 win), at Portland State (first-inning, one-run single in 3-2 win), Seattle (first-inning, one-run double in 5-3 win) and Idaho State (first-inning, one-run single in 13-0 win). In the NCAA regional, made her second, third and fourth career starts at third base and hit .375 (3-for-8) with all her hits vs. No. 7 Georgia Tech. In the Atlanta finale, went 2-for-4 vs. the Yellow Jackets, while she went 1-for-2 with a walk and RBI in their first meeting. Opened Pac-10 play with a .500 weekend vs. Oregon State (6-for-12, double, 1 RBI). Topped .400 in her six starts in the Louisville Slugger Classic in mid-February in her hometown of Las Vegas (.409, 9-for-22, 4 doubles, 1 home run, 4 RBI, .727 slugging). The following week batted .300 (3-for-10, 2 RBI) in the Cathedral City Classic near Palm Springs. In the 10-game spring break home stand, hit .320 (8-for-25, 1 double, 1 home run, 7 RBI, 3 walks). In the field, compiled a .963 fielding mark (290 putouts, 25 assists, 12 errors).
2010 Season Game Highs
Hits: 4, vs #13 California (4/9/10)
Doubles: 2, vs Long Beach State (2/19/10)
RBIs: 2, Four times (most recent vs #13 Cal (4/11/10))
Total bases: 5, Three times (most recent vs #13 Cal (4/11/10))
Home runs: 1, Four times (vs #13 California (4/11/10))
Walks: 1, 11 times (most recent vs. #7 Ga. Tech (5/22/10)
Stolen bases: 1, Twice (most recent at #9 Arizona St. (4/24/10))
2009 SEASON (Sophomore)
Confirmed place as key hitter in heart of team's lineup, and kept on pace to potentially join Duck all-time homer charts. Played 47 games and started 46, including 40 games as a designated player and six at first base. Had team highs for season in home run (2) and total base (8) categories thanks to her 2-for-3 day vs. Cal State Fullerton that included two runs and a walk. Those dingers were part of a torrid early season pace when she hit six homers in the first 10 games the opening two weekends, including shots vs. Texas Tech, Wagner, Kentucky and Southern Mississippi. Later added homers vs. Utah and Seattle. In those early season tournaments, she hit safely in six of the first eight games, en route to a .385 mark in the Kajikawa Classic in Tempe (5-for-13, 6 runs, 2 doubles, 2 homers, 4 RBI, 3 walks), and .353 in Louisville Slugger Classic (6-for-17, 7 runs, 1 double, 4 homers, 7 RBI, 2 walks). Two weeks later, ended preseason road portion of schedule with .300 average in Wolf Pack Classic (3-for-10, 1 run, 1 double, 1 walk). At season's end, led team in home runs (8-tied), multi-RBI games (7), doubles (8) and walks (19), and ranked top-four in slugging (second, .488), triples (second-tie, 1), hitting streaks (second, 6 games), runs (third, 23), total bases (third, 63), on-base percentage (third, .329), RBI (third, 19), hits (fourth-tie, 29), stolen bases (fourth-tie, 4), multiple-hit games (fifth, 5) and hitting (fifth, .225). Had a 1.000 fielding mark at first base (31 putouts, 1 assist, 0 errors).
2009 Season Game Highs
Runs scored: 2 - Six times (most recent vs Seattle (3/24/09))
Hits: 2 - Five times (most recent vs Seattle (3/24/09))
RBIs: 2 - Seven times (most recent vs Seattle (3/24/09))
Doubles: 1 - Eight times (most recent vs #11 ASU (5/9/09))
Home runs: 2 - vs Cal State Fullerton (2/13/09)
Total bases: 8 - vs Cal State Fullerton (2/13/09)
Walks: 1 - 15 times (most recent v #2Stanford (4/5/09))
Stolen bases: 1 - Three times (most recent vs S. Utah (3/7/09))
2008 SEASON (Freshman)
Team’s top newcomer power threat, and played all 64 games and started 62 (including 11 at first base in the conference season and 18 overall). At season’s end, stood second on team in walks (18) and home runs (7), third in runs (21), and fourth in RBIs (20), slugging (.395) and on-base percentage (.322) and multi-hit games (9). Hit .273 in four postseason games (3-for-11, 2 doubles, 1 homer, 3 RBI, .727 slugging) in Norman, Okla. In opening week of season, had two-homer day in third game of career vs. Cal Poly, and her six RBIs was a team season high and one off the school record. In late April, had pair of home runs in four-game stretch at No. 1 Arizona State and vs. Portland State, then went 2-for-2 with walk and run in key late season win vs. No. 22 California. Also went 2-for-3 in mid-April win vs. PSU. In late February in Palm Springs, homered in 1-0 win vs. then-No. 6 Oklahoma. Had season-high three hits in win vs. Southern Utah (3-for-4, 1 run, 1 stolen base). The Las Vegas native led the team in her hometown tourney in eight categories (.333 average, 5 hits, 1 double, 1 homer, 3 runs, .444 on-base pct., .600 slugging and 9 total bases). In the same series, she went 2-3 in UO’s 2-1 win vs. NCAA qualifier Long Island with a double. Two weeks later in the eight-game Cascade Clash to close March, hit at a .333 clip (7-for-21, 3 doubles, 4 RBI). Hit safely in 16 of 23 games to close the preseason. At first base, had a .977 fielding percentage (166 chances, four assists, four errors).
2008 Season Highs
Runs scored: 2, Four times (most recent vs Idaho State (3/23/08)
Hits: 3, vs Southern Utah (3/7/08 at Las Vegas, Nev.)
RBIs: 6, vs Cal Poly (2/09/08 at Cathedral City, CA)
Doubles: 1, Six times, most recent vs Arkansas (5/17/08 at Norman, Okla.)
Home runs: 2, vs Cal Poly (2/09/08 at Cathedral City, CA)
Total bases: 8, vs Cal Poly (2/09/08 at Cathedral City, CA)
Walks: 2, Three times (most recent at UNLV (3/8/08))
Stolen bases: 1, Three times (most recent vs. vs Mississippi ValleySt (3/14/08))
Prep: Lettered four years as a first baseman. Played her first two seasons for Warren High School, and her last two for Mojave. As a junior, hit .534 with four home runs and 15 RBI and was a third-team all-state selection. Played club softball for Marty Tyson and the Corona Angels and Jeff Kennedy of the Lil Rebels teams. Her Lil’ Rebels Gold finished fifth in the nation two years in a row, then placed 13th in 2006. Graduated from Mojave High School (North Las Vegas) in 2007, and was coached by Don Arsenault. Also played for Warren High School (Downey, Calif.) from 2003-05 and was coached by Mary Starksen.
Personal: Broadcast communications major. Her relatives David and Mark Ventura played football for New Mexico Highlands College.
Year Avg GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP OB% SF-SH SB-AT PO A FLD%
2008 .223 64-62 157 21 35 6 0 7 20 62 .395 18 5 .322 0-5 3-3 166 4 .977
2009 .225 47-46 129 23 29 8 1 8 19 63 .488 19 1 .329 0-2 4-5 31 1 1.000
2010 .271 57-56 166 16 45 11 0 4 20 68 .410 11 3 .324 2-4 2-4 290 25 .963
2011 .357 53-50 140 31 50 14 1 8 44 90 .643 17 3 .432 2-3 1-1 274 7 .966
TOTAL .269 221-214 592 91 159 39 2 27 103 283 .478 65 12 .351 4-14 10-13 761 37 .968
Runs scored: 2, Several (most recent: Idaho St (3/26/10))
Home runs: 2, Twice (most recent: vs CS Fullerton (2/13/09))
Walks: 2, Several (most recent: AT #9 Arizona, 4/29/11))
Stolen bases: 1, Several (most recent: at #9 ASU (4/24/10))Hits: 4, vs #13 California (4/9/10)
RBIs: 6, vs Cal Poly (2/9/08)
Doubles: 2, Several, last vs. Utah St. (3/20/11)
Total bases: 8, Twice, last vs CS Fullerton (2/13/09)
Nicknames: Mo, Nikkie, Nini.
Favorite Colors: Black, Red.
Favorite Stuffed Animal: "Bigg baby".
If have a Tattoo, it would be of a: Samoan tribal band above my right ankle with my last name in the middle.
Something Most People Don't Know About Me: Although I don't speak Samoan, I can speak Spanish.
Personal Heroes: My Parents - Cassandra & Vaiula.
If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody: My grandfather, Feleti Faliga Fuiava (RIP).
Favorite non-softball UO Athlete: Hayley Farb, intramural star.
I'd Die Without My: Family.
Favorite Class: American Sign Language by Jo Larson.
Favorite Places I'd Like to Travel to: The Polynesian Islands: Hawai'i, American Samoa, New Zealand, Western Samoa, Tahiti, Fiji and Tonga .
Favorite Places to take Visitors in Eugene: Original Pancake House and Prince Pucklers.
Favorite Dish: Grilled salmon served with fries and a side of BBQ sauce and honey mustard.
Favorite Drink: Jamba Juice's Red Gummy, without any boosts.
Best Dish I Can Make: Anything microwavable ..hahaha :] Ask my roommates.
Favorite Movies: Pocahontas, Lion King, 50 First Dates, Iron Man.
Favorite TV Comedy: Tyler Perry's House of Payne.
Favorite TV Dramas: Gossip Girl, Law & Order SVU, CSI: Miami.
I chose Oregon because: People are so nice, and the community is so supportive of student-athletes. Although the weather isn't always warm, it's still nice. I, also, enjoy the fact that the student-athletes are very close to one another; we're one big happy family.
Pre-game Ritual: I say the prayer during our pre-game team huddle.
Biggest Fans: My Parents.
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