The two-time prep All-American boasts an already strong Duck pitching staff. In 2012-13, she will join a Duck pitching staff that returns senior and
third-team All-American Jessica Moore and sophomore and Canadian
National Team member Karissa Hovinga. Offers team a left-handed option in the circle with impressive high school stats. Was tabbed #29 overall (and sixth among pitchers) on the 2012 ESPN.com Top 100 recruit list, and one of four Duck frosh that ranked top 63 overall with catcher Janelle Lindvall (#9), infielder Danica Mercado (#27) and utility player Koral Costa (#63)
PREP: In the spring of 2012, she was one of four pitchers tabbed to the NFCA High School All-America
First Team and one of 13 repeat honorees among the three squads’ 48
selections. During the spring slate, she repeated as the Northern Section and Northern Athletic League MVP after she posted a 28-5 record and 0.69 ERA in her 203 innings in the circle. She led the state in strikeouts for the second straight year with her 400 K’s (and ranked fourth nationally), and helped her squad to its second straight Division IV title. At the plate, she set a section season record for doubles (20), hit .551 and four home runs, and knocked in 46 RBI. As a junior, the Under Armour All-American logged a section record 510 strikeouts, 0.79 ERA, 19 shutouts and 35 complete games in her 221 innings. At the plate, she hit .471, thanks to her 10 doubles, six triples and homer. As a junior, she was tabbed the Northern Athletic League MVP and Northern Section CIF Pitcher of the Year after she led the state and ranked second nationally in strikeouts. Among other notable 2011 honors, the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America First-Team Pitcher also received ESPN Rise honors for the California medium-sized school division and national underclassman first team, and was the MaxPreps Small Schools Player of the Year. Her squad went 31-4 in 2011 and won league and section titles. She was also a Northern Athletic All-League choice as a freshman and sophomore in 2009 and ’10. In club action, her Strike Zone Elite club placed fifth in the 2011 Premier National Fastpitch Tournament in Huntington Beach, Calif.
PERSONAL: Undeclared major. Parents are Natalie and Charley, and has an older sister Natasha and a younger sister Charli.
Nicknames: Cher and Cher-Bear
Favorite Color: Red
Favorite Stuffed Animal:
Pets Growing up: Demi (dog), Joey (cat) and a lot of chickens, goats, and turkeys.
Favorite Saying/Motto: Good, better, best - never let it rest till your good is better, and your better is best.
If I could go back in time, I'd go to: The 80's
Favorite Hobbies: Hunting and fishing.
Greatest Accomplishment: Making First-Team All-American two years in a row, and receiving a scholarship to Oregon.
Something Most People Would be Surprised to Know About Me: I can't stand the sound of people blowing their nose.
Personal Hero: My dad.
Most Prized Possession: A card and lanyard my little sister Charli made for me. Also my glove.
When I was a Little Kid I Wanted to be a: Model
Favorite College Class: Writing 121
Intended Career Profession: Nurse
If I Could Have Dinner With Anybody: Ashton Kutcher
I'd Die Without My: Family
First Car: Toyota Rav4 1999
Any Previous/Current Volunteer Experience: A program called S.L.A.T.E it's for children with autism.
Favorite Place I've Visited: Hawaii
Favorite Place I'd Like to Travel to: France
Favorite Place on Campus: The softball field
Favorite Place to take Visitors to Eugene: Bates Steakhouse
Favorite Entrée/Dish: Macaroni and cheese
Favorite Ice Cream: Rocky Road
Favorite Snack: Cheesy pita bread
Favorite Pizza Toppings: pineapple
Favorite Drink: Shirley Temple
Favorite Type of Food: Chinese
Best Dish I Can Make: Rice
Favorite Movie: Taken
Favorite Actor: Will Ferrell
Favorite Actress: Katherine Heigl
Favorite TV Comedy: Americas Funniest Home Videos
Favorite TV Drama: Days of Our lives
Favorite TV Reality Show: Rob and Big
Favorite Singer or Band/CD: Jason Aldean
Favorite Karaoke Song: Shania Twain- I feel Like a Woman
Favorite Book: The Hunger Games
Favorite Board Game: Apples to Apples
I Chose Oregon Because: I love Eugene. I wanted to play in one of the best softball conferencess there is, and I felt like I really fit in with all the players and coaches.
Funniest Thing Any Player/Coach Has Said: When Coach White said to me "Good thing the dugout isn't far from the mound"
Pre-game Rituals or Superstitions: I have to wear eyeblack and wear my hair the same every game.
Special Item I Have to Travel With: A blanket and pillow.
Most Embarrassing Athletic Moment: I was going to get ready for practice. and I fell down the whole flight of stairs to go to the team room.
Biggest Prankster on Team: Koral Costa
Funniest Person on Team: Sam Pappas
Biggest Fan: My whole family
Favorite Pro Team: Giants
Favorite Elite Softball Player: Cat Osterman
If I didn't play softball, I would play/compete in: Basketball
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