USA NATIONAL TEAM
USA Softball Bio
Played for both the United States Junior National Team and the Senior National Team in the summer of 2013...won a silver medal with team USA at the World Junior Championships in Brampton, Ontario, Canada...struck out all nine batters she faced in three innings as she picked up the victory in a 10-0 run-rule against Great Britian in the first game of the Junior Championships...needed to go a full seven innings when gave up only one hit with eight strikeouts in a 4-0 win over Canada in the fourth round...improved to 3-0 at the Junior Championships against Australia, when she allowed just one hit with four strikeouts over 4.1 innings in a 7-0 victory...allowed a single hit once again against Japan, with eight strikeouts and one walk in seven shutout innings in a 4-0 win that put the USA in the title game...Japan got revenge, however, in the championship game, winning 4-0...for the senior team, picked up a save in a 4-1 win over Cuba in the Mayor's Cup after getting the final 10 outs, including eight strikeouts, after coming in to relieve former Oregon teammate Jessica Moore...also pitched for the senior team in the Pan Am Games qualifiers and the 2013 Wold Cup.
AS A FRESHMAN (2013)
Second Team All-Pacific Region...First Team All-Pac-12...All-Pac-12 Freshman Team
Formed perhaps the most dominating rotation in the nation with fellow hurler, Jessica Moore...made 19 starts in 31 appearances with a 19-5 record and 1.55 ERA in 140.1 innings pitched...posted 212 strikeouts compared to just 34 walks...ranked No. 5 in the NCAA with 10.6 strikeouts per nine innings and No. 18 in ERA at 1.55 (minimum 100 innings pitched)...paced the Pac-12 in opponent batting average (.128), saves (6) and fewest hits allowed (62) ...ranked No. 2 in the Pac-12 in ERA (1.55), games finished (19), games in relief (20), fewest runs allowed (39) and fewest earned runs allowed (31)...No. 3 in the Pac-12 in strikeouts (212)...recorded a school record 17 strikeouts in a seven-inning no-hitter (one error, no hits, no walks, no HBP) against Seattle U (5/1)...also recorded a five-inning no-hitter in an 8-0 win over No. 17 Arizona (4/13)...tallied 11 strikeouts in that game against the Wildcats, with a walk and two hit batters...posted double-digit strikeout totals in seven total games...picked up wins in Oregon's NCAA Regional clinching victory over Wisconsin (5/18) and in the Ducks' Super Regional win over Nebraska, when she threw seven innings of shutout relief in an 11-inning 4-3 victory...threw a season-high 121 pitches in six innings at Cal (4/6)...made her collegiate debut in relief against Western Michigan (2/7) in the season opener...tossed one inning in an 8-0 win, with two strikeouts...first career start came against Oklahoma (2/9) and she suffered a loss after giving up 10 runs (seven earned) on six hits in four innings...rebounded in a big way in her second start, striking out 10 and allowing just one hit in six innings in a 4-0 win over Louisiana-Monroe (2/16)...allowed more than three earned runs just once more the entire season...was a three-time Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week.
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 Ks (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 with four home runs and 46 RBIs...as a junior, the Under Armour All-American logged a section record 510 strikeouts, 0.79 ERA, 19 shutouts and 35 complete games in 221 innings...at the plate, she hit .471, thanks to 10 doubles, six triples and a 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 an all-Northern Athletic League choice as a freshman and sophomore in 2009 and 2010.
Her Strike Zone Elite club placed fifth in the 2011 Premier National Fastpitch Tournament in Huntington Beach, Calif.
Parents are Natalie and Charley...has an older sister Natasha and a younger sister Charli...major is family and human services.
Innings pitched: 7.0, 3x - Last vs. Nebraska, 5/26
Strikeouts: 17, vs. Seattle U, May 1, 2013 (School Record)
Nicknames: Cher and Cher-Bear
Favorite Color: Red
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 until 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
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: Basketball