|2 Vanessa Moreno
2006 C-USA All-Freshman Team
Did not play due to injury.
As A Junior (2008)
Saw action in 66 games, starting 65 of those contests ... Divided starts among catcher (56 games), designated hitter (six games), shortstop (two games) and center field (one game) ... Three runs batted in against North Carolina (4/2) led Pirates to the upset 3-2 win over the 16th-ranked Tar Heels ... Drove in four of the team's five runs in a 5-3 win over Tulsa (3/30) ... Had a team-high 13 doubles, the sixth-highest total in Conference USA ... Finished second on the squad in runs batted in with 37, good for ninth-place in C-USA ... Tied for third on the team's home run leaderboard with five and held sole possession of third in runs scored with 30 ... Drove in 63.2 percent (12 RBI in 19 opportunities) of runners on third base with less than two outs ... Tied her career-high with a six-game hitting streak (2/8-15) ... Compiled seven multiple-hit and nine multi-RBI games ... Tied her career highs in runs, hits, runs batted in and stolen bases over the course of the year.
As A Sophomore (2007)
Started 54 of her 56 appearances ... Split time among catcher, center field and left field ... Was second on the squad in sacrifice bunts (11), tied for third in RBI (23), doubles (10) and triples (1), fourth in hits (41) and at-bats (148), tied for fourth in starts and fifth in slugging percentage (.439), total bases (65) and plate appearances (174) ... Tied for seventh in C-USA in sacrifice bunts ... Set a career high with four RBI vs. St. John's (2/24) and UNC Wilmington (4/17) ... Slapped three RBI in a come-from-behind win at No. 24 NC State (3/28) ... Notched seven multiple-hit performances and five multiple-RBI games ... Enjoyed a five-game hitting streak in the Pirate Clash (3/2-4) ... Batted 15 times in the cleanup spot, helping the team to a 10-5 record as well as a 9-3 mark when she hit in the sixth spot.
As A Freshman (2006)
Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman Team ... Started all 63 games she appeared in ... Led the Pirates in runs (31), home runs (4), triples (2) and at-bats (204) ... Finished second on the team in slugging percentage (.377), third in stolen bases (11) and fourth in RBIs (19) ... Went 2-4 with two RBI and a run scored in her first collegiate game ... Committed only two errors while recording 68 putouts ... Totaled 10 multiple-hit games, including three three-hit games ... Recorded multiple-RBI games five times ... Had a six-game hit streak (4/22-30) ... Batted leadoff 51 times over the course of the season and the Pirates were 33-18 during those games ... Played all but three games in left field ... Tied Paige Baggett and Jessica Johnson for most total bases during a single game with six.
San Clemente High School
Four-year letterwinner and starter ... Two-time All-South Coast League player ... Named to the South County All-Star Team as senior ... Earned league most valuable player honors as a junior ... Named Second-Team All-California Interscholastic Federation as a junior ... Served as team captain her senior year ... Coached by Todd Henry ... Played for the perennial ASA Nationals title contender California Desperados 18-U Gold team during the summer.
Received her degree in hospitality management and is currently pursuing a master's degree in recreation and leisure studies ... Parents are Jan Moreno and Rebecca Smith ... The middle child of five (Gabriel, Joshua, Jessica, Marissa).