18  Priscilla Velasquez
Priscilla Velasquez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
La Quinta, Calif.

High School:
La Quinta

Height:
5-7

Position:
Infield

B/T:
R/R


05/10/2012

ECU Ends Season With Loss To Marshall In C-USA Championship

Sophomore Jill Jelnick Drives In Pirates' Run

05/05/2012

Softball Comes Back Twice For Sweep Of Memphis

Senior Suzanne Riggs Goes Five-For-Six In Doubleheader, Drives In Winning Run In Game Two

05/05/2012

Softball Looks For Third C-USA Series Sweep

Pirates Face Tigers At 1:00 p.m. ET

05/03/2012

ECU Ends Regular Season In Memphis

Pirates Have Won Seven Of Last Eight Games

04/29/2012

Pirates Win Series With 3-0 Victory Over Marshall

Junior Kai Clark Drives In Two Runs, Collects Two Hits

04/29/2012

Marshall Highlights

Watch highlights of East Carolina's 3-0 victory over Marshall on Senior Day.

04/21/2012

Southern Miss Highlights

Watch highlights from ECU's Saturday sweep of Southern Miss.

04/06/2012

UAB Friday Highlights

Watch highlights from East Carolina's doubleheader with UAB.

03/25/2012

ECU-UTEP Game 3 Highlights

Watch highlights from East Carolina's 5-1 victory over UTEP.

03/24/2012

ECU-UTEP Game 2 Highlights

Watch highlights from East Carolina's 11-10 victory over UTEP.

01/11/2011

Priscilla Velasquez

Priscilla Velasquez

2011 Conference USA Tournament MVP
2011 Conference USA All-Tournament Team

Career Statistics Get Acrobat Reader

As A Senior (2012)
2012 Game-by-Game Statistics
Ended career with best season after establishing consistent playing time at first base ... In the initial lineup for 44 games, 41 at first base and three as the designated player, and appeared in 50 total ... After not pitching since Feb. 8, 2009, as a freshman against Virginia, tossed 5.0 innings during the campaign as the staff's third option ... Established single-season career highs in hits (33), home runs (three), runs batted in (24), slugging percentage (.341), stolen bases (two) and assists (37) ... Ended the year ranking third on the team in RBI and tied for second in homers ... Led Conference USA with 13 sacrifice bunts and finished second in putouts (359) and chances (401) ... In only league games, topped C-USA with 207 putouts and 229 chances ... Set personal-best with 16 putouts versus Southern Miss (4/21) ... Offensively, hit from third through seventh in the lineup, with the Pirates going 9-3 (.750 winning percentage) when in the six hole ... Registered a .364 batting average (four-for-11) as the designated player ... Batted .206 as the cleanup hitter (13-for-63), but drove in a team-high 15 runs out of the fourth slot ... Managed to compile a .286 average (12-for-42) with two strikes, including a .400 mark when facing a 2-2 count ... A spray hitter who nearly evenly distributed outfield base hits with 10 to left, 11 to center and seven to right ... Led the Pirates with 11 runners driven in from third base in 14 opportunities, a 78.6 conversion percentage, and five hits off left-handed pitchers ... Finished second on the squad with a .625 batting average (five-for-eight) with the bases loaded ... One of five players to reach base more than 40 percent of the time when leading off an inning (40.9 percent/nine-for-22) ... Paced the squad with 17 RBI and three home runs during road contests ... Helped ECU to 25 victories by hitting a team third-best .345 (19-for-55) during wins ... In league games, led team with a .423 batting average (11-for-26) when the bases were empty ... Collected 18 hits and posted a .269 average in C-USA action after having just seven hits and a .121 average first three seasons of career ... For the year, in five innings as a pitcher, did not allow an earned run and gave up five hits and no walks while recording three strikeouts ... Drove in game-winning run in the opener at Memphis (5/5) ... Delivered a solo home run for first career hit versus Houston (4/15) ... In the circle, earned first career save by throwing the last two frames at Houston (4/15) ... Made first pitching appearance of the campaign at UNC Wilmington (3/28), recording the last three outs of the contest ... Fanned first career batter against the Seahawks (3/28), striking out Katie Houmard looking to start the seventh inning ... Hit home runs in consecutive games, at North Carolina (3/13) and Tulsa (3/17) ... Was the team's second-leading hitter at the DeMarini Invitational (3/3-4) with a .375 average ... Drove in two runs at No. 2 Alabama (2/25) with a third-inning single.

As A Junior (2011)
2011 Game-by-Game Statistics
Named the Most Valuable Player of the Conference USA Tournament after driving in seven runs during the three contests, including all four in the victory over Tulsa in the title game with a three-run home run and bases-loaded walk ... During the 2010 and 2011 league tournaments, tallied 10 RBI and plated both championship-winning runs ... Played in a career-high 51 games and made 37 starts, 29 at first base, seven as the designated player and one at third base ... Pirates posted a 21-8 record (.724 winning percentage) during starts at first base ... Hit anywhere from third to eighth in the order, appearing most often in the six hole (14) ... Compiled a .202 batting average with 22 hits and 20 runs batted in ... Finished second on the squad after being hit by a pitch eight times ... One of just six players in C-USA to post a 1.000 fielding percentage ... Tied for the team lead with 12 runs batted in with two outs ... Tallied a pair of multiple-hit games and four multi-RBI contests ... Prior to the league tournament heroics, had started just six C-USA games and picked up two hits and three RBI ... Compiled a career-long seven-game hitting streak (2/13-20), tied for the second-longest on the squad ... During the streak, drove in a run in four-straight games (2/16-19) ... Plated six (out of 10) runners from third base with fewer than two outs, good for a 60.0 percent conversion rate ... Finished the campaign on a positive note, driving in nine runs during 10 games played in May ... Plated first run at the new ECU Softball Stadium with a single to right field against UNC Wilmington (2/16) ... Delivered the game-winning run with pinch-hit single at UTEP (4/23), allowing the Pirates to sweep the series ... Set career high with four RBI versus Tulsa in C-USA Championship game (5/14) and hit first home run of the season.

As A Sophomore (2010)
2010 Game-by-Game Statistics
Made 42 starts and appeared in 49 contests ... Split starts among designated player (21), first base (20) and third base (one) ... Pirates went 15-6 (.714 winning percentage) when starting as the designated player and 13-7 (.650 winning percentage) when at first base ... Compiled a .206 batting average with 21 hits, 14 runs batted in and 14 runs scored ... Reached base 40.0 percent of the time (10-for-25) when leading off an inning ... Drove in five runs with two outs ... Produced four multiple-hit and three multi-RBI contests ... First runs scored of career came against Campbell (2/19) in ECU's 7-2 victory ... Hit initial home run against Morehead State (2/27) ... Drove in a season-best three runs in game one at N.C. Central (3/24) ... Scored contest-winning run in the opener at UCF (4/2) ... Went two-for-two with two runs scored and one batted in during second game at Memphis (5/8), when the Pirates clinched their first Conference USA regular season title ... Drove in three runs during the C-USA Tournament, including the winner against UCF in the championship game (5/15) with a sacrifice fly.

As A Freshman (2009)
2009 Game-by-Game Statistics
Appeared in 16 games, making one start, at third base against Georgetown (3/10) in a 9-0 ECU victory ... Recorded a hit in first career at-bat, against Virginia (2/7) ... Plunked by pitches twice ... Recorded 13 at-bats as a pinch hitter, the second most on the team ... Defensively, did not commit an error while making three putouts and registering five assists ... Also pitched 1.2 innings against Virginia (2/8) during only appearance in the circle ... Surrendered three hits to the Cavaliers.

La Quinta High School
Four-year varsity letterwinner who led team to undefeated league records during junior and senior years ... Team captain final two seasons ... Guided team to a second-place finish in the Desert Valley League (DVL) as a freshman and sophomore before breaking through and winning the first DVL softball title in school history as a junior ... Member of the National Society of High School Scholars as a sophomore ... Was on the La Quinta honor roll for three-straight years.

Personal
Graduated in May of 2012 with a degree in social work ... Daughter of Alfonso and Vivian Velasquez ... Has one sister, Luisa..

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Get to know the 2012 Pirate softball players

Question Answer
I got my nickname Percy because: When I joined my first travel team at age 10, my teammates decided Priscilla was too long, so they came up with Percy.
The best thing I've ever eaten is: Ceviche
Favorite professional sports team: Dallas Cowboys
First app for my phone: Words With Friends
Favorite movie: Beauty and the Beast
If I won the lottery, the first thing I would buy is: Nothing. I'd save it
The person in history I'd most like to meet is: John F. Kennedy
Three things on my bucket list are: 1. Go to Spain 2. Zip line 3. Go to Cancun
I wish I: Could move ECU to California so I could be closer to my family
The best birthday present you ever received was: Any birthday I spent with family and friends
For just one day I would love to be: Coach Kee
I got started in softball when: One of my youth basketball teammates' dad asked if I wanted to join his softball team. I had only played tee-ball prior to this but decided to try it out anyway. I liked it and stuck with it.
My favorite softball memory is: Winning the 2011 Conference USA Championship at home.
Advice I would give to young girls who want to play softball: Never give up; there will be times when you want to, but just keep pushing through and good things will happen.