|High School:||Lodi HS|
CAREER STATS (pdf)
Played in 43 of the team’s 44 games as a true freshman, starting 42 times (41 at catcher, once at designated player)…an honorable mention all-Big Sky Conference selection after batting .286 with eight doubles, one triple, three home runs, 17 RBIs and a .437 slugging percentage…among team leaders, she was first in slugging percentage, second in doubles and home runs, and third in RBIs…at one point during the season, she reached base safely in 16 straight games, the longest streak by a Hornet…also had an eight-game hitting streak, tied for the second longest mark on the team…committed just two errors all season, and finished with a .992 fielding percentage…hit .304 against Big Sky competition, .304 with runners in scoring position, and tied for the team lead with four multiple-RBI games…caught a pitching staff that finished the season with a 2.33 ERA, easily the best mark in the Big Sky and the 40th best mark in the nation.
A 2012 graduate of Lodi High School…played three years of softball as a starter for the varsity squad (2009-11)…spent her first two seasons as the starting catcher before playing shortstop as a junior…did not player her senior year…was named the San Joaquin Athletic Association MVP each of her three seasons…named the league’s co-MVP as a junior after batting .482 with 22 runs, 23 RBIs, 13 doubles and two triples as the team’s cleanup hitter…drew 13 walks (.511 on-base percentage) while striking out just three times in 83 at-bats…helped lead Lodi to a co-SJAA championship all three years, including a combined 58-24-1 overall record and a 25-5 league mark…never hit below .450 in any of her three high school seasons…that includes a sophomore year where she batted .451 with 18 runs and 21 RBIs in 24 games, and a freshman season in which she hit .521 with 21 runs and 21 RBIs in 25 games…also named the SJAA Defensive Player of the Year as a sophomore…finished her high school career batting .474 (109-for-230) with 52 runs, 62 RBIs and 30 doubles in 75 games.
Daughter of Donna Hovater…an undeclared major…played three years for the California Grapettes Gold ASA travel team (Lodi, Calif.)…played on the 2011 squad with current Hornet teammates Caitlin Brooks and Nicole Clark.