9 - Jessica Soria
Jessica Soria
Birth Date: 04/1/1991
Height: 5-9
Year: Senior
Hometown: Simi Valley, Calif.
High School: Simi Valley HS
Previous College: Arizona Western College
Position: Outfield

UC SANTA BARBARA
2012 All-Big West First Team

2012:
Was one of three players to start every game for the Gauchos (58)…The junior compiled a .291 batting average, .312 slugging percentage and .329 on-base percentage…With a team-leading 199 at bats, she also led the team in runs scored (29), hits (58) and stolen bases (25)…Her 25 stolen bases not only placed her at the top of the Big West, but also landed her sixth in the UCSB record book for single-season stolen bases…Tied for ninth on UCSB's all-time single-season hits list and was third in the Big West for the season…Had an 11-game hit streak beginning against San Jose State (Mar. 18), lasting through game two against Cal State Fullerton (Apr. 6)…Posted a hit in 42 of her 58 games with 14 multiple hit games…Accumulated a career-best three hits two times…Drove in a career-high two runs to account for two of her team's five runs in a 5-3 win over then ranked No. 23 Houston (Feb. 23)…Earned her first two UCSB career hits in just the second game of the season against Bradley (Feb. 10)…Stole bases in 21 games…Garnered All-Big West First Team accolades.

JUNIOR COLLEGE
Attended Arizona Western College…Was a two-time First Team All-American, All-Region First Team pick, and all-conference first team honoree…Set a school record for stolen bases in a season (78) and career stolen bases (145)…Was second nationally with 74 runs scored…Batted .520 her sophomore season. 

HIGH SCHOOL
Attended Simi Valley High School…Was coached by Russ Michaels…Was a 2008 All-Marmonte League First Team selection. 

TRAVEL BALL
Played for So Cal Pumas.

PERSONAL
Jessica Marie Soria was born on March 1, 1991 in Simi Valley, Calif.…Parents are John and Jamie…Has two younger siblings, Jennifer and Jonathan…Is majoring in psychology at UCSB and would like to pursue a career in criminal psychology…Cheers for Juan Pierre and the Dodgers…Most memorable sporting moment was saving a game by catching a ball that had gone over the fence…Names “The Goonies” as her favorite movie and “Dexter” and “One Tree Hill” as her favorite television shows…Enjoys the weather, down to earth people, and the beaches in Santa Barabra…Has many superstitions. 

CAREER HIGHS
At-bats5three times
2/23/12 - most recent
Hits3twice
2/23/12 - most recent
Runs2six times
3/18/12 - most recent
Runs Batted In2vs. Houston
2/23/12
Stolen Bases2four times3/18/12 - most recent
Strikeouts3vs. UC Davis
4/28/12
Walks2vs. Utah
2/11/12


CAREER STATISTICS

YearAVGGP-GSABRH2B3BHRRBISLGBBOBPSB-ATT
2012.291 58-58 199 29 58 .312 
.329 25-34
Totals.29158-5819929580209.3128.32925-34