|Hometown:||Fountain Valley, Calif.|
|High School:||Fountain Valley HS|
All-Big West Honorable Mention
As a freshman, Brucelas played and started in all 54 games…Was tied for the team lead with 30 RBI and was also second on the team with five home runs…She hit for .304 during conference play and again led the team with 16 RBI and 14 walks...She finished third overall on the UCSB roster with a .455 slugging percentage…Arguably, Brucelas had her biggest moment when she hit a two-run homer in the bottom of the seventh to force extra innings against Hawaii…That shot spurred the Gauchos to a 9-8 win after nine innings.
A graduate of Fountain Valley High School, Emily played shortstop for four years under the tutelage of Coach Rick Aldrich…She was a three-time First Team All-Sunset League as a sophomore, junior, and senior, while she was selected to the second team as a freshman…She was also named the Barons’ offensive player of the year in all four seasons…As a senior, she batted .397 with 23 hits, eight runs, nine RBI, six doubles, and a home run…In her junior season, she had her most prolific slugging season as she clubbed 23 RBI, 11 doubles, and four home runs, all while hitting .353 with 36 hits and 25 runs…As a sophomore she hit a career-high two triples as she finished the year with .357 batting average, 30 hits, 18 runs, 10 RBI, four doubles, and a home run…In her freshman campaign, burst onto the high school softball scene with a .371 batting average, 23 hits, six runs, 13 RBI, two doubles, and a pair of homers…An outstanding field hockey player, Emily the Barons’ leading scorer as a sophomore, junior, and senior…She was also voted to First Team All-Sunset League as a junior and senior, and was a second teamer as a sophomore…Emily was on her school’s honor roll for three year.
Emily Elizabeth Brucelas was born on 6/6/1995 in Riverside, California to parents Sonny and Elizabeth…Her favorite sports teams are the Los Angeles Angeles and the San Diego Chargers…She enjoys watching Scandal and Chicago Fire…Her favorite music artist is J Boog…Emily was also recruited by Boston University…Nicknamed Bruce…Emily has two brothers: Jordan and Rudy...She is undecided regarding her major, but she does have an interest in psychology.