12 - Brenda Lira
Brenda Lira
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Sylmar, Calif.
High School: Sylmar HS
Position: Catcher
2006
Will add depth behind the plate. 2005
Appeared in 24 games in her first year as a Gaucho, starting 22...Led all freshmen and was third on the team with 128 putouts...Posted a very respectable .980 fielding percentage, which was sixth highest on the team...Caught four runners stealing in 2005...Was second among freshmen with two doubles...Went 2-for-3 with a run scored April 24 at Pacific...Finished 2-for-6 with two doubles and an RBI in the doubleheader with Long Beach State May 7. High School
Was a First Team All-League and Second Team All-City selection playing catcher and third base for the Spartans...Led Sylmar High School with a .350 bating average...Also played volleyball for the Spartans. Personal
Brenda Lira was born April 30, 1986 in San Fernando, California...Enters her sophomore year at UCSB as a Sociology and Education major with a minor in Applied Psychology...Seeking a career working with and advising children...Was awarded the High Honors Gold Seal in high school ...Is a fan of the Los Angeles Dodgers and Lakers...Roots for Kobe Bryant, Robert Horry and Paul Lo Duca...Her favorite movies are "Dumb and Dumber", "The Notebook" and "Ocean's 11"...Can be found watching "MAD TV", "Friends" and "The Sports Show"..."The Grapes of Wrath", "To Kill a Mocking Bird", "The Dairy" and "A Death in the Family" are a few of her favorite reads...The environment, the beach, weather, people and her teammates are what makes her love UCSB...Green is her favorite color...Has one older brother, Gustavo, three older sisters, Elena, Maribel and Vanessa, three younger brothers, Fernando, David and Andy and two younger sisters, Adriana and Karla...Daughter of Gustavo and Elena Lira.

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