Christa Castello
Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Concord, Calif.

High School:
Carondelet HS '12

Height:
5-5

Position:
INF

B/T:
L/R

2014: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM...BIG WEST CONFERENCE ALL-ACADEMIC TEAM... Fanned once every 22.9 at-bats, the No. 27 toughest player to strikeout in the nation... Also ranked No. 44 in the nation in triples (4) and No. 88 in triples per game (0.07)... Tied for No. 4 in the league with four triples, No. 5 with nine hit-by-pitches and No. 8 with 58 hits... Her .317 batting avg., .365 on base pct., 58 hits, four triples, and nine hit-by-pitches were all team-high figures... Finished second on the team with 21 runs and 74 total bases... Her eight doubles and 21 RBIs were the third-highest totals... Hit .405 as a leadoff batter and a team-high .417 with runners in scoring position... Also hit .302 with two outs... A team-high 14 of her 21 RBIs were recorded with two outs... Recorded the most multiple-hit games; she earned two hits in 18 games and three hits in another two... Hit safely in 11 straight games, the longest streak posted by any softball student-athlete...Reached base in 11 straight games, the second-longest streak among all Aggies... One of four position players named to the starting lineup in all 54 games played... Started and played every game at shortstop... Hit .314 in league games... Belted a team-high two doubles at UNLV (2/7)... Recorded a season-high three hits vs. Seattle U. (3/2) and North Dakota (3/15)... Drove in a season-high three RBIs vs. Western Kentucky (2/15) and UC Santa Barbara (4/18, Gm. 1).

2013: ALL-BIG WEST CONFERENCE SECOND TEAM... The No. 105-toughest batter to strikeout in the country (one strikeout per 14.6 at-bats)... Named the team's starting shortstop in all 52 games... Finished No. 6 in the Big West with 15 stolen bases... Led all Aggies with her .308 batting average, 15 runs, 15 stolen bases, 45 hits and 51 total bases... Of her 15 RBIs, nine were earned with two outs... Also hit .377 (23-for-61) with runners on base... Her .372 average with runners in scoring position was a team-high mark... Finished second on the team with a .349 slugging percentage, .353 on-base percentage and 15 RBIs... Dropped six sacrifice bunts, the third-highest total on the team... Recorded five extra-base hits on four doubles and a triple... Posted three three-hit games... Tied Jasmine Lee for the longest hitting streak of the season at eight games... Finished with a season-high three hits in three games: vs. New Mexico State (3/8), at UC Riverside (4/20, Gm. 2) and against Cal State Fullerton (4/28)... Hit her first triple as an Aggie at the Diamond Devil Invitational against New Mexico State... Scored a season-high three runs vs. Santa Clara (2/17) at the Stanford Invitational.

CARONDELET HS '12: Two-time team MVP and first-team All-East Bay Athletic League honoree... Added All-Area distinction each year: third team in 2011, second team in 2012... Batted .330, .457 and .525 from sophomore through senior years... Helped Cougars reach North Coast Section title game as a junior... Won numerous service honors, including Bronze Jefferson Award, Congressional Award and Presidential Award... Served as team captain for Sorcerer Softball, helping team finish 14th at ASA Nationals (Premier Division).

PERSONAL: Born in Fremont, Calif.... Majoring in psychology... Parents are Matt & Desiree Castello... Lists Roger Maris as her sports hero... Hopes for career as a teacher... Little-known fact: she holds a brown belt in karate.

Year Avg. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB BB SO SB
2013 .308 52 146 15 45 4 1 0 15 51 5 10 15
2014 .317 54 183 21 58 8 4 0 21 74 5 8 4
Totals .308 106 329 36 103 12 5 0 36 125 10 18 19