2005: DIV. I ALL-INDEPENDENT SECOND TEAM... Led team in at-bats (178), runs (18), hits (43), triples (3), total bases (56) and stolen bases (16)... Only Aggie to start all 54 games, all in center field... Stolen base total ranks 4th on school's season list and T3rd on career chart... Needs just 6 bags to pass former teammate Megan Turman for UC Davis career record... Had 8 multi-hit games, including both ends of home doubleheader vs. UC Riverside (4/23)... Highlander twinbill was part of a 10-game hitting streak... Stole two bases in games vs. San Jose State (2/1) and Oregon (5/5)... Batted 7-for-18 with 2 doubles at NIST (3/11-13) to earn share of D-I Independent Player of the Week award.
2004: Appeared in 31 games, starting 14... Collected 9 hits in 46 at-bats (.196)... Nabbed 8 stolen bases on 10 attempts, including 4-for-4 in pinch-running situations... Stole 2 bags at Stanislaus (3/6)... Went 2-for-3 in a run scored on opening day vs. Chico (1/31). 2003: Batted .207 (6-for-29) with 18 runs in 52 games... Started 8 games... Stole 9 bases in 13 attempts (.692), including pair of bags vs. San Bernardino (4/19)... Posted first multi-hit game vs. Chaminade (4/4), going 2-for-3 with a steal.
MARTIN LUTHER KING HS '02: Twice earned first-team All-Sunkist League honors... Named first-team All-Southern Section as a senior... Batted .336 that year... Hit .330 and stole 17 bases as a junior... Team captured the Southern Section title in 2002... Twice earned all-league honors as a setter in volleyball, making first team in 2001, second team in 2000.
PERSONAL: Born May 12, 1984 in Riverside, Calif... Double-majoring in communication and psychology... Parents are William De La Hoya and Teresa Thetford... Played three years of club ball for Sudden Impact Gold in Chino... Team placed 5th at ASA Nationals in 2001... Hopes to become a sportscaster... Engages in an extensive pregame routine that gets even more involved during winning streaks.
Five Aggies invited to
NCAA Career in Sports Forum
Softball earns program-high six All-Big West awards
Softball ends season with close games against CSUN
Wild finish caps
walk-off comeback win