Michelle Espiritu
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Mission Viejo, Caiif.

High School:
Capistrano Valley HS '06

Height:
5-3

Position:
OF

B/T:
L/R

2009: Appeared in 36 games and started 18...Batted .222 (12-for-54) with 1 triple an d six runs scored...Of her 18 starts, 15 came in center field and the remaining 3 in right field...Finished third on the team with 7 stolen bases while going a perfect 7-for-7 in that category...Went 2-for-3 against both Illinois State (3/8) and UNLV (3/15)...Stole two bases against Penn State (3/7) and again against Vermont (3/14).

2008: Appeared in 58 games and started 54... Batted .224 (35-for-156) with 21 runs... Tied for team lead with 17 stolen bases on 21 attempts... Had one hit in each of first six games (2/8-2/15)... Went 4-for-4 in nightcap of Saint Mary's doubleheader (2/19).
2007: Appeared in 45 games and started 34... Batted .200 (14-for-70) while sharing team lead with 2 triples... First three-bagger came as part of 2-for-2 game vs. Colorado State during UNLV Desert Classic (2/18)... Had pinch-hit single and a run vs. Sacramento State (4/10).

CAPISTRANO VALLEY HS '06: Batted .370 as a senior team captain... Earned second-team All-South Coast League honors as a junior... Also won team's Defensive MVP award that year... Voted team MVP and made All-SCL first team as a sophomore, batting .413... Played club ball for California Desperados.

PERSONAL: Born in Torrance, Calif.... Human development major... Parents are Anthony and Sandra Espiritu... Has two sisters: Nicole (24) and Bryanna (11)... Sports heroes are Natasha Watley, and Michael Phelps, non-sports hero is Oprah Winfrey.