Sarah O'Neill
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Napa, Calif.

High School:
Vintage HS '04

Last College:
New Mexico State

Height:
5-8

Position:
OF/IF

Major:
Animal Science

2007: ALL-DIV. I INDEPENDENT SECOND TEAM... Started all 59 games... Hit .287 (48-for-167) with 20 runs and 26 RBIs... Slugged .437, adding 8 doubles, a triple and 5 home runs... Stole 7 bases on 9 attempts... Hit safely in season's first seven games (2/16-2/21), hitting 8-for-16 with 4 RBIs... Had 11 multi-hit games, including 2-for-3 with a double and 3 RBIs vs. Ohio during NIST (3/24)... Tripled and homered in win over San Jose State (2/21).

2006: Started 53 of 54 games... Batted .238 (30-for-126) with 7 doubles... Drew team-high 24 walks and led Aggies with .370 on-base average... Was successful on 5 of 7 stolen-base attempts... Had 6 multi-hit games... Recorded 2 hits and 2 RBIs each vs. Santa Clara and Illinois on first day of Stanford Invitational (3/25)... First Aggie homer was 2-run blast vs. Cal State Northridge (5/12)... Stole two bases in opening game of that doubleheader... Played summer ball for California Gold Rush, a premier ASA team... Earned first-team All-America honors, batting .500 and helping her club capture the national championship in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma... Batted .579 at the four-day national tourney.

NEW MEXICO STATE: SUN BELT CONFERENCE FRESHMAN OF THE YEAR... Started all 60 games in right field, batting .301 (53-for-176)... Led Aggies in most offensive categories: hits (53), home runs (8), total bases (93) RBI (38), slugging (.528)... Led conference with 16 doubles... Moved into top five on NMSU season lists in four categories... Twice made all-tournament teams and once won Sun Belt Conference Player of the Week honors... Received an NMSU Student-Athlete Award, Crimson Scholars Award, National Society of Collegiate Scholars Award and was inducted into the Crimson and White Society... Also won NFCA Scholar-Athlete honors.

VINTAGE HS '04: Earned second-team all-state honors by Cal-Hi Sports as a senior... Also named to Sacramento Bee All-Metro Team and All-Monticello Empire League first team that year... Selected as Napa County Co-Player of the Year... Batted .412 with 26 runs, 7 doubles, 8 triples, 3 homers and 30 RBIs... Set Crusher records for triples and RBI... One of four softball recipients of Sacramento River Cats' Robert K. Puglia Award... As a junior, earned first-team All-MEL, second-team All-Napa County and All-Sac-Joaquin Section distinction...Played ASA ball for San Ramon Sorcerer Gold, helping team capture 2003 18A national title.

PERSONAL: Born in Napa, Calif.... Majoring in animal science... Daughter of James & Karen O'Neill... Has one sister (Heather) and one brother (Patrick).