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Janie Takeda
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Janie Takeda 759363
Position: Outfielder
Bats: L
Throws: R
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Placentia, Calif.
High School: El Dorado HS
Club: OC Batbusters
Experience: 3 Letters

Was selected to play on the USA women's national team for the upcoming 2015 summer season.

AS A SENIOR (2015)
Named to the USA Softball player of the year preseason top-50 watch list.

AS A JUNIOR (2014)

NFCA second team All-American...NCAA Eugene Regional MVP...First team all-Pacific Region...First team all-Pac-12...Just the second player in Oregon history to be a two-time All-American (Jess Moore)...Hit .388 while starting all 66 games in left field...Tallied 56 runs, 14 doubles, eight triples, one homer and 40 RBIs in 209 at-bats...Went 20-for-24 on stolen bases...Recorded a .545 slugging percentage and a .451 on-base after drawing 20 walks compared to just eight strikeouts...Was the 19th toughest player in the NCAA to strikeout, fanning just once every 26.1 at-bats...Named NCAA Eugene Regional MVP after hitting .545 with five runs, a double, her first homer of the season and five RBIs over three games (Utah Valley and two against Wisconsin)...Tripled in back-to-back games at Stanford on April 26 and April 27...Led the nation and set a UO single-season record with eight triples...Tripled, doubled, scored three runs and drove in three runs as well in Oregon's Super Regional clinching win over Minnesota on May 25...Went 2-for-4 with a double and two RBIs in the Ducks' win over Oklahoma in the Women's College World Series.


NFCA first team All-American...First team all-Pacific Region...First team all-Pac-12...NCAA Regional all-Tournament team...Enjoyed a breakout sophomore season, improving in nearly every statistical category after an already strong freshman campaign...Hit a team-high .442 while starting all 61 games...Her .442 batting averaged was the best in the Pac-12 and 13th best in the NCAA...Tied for the team lead with 54 runs scored (4th best in the Pac-12) to go with 12 doubles, one triple, five home runs and 44 RBIs...Led the Pac-12 with 92 hits...Went 31-for-37 on stolen base attempts, both Pac-12 highs...Slugged .582 while getting on base at a .466 clip...Hit .404 in Pac-12 play...Played all 61 games of the season in the outfield, starting 54 in center and seven in left...Hit lead-off 33 times and hit second 17 times...Also batted third in the lineup, fifth and ninth...Started off the season with a hit in all but three of the first 31 games...Posted a team-high 10 three-hit games and 31 total multi-hit games...Had the Ducks' second longest hitting streak during the season (13 games) and ended the season on a five-game hit streak...Scored three runs on three occassions and drove in four runs in two games, against New Mexico on March 13 (2-for-4 with two runs and four RBIs) and again versus rival Oregon State on May 5 (1-for-3 with her first career grand slam).
All-Pac-12 Freshman Team...Was team's top addition offensively, and smoothly settled into center field defensively...At season's end, stood tops on squad in sacrifice bunts (10), and ranked second in stolen bases (16), third in hits (60), longest hit streak (10 games) and multi-hit games (15), and fifth in runs (38) and starts (58) and tops among freshmen in nearly every offensive category...Was equally impressive in second half of season with .346 hitting mark in the postseason (9 H, 1 2B, 4 SB), after she hit .333 in the Super Regional (3-for-9) and .444 in the NCAA Regional (4-for-9)...Rapped a season-high three hits in three contests...Swiped multiple bases for the first time in her career in key NCAA Super Regional win at Texas...Both thefts came in the eighth-inning of the game after she led off with a single, then scored the game-winning run on a sacrifice fly...Knocked in season-high two runs three times in wins over Boise State (double), Portland State and vs. Portland State, with the latter coming in the NCAA Regional opener...Overall among her 58 starts, hit in the #2 slot 42 times, led off twice, and hit in the #9 spot in 12 games (and also once in the sixth and eighth slots). Defensively for the season, logged a .909 fielding mark (48 putouts, 2 assists, 5 errors).

As a senior in 2011, picked up her fourth All-Century League nod and was tabbed a Cal Hi Sports and All-Orange Country First Team choice and league Co-MVP after she hit .649 with 2 homers, 5 doubles, 18 runs and 8 RBIs...In summer of 2011, went 2-for 3 in the Under Armour Prep All-Star Game, and was one of two players to collect multiple hits in the game...Was also chosen to the Orange County vs. Riverside County, and the North vs. South All-Star Games and the O.C. Coaches Softball Showcase...As a junior, was tabbed her team's MVP, and an All-County Second-Team honoree after she posted a career-high .463 batting average. Also was the team's Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore and junior...Off the field was a Distinguished Scholar and honor roll pick.

Played for the OC Batbusters from 2008-10 and hit .460 in the 2011 PGF tournament and helped team to fourth-place finish...The year before, her squad took third in the 2010 Premier Girls Softball tourney.

Parents are George and Susan...Has two older sisters, Michelle and Allison...Her dad played semi-professional baseball, and sister Michelle played softball at Maryland and Southern Mississippi...Major is journalism.

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