Charlotte Softball BIO
Lorena Vela
Player Profile:
Lorena Vela 697273
Position: 2B
Year: Senior
Hometown: Vista, CA
High School: Rancho Buena Vista
Experience: 1 Letter

At Charlotte -

2012 (Senior): Started all 55 games at second base as the 49ers' lone senior ... Led the team in sacrifice hits with 16 from her #2 spot in the batting order ... Batted .229 with 33 hits and 33 runs scored ... Drove in 19 runs ... Added six doubles, a triple and two home runs ... Third on the team with 26 walks ... Went 2-for-3 in stolen base attempts ... Fielding percentage of .970, committing just six errors on the season ... First home run of the season was a grand slam in the Niners' 5-0 shutout at Elon ... Second long ball of the year was a three-run shot in a 6-4 victory over Wintrhop (5/1) ...

2011 (Junior): Started 53 games at second base, including all 16 conference games ... Batted .203 with 25 hits, including five doubles and two homers ... Notched 11 RBIs and scored 14 runs ... Drew 18 walks.

2010 (Sophomore): Started 56 games ... Saw action in 39 games at second base and 10 games at third base ... Hit eight doubles and 18 RBIs ... Walked 19 times, second-most on the team.

2009 (Freshman): Started 41 games on the year from her third base post...Finished freshman season with a .212 batting average including four doubles and 10 RBI...Turned in a tremendous first game in a Niner uniform by recording her first career hit, run, RBI, double and triple against Army on Feb. 13...Named Atlantic 10 Rookie of the Week for her opening weekend performance at the Green and White Tournament...Recorded four multi-hit games...Had a knack for attracting balls from opposing pitchers as she got plunked six times on the year...Ended the season with 22 hits and six stolen bases.

Three-time First team All-Avocado League selection...Four-time All-Avacado League selection...League MVP as a Sophomore and Junior...Avocado League Defensive Player of the Year as a Senior...Named to the Union Tribune All-Academic Team...Earned Rookie of the Year honors...Coached by Teresa Murillo.

Daughter of Louie and Lilly Vela...Has a brother, Louie and a sister, Larissa...Enjoys sports and the beach...Majoring in Kinesiology...Born June 15, 1990. 


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