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2013 Softball Roster


Samantha Nieves

Class: SO
Position: SS
Height: 5-3
Previous School: South Hills HS
Hometown: Covina, Calif.

2013 (SOPHOMORE)
Started all 54 games for the Blue Raiders in 2013 ... Led the team with 42 hits ... Was second on the team with eight doubles and 18 runs ... Drove in 15 runs while slugging .405 ... Had a team-high 136 assists, ranking her in the Top 10 for career assists ... Had two doubles and drove in three runs against Troy on March 6 ... Season-high four RBI on March 27 versus Austin Peay.

2012 (FRESHMAN)
Started all 49 games at shortstop for the Blue Raiders in 2012 ... Tallied a double in first-career at-bat on Feb. 17 against Kansas ... Belted a two-run home run in second-career at-bat for first career home run, run batted in and run scored ... Scored career-high two runs while going 2-4 against Virginia Tech on Feb. 26 ... Amassed a total of six multi-hit games ... Notched at least one hit in seven of 10 games during stretch in March ... Finished season tied for second on the squad with eight walks ... Placed second on the team with 102 assists and was third with 92 putouts.

HIGH SCHOOL
Competed in softball at South Hills ... Valedictorian of high school class ... Helped lead the Huskies to CIF runner-up finishes in 2010 and 2011 ... Named first-team all-league in 2008, 2010 and 2011 ... First-team all-CIF in 2008 and 2011 ... 2011 CIF MVP ... Academic all-league in 2010 and 2011 ... Scholar athlete in 2009, 2010 and 2011.

PERSONAL
Samantha Racquel Nieves ... Born Jan. 23, 1993 ... Daughter of Orlando and Iris Nieves ... Has two brothers (Orlando and Travis) ... Majoring in animal science.



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