9 Madeline Velasquez
9 Madeline Velasquez
Height: 5-4
Year: Fr.
Hometown: Los Angeles, Calif.
High School: Village Christian
Position: OF
Major: Accounting
Bats/Throws: R/R

As a freshman: Needed little time to adjust to the college game in her first season donning the Black and Gold, leading the squad with a .385 batting average on 45 hits in 117 at-bats ... Tabbed to the All-Northeast Conference First Team and NFCA All-Northeast Region Second Team ... Scored 21 runs and drove in 19, both which ranked third on the squad ... Drew eight walks and went 2-for-4 in stolen bases ... Posted a .928 fielding percentage primarily in left field  and owned an impressive .425 on-base percentage out of the cleanup spot most of the year ... Recorded two separate eight-game hitting streaks over the course of the season ... Recorded four three-hit games ... Blasted 12 doubles and two homers ... Launched first collegiate long ball against Canisius on March 17 before striking again versus Fairleigh Dickinson on May 5 ... Also drove in a career-high three runs against Canisius ... Her 12 doubles ranks tied for eighth in single-season program history for an individual.

Before Bryant: A four-year starter in center field for the Village Christian H.S. softball team ... Named to the first-team during her senior season, and the Daily News Second-Team All-Area ... Selected to play in the Daily News All-Star Game ... Named an NFCA All-American ... Named to the Second-Team All-CIF after her junior season, as well as to the NFCA All-American and All-Region teams ...  Earned a fifth-place finish at the 2006 AAU 16U national tournament ... Member of the 2006 ASA 12U National Championship team.

Personal: Daughter of Robert and Susan Velasquez, Madeline Velasquez was born April 22, 1993 ... Has one sister, Jaclyn Duree, who played softball at Cal State Northridge for four years.

Career Highs

Hits: 3, four times, last vs. CCSU (May 6, 2012)
Runs scored: 2, three times, last at Wagner (April 7, 2012)
RBI: 3 vs. Canisius (March 17, 2012)
Home runs: 1, twice, last vs. Fairleigh Dickinson (May 5, 2012)
Stolen bases: 1, twice, last at Quinnipiac (April 29, 2012)
Walks: 2 vs. Mount St. Mary's (March 31, 2012)