4 - Alyssa Garza
Alyssa Garza
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Santa Clarita, CA
High School: Valencia
Position: SS
Bats/Throws: R/R

2011: Appeared in 42 games and made 39 starts as a junior...Finished the year with a .229 batting average, compiling 19 hits and 11 runs scored...Laid down a team high 12 sacrifice bunts...Rounded out the season with five doubles and seven RBI...Put down two sacrifices and tallied an RBI in the NEC Championship game against Robert Morris.

2010: Played in all 49 SHU games as a sophomore, starting all but two...Had an RBI in back-to-back games against Niagara and UNC-Greensboro in the season's opening tournament...Tallied 90 put outs and 81 assists as the team's shortstop...Rounded out the season with 14 walks and 4 stolen bases.

2009: Started all 54 Sacred Heart games at shortstop in the freshman season...Recorded 86 put outs and 93 assists in the field...Tallied her first collegiate hit at the Rebel Games on March 8 against Butler, also stole her first base later in the same game...Notched her first career RBI on March 28 versus NEC rival Quinnipiac...Ripped her first extra-base hit, a double, in Loretto, PA against Saint Francis (PA) on April 4.

High School: Played four years of varsity softball at Valencia High School...Her team captured four straight league championships from 2005-08...Squad claimed back-to-back California Interscholastic Federation (CIF) titles in 2007 and 2008...Claimed a golden glove award as the team's shotstop...Received an all-league honorable mention.

Personal: Born: 5/22/90.  Major: Psychology.  Parents: Yisela Del Rio, Jeff Del Rio, and Roland Garza.  Siblings: Johnathan Del Rio and Michael Del Rio.  Favorite Team: Los Angeles Dodgers. Favorite Athlete: Andre Ethier.  Favorite Books: Anything by Chelsea Handler.  Favorite TV Shows: Grey's Anatomy and Jersey Shore.  Favorite Food: Mexican.  Plans to attend nursing school after graduation.