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  Leah Nelson
Leah Nelson

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Oakland, CA

High School:
Oakland

Height:
5-10

Position:
INF/C

B/T:
R/R

As a junior in 2004: Started in 62 of 64 games for the Cardinal ... finished with a .280 batting average, five doubles and six homeruns ... tallied 44 hits with 27 RBI and nine runs scored ... had a .977 fielding percentage with 241 putouts and 16 assists ... notched nine multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games ... posted a season-best three RBI in an NCAA Regional game against Hofstra (5/22) ... turned in a 3-for-4 performance with an RBI at the WCWS versus Michigan (5/29) ... went 2-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI at California (4/9) ... NCAA Softball Region Seven All-Tournament Team ... hit two sacrifice flies ... had a 2-for-3 effort at the plate with two RBI against Oregon (4/4).

As a sophomore in 2003: Appeared in 46 games while starting 37 ... notched 17 hits with two doubles and two home runs ... boasted a six-game hitting streak ... home runs came against Washington (3/29) and Arizona State (4/13) ... recorded a 2-for-3 effort at the plate against Massachusetts (2/7) ... had a .938 fielding percentage.

As a freshman in 2002: Appeared in 56 games, with 49 starts in her freshman campaign ... Finished with a .182 batting average, two doubles and three homeruns ... Collected 16 RBI and scored 17 runs for the Cardinal ... Had three multiple-hit games and three multiple-RBI contests ... Recorded first collegiate hit in first game of the season versus Santa Clara (2/2) ... Went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and an RBI against UC Riverside (2/14) ... 2-for-2 outing versus Hofstra in the Speedline Invitational (3/8) with a homerun and two RBI ... Hit a three-run homerun against UC Santa Barbara (4/16) ... Had a 2-for-3 performance at Saint Mary's (4/30) ... Posted a three-game hitting streak against Washington and UCLA.

High School: A 2001 graduate of Oakland High School ... Two-year varsity letterwinner in softball and soccer and a three-year letterwinner in volleyball ... All-City selection in softball as a freshman and sophomore ... All-City selection in volleyball (sophomore and junior) and soccer (junior and senior) ... Competed at 2001 ASA Gold Nationals.

Club: Played with the Strike Zone.

Personal: Comparative studies in race and ethnicity major ... Daughter of Virginia and Lewis Nelson ... Has one younger sister, Angela ... Father Lewis played football at San Jose State and was drafted by the Oakland Raiders ... Hobbies include listening to music and shopping.

Getting to know Leah Nelson ....

Favorite Athlete : Ken Griffey, Jr & Serena Williams

Favorite Non-Sports Activity : Shopping, watching TV, sleeping

Earliest Sport Memory : Learning to dribble a ball in preschool

What Made You Choose To Attend Stanford : I could not pass up the opportunity to attend a prestegious university with one of the best softball programs in the nation.

Favorite website: gostanford.com, nike.com

Nelson's Career Stats

YearAvg.GP/GSABRH2B/3B/HRRBIBB/KSB/SBA
2002.18256/4912117222/0/31615/410/0
2003.19146/37898172/0/21012/291/1
2004.28064/621579445/0/62726/390/0
Totals.186102/8621025394/0/52627/701/1

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