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Valerie Arioto

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Valerie
Arioto
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Height: 5’7″   Bats: R   Throws: R

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College: California

Hometown: Pleasanton, CA

Professional: Selected by the USSSA Pride as the 8th overall pick in the 2nd round of the 2012 NPF Draft for her rookie NPF season.

National Team Experience: Plays with the US Women’s National Softball Team…Won a World Cup Championship (2011)…Won a Pan American Championship (2011). 2012: Named to the US Women’s 2012 National Team. 2011: Named to the 2011 Women’s National Team…Won a World Cup Championship…Won Gold at the Pan American Games. 2010: Played on the US Women’s Futures National Team…Finished 3rd at the KFC World Cup of Softball…Scored 5 runs and hit 1 homerun at World Cup…Made appearances at Japan Cup and Canadian Open Fast Pitch International Tournament. 2009: Competed with the Women’s National Team for the Japan Cup.

College: Graduated from the University of California, Berkeley in 2012…Named a top ten finalist for Lowe’s Senior CLASS Award (2012)… Redshirted in 2011 Due to a Broken Leg…Named to the Louisville Slugger/National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-American 1st Team (2010)…Named a 3rd Team NFCA All-American(2009)…Recognized as a 2nd Team Easton All-American(2009)…Named to the 1st Team All-Pac 10 (2009)…Named to the 1st Team All-Pacific Region (2009)…Named to the All-Pac 10 2nd Team (2008)…Recognized as an NFCA All-Pacific Region 2nd Team (2008)…Named to the Fresno All-Regional team (2008)…Received Donna Terry Award as All-Regional team MVP (2008).SENIOR: Started all 65 games…Averaged .365 in 137 at-bats…Scored 65 runs…Hit 23 homeruns…Had 60 RBI’s…Had a .912 slugging percentage…Had 94 walks… Had .626 on-base percentage…Collected 285 putous…Had a .911 fielding percentage…Pitched for 20 wins and 3 losses… Had 1.32 ERA in 127 innings…Stuck out 155 batters…Had .197 opponents’ batting average. JUNIOR: Played in 61 games…Averaged .355 in 138 at-bats…Scored 61 runs…Hit 19 homeruns…Had 81 walks…Had 60 RBI’s…Stole 12 bases in 12 attempts…Had a .819 slugging percentage…Pitched for a 1.43 ERA in 205.2 innings…Pitched for 21 wins and 9 losses…Had 264 strikeouts. SOPHOMORE: Played in 58 games…Averaged .325 in 163 at-bats…Scored 41 runs…Hit 10 homeruns…Had 41 walks…Had 37 RBI’s…Stole 15 bases in 16 attempts…Had a .558 slugging percentage…Pitched for a 2.40 ERA in 160.1 innings…Had 14 wins and 9 losses…Had 173 strikeouts. FRESHMAN: Played in 70 games…Averaged .324 in 219 at-bats…Scored 55 runs…Hit 2 homeruns…Had 48 walks…Had 29 RBI’s…Stole 14 bases in 16 attempts…Had a .466 slugging percentage…Pitched for a 1.93 ERA in 87.0 innings…Had 8 wins and 3 losses…Had 105 strikeouts.

Personal: Born on April 10, 1989 in Pleasanton, California to Lee and Barbie Arioto…Has one brother, Tim…Graduated from UC Berkeley in 2012 where she majored in American studies with an emphasis on media, entertainment, and technology…Plans to pursue a career in Sports Broadcasting.