NPF Draftee Update 5/21 – Valerie Arioto


Via Pac-12 Honors Arioto as Pitcher of the Week (5/14): “BERKELEY - Senior Valerie Arioto pitched the Bears to a 5-0 win over No. 2 Arizona State for the top-ranked California softball team to win its Pac-12 Championship, making her this week's Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week. ‘"It is an awesome accomplishment to be the Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week," Arioto said. "My team's defense was behind me the whole time. It's hard to get past them! My teammates provided me with the run support we needed to win the game and the conference."’ Read more here   USA Softball … [Read more...]

Valerie Arioto Named Pac-12 Player of the Year


Valerie Arioto, the 8th overall pick to the USSSA Pride in the 2012 NPF Draft and Cal Berkeley utility player, was named by the 2012 All-Conference Player of the Year by the Pac-12 on May 16. Arioto, a 3-time All-Pac-12 honoree, is the first Cal player ever to be honored as the Pac-12 Player of the Year.  Arioto leads the nation in walks per game at 1.37.  The Pride Draftee leads her conference and lands in the national top ten in four additional categories: ERA (1.22, 9th in nation), slugging percentage (1.000, 3rd in nation), on-base percentage (.626, 2nd in nation), and homeruns (22, 6th … [Read more...]

NPF Draftee Update 5/7 – Valerie Arioto


Via Arioto, Ziegenhirt Visit Sheldon High School (4/30) “Senior utility Valerie Arioto and junior catcher Lindsey Ziegenhirt spent their Monday morning connecting with Ziegenhirt's roots with a trip to Sheldon High School in the Sacramento Valley, where Lindsey's mother Laura Ziegenhirt teaches. The elder Ziegenhirt's classes have been collecting toiletries for Arioto's community service project and voting for Val daily for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award. “All season, Arioto and her Golden Bears have been collecting unopened toiletries such as shampoo, conditioner and … [Read more...]

NPF Draftee Update 4/30 – Valerie Arioto


Via Vs. UCLA, April 27, 28, and 29 Game 1, 4/27: UCLA 0, Cal 3 Game 2, 4/28: UCLA 0, Cal 8 Game 3, 4/29: UCLA 3, Cal 10 Arioto, 2/27-29: Batting: AB-4;R-4;H-1;RBI-1;BB-6;SO-2;PO-15;A-1;LOB-0 Pitching: W,19-2;IP-4.0;H-4;R-0;ER-0;BB-2;SO-4;WP-0;BK-0;HBP-0;IBB-0;AB-14;BF-16;FO-3;GO-3;NP-64   Game 1: “After Valerie Arioto singled to left, Jace Williams doubled to the wall in center, which allowed Arioto advanced to third. With a high shot to right, Cordes plated Arioto with her fourth sac fly of the year.” Game 2: “Valerie Arioto (19-2) pitched … [Read more...]

NPF Draftee Update 4/23 – Valerie Arioto


Via Vs. Santa Clara, April 18 Cal 10, Santa Clara 2 Arioto, 4/18 Hitting: AB-3;R-2;H-2;RBI-2;BB-0;SO-1;PO-0;A-0;LOB-0 Pitching: W,18-1;IP-5.0;H-3;R-2;ER-2;BB-2;SO-13;WP-0;BK-0;HBP-1;IBB-0;AB-17;BF-21;FO-0;GO-2;NP-93 “Valerie Arioto led Cal to victory on both sides of the ball - striking out a season-high 13 batters and driving in two runs off two hits.”   Vs. Oregon, April 20, 21, and 22 Game 1, 4/20: Cal 8, Oregon 1 Game 2, 4/21: Cal 0, Oregon 1 Game 3, 4/22: Cal 10, Oregon 0 Arioto, 4/20-22: Hitting: … [Read more...]