USD Softball 1999

Torero Newcomers


#19 LIZ WELLS P/OF/ 18 5-8

#12 MISTY VELKE p 5-7


OF 5-5



Freshman Castle Rock, WA Robert A. Long HS

Beaverton, OR Jesuit HS

Lone Pine, CA Lone Pine HS

Prep: Played at Robert A. Long High School in Cast le Park, Washington ... pitched her tea111 to three W!AA Greater St. Helens District championsh ips and one state title in her sopho111orc season ... fo ur– time team Most Va luab le Player, Misty was named a high school All-American her sophomore year when the team won the state titl e . for her career she accumulated over 1,000 strikeouts ... played on Clas– sics club team which was Regional Cha111pions. Personal: Born Septe111ber 9, 1979 in Longview, Washington ... chose USO for its academic programs and so fiball coaches/program ... also recruited by Stanford and Washington ... parents are Dan and Linda Ve Ike of Castle Rock , Washington ... Psy– chology 111ajor. #20 AMY LOPEZ p 5-5 Junior San Diego, CA Helix HS/ Oklahoma State College : Transfer from co llegiate power Oklaho111a State of Big 12 Conference ... last season was 11-6 with 7 shutouts, 83 strikeouts and a 1.50 ERA in 25 appearances ... team fini shed 42 - 19 and were Re– gion 8 champs, advanc ing to the World Seri es . fini shed the season ranked 4th in the nation .. her frc sh111an year she was I I-7 with a 2.33 ERA and 78 strikeouts in 126 innings and 33 appearances. was named NCAA Player of the Weck and OSU At hl ete of the Weck. Prep: Attend Heli x HS where she lettered in soft– ball and voll eyba ll ... in so ftball she was a 3-ti111c tea111 MVP and twice was na111ed capta in Gross111ont Pl ayer of the Year & East County Player of the Year. Personal: Born June 2, 1978 in San Diego, Ca li fo r– nia ... transferred to USO for academics, so ftball progra111 and school being in her ho111etown ... out of Helix High School in La Mesa, was also recruited by Ok laho111a, Utah and San Diego State ... parents arc Rudy and Ivy Lopez of Lc111on Grove ... Hi story 111ajor.

Prep: Attended Jesuit HS where she lettered in soft– ball all four years .. three-time Honorable Mention All -Metro League selection and tea111 capta in senior year ... played in U16 Nationals and 18 Go ld Na– tionals ... placed third at U16 Hall of Fame Tourna– ment in 1996 ... also lettered in vo lleyba ll (3 years), basketball and track (shot put) ... was selected First Tca111 All-Metro senior year in vo ll eyba ll. Personal: Born Septe111ber I, 1980 in Portland, Oregon ... chose USO for its Pre-Veterinarian pro- . gra111s and small school/c lass sizes ... was voted Most Insp irational Speaker of the seni or class last year, and is a 111ember of the National Honors Society . parents are Michael and Glori a Wells of Beaverton, Oregon ... Biology 111a1or and Mathe111atics minor. #24 NICKY GEIS ss 5- 7 Freshman San Diego, CA Mount Miguel HS Prep: Attended Moun t Miguel HS where she let– tered in both softball and bas ketball ... All-League pcrfor111er in both sports every season ... Best De– fen se award in so ftball ... MVP in basketball with tea111 going 28-2. Personal : Born August 8, 1980 in San Diego, Ca li– forn ia .. . chose USO for softbal l progra111 and being close to home ... parents are Paula Geis and Bil ly Harri s ... Biology major and Spanish 111inor.

Prep: Played at Lone Pine High Schoo l where she helped lead her tea111 to an 18-2 record and No. 8 state rank ing ... three-ti111e tea111 Most Valuable Player award and three-time First Team All-Desert Moun– tain League recognition ... 1998 First Team All-State ... two-ti111c First Tea111 AII-CIF ... senior class presi– dent and valedictorian ... also played volleyba ll where she was tea111 MVP, MVP ofDM I ('96), First Tea111 DML ('94-'98); and basketball -- MVP of DML ('96-'98), First Tea111 AII-DML ('94-'98), Tea111 MVP ('95 -'98) and First Team AII-CIF ('96-'98). Personal: Born August 14, 1980 in Monc lair, CA ... parents are Ji111 and Camille Cerva ntes of Lone Pine, CA .. chose USO for strong acade111ics and school size ... Biology 111ajor. #22 JENNIFER BRIDGES C/UT 5-5 Freshman Los Angeles, CA St. Joseph HS Prep: Attended St. Joseph HS where she earned Fi rst Team Al l- Del Rey League honors each season while lettering in sofiball all fo ur years ... also earned Consistency Award ... besides softball, lettered in volleyball , ten ni s and bask etball ... MVP of her vol– leyball team and earned Coaches Award in tennis. Personal: Born Nove111bcr 12, 1979 in Downey, Ca li fo rnia ... chose USO for its great acade111ics and s111al l campus ... parents arc Dan & Cec ile Bridges of Glendora, CA ... Psychology 111ajor. Co llege: Al l-Conference selection at Citrus Co l– lege last season.


College: A transfer from Phoeni x Co ll ege in Ari – zona, Kcleigh is sitting out the 1999 season ... she wi ll have two years of eli gibility with the Torcros beginning in 2000 and wi ll play outfield.

OF 5-7


Scottsdale, AZ Phoenix College

1999 University of San Diego Toreros Women's Softball Media Guide

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