USD Softball 2006



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Melissa McElvain enters her fifth year as USD's Head Softball Coach. In her first 4 seasons as head coach, 11 athletes have earned All-Conference honors, 29 were All-Academic student-athletes, and eight were awarded with the PCSC Commissioner's Honor Roll. In 2005, McElvain led the Toreros to the program's first victory over cross-town rival San Diego State on March 9, defeating the Aztecs 2-0 in extra innings. Another first was the four-game sweep of a PCSC opponent, St. Mary's (Mar. 2-3). In their first season as a member of the PCSC in 2004, the Toreros defeated BYU 4-3 in an extra inning contest. The 2003 campaign was highlighted by their 7-3 win over 20th-ranked Oregon State. The 2002 season was highlighted by the team's upset of 10th-ranked Cal State Fullerton. Also in 2002, 12 Toreros were named to the Western Intercollegiate All-Academic squad, and two earned All-WISL Tourney honors.


A 1999 graduate of Oklahoma State, McElvain (formerly Turley) earned All-Big XII honors while playing catcher and second base. She ranks in the Top 20 all-tme at OSU in several categories, including games played, hits, total bases, doubles, RBI and stolen bases. McElvain led the Cowgirls to three post-season appearances and a third place finish in the 1998 Women's College World Series. While at Oklahoma State, she earned All-Big XII academic honors while attaining a Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Marketing. Additionally, she earned the OSU Community Service Contribution Award ( 1997-98); the NCAA Leader– ship Award (1998); and was a four-year SAAC Representative, serving as SAAC President in her senior year. No stranger to USO, prior to her appointment as softball coach

she was Assistant Sports Information Director for a year-and-a-half. A native San Diegan, McElvain attended nearby Patrick Henry HS. Melissa, her husband Ryan and their daughter Mia reside in San Carlos.

Jennifer Bridges begins her third season on the USD coaching staff and second as the top assistant. She will work with all aspects of the team, also contributing to recruiting, scheduling and fundraising. Last season, Jennifer worked as a second assistant for the Toreros. A 2001 USD graduate, Bridges earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, along with a minor in Business Administration. While playing for the Torero softball program Bridges played catcher, third base and first base. She earned her Master of Science degree in Physical Education from Azusa Pacific University in 2003. Her previous coaching experience includes assisting the softball programs at the University of San Diego High School and Whittier College. She is from Downey, California in the Los Angeles County area.

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Kim Aggabao begins her second season on the Torero staff as the second assistant/ volunteer coach. As the second assistant, she will work primarily with the infield and hitting. Aggabao comes to USD from UC San Diego, where she graduated in 2004 as a Biology major. She was a four-year starter as a middle infielder for the Triton softball team and was named team captain both her junior and senior year. Aggabao was also named first-team All California Collegiate Athletic Association three times, and was the CCAA MVP her senior season after leading the league with a .411 batting average. Originally from Walnut, California, Aggabao finished her career at UCSD hitting .312 and ranks in the top six all-time in six different categories. Last year, she also set the Triton record for most doubles in a season with 23.

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Francesca Ramos steps up her role from player to volunteer coach for the Toreros after four years as a member of the team. A graduate of USD last year, she majored in Sociol– ogy and minored in Leadership & American Humanics. She finished with a career 110 appearances with 69 starts, 127 at bats and 18 runs for San Diego. A local from San Diego, Ramos attended Point Loma High School where she played four years of varsity softball, team winning a league championship in 1999. As a Torero, Ramos continued her career and was named PCSC All-Academic in 2004 and 2005. Currently, Ramos is working as an Account Executive Assistant for Orion Internation– al where she assists former military personnel find employment when they are finished serving. She is also pursuing a Masters Degree in Leadership Studies at USD as well.

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2006 University ofSan Diego Torero Softball

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