14 Natalie Adame
14 Natalie Adame
Birth Date: 09/03/1980
Height: 5-7
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fresno, Calif.
High School: Clovis West HS
Position: Outfield
2003: Looked upon as the Gauchos defensive leader in the outfield, Adame will start in center, anchoring the same unit as last season...2002: Adame didn't waste any time starting the season, sending a shot down the left field line and over the fence against New Mexico State in her first at-bat of the season...She is just one of two players on this year's team to have hit homeruns in each of the last three seasons...Appearing in 60 games, she tied for the team lead with 11 doubles, posting the fifth best single season performance in UCSB history while finishing tied for seventh in the Big West...Starting the season in right field, she made the move to center midway through, proving to be the Gauchos best defensive outfielder, finishing with a .982 fielding percentage, committing just one error in 55 chances...Knocked in 23 RBI's with a .327 slugging percentage, both of which were the third highest on the team...A clutch hitter, she was second on the team with nine two out-RBI's...Led the team with four doubles in Big West play...2001: Finished the year with the second homerun of her career making Adame one of only two Gauchos to go yard in each of the past two seasons...She knew how to get things started hitting .583 when leading off an inning...Second on the squad with a .290 batting average with runners on base...Was the third most likely Gaucho to make it all the way around the bases scoring nine runs in 73 at bats (1R per 8.1 AB)...Posted two multi-hit and one multi-RBI game...2000: Had a good rookie season, primarily starting in left field...Seven doubles were fourth on team...Homered vs. Portland State at UNLV tourney...Her four stolen bases second among freshmen on team...High School: Prepped at Clovis West in TRAC under Gary Battles and Peggy Rigby...Had career average of .375, swiped 15 bases and hit five jacks...Also boasted a .585 on-base percentage...Three times named all-league, including once first team...A First Team All-Valley choice as a senior...Clovis West's Female Athlete of the Year...Also a three-time second team all-league choice in soccer and 1999 offensive MVP...Also honored as a scholar athlete in 1999...Travel Ball: Played travel ball for Fresno Faith...Personal: Natalie Alice Adame was born September 3, 1980 in Fresno, CA...Majoring in Sociology with a minor in Fitness Instruction...Hopes to become a kindergarten teacher and personal trainer...Fave flicks are "Billy Madison," "Wizard of Oz" and "Tommy Boy"...Likes to watch "The Real World," "Friends" and "Will and Grace"...Enjoys reading "Vibe" and "Cosmopolitan" magazines...Roots for the Lakers...Is a fan of Mia Hamm...Nicknamed "Natty"...Has two sisters, Liz Ybarra and Sydnee Capshew...Parents are Don and Carmen Capshew.