8 Kelly McDonald
8 Kelly McDonald
Birth Date: 09/30/1991
Height: 5-11
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: San Mateo, Calif.
High School: Notre Dame
Position: Utility

2010: Played in 37 games, starting 29 during her freshman season...Hit .207 for the season ...Was third on the team for RBI (13) and fourth for slugging (.317)...Was second on the squad with three homers...Had an outstanding opening weekend at the Red Desert Classic in which she recorded hits in four of five games with three two-hit showings...In her first collegiate game against Northern Colorado (Feb. 11), she went 2-for-4 with a grand slam...Also went 2-for-3 against BYU (Feb. 12) and Utah Valley (Feb. 13)...Hit her second grand slam of the season in an 11-1 mercy win over Idaho State (Mar. 5)...Third homer of the season was against Cal State Northridge (Apr. 22).

Played at Notre Dame High School for head coach Ray McDonald (her father)...Was a four-time WCAL All-League selection and twice earned first team honors...Was named the WCAL Player of the Year in 2008 and also earned First Team All-State accolades that season...Notre Dame won the WCAL Championship in 2008 after her championship game-winning two-run homer...Also won the Central Coast Section in 2007 and 2009, and the Tigers were the CCS runners-up in 2006...Named Player of the Year by two local newspapers: San Mateo Times and The Daily News...Also competed in basketball and was named Most Defensive Player.

Played for the West Bay Nuggets under Ray McDonald...Also competed with the San Jose Sting and was coached by Frank Fano.

Kelly Christine McDonald was born on Sept. 30, 1991 in San Mateo, Calif....Parents are Ray and Jackie McDonald...Has three younger siblings: Tracy, Mickey and Maggie...Has yet to declare a major, but someday hopes to be an ESPN broadcaster...If she didn't play softball, basketball would be her sport of choice...Is a fan of Kobe Bryant and the Lakers...Also cheers for the San Francisco Giants...Enjoys watching "Gossip Girl", "90210" and "Entourage"...Her superstitions include braiding her hair on game days and keeping her left batting glove on at all times...Names Lil Wayne as her favorite musical artist...Favorite movies are "Wedding Crashers", "Mean Girls", "What Happens In Vegas" and "Step Brothers"...Favorite aspects of Santa Barbara are the weather and the beach.



At-bats 4 three times 2/25/09 - most recent
Hits 2 five times 3/30/10 - most recent
Runs 2 vs. Northern Colorado 2/11/10
Runs Batted In 4 two times 3/5/10 - most recent
Stolen Bases 1 vs. Northern Colorado 2/11/10
Strikeouts 3 North Dakota State 2/25/10
Walks 1 Wisconsin 2/26/10