23 Leslie Simien
23 Leslie Simien
Birth Date: 07/24/1982
Height: 5-2
Year: Senior
Hometown: Laguna Hills, Calif.
High School: Laguna Hills HS
Position: Outfield
Garnered All-Big West Honorable Mention honors for the second straight year...Became the Big West Conference's and UCSB's all-time stolen base leader, running her total to 86 in three seasons...Once again, Simien led the Big West with 32 stolen bases, the second highest, to herself, single season total in school history...Ended the year tied for 12th in the nation averaging 0.57 stolen bases per game...The Gauchos' top returning run scorer finished second on the team and fifth in the conference with career-high 33 runs on the year, the sixth highest total ever by a Gaucho...Moved into third all-time in school history with 82 career runs scored...Ended the year fourth on the team and tied for 12th in the conference with 50 hits, bumping her career total to 133, leaving her just four shy of UCSB's all-time top ten...Just one of three UCSB players, and the only returnee, to start all 56 games on the season...Reached base on a team-high eight errors, due in large part to her speed out of the box forcing the defense to make errors on routine plays...Struck out looking just twice in 199 plate appearances...Fourth on the team with 11 multi-hit games, including two three-hit performances...Her seven game hitting streak where she went a combined 8-for-28 with six runs scored from the game at Pacific (4/5) to game against Centenary (4/15) was the fourth longest on the team...Nabbed three hits at Santa Clara (3/25) and against Long Beach State (5/4)...Scored a season-high three runs against Kansas (2/21) in the SBB Invitational...Had a four-game stretch beginning against Loyola Marymount (2/23) and ending at Cal (3/26) where she went a combined 8-for-13 with seven runs scored and six stolen bases.

Named All-Big West Honorable Mention after setting a new conference and school record, stealing 39 bases on the season...Ended the year tenth in the nation, averaging 0.62 steals per game...Spent time at all three positions in the outfield, spending most of the season in right...Just one of three players to start all 63 games for the Gauchos...Finished second on the team hitting .294 for the season, improving her career average to .281, placing her ninth all-time at UCSB...Also led the Gauchos with 194 at-bats and a Big West sixth-best 32 runs scored, the fifth most run total ever at UCSB...Ended the season eighth in the Big West and fifth all-time at UCSB with 57 hits, the most of any returning player...Second on the team with eight sac bunts, 16 walks and a .366 on-base percentage...Paced the Gauchos in Big West play scoring 14 runs and collecting 22 hits by way of a .301 batting average...Set a UCSB record by stealing four bases in a single game against Southern Utah (2/8)...Needs just four stolen bases to set a new Santa Barbara record for most stolen bases in a career, having swiped 54 over the last two seasons...Had a team second-best 16 multi-hit games, including a pair of three-hit performances against Colorado State (2/9) and Santa Clara (2/24)...Put together a nine game hit streak starting with Pacific (3/9) and running through USD (3/27)...She also had a streak of nine consecutive games scoring at least one run stretching from the game against Stanford (4/16) to one against Utah State (4/27)...Was UCSB's most successful hitter advancing runners, completing the task in .587% of her opportunities.

A terror on the base paths, Simien swiped 15 bases in 17 attempts to lead the Gauchos and place her second in the Big West...Ranked amongst UCSB's top five in eight offensive categories and the top three in five (Avg., R, H, SB, TB)...The teams third leading hitter, batting .259 with 28 hits (3rd) in 108 at bats (4th)...Only one other Gaucho crossed the plate more than the 17 she accrued in a team fourth best 125 plate appearances...Put together an eight game hit streak to go with her two three hit performances against UC Riverside and Cal State Northridge...Appeared in 46 games, the fourth highest total on the team, snagging 28 total bases.

High School
Prepped at Laguna Hills High School under head coach Cary Crouch...Helped lead the Hawks to three straight Seaview League championships...Had a career batting average of .429 and also was named first team all-league on three occasions...In her junior year, she earned All-CIF honors and was also the Seaview Leagues' Offensive MVP...Was also the captain of Laguna Hills' cross country team...She made Principal's Honor Roll all four years with a 3.5 GPA or higher each year.

Travel Ball
Played for the Orange County Batbusters.

Leslie Renee Simien was born July 24, 1982 in Anaheim, CA...Majoring in Psychology...Would like to become a Pediatrician...Earned Dean's List recognition as a freshman at UCSB...Considered the opportunity to play against the USA Olympic softball team to one of her most memorable moments in her career...Roots for the Lakers...Enjoys watching Olympic synchronized swimming...Her favorite movies are "Ghost" and "The Jungle Book"...Enjoys watching "Sex and the City"...Nicknamed "Snoop"...Has an older brother and sister, Darrell and Kellie...Daughter of Darrell and Denyce Simien.