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9   Elisa Vasquez
Elisa Vasquez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Hesperia, CA

High School:
A.B. Miller HS

Position:
C


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2003: The catcher had a breakout season as a junior in 2003 ...after never receiving a single postseason honor in her first two seasons,Vasquez was named a second team NFCA All-American,an Easton first team All-American,a first team NFCA All-Region selection,an All-ACC selection and an All-ACC Tournament selection ...she is the first catcher in Florida State history to garner NFCA All-America honors ...led FSU in RBIs and triples,second on the team in batting average and third in slugging percentage ...finished just four RBIs shy of setting the single-season RBI record at Florida State and surpassed her career RBI total last season ...averaged .81 RBI per game ...top three in seven different offensive categories and top five in 12 offensive categories ...threw out 40%of would-be base stealers and fielded .992 ...gunned down 10 of 25 would be base stealers ...third on the team in chances and putouts ...hit the first four home runs of her career this season ...hit over 100 points higher than her career average and slugged more than 150 points higher in 2003 ...had the team 's second longest hitting streak at 12 games ...led the team in 2003 with 14 multi-RBI games,third on the team with 13 multi-hit games and first on the team with 10 game-winning RBIs. ACC REGULAR SEASON: Third on the team with a .318 average,seven hits and six RBIs in conference play ...second on the team with 13 total bases ...led FSU with three game-winning RBIs in ACC contests ...slugged .545 in ACC play this season ...fifth in the ACC in batting average and second in the conference in triples ...ranked third in the ACC in RBIs and was amongst the conference leaders for hits and slugging ...in ACC games she was among the leaders for batting average,hits,home runs,triples,slugging percentage,RBIs and total bases. GAME HIGHLIGHTS: Drove in two runs in FSU 's first game of the season versus Georgia Southern ,drew one walk and had 12 putouts from the catcher position ...started as the designated player in game two against the Eagles driving in a run and walking twice ...had her first multi-hit game against Auburn going 2-for-3,scoring a run and recording a walk ...had a great game versus a very good Georgia team.The California native went 2 for 4 with a double,a triple and two runs scored against the eighth-ranked team in the nation.Her fourth inning triple tied the game as she came home on the play due to a UGA error.Her sixth inning double set the stage for the Tribe 's two-run comeback ...went 2 for 3 with a double and three RBIs against MTSU ...scored another run,the game-winner,and drew two walks in FSU 's next game and then beat up Middle Tennessee again with a 1 for 3 day that included another double,another RBI and another run scored ...finished the tournament by going 1 for 3 versus Iowa State with two more runs scored and another walk ...against Mercer she went 2 for 3 with three runs scored and a triple ...against Syracuse ,Vasquez scored a run, drew a walk and doubled her career total for stolen bases in one game with two.She also registered 11 putouts ...in the Seminoles ' doubleheader versus Troy State ,Vasquez drove in six RBIs in the two games.For the doubleheader she went 3 for 6 with a double and two runs scored ...had the best week at the plate of any Seminole hitter against the toughest competition at the Kia Klassic ...started with a 1 for 3 performance against Long Beach while scoring a run and throwing out a runner ...had one of FSU 's three hits against No.1 Arizona ...completed the week with a perfect 2 for 2 day and a walk against Louisiana-Lafayette ...given a rare game off against Boston U .With the Tribe trailing 1-0 in the bottom of the 8th,she was called on to pinch hit with two outs and a runner on first.Vasquez la UNC hed her first career HR to win the game for FSU and keep the Tribe alive for the championship ...had a huge game against the Lady Rattlers as she went 3 for 4 with three runs scored and two RBIs in FSU 's 9-2 win.She also stole a base ...had a huge doubleheader versus Elon .In game one,Vasquez went 1 for 3, scored a run and had an RBI.Went 3 for 4 with two doubles and two RBIs in game two.It was the first multi-double game of her career ...drove in both runs in the second game of the UCF twin bill as FSU won 2-0 on her two-run triple ...knocked in three more runs and also gunned down two would be base stealers in the opener versus Furman ...went 3 for 4 with a run scored versus Florida A&M ... had a 2 for 3 day with a run scored and drove in the game-winner in a blow out of Jacksonville ...the junior knocked in three game-winning RBIs and 10 RBIs overall as she led FSU offensively to sweeps over No.22 Florida and ACC rival Virginia .The catcher/designated player hit .538,slugged 1.231 and was on base 57%of the time.She knocked in 10 RBIs,scored five times,recorded a double, a triple and two home runs on top of not striking out once all week.She hit .500 with runners in scoring position,.600 with two outs,three of her 10 RBIs came with two outs and she posted four straight games with an RBI including three consecutive multi-RBI games.Also extended her season-long hitting streak to seven games ...drove in her 10th game-winning RBI of the season in FSU 's 6-0 season finale win over Georgia Tech ...Florida State 's fifth leading hitter in the ACC Tournament with a .333 batting average.Had three hits (tied for third on the team)in nine at bats (tied for second on the team)...in the ACC Championships, she tied for the team lead in RBIs with five including a team-tournament high three in Florida State 's tournament opening victory over Virginia ...one of only two Seminoles (along with Lesley Palmer)to have at least one RBI in all three games during the ACC Tournament ...hit her first career ACC Tournament home run and fourth of the season against Virginia in Florida State 's 10-1 victory in its first game of the tournament ...scored what proved to be the game-winning run in the Seminoles ' victory over Georgia Tech ...had five putouts and two assists from her catcher 's position ...threw out the only runner who attempted to steal a base against her.Gunned down Heather Field of Virginia in the tournament opener for the Seminoles when she tried to steal in the third inning with the Cavaliers trailing,7-0.

2002: As part of a battery with Jessica van der Linden, Vasquez got the opportunity to start 54 games and she took advantage in a big way....the junior set career best marks for games played (62), starts (54), at bats (151), runs (12), hits (34), triples (1), RBIs (15), walks (10) and stolen bases (1)...committed just eight errors in 338 chances behind the plate and at first base...she will be called upon to fill the shoes of All-Region catcher Kimmy Carter who graduated after the 2002 season...her .400 average with the bases loaded was second best on the team of anyone with more than one opportunity...was also a valuable player leading off an inning where she batted .310...Vasquez was the team's best pinch hitter in 2002 going 3-for-9...in the games against Washington, FAU and South Carolina she hit .500 (6-for-12), knocked in three runs, recorded a double and slugged .583...started the weekend with a 2-for-3 day against FAU that included an RBI and a walk...helped FSU stage a seventh-inning rally as her two-out single cut the lead to 4-2...accounted for two of FSU's four runs versus No. 9 Washington with a first inning sac fly and a third inning RBI double to left...finished the week with a perfect 3-for-3 day versus Louisville...in New Mexico, she started the weekend with a big game versus Texas Tech as she went 2-for-3 with a run scored...at the Seminole Invitational, Vasquez came up with two big plays for the Seminoles against Middle Tennessee and Auburn...with Florida State down 1-0 to Middle Tennessee in the bottom of the ninth inning and a runner on third with two outs, she laced a shot down the right field line, driving in the tying run and ending up with a stand up triple...against Auburn, Vasquez had the game-winning hit driving in two runs, capping off a four-run come from behind victory in the bottom of the seventh...at the Kia Klassic, Vasquez hit .333 (4-for-12), drove in two runs and struck out just once...had a three game hitting streak during the Seminoles' toughest stretch at the Kia as she went 1-for-3 versus No. 6 Oklahoma, 1-for-2 versus No. 9 Fullerton and 2-for-2 with an RBI against No. 13 Washington...in FSU's 11-inning loss to No. 25 Ohio State, she recorded two sacs and drove in FSU's lone run in a 2-1 setback...in a three game set versus FAMU, she hit .400 (2-for-5), scored a run, knocked in an RBI and was perfect in the field....in two games versus UAB and Georgia Tech, she went 2-for-4 (.500), scored a run and had 3 RBIs...against Florida in the game two victory, Vasquez was 1-for-3 with a run scored and an RBI...she recorded her second-most putouts of the season with 13 against Jacksonville State...hit .333 against North Carolina and Virginia going a combined 2-for-6 with a double, two runs scored and one RBI...recorded just one of three hits versus UNC in the semi-finals of the 2002 ACC Championships...at the NCAA Tallahassee Regional, Vasquez earned a starting role as the designated player and was one-for-three at the plate...singled in the ninth inning versus Georgia Tech to help Florida State score the game-winning run...saw extensive action on the biggest stage of the season starting three games and appearing in all four of FSU's College World Series games...recorded her first-ever WCWS hit off of 2001 National Player of the Year Jennie Finch.

2001: Appeared in 32 games and had the second most starts (25) of any freshman on the 2001 squad (24)...started 17 games at catcher, five games at DP, two games in right and one game in left...owns FSU's second longest hitting streak of the season (8)...had two multi-hit and two multiple RBI games last season...had two doubles and eight RBI's in 2001...hit .254, scored five runs, had 17 total bases, a .288 slugging percentage, a .323 on base percentage and a fielding percentage of .982...set a season high for hits with two against Iowa State (Mar. 15) and Georgia State (Apr. 1)...also set a season high for total bases against Georgia State (3)...record 13 putouts against Florida A&M (Mar. 6)...batting average peaked at .300 Apr. 21 after a1-for-2 day against East Carolina.

High School: Was a four year varsity letter winner at A.B. Miller High School...offensive player of the year junior and senior seasons...first team all-league junior and senior seasons...MVP senior season...first team all-county senior season...named scholar athlete four years...won eight academic gold medals...recipient of US Army Scholar Athlete award.

Personal: Major is communications...born April 27, 1982.27, 1982.

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