Kierra Willis
Kierra  Willis


Pleasant Hill, Calif.

High School:
Clayton Valley Charter





`Dogs Rack Up Five Honors on All-MW Softball Teams

Defensive Player of the Year Moss and Compton Tabbed to First Team; Brazil, Harris and Willis Land on Second Team.


`Dogs Slam Rams on Margie Wright Diamond Dedication Day, 7-2

Brazil socks pair of homers, and Solomon drills grand slam to keep `Dogs in MW lead.


Compton's 1-0 Shutout Cinches Series over Rebels

The sophomore right-hander strikes out six en route to her eighth shutout of the year.


`Dogs Split Doubleheader with Rebels

Back-to-back Fresno State homers spur game 2 win; eighth-inning UNLV solo homer decides opener.


'Dogs Open Spartan Doubleheader with 8-1 Win

Moss & Smith each collect three hits behind Compton's complete game.


Senior Day - May 4, 2014 (vs. CSU)

Senior Day - May 4, 2014 (vs. CSU) - Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.


Photo Gallery at St. Mary's

Photo Gallery at St. Mary's (4/16/14) - Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2014.


Softball v. Pacific (03-14-14) - By Keith Kountz

Softball v. Pacific (03-14-14) - By Keith Kountz


Softball - Fall 2013

Fresno Softball Action Pictures, October 2013. Photos by Geoff Thurner, Copyright 2013.

Compton 2013

Last updated: June, 2015

Fresno State Accolades
• 2015 All-MW Second-Team
• 2015 MW Player of the Week (2/24, 5/11)
• 2015 Sysco Student-Athlete of the Week (2/23, 5/11)
• 2015 Madness MW Player of the Week (3/17)
• 2014 All-MW Second-Team

2015 (SOPHOMORE): As predicted in the Preseason All-Conference poll, Willis was a repeated All-MW second-team pick at the conclusion of the 2015 season ... the righty power hitter started all but one game in left field and has 97 career starts in her two seasons as a Bulldog, making 104 total game appearances in two seasons ... she guided the `Dogs to its first ever MW title after posting a multi-hit game in all three conference slates against UNLV where Fresno State secured the championship and automatic bid to postseason on May 8 in Las Vegas, Nev. ... batting cleanup for the Bulldogs, Willis is one of five Bulldogs that hit above .350 on the season, ending the year with a third-best batting average of .364 while serving as one of the nation's leaders in triples, earning a third place ranking for her nine triples this season, only two shy of a three-way tie for first place ... she enjoyed multiple weekly accolades including a two-time MW Player of the Week (2/24, 5/11), Sysco Student-Athlete of the Week (2/23, 5/11) and College Sports Madness named the sophomore outfielder the MW Madness Player of the Week on Mar. 17 after helping the `Dogs to a weekend record of 4-1 at the conclusion of the Fresno State Classic ... took part in adding to the Fresno State softball record book as she slammed one of the three back-to-back-to-back home runs coming against Stanford at the Mary Nutter Classic, helping the `Dogs to a 13-8 victory over the Cardinal ... the Pleasant Hill, Calif., native led the team in triples (9), home runs (8), RBI (55), total bases (108), slugging percentage (.667) and hit by pitch (8), with a second-best on base percentage (.472) ... during the 24-game conference slate she guided the league with nine triples and ranks top 10 in runs scored (43), total bases (108), slugging percentage (.667), RBI (55) and hit by pitch (8) ... capped the season with a team-high of 18 multiple RBI games, scoring two runs in 11 games, three runs in five games and four runs in two matchups ... helped power the `Dogs past Pacific in the only non-conference game coming during the regular season, highlighted by a three-run home run and additional RBI during the 5-0 matchup in Fresno State's favor ... the leftfielder claims a team season game-high of two triples coming against Rutgers on Feb. 27 and ties with three walks facing UNLV during the regular season ... her first career home run came against Santa Clara on Feb. 14 while she paced the team with eight on the season.

2014 (FRESHMAN): The team's top newcomer led the squad in on-base percentage (.432), and ranked second in stolen bases (9) and walks (24), third in batting (.307), fourth in triples (2) and fifth in multi-hit games (8) ... altogether, she played 49 of the team's 52 contests on the year, and batted in the fifth-ninth slots ... among her 42 starts, she reached base in 34 of those contests ... had game-winning RBI vs. UC Santa Barbara (eighth-inning grounder) and Colorado State (fourth-inning single) ... in her 22 games of conference action, she hit .346 and stood third on squad in on-base percentage (.433) ... had five- and four-game hit streaks in MW play, and another four-game run in February. ... owned team's fourth-longest reached base streak on year - a 12-game opening-month stretch that included pinch-hits the last two at-bats ... also owned team's best pinch-hit batting average on season (.500, 3-for-6), including a triple vs. CS Fullerton ... defensively, logged .932 fielding mark with 41 putouts (and three errors and no assists).

High School: The four-time first-team all-league selection was also the MVP for her Clayton Valley Charter High School team ...the Silver Slugger award recipient sported a season best batting mark of .636 ... a four-time letterwinner, she helped her squad to a DVA1 title and NCS Division II runner-up finish, and 22-3 mark in 2013.

Personal: Criminology major ... parents are Kelly and Todd, and has one older brother Johnny and a younger sister Ariana.

Runs scored: 3 - at New Mexico (4/6/14); vs. Oklahoma State (2/22/15); vs. UNLV (5/9/15)
Hits: 3 - at New Mexico (4/4/14); vs. Texas (2/20/15); vs. Oklahoma State (2/22/15); at UNLV (5/8/15)
RBI: 4 - vs. Rutgers (2/27/15); vs. Pacific (5/2/15)
Doubles: 1 - 8 times, vs. Appalachian State (2/8/14); vs. Ohio State (2/20/15); vs. Stanford (2/21/15); vs. Arizona (3/8/15); vs. Providence (3/12/15); vs. Utah State (4/10/15); vs. Nevada (4/26/15); vs. UNLV (5/8/15)
Triples: 2 - vs. Rutgers (2/27/15)
Total bases: 6 - vs. Stanford (2/21/15); vs. Oklahoma State (2/22/15); vs. Rutgers (2/27/15); vs. Utah State (4/10/15)
Walks: 3 - vs. Virginia (2/22/14); at UNLV (5/9/15)
Stolen bases: 2 - vs. Appalachian State (2/8/14)
Putouts: 5 - vs. Boise State (4/17/15)
Assists: 1 - vs. San Diego (2/8/5); vs. Pacific (3/12/15); vs. Cal Poly (3/15/15)

Nicknames: Kiki, Willis, Kie
Favorite Color: Turquoise, purple, red
Favorite Stuffed Animal: Bulldog pillow pet
Favorite Saying/Motto: You can't put a limit on anything the more you dream, the further you get.
Favorite Hobbies: Shopping, hiking, camping, listening to music, hanging out with my teammates, going to the movies, spending time with my family.
Favorite Place I'd Like to Travel to: Caribbean islands
Favorite Place on Campus: Locker room
Favorite Entrée/Dish: Lettuce wraps
Favorite Ice Cream: Chocolate chip mint
Favorite Snack: apples, oranges
First CD I Owned: Chris Brown
I Chose Fresno State because: It's supportive athletic and academically, I see the program with potential growth along with my self as a player and an individual.
Favorite Pro Teams: San Francisco Giants, San Diego chargers.
Favorite Coach Ford saying: Focus on the process not the result.
If I didn't play softball, I would play: Basketball

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