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    Vanessa Czarnecki
    Vanessa Czarnecki

    Hometown:
    Riverside, Calif.

    High School:
    Riverside Poly

    Height:
    5-5

    Position:
    Infield

    B/T:
    L/R

    2002 (Senior): Had nine multiple hit games ... turned 13 double plays of team's 19 ... in career, ranks first in career sacrifices (72) in the WAC and second in school history ... selected to the NCAA Region IV all-tournament team.

    2001 (Junior): Hit safely in five of last seven WAC games & batted .388 (7-18, 6 R, 2 RBI, 3 BB, 1-1 stolen base, 3 sacrifices) ? had a five-game hit streak (.429, 6-14, 3 R, RBI, 3 BB, 1-1 SB, 2 SH, 6 TB) ? had seven multiple-hit performances & three multiple RBI games ? scored two or more runs in a game three times ? turned 14 double plays in her first season at first base ? in career, ranks No. 7 in sacrifices at Fresno State.

    2000 (Sophomore): Tied career-high five-game hitting streak & batted .313 (5-16, R, SH, 5 TB) ?in last 29 games batted .244 (20-82, 14 R, double, 7 BB, 3 RBI, 2 SH, HBP, 1-1 SB, 21 TB, .256 slug pct.) ? led team in sac hits and third in runs & stolen bases ? had career-high three runs vs. Cal Poly while tying career-best three hits vs. Cal Poly & UC Santa Barbara ?tied career-best two RBI vs. CS Fullerton & knocked in game-winning run against Titans in regional play ? had six multiple- hit games ? turned one double play.

    1999 (Freshman): Hit safely in 19 of last 34 games & batted .287 (25-87, 22 runs, double, 14 walks, 8 RBI) ... had at least a hit in 32 games ... scored at least a run in 30 games ... had 8 multiple hit games & one multiple RBI ... led team in sacrifice hits and hit by pitch (9), fourth in walks and fifth in runs.

    Riverside Poly HS: Three-sport letterwinner in basketball, softball and track at Riverside Poly High School ? in softball, two-time all-CIF and Ivy League MVP ? RHS Athlete of the Year ? 1998 Cal-Hi Sports first team all-State at shortstop? in prep career, batted .458 with 103 stolen bases ? senior year, batted .519 (41 hits, 32 runs, 34 stolen bases) ? junior year, batted .505 with a school-record 48 hits (30 stolen bases & 30 runs) ? school-record 39 stolen bases as a freshman ? led RHS to its first two Ivy League softball titles.

    Personal: Born December 21, 1979 ... parents are John and Vicki Czarnecki ... has an older sister Scarlett and a younger sister Lindsay ... hobbies include the FCA, running, biking and watching movies ? favorite athlete is Orel Hershiser ? recruited by Virginia, Stanford and Michigan State ... member of 18-under gold national champions with Batbusters ? participates in Big Hero-Little Hero program at Fresno State ? represented the USA at the 1997 Junior Superball Tourney and started at third base while taking home a gold medal.

    ACCOLADES

  • 2004 Greek Softball Olympic Team
  • 2002 NCAA Region IV all-tournament team
  • 2002 Second Team All-WAC (utility)
  • 2002 Preseason All-WAC
  • 2002 Kiwanis Torchlighter Award (school academic recognition)
  • 2001 NFCA Scholar-Athlete
  • 2001 Mr. Bulldog scholarship recipient
  • 1999 WAC Freshman All-Academic
  • Seven-time Dean's List
  • Four-time WAC All-Academic
  • Four-time Fresno State Scholar-Athlete
  • Four-time WAC Scholar-Athlete
  • Three-time team's Most Inspirational Award
  • Member of four WAC Championship Teams
  • Four-time NCAA Tournament participant
  • Fifth place finish at 1999 NCAA Women's College World Series
    CAREER STATISTICS
    
    Year      G/GS   AB   R   H   2B   3B   HR   RBI   S/SF   BB   K   SB/SBA   TB   SLG%    AVG
    1999        64/60   169   39   43    1     0     0      11   16/0     24    7      2/3     44     .260    .254
    2000        68/68   188   34   41    2     0     0       7   14/0     17   18      5/6     43     .229    .218
    2001        58/58   168   23   37    0     2     0      16   15/0     16   16      7/9     41     .244    .220
    2002        70/70   187   21   35    2     0     0       6   27/0     16   14      7/11    37     .198    .187
    Totals 260/256  712  117 156   5    2    0    40   72/0   73  54    21/29  165   .232   .219
    
    

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