UNCG Softball BIO
12 Danielle Vega

2016 (Senior)
Appeared in 59 games with 57 starts… batted .382 (65-for-170)… named All-SoCon Second Team… named All-SoCon Preseason First Team… Earned SoCon Player of the Month honors for February… hit 11 doubles good for second on the team… hit nine home runs, also second on the team… finished the season with a .606 slugging percentage and a .456 on base percentage… led the team with 44 RBI… had 103 total bases and made 54 put outs with 144 assists and 13 errors for a .928 fielding percentage… had 20 multi-hit games and led the team in multi-RBI games with 12… began the season reaching base in 15-straight games… had a seven game hit streak… hit a grand slam against Kansas (2/14)… had multi-home runs twice this season against Bryant (3/15) and Drexel (3/25)… led the team wit ha .466 batting average in SoCon action with a .707 slugging percentage and a .500 on base percentage… fielded .925 in SoCon play and appeared in all 18 league games for the Spartans… finished her career ranked eighth on the career batting average list at UNCG (.342) and fourth in career hits (225)… hit 43 career doubles which ranks third in the UNCG record books and her 118 RBI is fifth all-time… she finishes tied for eighth in home runs (20) and 11th in career walks (60).

2015 (Junior): 
Saw action in all 47 games, starting all 47 games at third base/DP ... named second team All-Conference at third base ... set career-highs in average (.366), hits (56), doubles (12), slugging percentage (.507), on-base percentage (.451) and walks (21) ... led the team with 16 multiple hit games and had three hits in six games ... six times drove in multiple runs, including three RBI against UMass Lowell (Feb. 7) ... hit a home run against North Carolina A&T (March 3) ... had a solo home run against Western Carolina (April 3) ... launched a game-tying two run home run in the series opener against ETSU (April 25) in the seventh inning ... collected a hit or a walk in 39 of 47 games this season ... went 4-for-8 with three RBI in a three-game series against Samford (March 28-29) ... was 7-for-11 with two RBI in a three-game series win at Furman (May 2-3) ... led the team with a blistering .431 average in conference play off 22 hits, eight doubles, two home runs and eight RBI ... finished the season on a eight-game hitting streak ... ended the season with four hits in the SoCon Tournament against Mercer (May 6), ETSU (May 7) and Western Carolina (May 7).    

2014 (Sophomore):
Played in and started all 57 games at third base ... hit .325 on 52 hits, 27 runs scored, nine doubles, a career-best six home runs and 34 RBI ... made 108 assists at third base ... was 1-for-3 with a home run and RBI in game one against Virginia Tech (Feb. 18) ... had two RBI against Hampton (Feb. 23) ... went 1-for-2 with an RBI double against Brown (Mar. 1) ... posted back-to-back games with two or more hits against Bucknell (Mar. 2) and North Carolina A&T (Mar. 5) ... had a solo home run against Georgia Southern (Mar. 15) ... put together a nine-game hitting streak from Mar. 13 through Mar. 29 ... blasted a solo home run in the series finale against Samford (Mar. 23) ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI in the series finale against Chattanooga (Mar. 30) ... hit a home run in game one at Liberty (April 2) ... was 2-for-5 with three RBI in game two at Liberty (April 2) ... had two home runs with three RBI in game one against UNCW (April 9) ... was 2-for-3 with two RBI in the series finale against Western Carolina (April 13) ... has picked up an RBI in four-straight games against Charlotte (April 23) and in the three-game series at Appalachian State (April 26-27) ... was 5-for-11 with two runs scored and an RBI against Elon (May 3-4) ... had eight hits in the SoCon Tournament (May 7-10), including a 3-for-3 game in the championship against Chattanooga.

2013 (Freshman):

Started 56 games, hitting .297 on 52 hits, 19 runs scored, 11 doubles, two home runs and 22 RBI at third base ... had 17 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI contests ... had a seven-game hitting streak from Feb. 15 through Feb. 24 ... had three hits, a double, one run scored and an RBI against Eastern Illinois (Feb. 17) ... named SoCon softball Player of the Week (Feb. 18) after hitting .588 with 10 hits, four doubles and three runs scored at the Hornet Invitational (five games) ... went 2-for-4 with a two-run home run and four RBI against Quinnipiac (Feb. 23) ... had a 4-for-8 effort in the doubleheader against Charlotte (Mar. 14) with a double and a run scored ... picked up her second home run of the season in the Western Carolina series (Mar. 16-17) and had four hits, two runs scored and three RBI ... had two doubles and three RBI in game one against North Carolina A&T (Mar. 21) ... went 5-for-12 with two runs scored, three RBI and a double in the Elon series (Mar. 29-30) ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI against North Carolina (April 24) ... picked up three hits and a two-run double in the series against College of Charleston (May 4-5) ... had a hit against Georgia Southern in the SoCon Tournament title game (May 11).  

High school
an infielder out of Rialto, Calif., racked up 57 hits for a .633 average and led the CIF Southern Section with 63 RBIs her senior season … finished her prep career with 200+ hits (209) and more than 200 RBI (206), both new records … named first team All-State by ESPN CAL-Hi Sports … earned a spot on MaxPrep's Medium Schools Softball All-American Second Team twice (2011-12) … hit .663 with 41 runs, a county-record 69 RBI, 17 doubles, three triples and 10 home runs … A member of the California Southern Section All-Division IV Team and the San Bernardino Sun All-Area MVP … was also an all-state selection by multiple organizations … also named the All-Ambassador League Player of the Year and has helped Aquinas High School to four league championships … also an all-conference player in volleyball, played one year of club softball for the Corona Angels Gold.

Danielle Mary Vega... born March 13, 1994, in San Bernardino, Calif. ... daughter of Catarino and Kathleen... has five siblings, Amanda, Brittany, Cassandra, Elias and Jonathon … sister Cassandra played softball at California Berkeley and uncle David Ortega played football at California Berkeley  … major is Biology. 

Position: Third Base
Height: 5'7"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Rialto, Calif
High School: Aquinas
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