Tuesday, March 29, 2011
Ashley Tuiasosopo University of Washington Softball
Appeared in 16 games, starting in three ... batted .222, collecting four hits in 18 at bats ... hit one double and three RBIs ... scored four runs and had a slugging percentage of .278 ... had a two-run double to end the game with an 11-2 win over Seattle (3/7), earning her career-high of two hits ... received the Husky Coaches Award.
2009 (Sophomore): Appeared in 12 games ... collected one hit in five at bats ... scored three runs and drove in another and also walked once ... scored a run in the final inning of UW's 6-1, 15-inning win in the deciding game of the NCAA Regionals. .. entered the game as a pinch-runner and scored the fifth and final run of the game ... had a pinch-hit RBI single in UW's 16-3 victory over Utah State, her second career RBI ... later came around to score ... saw her first action of the season against Utah (2/8) in the Red Desert Classic, grounding out in her only plate appearance ... walked in her only plate appearance in the Cathedral City Classic against Mississippi (2/21) ... hit by pitch in her first Pac-10 plate appearance against Oregon State (5/1).
Started five games, including three as the DP and two in right field ... second on the team with 15 appearances as a substitute or pinch-runner ... hit .133 with five runs scored and one RBI ... drove in a run during her first appearance of the year against UMKC on Feb. 15 ... made her first career start against Portland State on Feb. 29 out in right field, but did not bat ... in her second start, hit 2-for-3 and scored twice vs. Idaho State at the Malihini Kipa Aloha Tournament in Honolulu ... picked up her first career hit and run scored in the game ... scored a run against Hawaii in the title game of the tournament (Mar. 9) ... scored a run as a pinch runner at Arizona State (Apr. 12) ... scored a run as a pinch runner at Oregon (May 9).
A two-year letterwinner, and a team captain as a senior, at Woodinville High School ... helped WHS to a third-place finish at state in 2006 and a fifth-place finish in 2007 ... led the Falcons to consecutive league titles as a junior and senior ... named the team's Most Inspirational Player as a senior, and named Most Improved and won the Coaches Award as a junior ... played summer ball in 2007 for the Washington Lady Hawks under head coach J.T. D'Amico ... also lettered three years in basketball at WHS ... as a senior, was the team's Co-MVP, named Most Inspirational and won the Coaches Award ... a two-time Second-Team All-KingCo pick, and a two-time team Defensive Player of the Year.
Daughter of Tina and Manu Tuiasosopo ... father played football at UCLA and in the NFL, including five seasons for the Seattle Seahawks (1979-1983) ... Has one older sister, Leslie and three older brothers, Marques, Zach and Matt ... Marques (1997-2001) and Zach (2001-05) played football at UW and Marques has gone on to play in the NFL ... Leslie was a standout volleyball player for the Huskies (1995-2000) and now is an assistant volleyball coach at UW ... Matt plays in the Seattle Mariners minor league system ... Ashley Pauline Tuiasosopo was born in Bellevue, Wash.