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  Emily Zaplatosch
Emily Zaplatosch

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Scottsdale, AZ

High School:
Horizon

Height:
5-6

Position:
C/1B

Bat/Throw:
R/R

2005 Honors/Awards WCWS All-Tournament Team selection. UCLABruins.com/MetRX Student-Athlete of the Week for April 18. Second-Team All-Pac-10. Third-team Easton All-America.

2005 (Junior) UCLA's top hitter at the WCWS with two doubles and three RBI. Had a bases-loaded two-RBI double to open UCLA's five-run sixth inning in the first game of the Championship Series against Michigan (UCLA won 5-0). That was her team-high 13th double on the season ...Perfect defensively for the season on 558 chances. Had three RBI and a home run with three runs scored at NCAA Regionals. Hit a sixth-inning solo home run for UCLA's lone run of Friday's Super Regional loss to Georgia. Had two doubles on a 2-for-3 day against Notre Dame on Feb. 25. Provided the game-winning RBIs with a two-run double to cap a five-RBI 2-for-3 game against Santa Clara on Mar. 6. Had a three-run home run and a two-run double for her two hits in that game. Longest hitting streak of the season started with the Ole Miss game on Mar. 4 and lasted eight games. Had UCLA's only hit against Texas on Mar. 15. Had all three RBI for UCLA in their Apr. 9-10 games at California. Had a spectacular weekend against Arizona on Apr. 16 and 17, going 4-for-7 with three home runs, nine RBI and a 1.300 slugging percentage in two games against the Wildcats. Had game-ending hits in both games against Arizona, a three-run home run to invoke the mercy rule on Apr. 16 and a bases-loaded single to give the Bruins a 5-4 win on Apr. 17. Hit .400 at Arizona/ASU the first full weekend in May, going 4-for-9 with four RBIs, including the first two of the game in UCLA's win over the Wildcats on May 6.

USA Softball (2004) Played with the USA Schutt Elite Team at the Canada Cup and Championship Cup. Hit .313, (10-32) with two doubles and three walks. Perfect defensively on 125 chances, primarily behind the plate. Played in five games with the Gold Medal USA Elite Team at the World University Games. Perfect defensively on 51 chances during that tournament.

2004 (Sophomore) Honorable Mention All-Pac-10. Had a five-RBI day against Nebraska on Feb. 13, going 2-for-3 with two home runs. Had a third home run later that day against DePaul at the UNLV Classic. Only error of the season was a catchers interference call in the top of the seventh inning of UCLA's Apr. 25 game vs. Cal, a game that the Bruins won 3-1. Had five sacrifice bunts at the WCWS. Added to the UCLA women's soccer roster late in the 2004 fall season when two of the team's three goalies were injured. Started UCLA's regular season finale at Oregon and played in just under 80 minutes over UCLA's last nine games of the season.

USA Softball (2003) Played with USA Softball's silver medal team at the Junior World Championship team in October. Hit .429 at the Tournament, going 9-for-21 with four doubles, two home runs and a team-high 11 RBIs. Trailed only Bruin teammate Caitlin Benyi with a .905 slugging percentage for the Americans. Perfect defensively on 71 chances, and caught three of four potential base stealers.

Summer 2003 Played with Teamsmith Nationals, a team that finished second at the ASA Women's Majors tournament.

2003 (Freshman) Second-Team Easton All-American. Caught Keira Goerl's no-hitter in the NCAA Championship game. Put down a bunt in the NCAA Championship game that advanced Stephanie Ramos to third base, where she scored the game's only run on the following play. Got the out on a critical play at the plate in the second inning of UCLA's dramatic second win over Texas on Semifinal Sunday at the WCWS. Homered and had a two-RBI double in UCLA's Saturday win over Michigan State at NCAA Regional 2. Double gave UCLA two insurance runs in the top of the seventh inning. Threw out 13 of a possible 22 baserunners, including one caught stealing at the WCWS. Picked off six baserunners during the season, including three in Pac-10 play.

High School Four-year letterwinner as a catcher for the Horizon softball team and as a goalie for the soccer team. Four-time All-State, All-Region and All-City selection in softball. Hit .392 for her career at Horizon. Named an ARCO Best of the West Athlete of the Month recipient by Student Sports. Three-time All-State selection for Horizon's soccer team, where she was the starting goalie for the 2001 State Champions. Had a state record 52 shutouts during her career, including a string of 17 in a row. Played ASA travel softball with PV Premier Gold. High School teammate of Bruin classmate Caitlin Benyi in both softball and soccer.


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