Herrera suffered a torn left ACL in the season opener against Texas on Feb. 9 ... in her second at-bat, had a slap-bunt single to lead off the sixth inning, but was injured after crossing first base ... was granted a medical hardship and will be a redshirt senior in 2008.
Was one of seven Bruins to start all 59 contests, batting in the eighth slot in each game ... made 37 starts in left field and 22 at first base ... was third on the team and tied for seventh in the Pac-10 with 16 stolen bases ... hit .183 with four home runs, 15 RBI and 24 runs scored ... hit her first career grand slam in the Regional Championship game against San Diego State on May 21 ... also homered against Santa Clara (Mar. 5), Michigan (Mar. 15) and Stanford (Mar. 31) ... had four multi-hit games against Massachusetts (Feb. 11), Santa Clara, Washington (Apr. 26) and San Diego State ... scored three times and drew three walks in the season opener against Sacramento State on Feb. 9 ... drove in a pair against San Jose State on Mar. 4 ... stole two bases against Kansas (Feb. 25), Washington and Oregon (May 5).
Played ASA with the Schutt Hurricanes with Bruin teammates Krista Colburn, Kristen Dedmon and Danielle Peterson ... team won the Women's Major Nationals tournament in Stratford, Conn. ... name the tournament MVP, also earning first-team ASA All-American honors at second base.
Played in all 60 games, one of five Bruins to do so, making 56 starts ... started in left field 35 times, in right 11 times, at second base in eight games and in center field and at designated player once each ... was third on the team with six stolen bases and fourth with eight sacrifice hits ... batted .257 with three homers, seven runs batted in and 18 runs scored ... had a game-tying home run in UCLA's opening-game victory of the Women's College World Series against California on June 2 ... went 2-for-3 with the Bruins' first home run of the season at UC Santa Barbara on Jan. 30 ... also homered against Georgia on Feb. 4, going 2-for-3 with two RBI ... scored the game-winning run in Game 2 of the Super Regional against Georgia (May 28) ... posted nine multi-hit games ... laid down two sacrifice bunts against Michigan on June 7.
Finished fourth with the Schutt Hurricanes at the ASA Women's Major Championship tournament ... named a first-team All-American at second base.
Played in 48 games, making 25 starts for the 2004 National Champions ... started 12 times in right field, seven in left and six at designated player ... hit .196 with four homers and 11 RBI and 17 runs scored ... tied for second on the team with six stolen bases ... hit in four straight games from May 8 to 15 ... went 2-for-3 with three RBI and her first collegiate home run against DePaul on Feb. 13 ... also homered against Northwestern on Feb. 21, Cal Poly on Mar. 5 and Stanford on May 9 ... had a pair of RBI twice against Stanford (May 9 and May 27).
VALENCIA HIGH SCHOOL
Herrera was a four-year letterwinner in softball and tennis at Valencia High School in Valencia, Calif. ... also lettered one year in soccer ... was an All-CIF first-team selection as a senior and a second-team honoree in her junior and sophomore campaigns ... earned All-Foothill League first-team honors three times ... also named to the Los Angeles Daily News All-Star team, Santa Clarita Valley Player of the Year and VHS Athlete of the Year as a senior ... was also a three-time, first-team all-league selection in tennis and was named the SCV Player of the Year in 2001 ... played club for SoCal Pride.
Born Ashley Janell Herrera on Mar. 18, 1985 in Mesa, Ariz. ... parents are Peggy and Art Herrera ... has an older brother Dax, who played baseball at Cal Tech ... recently engaged to Colin Carey, who graduated from UCLA in 2007 and played on the football team for the 2002 and 2003 seasons ... favorite class is international relations ... lists the biggest thrill of her athletic career as winning the 2004 Women's College World Series ... favorites include the television show "CSI", the movie "Billy Madison", the Oakland Raiders, Tiger Woods and actor Shia LaBeouf ... hobbies include shopping, watching TV and movies and traveling the world ... is a double major in political science and history.
Ashley Herrera's Career Hitting Statistics
Ashley Herrera's Game Highs
|AT-BATS||5, vs. Mississippi (3/4/05)||RUNS SCORED||3, vs. Sacramento State (2/9/06)||HITS||2, 14 Times||RUNS BATTED IN||4, vs. San Diego State (5/21/06)||DOUBLES||1, 10 Times||HOME RUNS||1, 11 Times||WALKS||3, vs. Sacramento State (2/9/06)||STOLEN BASES||2, 3 Times||SACRIFICE HITS||2, vs. Michigan (6/7/05)|