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  Keira Goerl
Keira Goerl

Player Profile
Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Moreno Valley, CA

High School:
Valley View

Height:
5-10

Position:
P

Birthdate:
02/15/1982

Bat/Throw:
R/R

Summer 2003: Played with the U.S. National Team that participated at the Pan-Am Games. Team won bronze at the Canada Cup and won the gold medal at the Pan-Am Games. Goerl compiled a 0.75 ERA and 3-0 record with Team USA in six appearances, three starts and three relief appearances to total 18-2/3 innings in the circle with 15 strikeouts and one shutout.

2003 Honors/Awards: Most Outstanding Player of the WomenÕs College World Series and UCLAÕs NCAA Regional. Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year. First-team All-American, All-Region and All-Pac-10. Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 25, Apr. 1 and May 5. ESPN.com/USA Softball National Player of the Week on Apr. 1.

2003: Pitched a nine-inning no-hitter in the NCAA Championship Game, a 1-0 UCLA win over California, completing a stretch of six complete games over five days at the WCWS. Tied and broke the UCLA career victories record on May 25 at the WCWS with both victories against Texas. Named Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week on Feb. 25 for her performance at the FAU Worth Invitational, when she posted a 3-0 record with a 0.00 ERA, striking out 26 batters and holding opposing batters to a .050 batting average. Each of GoerlÕs three appearances were one-hitters. Named ESPN.com/USA Softball National Player of the Week and Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week on April 1 for her performances against Cal State Fullerton, Stanford and California. Goerl pitched her first no-hitter of the season and struck out 25 during her 22.1 innings in the circle en route to a 3-0 record. Earned her third Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week honor on May 5, after posting a 0.00 ERA and 2-0 record against Washington and Oregon State, pitching her 13th one-hitter of the year against Washington and striking out 12 Oregon State batters in the softball game completed on May 4. Broke UCLAÕs single-season victories record with her first win over Michigan State at Regionals (May 17). Previous record of 33 wins was shared by Bruin greats Courtney Dale (1999) and Lisa Fernandez (1993). Finished the season with 40 wins. Pitched 14 one-hitters and 23 solo shutouts . Had two no-hitters during the season, the NCAA Championship Game (May 26 vs. California) and UCLAÕs Pac-10 opener on Mar. 28 at Stanford. Had a streak of 98 innings without allowing an earned run. Shared a perfect game with Michelle Turner in UCLAÕs postseason opener against Colgate on May 15. Goerl started and pitched four innings before Turner completed the game.

Summer 2002: Played with the U.S. World Championship Team. Pitched five innings in the World Championship tournament with a 1-0 record, 0.00 ERA and two strikeouts. Also had a 0.00 ERA at the US Cup with three innings pitched and three strikeouts. Went 2-0 at the Canada Cup with 10 innings pitched, 15 strikeouts and a 3.60 ERA.

2002 Honors/Awards: First-team All-American. First-team All-Pacific Region. First-team All-Pac-10. All-Tournament selection for both the NCAA Regional and the WCWS. Most Valuable Player of the NCAA Regional. Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week a conference record five times. NFCA National Player of the Week on March 13.

2002: Threw six no-hitters, the most by a UCLA pitcher in a single season since Lisa Fernandez threw six no-nos during her senior season in 1993. Named Most Valuable Player at NCAA Regionals after going 3-0 with a 0.00 ERA, 33 strikeouts, one walk and a no-hitter. Threw double-figure strikeouts in her first five postseason starts. A five-time Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week, she became the only player in Pac-10 history to earn five weekly honors in a single season. Named the Pitcher of the Week on Mar. 11, Mar. 18, Apr. 15, Apr. 29 and May 13. NFCA Player of the Week on March 13. For the March 11 Pac-10 and March 13 NFCA award, she tallied 36 strikeouts in 23 innings, including a no-hitter against Iowa, a game in which she struck out six and walked two. Goerl then went back-to-back, earning the Pac-10 award on March 18 with a complete game shutout against UC Santa Barbara. On April 16, she was named the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week with a 2-0 record and 12 IP against Stanford and California. Fourth PiOW award came on Apr. 29, going 3-0 with two double-figure strikeout games and a no-hitter against No. 6 California. Earned her fifth honor on May 13 after going 2-0 against No. 2 Arizona and No. 4 Arizona State with a 12 strikeout game against the Wildcats. Had 12 double-figure strikeout games during the season with a high of 13 strikeouts against UC Riverside (Feb. 20) and No. 8 Washington (Apr. 24).

2001: Took over the role of UCLAÕs No. 1 starter at the midpoint of the Pac-10 season when Amanda Freed was diagnosed with a forearm injury. Led the team with a 27-2 record and 194 innings pitched. Named to the NCAA Regional All-Tournament Team and was a second-team All-Pac-10 selection. Pitched a five-inning perfect game on March 9 vs. UC Riverside, striking out six in the 10-0 win. Earned the "W" in UCLAÕs 3-0 win over No. 2 Arizona on April 8, striking out eight and walking one. Also pitched all 14 innings on April 13 against Washington, coming out with 14 KÕs, 3 walks and the win. Season-high for a regulation game is nine strikeouts on May 4 against Oregon. Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week for Apr. 30, pitching 19 of a possible 29 innings with 12 strikeouts, allowing just four hits and three walks while holding opposing batters to a 0.63 batting average. Finished ranked in the Pac-10Õs 10 best in wins (27/fourth, tied for 17th in the NCAA), innings pitched (194/seventh), strikeouts (158/eighth) and ERA (1.15/10th, 47th in the NCAA).

Summer 2001: Played with the U.S. National Team for USA Red. Team won the U.S. Cup and was third at the Canada Cup. ASA team, the Phoenix Storm, won the ASA WomenÕs Open Major Fastpitch National Championships. Earned the Birtha Tickey Award (Outstanding Pitcher of the Tournament) for the second consecutive year and was named a first-team All-American.

High School: CIF Southern Section Player of the Year as a junior and senior. NFCA All-American both years. Pitched six no-hitters, two perfect games and 17 shutouts for a 0.04 season ERA as a senior. As a junior, tossed seven no-hitters, one perfect game and 22 shutouts for a 0.05 ERA and a 124-inning scoreless streak to end the season. Team won the CIF Southern Section her junior year (1999). For her career at Valley View, pitched 24 no-hitters, eight perfect games and 66 shutouts. Allowed one earned run each in her junior and senior seasons. Had a career record of 76-11 at Valley View, including 23-2 as a senior and 23-1 as a junior. Played with the 1999 U.S. Junior National team, which earned a silver medal in Taipei, Taiwan. Three-time All-American in ASA competition playing for Batbusters. Honor Roll student every semester.


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