UCLA Softball BIO
Stephany LaRosa
Player Profile:
Stephany LaRosa 1264386
Position: Catcher/First Base
Height: 5'8"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Diamond Bar, Calif.
High School: Diamond Bar HS

LaRosa, who was named All-Pac-12 First Team for the fourth straight year, as well as NFCA Second Team All-American, NFCA West All-Region First Team and All-Pac-12 Defensive, led the Bruins with four triples and 23 multiple-RBI contests, tied for first with 20 home runs, was second with 70 runs batted in, 23 multi-hit games, a .794 slugging and nine sacrifice hits and tied for third with a .376 batting average, adding 11 doubles, 56 runs scored, 32 walks and a .469 on base percentage ... was 16th in the country in RBI and tied for 19th in homers ... ranked tied for first among Pac-12 players in triples, third in total bases (150), tied for third in homers and sacrifices, fifth in RBI, sixth in slugging, tied for ninth in runs and 10th in hits (71) ... reached base in 44 of her last 50 games, recording hits in 37 of them ... did not commit an error in her last 389 chances ... had a career-best, 16-game hitting streak (April 19-May 28), batting .500 (27-for-54) with 11 homers, 31 RBI and 20 runs ... posted a stretch of homers in seven of eight games (May 8-28), including five straight from May 8-17 to tie a school record ... left the yard in the Bruins' first game of the Women's College World Series against #2 Oregon on May 28 ... walked, was hit, scored a run and had a sacrifice versus #3 Michigan (May 29) and posted two hits and a run against #4 Auburn (May 30) ... recorded two hits in five at-bats at the Los Angeles Super Regional (May 23-24) against #10 Missouri, walking twice and driving in two on a single and a bases-loaded walk ... had a season-best four RBI in game two on a three-run homer and a sacrifice fly ... went 4-for-10 (.400) at the Los Angeles Regional (May 15-17) with three homers and six RBI ... recorded a solo homer against CSUN (May 15), a two-run shot versus Texas (May 16) and a three-run bomb against San Diego State (May 17), adding a single versus the Aztecs ... was 5-for-12 (.417) in the series at #23 Arizona State (May 7-9) with a pair of homers and six RBI ... hit a three-run homer in game two and went 3-for-4 with another three-run shot in game three ... was 7-for-10 (.700) in the series with #16 Arizona (May 1-3), posting two homers, six RBI and four runs ... had two hits, including a two-run homer in game one, went 2-for-2 with two runs and another two-run bomb in game two and had three singles, including a two-run single, in game three ... was 6-for-10 (.600) in the series at Oregon State (April 25-27) with four RBI, five runs, two doubles and a homer ... reached in all four plate appearances in the middle game with an RBI double, a two-run homer, a double and a hit by pitch ... singled, walked, scored twice and stole a base in game one, while posting two singles and an RBI in the finale ... was 3-for-6 (.500) in the series with #18 California (April 17-19) ... hit a two-run homer on April 17, walking twice ... belted a solo shot and also recorded an RBI single on April 19 ... went 7-for-11 (.636) in the series at Stanford (April 10-12), recording multiple hits, RBI and runs in each game ... had three hits, including a two-run homer, on April 10 ... posted two hits, including a three-run jack, with three runs scored and two walks on April 11 ... added two hits on April 12 ... belted a solo homer on April 3 against #1 Oregon, also picking up an RBI on a bases-loaded walk on April 4 ... posted three hits, a pair of doubles and a triple, while driving in three at CSUN on March 26 ... tallied a single, a run and two walks in the series at #17 Washington (March 21-23) ... recorded a two-run homer and a triple against Utah on March 15, walking twice in the opening game of the series ... homered against Providence on March 8, tying a career high with four walks earlier in the day versus UC Davis ... posted a pair of two-hit games on March 6 against Providence and Illinois, driving in two versus the Illini and stealing a base against the Friars ... had two hits and two RBI against Portland State (Feb. 28) ... recorded a pair of two-hit, two-RBI contests on Feb. 27 against Wichita and Long Beach States, homering versus LBSU ... posted hits and runs in five of six games at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, including a pair of hits against Indiana (Feb. 19) and Ohio State (Feb. 21), driving in a run in each contest and homering versus the Hoosiers ... also drove in two runs against Nebraska on Feb. 22 and one versus #18 Missouri on Feb. 20 ... had a pair of doubles, driving in two, against Utah State on Feb. 14 ... recorded three hits and a pair of RBI versus Texas A&M on Feb. 6 ... hit a solo homer in the season opener on Feb. 5 against Idaho State.

Was named NFCA First Team All-American and All-Region and First Team All-Pac-12 after ranking third on the team in batting average (.367), second in home runs (14) and fourth in runs batted in (45) ... was tops on the team with a .727 slugging and 46 walks and second with a .527 on base percentage ... also had 29 runs scored, 51 hits, eight doubles and 101 total bases ... ranked fourth in the nation in walks per game and 22nd in on base percentage (fourth in Pac-12) ... third with 13 multiple-RBI games and fourth with 11 multi-hit contests ... reached base in a school-record 40 straight games (Feb. 16-May 24) ... committed just two errors in 276 chances (.993 fielding percentage), making only six passed balls ... had an eight-game hitting streak from April 4-19 in which she hit .571 (12-for-21) with 14 RBI, four homers and seven runs ... had two hits in nine at-bats at the Los Angeles Super Regional (May 24-25) against #14 Kentucky, doubling in Game 1 and singling in Game 3 ... posted two hits in eight at-bats (.250) in the Los Angeles Regional (May 16-18) with an RBI, four walks and two runs ... singled and walked against #20 Notre Dame on May 18, walked twice and scored a run on May 17 versus Notre Dame and had an RBI single with a walk and a run on May 16 against Southern Utah ... posted two hits, including a two-run homer, on May 9 at #3 Arizona State, adding a single and a walk on May 10 ... was walked nine times in the Stanford series (May 2-4), including a career-high four on May 4, also hitting a solo homer with two RBI on May 2 ... went 4-for-4, her sixth-career, four-hit game, in the nightcap of an April 21 doubleheader against Long Beach State, hitting a solo homer ... went 5-for-9 (.556) with two homers, seven RBI and four runs in the Oregon State series (April 17-19), which led to her earning her second Pac-12 Player of the Week of the season and the fourth of her career ... belted a pair of homers for the seventh time in her career on April 18 with a two-run shot and a solo homer ... had two hits, two RBI and two runs on April 17 and two RBI on April 19 ... was 5-for-8 (.625) in the series at #3 Oregon (April 4-6) with two homers, six RBI and three walks ... hit a three-run homer on April 6 ... had two hits on both April 4 and April 5, driving in three on an RBI double and a two-run homer in game one of the series ... was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the third time in her career on March 31 after going 8-for-13 (.615) with eight RBI, three homers and four runs in five UCLA wins against Utah and UC Santa Barbara ... was 4-for-7 in the Utah series (March 28-30) with three RBI ... had two hits, including an RBI single, on March 29 ... went 2-for-2 with a solo homer and an RBI single on March 28 ... homered in both ends of a March 26 doubleheader versus UCSB, belting a two-run homer in game one and going 3-for-3 with a two-run homer and an RBI single in game two ... went 3-for-8 in the series at #5 Washington (March 22-24) with four runs batted in, including the game-winning RBI in both victories ... had a two-run single on March 22, an RBI single on March 23 and an RBI single, two walks and a run scored on March 24 ... returned to the lineup after missing eight games with a left leg injury and hit a solo homer on March 16 against #6 Arizona, also drawing two walks ... went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against UC Davis on Feb. 14, tying career highs with two homers and five RBI ... had a pair of hits, including a two-run homer, against Delaware (Feb. 8), driving in three with two runs scored ... named Pac-12 All-Academic Honorable Mention.

Was named NFCA All-Region Second Team and All-Pac-12 First Team after recording a .370 batting average and 52 runs batted in, which were both second on the squad, and 15 home runs, which was third ... was also first with 74 hits and four triples, second with 52 runs scored, 138 total bases and 11 doubles and third with a .690 slugging and a .445 on base percentage ... started all 60 games at shortstop ... tied for 47th nationally in both home runs and triples ... second with 20 multiple-hit games and 14 multi-RBI contests, addding 25 walks (fourth on the team) ... had hits in four of the five games of the Louisville Regional (May 17-19), including three in the last contest of the season against UAB on May 19 ... had a pair of hits, including a three-run homer, on May 11 at Oregon State ... went 5-for-7 in a doubleheader versus CSU Bakersfield on May 4 with five RBI and four runs ... produced her fifth-career, four-hit contest in the nightcap, driving in four and falling a double short of the cycle with two singles, a triple and a two-run homer ... posted her fifth-career, two-homer game (both solo shots) against Loyola Marymount on May 1 ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored against #4 Oregon on April 26 ... was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the second time in her career after going 6-for-12 (.500) at #22 Arizona with five RBI and two homers ... posted a single and a double on April 18, three hits, including a three-run homer, on April 19 and a two-run bomb on April 20 ... recorded three hits, two singles and a double, with a walk and an RBI on April 12 against #8 California ... posted hits in all three games at Utah, belting a three-run homer in the second game of a doubleheader on April 6 ... hit a solo homer on March 24 against #2 Arizona State ... reached in all four plate appearances on two singles and two walks with an RBI on March 23 versus ASU ... hit a two-run homer against Charleston Southern on March 10, adding a pair of singles in the first game that day versus UNLV ... went 2-for-3 with an RBI and a triple against South Alabama (March 9) ... recorded four-straight, multiple-hit games from March 2-6 ... went 3-for-3 with a walk and a run at Cal State Northridge on March 6 ... posted a pair of two-hit games on March 3, with a single, a triple, two RBI and two runs against New Mexico and a single and a two-run homer at San Diego State ... went 3-for-4 with four RBI, two runs and a homer at San Diego (March 2) ... batted .583 at the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic with seven hits in 12 at-bats to go with three RBI and five runs ... went 2-for-2 with two runs and two RBI on a run-scoring single and double against Nevada (Feb. 24) ... had three hits, including a triple, and scored twice versus Oklahoma State on Feb. 23 ... tied a career high with an eight-game hitting streak from Feb. 15-23, batting .542 (13-for-24) with four homers, nine RBI and nine runs ... hit .500 (8-for-16) at the Easton Desert Classic with four homers, eight RBI and six runs ... recorded a pair of two-homer games on Feb. 17 ... went 3-for-4 with two solo bombs versus Louisiana-Monroe ... tied a career high with five RBI against Ohio, hitting a two-run homer and a three-run shot ... went 2-for-4 with three RBI, two runs and two doubles against Wright State on Feb. 9.

Was named NFCA First Team All-American and All-Region, Pac-12 Freshman of the Year and All-Pac-12 First Team after leading the Bruins with a .436 batting average, 17 home runs and 61 runs batted in ... was also tops on the squad in total bases (146), hits (79), slugging (.807), sacrifice flies (4), multiple-hit games (25) and multi-RBI contests (16) ... tied for first with three triples, was second with 48 runs scored, third with a .485 on base percentage and fourth with 10 doubles ... ranked 11th nationally in average, tied for 18th in RBI, 22nd in slugging, tied for 23rd in sacrifice flies and tied for 26th in homers ... was one of five Bruins to start all 56 games ... hit .431 in Pac-12 games with seven homers and 27 RBI ... placed in the Pac-12 Top 10 in eight categories, including first in average, second in total bases, third in slugging and hits and fourth in homers and RBI ... had a season-best, eight-game hitting streak from April 7-18, batting .593 (16-for-27) with three homers, 14 RBI (RBI in first six of streak) and 10 runs ... went 8-for-12 with 10 RBI, three homers and four runs in the Stanford series ... had six hits, nine RBI and three homers in an April 10 doubleheader against the Cardinal, posting a two-homer contest, four hits and five RBI in the opener and another bomb, two hits and four RBI in the nightcap ... added two hits on April 11 versus Stanford and two more hits on April 14 at Washington, going on to earn Pac-12 and USA Softball National Player of the Week honors on April 16 and 17, respectively ... had three hits, three runs and two doubles versus Cal State Northridge on April 18 ... recorded a six-game streak from March 24-April 1, batting .542 (13-for-24) with 12 RBI, nine runs and four homers ... went 7-for-8 in a March 27 doubleheader at Cal Poly with three home runs, six RBI and five runs ... had four RBI, three runs and three hits, including her first career two-homer game, in the opener and went 4-for-5 with another homer, two RBI and two runs in the nightcap ... homered, had two hits and drove in five against Oregon State on March 30, adding two hits in the final game of the series versus the Beavers on April 1 ... belted her first career home run against Kentucky on Feb. 10 ... had a five-game hitting streak from Feb. 11-18, including back-to-back, three-hit contests against Loyola Marymount (Feb. 14) and UC Davis (Feb. 17) ... went 3-for-3 with two RBI and two triples against Georgia on Feb. 24 ... had a pair of two-hit contests on Feb. 25 against Fresno State and Texas ... hit a two-run homer against Fordham (March 2) ... went 4-for-4 with three RBI, two runs and a homer versus Baylor on March 3 ... homered, drove in two and had two hits against Hofstra (March 4) ... had a two-run homer against Michigan State on March 7 ... went 4-for-4 with five RBI and a home run versus Long Beach State (March 9) ... homered in each of the last two games of the Utah series, recording two hits and three RBI on April 21 and two hits and two RBI on April 22 ... also posted a pair of hits in each of the last two contests at California (April 28-29) ... went 2-for-3 with three RBI and a homer on May 4 against Arizona ... had two hits at Oregon (May 12) and two hits with a solo home run on May 18 against Hofstra.

LaRosa played four years of shortstop at Diamond Bar High School in Diamond Bar, Calif. ... was named Hacienda League MVP and DBHS Female Athlete of the Year, and first-team All-CIF, San Gabriel Valley Tribune All-Inland Valley, Daily Bulletin All-San Gabriel Valley and All-Max Preps as a senior ... hit .508 with eight home runs, 26 runs batted in and 16 stolen bases ... helped the Brahmas to a league title in 2011 ... first-team All-State, All-Area and All-Sierra League and second-team All-CIF as a junior ... led the Sierra League with a .502 average and five homers and was named 2010’s Most Feared Hitter in Softball by the Los Angeles Times ... earned numerous scholar-athlete awards, and her number 11 jersey was retired at DBHS ... coached by Roberta Garcia ... played travel ball with Corona Angels, winning the 18U Champions Cup in 2011. 

Born Stephany Ollie LaRosa on Feb. 26, 1993 in Diamond Bar, Calif. ... parents are Ronda and Vincent LaRosa ... father played football at Oklahoma ... is the youngest of three children, with sister, Brittany (played softball at California) and brother, Joey ... chose UCLA because of the outstanding academics and athletics, and because it is close to home ... favorites include the movie “Benchwarmers”, the New York Yankees, Derek Jeter and the TV show “Pretty Little Liars” ... thing she likes the most about softball is how the game tests your character when things don’t go your way ... hobbies include singing (badly), movies and board games ... biggest athletic thrill so far has been signing her letter of intent knowing all her hard work paid off ... majoring in sociology and would like to go into pediatrics. 

Stephany LaRosa's Career Statistics
2012 .436 56-56 181 48 79 10 3 17 61 146 .807 17 4 24 1 .485 4 3 0-0
2013 .370 60-60 200 52 74 11 4 15 52 138 .690 25 2 14 3 .445 0 1 1-1
2014 .367 52-52 139 29 51 8 0 14 45 101 .727 46 2 13 2 .527 1 2 2-2
2015 .376 63-63 189 56 71 11 4 20 70 150 .794 32 3 25 3 .469 2 9 2-2
TOTALS .388 231-231 709 185 275 40 11 66 228 535 .755 120 11 76 9 .479 7 15 5-5

Stephany LaRosa's Game Highs
AT-BATS 6, at Stanford (3/29/13)
RUNS SCORED 3, Four Times (last at Stanford, 4/11/15)
HITS 4, Six Times (last vs. Long Beach State, 4/21/14)
RUNS BATTED IN 5, Five Times (last vs. UC Davis, 2/14/14)
DOUBLES 2, Five Times (last at Oregon State, 4/26/15)
TRIPLES 2, vs. Georgia (2/24/12)
HOME RUNS 2, Seven Times (last vs. Oregon State, 4/18/14)
TOTAL BASES 10, vs. Stanford (4/10/12)
WALKS 4, vs. Stanford (5/4/14)
4, vs. UC Davis (3/8/15)
STOLEN BASES 1, Five Times (last at Oregon State, 4/26/15)
SACRIFICE HITS 1, 15 Times (last vs. Auburn, 5/30/15)
SACRIFICE FLIES 1, Seven Times (last vs. Missouri, 5/24/15)
HIT BY PITCHES 1, 11 Times (last vs. Michigan, 5/29/15)
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