UCLA Softball BIO
Delaney Spaulding
Player Profile:
Delaney Spaulding 1757368
Position: Infielder
Height: 5'7"
Year: Junior
Hometown: Rancho Cucamonga, Calif.
High School: Etiwanda HS

Spaulding, who was named NFCA Second Team All-American, NFCA West All-Region First Team and All-Pac-12 First Team, led the team with 72 runs batted in and tied for the team lead with 20 home runs, placing second with a .397 batting average ... was also first with an .852 slugging, 69 runs scored, 20 doubles, six sacrifice flies and 12 sacrifice hits ... second with 19 multiple-RBI games, 37 walks and three triples and third with 20 multi-hit contests and seven stolen bases, adding a .487 on base percentage ... ranked tied for 12th in the nation in sacrifice flies, 13th in RBI, tied for 19th in homers, 20th in runs per game and 21st in slugging ... among Pac-12 players, was first in slugging, runs and total bases (161), tied for first in sacrifices, tied for second in sac flies, third in doubles, tied for third in homers, fourth in RBI, tied for fourth in triples, tied for seventh in hits (75) and eighth in walks ... had a 14-game hitting streak (April 5-May 3) in which she batted .488 (21-for-43) with nine homers, 24 RBI, 20 runs and 12 walks ... went 4-for-15 at the Women's College World Series, recording hits in all three games ... doubled against #2 Oregon (May 28) and #3 Michigan (May 29), while posting two hits and an RBI versus #4 Auburn on May 30 ... went 2-for-6 at the Los Angeles Super Regional (May 23-24), singling, walking and scoring in game one, while posting a two-run homer and a pair of walks in game two ... had hits in all three games of the Los Angeles Regional (May 15-17), going 3-for-7 (.429) with a pair of solo homers, four runs, two walks and a steal ... singled, scored and stole a base on May 15 against CSUN, homered versus Texas (May 16) and homered, walked twice and scored twice against San Diego State on May 17 ... was 3-for-9 (.333) with two homers, five RBI, three runs and three walks in the series at #23 Arizona State (May 7-9) ... all three hits came in the middle game, as she hit a pair of solo homers, an RBI double and a sacrifice fly to drive in four ... was 4-for-7 (.571) in the series with #16 Arizona (May 1-3), hitting two homers with six RBI, four runs and five walks ... reached in all four plate appearances in game one with two singles and two walks, driving in three ... hit a pair of solo homers in each of the last two contests, also drawing a bases-loaded walk in game two and scoring three times with two walks in game three ... hit .667 (8-for-12) at Oregon State (April 25-27) with three homers, seven RBI, eight runs and three doubles, slugging 1.833 ... recorded the first two-homer game of her career on April 26, a two-run shot and a solo bomb, adding an RBI double for a three-hit game and scoring three times ... was a double shy of the cycle with a two-run homer, a triple and a single on April 27, adding two doubles, an RBI and three runs in game one ... went 3-for-9 in the series against #18 California (April 17-19), hitting two-run homers in each of the last two games ... was 4-for-10 (.400) in the series at Stanford (April 10-12) with six RBI, four runs and two homers ... drove runs in each contest, producing two hits and three RBI on a two-run bomb and an RBI single in game one ... had a solo homer and a bases-loaded walk in game two ... reached base in all three games of the series against #1 Oregon (April 3-5), recording a sacrifice fly, a walk and a run in game one, walking in game two and posting a single and a walk in game three ... had hits, runs and RBI in all three games of the series at #17 Washington (March 21-23), going 5-for-11 (.455) with six RBI, four runs and two homers ... had two hits, two runs and four RBI, including a three-run homer, in game one, an RBI double in game two and a solo homer, a single and a steal in game three ... was named Pac-12 Player of the Week for the first time on March 9 after hitting .563 (9-for-16) at the Stacy Winsberg Memorial Tournament with three homers, 10 RBI and eight runs ... left the yard twice on March 6, recording two hits, four RBI and two runs against Providence and three RBI, two hits and three runs versus Illinois ... homered on March 8 against UC Davis and had two hits later in the afternoon versus Providence ... belted her first home run of the season versus Northwestern on March 1 ... posted a pair of hits and runs on Feb. 28 against Southern Utah ... had a pair of two-RBI contests on Feb. 19, tying a school record with two sacrifice flies against Indiana and recording two hits versus #25 Texas ... drove in two on a double against #18 Missouri (Feb. 20) ... tied a school record with three doubles against Hawai’i on Feb. 14, scoring three times ... equaled a career high with five RBI versus Utah State (Feb. 14), going 3-for-4 and falling a homer shy of the cycle ... was 2-for-2 with three RBI and a career-high four runs scored against New Mexico (Feb. 13), adding two hits and two RBI earlier in the day versus Northwestern ... went 3-for-3 against Texas A&M (Feb. 7) and had two hits in the season opener versus Idaho State (Feb. 5).

Was named to the All-Pac-12 Second and All-Pac-12 Freshman Teams, as well as the NFCA All-Region Second Team and a Top 10 Finalist for NFCA Freshman of the Year ... led the Bruins with 59 runs scored, 15 doubles, three triples, 10 sacrifice hits and 18 stolen bases ... ranked third with 50 runs batted in, adding a .353 batting average and eight home runs ... 30th in the nation in runs per game and third among Pac-12 players ... led the conference in sacrifices, tied for third in steals and tied for fifth in doubles ... tied for first with two sacrifice flies, second with 40 walks and 61 hits and third with a .482 on base percentage and 106 total bases ... was second with 14 multiple-hit games, adding 11 multi-RBI contests ... reached base in each of her first 23 collegiate games and had a 13-game hitting streak (Feb. 7-23), batting .472 (17-for-36) with 12 RBI, 13 runs and five doubles ... also had a 10-game streak (April 15-May 2), batting .382 (13-for-34) with a homer, 11 RBI and 13 runs ... went 3-for-10 (.300) in the Los Angeles Super Regional (May 24-25) against #14 Kentucky with six RBI ... hit a go-ahead, grand slam in the bottom of the sixth in Game 1 on May 24 ... had a two-run double and a single in Game 2 (May 25) ... posted two hits in seven at-bats (.286) with an RBI, a run and two walks at the Los Angeles Regional (May 16-18) ... had an RBI single, a walk, a sacrifice and a steal on May 17 against Notre Dame, walking on May 18 ... doubled, scored and had two sacrifices on May 16 against Southern Utah ... had a career-best three hits and drove in three on May 10 at #3 Arizona State, falling a triple shy of the cycle with an RBI single, a double and a two-run homer ... had two hits, including an RBI double, with a stolen base on May 4 against Stanford ... had a season-high five RBI on a grand slam and a sacrifice fly in the first game of the April 26 doubleheader at California, also driving in a run on a double in the series finale ... posted two hits and two runs in the first contest of a doubleheader on April 21 against Long Beach State ... went 4-for-10 (.400) in the Oregon State series (April 17-19) with three RBI, two doubles and five runs ... drove in a pair and scored twice on April 17 ... had two hits and two runs on April 19 ... went 2-for-3 against Cal State Northridge (April 15) ... recorded three hits in a March 26 doubleheader versus UC Santa Barbara, posting two and scoring twice in the nightcap ... went 7-for-15 (.467) at the UCLA/CSUN Invitational with two homers, six RBI, seven walks, five runs and four steals ... homered on March 9 against Bakersfield, going 2-for-3 with two RBI ... homered, drew three walks and stole a base against Charleston Southern (March 8) ... posted two hits and a steal versus Loyola Chicago on March 7 ... homered in back-to-back contests and consecutive at-bats with #4 Michigan ... hit a three-run, walk-off homer in the eighth inning on March 4 and belted a solo shot in her first at-bat on March 5 ... crossed home plate three times and had an RBI triple versus Maryland (Feb. 22) ... had a walk-off single against #13 Oklahoma on Feb. 21 ... hit .529 (9-for-17) at the Winsberg Tournament with a homer, six RBI and three doubles ... hit her first collegiate homer, a two-run shot, against Loyola Marymount on Feb. 16 ... had a pair of hits in both ends of a doubleheader on Feb. 15, posting two doubles and two RBI against Western Kentucky and an RBI single versus Robert Morris ... tallied two hits against UC Davis (Feb. 14) ... went 6-for-14 (.429) at the Hawai’i Tournament with nine runs, four RBI, seven walks and five steals ... scored a run in all five contests ... had two hits, two runs and two stolen bases against Delaware (Feb. 6) ... scored three runs, walked three times and stole a pair of bases versus Hampton on Feb. 7 ... added two hits and two RBI later that night against Hawai’i.

Spaulding played four years of softball at Etiwanda High School in Etiwanda, Calif. ... was the Baseline League Most Valuable Player, All-State Second Team and All-CIF Southern Section First Team as a senior ... hit .511 as a senior with 10 home runs, 36 runs batted in, seven doubles and 45 runs scored ... earned First Team All-League honors every season and All-Inland Valley First Team and All-State each of her last three campaigns ... hit .490 as a junior with 13 homers, 49 RBI, eight doubles and 33 runs ... was a two-time varsity captain (2012, 2013) ... among the team awards earned were Team MVP and Outstanding Senior (2013), Best Offensive Player (2011-13) and Rookie of the Year (2010) ... coached by David Masucci ... played club with Mizuno 18U-Mike Stith.

Born Delaney Lyn Spaulding in Upland, Calif. ... parents are Yvonne and Bill Spaulding ... has three older sisters, Amber, Danielle and Ariana ... Amber played softball at Oklahoma and Danielle was a three-time All-American softball player at North Carolina ... chose to attend UCLA because of the great academics and athletics ... favorites include the television shows “Pretty Little Liars” and “Chicago Fire”, singers Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus and the movies “The Notebook” and “Anchorman 2” ... thing she likes the most about softball is the thrill the sport gives you and the long lasting friendships it creates ... biggest athletic thrill so far was signing her National Letter of Intent to UCLA ... hobbies include sleeping, eating and hanging with friends and family ... majoring in political science.

Delaney Spaulding's Career Statistics
2014 .353 60-60 173 59 61 15 3 8 50 106 .613 40 5 33 1 .482 2 10 18-24
2015 .397 63-62 189 69 75 20 3 20 72 161 .852 37 2 20 0 .487 6 12 7-10
TOTALS .376 123-122 362 128 136 35 6 28 122 267 .738 77 7 53 1 .485 8 22 25-34

Delaney Spaulding's Game Highs
AT-BATS 7, vs. Auburn (5/30/15)
RUNS SCORED 4, vs. New Mexico (2/13/15)
HITS 3, Seven Times (last at Arizona State, 5/8/15)
RUNS BATTED IN 5, at California (4/26/14)
5, vs. Utah State (2/14/15)
DOUBLES 3, vs. Hawai'i (2/14/15)
TRIPLES 1, Six Times (last at Oregon State, 4/27/15)
HOME RUNS 2, at Oregon State (4/26/15)
2, at Arizona State (5/8/15)
TOTAL BASES 10, at Oregon State (4/26/15)
10, at Arizona State (5/8/15)
WALKS 3, vs. Hampton (2/7/14)
3, vs. Charleston Southern (3/8/14)
SACRIFICE HITS 2, vs. Southern Utah (5/16/14)
SACRIFICE FLIES 2, vs. Indiana (2/19/15)
STOLEN BASES 2, vs. Delaware (2/6/14)
2, vs. Hampton (2/7/14)
HIT BY PITCHES 2, vs. Robert Morris (2/14/14)
2, at Oregon (4/4/14)
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