2014 Amaral appeared as a pinch-runner 49 times, scoring 19 runs, including the game’s lone tally on May 18 in the Regional Championship game against #20 Notre Dame ... stole a base on May 16 against Southern Utah ... scored the game-winning run in all three victories against #6 Arizona (March 15-17) ... also played right field on March 17 (Arizona) and April 26 (California - Game 2), recording a put out in both contests ... scored in both ends of an April 21 doubleheader against Long Beach State ... stole her first career base and scored a run against Charleston Southern on March 8 ... crossed home plate in all five games of the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic, including the game-winning run versus #16 Missouri on Feb. 22 ... has scored against California (April 26-Game 1), Oregon State (April 17), Utah (March 30), UC Santa Barbara (March 26), Loyola Chicago (March 7), New Mexico (Feb. 23), Nebraska (Feb. 23), Maryland (Feb. 22), Oklahoma (Feb. 21), Robert Morris (Feb. 14) and Delaware (Feb. 8).
ORANGE COAST COLLEGE Played softball and soccer at Orange Coast College in Costa Mesa, Calif. ... split time between center field and shortstop with the softball team in 2013, playing in 19 games and hitting .368 (21-for-57) with a home run, four runs batted in, 10 runs scored and eight stolen bases ... also played two years of soccer at OCC, leading the team in scoring in 2011 and earning First Team All-League honors both seasons.
HUNTINGTON BEACH HIGH SCHOOL Amaral was a three-sport athlete at Huntington Beach High School in Huntington Beach, Calif. ... played four years of soccer, two seasons of volleyball and one year of track and field (100/200 and long jump) ... was a team Most Valuable Player and captain as a senior in soccer ... was the first player in HBHS soccer history to be named Sunset League Defensive MVP ... named HBHS Athlete of the Year in 2011 ... played club soccer for Wolfpack Premier.
PERSONAL Born Jessica Jean Amaral on June 22, 1993 in Seattle, Wash. ... parents are Michele and Rich Amaral, who both went to UCLA ... father played 10 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Seattle Mariners and Baltimore Orioles, was an All-American with the UCLA baseball team (1982-1983) and is currently a scout for the Kansas City Royals ... has three brothers, Beau, Joseph and Daniel ... Beau played three years with the UCLA baseball team from 2010-2012, was named to the All-Tournament Team at the 2010 College World Series and is currently playing in the Cincinnati Reds organization ... chose to attend UCLA because she has always dreamt of being a Bruin ... favorites include actor Jim Carrey, singer Luke Bryan, band “Needtobreathe” and the New York Yankees ... hobbies include surfing, spikeball and mentoring high school kids through Young Life ... majoring in sociology with the career objective of becoming a teacher.
Jessica Amaral's Career Statistics
Jessica Amaral's Game Highs
1, 19 Times (last vs. Notre Dame, 5/18/14)
1, vs. Charleston Southern (3/8/14) 1, vs. Southern Utah (5/16/14)