LaRosa 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 ... joined the UCLA single-season list in RBI (T-8th), slugging (10th), home runs (T-10th) and total bases (T-10th) ... 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.
DIAMOND BAR HIGH SCHOOL
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 and their shortstop 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 biology and would like to go into pediatrics.
Stephany LaRosa's Career Statistics
Stephany LaRosa's Game Highs
5, at Loyola Marymount (2/14/12) 5, at Cal Poly (3/27/12) 5, vs. Stanford (4/10/12)
3, at Loyola Marymount (2/14/12) 3, at Cal Poly (3/27/12) 3, vs. Cal State Northridge (4/18/12)
4, Four Times (last vs. Stanford, 4/10/12)
RUNS BATTED IN
5, vs. Long Beach State (3/9/12) 5, vs. Oregon State (3/30/12) 5, vs. Stanford (4/10/12)
2, vs. Cal State Northridge (4/18/12)
2, vs. Georgia (2/24/12)
2, at Cal Poly (3/27/12) 2, vs. Stanford (4/10/12)
10, vs. Stanford (4/10/12)
2, vs. Utah (4/22/12) 2, vs. Arizona (5/5/12)
1, vs. Kentucky (2/11/12) 1, at California (4/29/12) 1, at Oregon (5/12/12)