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Mariah Garcia

Mariah Garcia

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Macarthur Senior

Height:
5-6

Position:
OF

B/T:
L/R

10/17/2013

Softball Dominates Fall Schedule

Knights take four straight

05/04/2013

UCF Softball Clinches Six Seed in C-USA Tournament with Doubleheader Sweep

The Knights won 3-1 and 3-0.

04/21/2013

UCF Softball Honors its Four Seniors on Senior Day

The Knights lost to Southern Miss, 3-2.

04/20/2013

Speed and Pitching Lift UCF Softball to Doubleheader Sweep of Southern Miss

The Knights stole five bases and allowed just seven hits over 15 innings.

04/17/2013

Sullivan's Extra-Inning Blast Pushes UCF Softball Past Bethune-Cookman

The Knights won 5-4 in nine innings.

2014 - SOPHOMORE SEASON

  • 2014 The American All-Tournament Team
  • American Honor Roll (3/31)
  • Registered one hit in first start vs. SIUE and added two more hits, including an RBI single, vs. Princeton (2/28)
  • Added a pair of hits and one RBI in the victory over No. 22 Notre Dame (3/13)
  • Named to American Honor Roll after 4-RBI game vs. No. 4 Florida (3/26)
  • Notched her second hit of the day, a two-run double, that put the Knights up 2-0 in the seventh at USF (4/13)
  • Recorded two hits along with an RBI, stolen base and walk against Houston (4/26)
  • Picked up a pair of hits and scored twice, while swiping two bags at UConn (5/4)
  • Drilled two home runs to open The American Championship against UConn (5/8)
  • Blasted third homer of the tournament, a two-run shot vs. Rutgers (5/10)
  • Registered a 3-for-3 performance including a double against Florida A&M (5/17)
  • Added two hits with a double vs. Stetson (5/17)
2013 - FRESHMAN SEASON
  • Appeared in 50 contests for the Knights, making 49 starts
  • Led the Knights in doubles (9), sacrifice bunts (9) and walks (20)
  • Finished second on the squad in runs scored (20), total bases (47), home runs (4) and game starts (49)
  • Recorded homeruns against Ole Miss (3/1), Michigan (3/6), at Tulsa (3/29) and UTEP (4/6)
  • Went a perfect 2-for-2 with an RBI double against Villanova (3/1)
  • Logged three runs and an RBI against UTEP (4/6)
PRIOR TO UCF
  • Four year varsity player under head coach James Grotenhuis
  • District newcomer of the year as a freshman
  • First team all-district player last three seasons
  • District MVP as a junior
  • Member of the undefeated district championship team as a junior
PERSONAL
  • Daughter of Chris and Elaine Rueda
  • Majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies
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