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"It's the second game of a doubleheader on a warm March afternoon as Lisa Fernandez takes the mound at UCLA's Sunset Field, a rustic eucalyptus and pine circled encampment on a hill near Sunset Boulevard. The bare-bones facility - the concessions are a popcorn machine and a card table with UCLA souvenir hats, the bathroom a single Port-a-John along the left-field line - is a sharp contrast to the splendors of nearby Brentwood. A Black Forest-style mansion, seemingly, just a long home run away, dominates the view toward right field. Fernandez wastes little time - no pawing of the dirt or shaking off the catcher's signs or examining the ball. The first batter from UC Santa Barbara is a quick strikeout. The second stumbles 10 feet forward after not swinging at a wicked Fernandez change-up. The ensuing fastball looks blinding by comparison. Two strikeouts. Fernandez windmills three more unstrikeable strikes by the third victim. End of the top half of the first."

Excerpts from "In the Zone: The World's Best Female Softball Player" by Michele Kort, Los Angeles Weekly

Awards & Accomplishments

  • 4-time All-American

  • 2-time NCAA Champion

  • 3-time Honda-Broderick Award winner for softball

  • Honda Cup Award winner

  • 3-time Pac-10 Player of the Year

  • NCAA Top VI Award

  • Broke NCAA record of winning percentage with a .930 average (93-7)

  • Led nation in hitting senior year (.510)

  • Led nation with lowest ERA senior year (0.23)

  • Broke 7 school records

  • Career statistics:

             Batting - .382
             Singles - 225
             Runs Scored - 142
             Walks - 65
             Hits - 287
             Pitching Wins - 93
             No-Hitters - 11