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2011-12 Softball
Mariah Fernandez
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Mariah Fernandez
Mariah Fernandez

POS.OF
HT.5-7
B/TL/L
YR.Jr.
HOMETOWNCape Coral, Fla.
PREVIOUS SCHOOLNorth Fort Myers

As A Senior (2013) 
Game-By-Game Stats
Was named to the A-Sun All-Tournament team after posting a .625 batting average in three games (May 8-10) while collecting two doubles and a triple for nine total bases to finish the tournament with a 1.125 slugging percentage and an on-base percentage of .700  ... A-Sun Academic All-Conference Team selection after posting a 3.86 GPA in Elementary Education … Made 46 starts and played in a total of 54 games this season in the FGCU outfield ... Was named A-Sun Player of the Week on Mar. 18 after posting a .529 batting average, eight RBI, 16 total bases and a slugging percentage of .941 the week prior and had five of her nine hits go for extra bases with four being doubles and one being a home run … Her five triples had her ranked first in the A-Sun and 33rd in the nation … Reached base in 16 consecutive games … Struck a three-RBI triple and a solo home run in the bottom of the 5th against Providence (Mar. 2) to lift FGCU to a 10-2 walk-off win by mercy rule … Singled in the bottom of the 7th against Valparaiso (Mar. 13) to record her fourth RBI of the game and give her squad an 11-10 walk-off triumph … Has been a solid defensive presence for FGCU and displayed it on senior day against Northern Kentucky (Apr. 28) when she, on two occasions, threw out an NKU runner at home plate to lead the Eagle defense to a 2-1 win in eight innings ... Against Stetson (May 8) in the opening game of the 2013 A-Sun Championship, went 4-for 4 with two singles, one double and one triple to finish one home run shy of hitting for the cycle, Fernandez scored twice and collected two RBI vs. the Hatters.

As A Junior (2012)
Game-By-Game Stats
Played in 61 games, making 55 starts, primarily in the outfield … recorded back-to-back homerun games twice this season (Apr. 7/14 and Apr. 21/May 3) … collected her first hit, RBI and run scored of the season on a home run Feb. 17 vs Tennessee-Martin … collected two hits and three RBI with a double vs Bowling Green (Mar. 3) … tallied two hits and a run scored vs Rutgers (Mar. 16) … recorded two hits, a run scored and a RBI in back-to-back games against UNC-Wilmington and Fairfield (Mar. 17) … had two hits with a run scored and a RBI at Florida A&M (Mar. 28) … tallied two hits at Florida State (Mar. 29) … recorded three RBI with a homerun and two runs scored against Mercer (Apr. 14) … had two hits, two RBI and three runs scored against USC Upstate (Apr. 21) … recorded two RBI and a run scored on a homerun vs North Florida (May 3) … tallied three RBI and a hit against Stetson (May 11).

As A Sophomore (2011)
Game-By-Game Stats
Had a .251 batting average, which was third-best on the team … started 55 of 56 games played in the outfield … tallied 43 hits, including four doubles, three triples and three home runs … hits and 29 RBI ranked second on the team … tied with three other players on the team in triples, a figure that tied for fourth in the conference … .964 fielding percentage as a right and center fielder … hit the Eagles only grand slam of the season … had 11 multi-hit games and six multi-RBI games … had back-to-back games with an RBI against Long Island (Feb. 13) and Georgetown (Feb. 18) … went 2-for-5 with RBI and a run scored versus Big Ten foe Iowa (Feb. 25) … had three hits with three runs scored in a 12-0 victory over St. Francis (Feb. 27) … tallied two RBI in the second meeting against the Red Flash (Mar. 4) … was 3-for-3 against then-No. 7 Arizona State (Mar. 9) … followed with a 2-for-3 performance against Creighton (Mar. 10) with two runs scored … tallied her first home run of the season against Big Ten opponent Purdue (Mar. 16) … was 2-for-2 versus Dartmouth (Mar. 18) at The Game tournament with two RBI … notched six RBI with a home run and triple in the opening conference contest at Campbell (Mar. 26) … knocked another homer at Kennesaw State (Apr. 3) … was 2-for-3 versus USC Upstate (Apr. 7) with an RBI … hit a grand slam in the first inning against Lipscomb (Apr. 14) … two days later had a 4-for-7 day against Belmont (Apr. 16) with three RBI and a run scored.

As A Freshman (2010)
Named to the Atlantic Sun All-Freshmen team ... one of three Eagles to start all 52 games ... ranked fourth in the conference with 30 walks ... tied for 10th in the A-Sun with 32 RBI, which was also a team-high ... batted .260 with seven doubles, one triple and six home runs ... had a .445 slugging percentage, third-highest on the team, and a .393 on-base percentage, fourth-best on the team ... scored 31 runs ... switched positions from third base to center field midway through the season … opened her career with five consecutive games with a walk (Feb. 13-Feb. 20) … had first collegiate RBI on a walk against Canisius (Feb. 13) … had two hits and an RBI against Long Island (Feb. 13) … hit a double against Big Ten foe Wisconsin (Feb. 20) … notched her second double against St. Francis (Feb. 28) … drew two walks versus Villanova (Feb. 28) … had a four-game hit streak that featured two doubles and three RBI (Mar. 2-Mar. 5) … also had two walks against Western Michigan (Mar. 4) and Villanova (Mar. 6) … also hit her first-ever grand slam versus Villanova … got her first Atlantic Sun hit against Kennesaw State (Mar. 10) … had two RBI, one walk and two hits against New Mexico State (Mar. 13) … went on another four-game hit streak (Mar. 20-Mar. 23) … had a double against Oklahoma State (Mar. 20) … hit her first collegiate triple against Dartmouth (Mar. 23) … also hit a double against Jacksonville (Mar. 25) … drove in a season-high six runs at ETSU (Apr. 3) off two home runs … followed that game with three RBI in game one at FIU (Apr. 6) and 1 in game two … recorded two RBI against Campbell (Apr. 8) off two hits … hit a home run at Stetson (Apr. 11) and at Belmont (Apr. 16) … closed out the season going 3-for-4 in the doubleheader against Mercer (Apr. 24).

High School
Named Rookie of the Year as a freshman ... earned team MVP and Offensive Player as a sophomore and junior, respectively … three-time Fort Myers News Press All-Area selection ... as a senior, she led her team to a 27-4 record (best record in school history), the Lee County Championship, the District 5A/16 Championship, and the Regional 5A Championship ... led her team in batting average, on-base percentage, slugging percentage, hits, runs scored, triples, homeruns, walks, and stolen bases as a senior.

Personal
Elementary Education major ... daughter of Miguel and Denise Fernández ... she has two sisters, Desiree (23) and Gabrielle (20) … born September 16, 1991.

Single-Game Highs 
At-Bats: 5, vs. Iowa (Feb. 25, 2011) 
Hits: 4, vs. Stetson (May 8, 2013) 
Runs: 3, 2x, last vs. USC Upstate (April 21, 2012 – Game 2) 
Doubles: 1, 25x, last Stetson (May 8, 2013) 
Triples: 1, 9x, last vs. North Florida (May 10, 2013) 
Home Runs: 2, at ETSU (April 3, 2010 – Game 2) 
RBI: 6, 2x, last at Campbell (Mar. 26, 2011 – Game 1) 
Walks: 3, vs Northern Illinois (Mar. 13, 2012)

Superlative Stats
Games Started: 162
Reached Base: 122
Games With A Hit: 83
Multi-Hits: 27
3+ Hits: 4
Multi-Runs: 18
Games With A Home Run: 16
Multi-RBI: 5
4+ RBI: 4
Multi-Walks: 14
Longest Hit Streak: 4 games, 2x (2011, 2012)