3 - Alexandria Alvarado
Alexandria Alvarado
Height: 5-3
Year: Senior
Hometown: Visalia, CA
High School: Golden West
Position: OF
Bats/Throws: L/L
EXP: 3V

2008 All-Big West Honorable Mention

2010 All-Big West Honorable Mention

2010

Alvarado appeared in all 53 games, making 52 starts, in her final season at Northridge ... name All-Big West Honorable Mention for second time in her career ... batted .277 and set new career highs in home runs (2), RBIs (20), total bases (57) and sac bunts (2) ... tied a career high with 23 runs scored and also had 41 hits and a triple ... finished season with eight doubles to end career with 36, the second-most in school history ... tied a school record with three doubles in game three at Pacific on April 17 ... hit .328 with six doubles, one home run, one triple and 10 RBIs against Big West opponents ... finished year with .956 fielding percentage (62 PO, 3 A, 3 E) ... smacked first home run of the season against Colorado State on Mar. 11 ... added second deep fly against UC Santa Barbara on Apr. 24.

2009

Alvarado made 49 starts and appeared in all 50 games in junior year ... set new career highs with 42 hits, 18 RBIs 53 total bases and four sac bunts ... led Matadors with 11 doubles, raising career total to 28, the eighth-most in school history ... added .268 batting average, 19 runs scored and four stolen bases ... sported .971 fielding percentage in outfield, registering 65 put-outs and two assists ... tied career high with three hits on two occasions ... tied career high with three RBIs against Fordham on Feb. 6 ... scored season-high two runs against Samford on Feb. 21 ... ranked among Big West top 10 in doubles.

2008

Alvarado made 43 starts and appeared in all 47 games during sophomore season ... named All-Big West Honorable Mention after leading team with 12 doubles and finished second on team with a .289 batting average ... wracked up eight of her 12 doubles against Big West opponents ... set new career highs with 37 his, 23 runs, 12 doubles, 17 RBIs and 52 total bases ... finished third on the team with a .406 slugging percentage and fifth with a .341 on-base precentage ... was a perfect 9-for-9 in stolen bases, setting new career high and finishing second on the team ... named Big West Player of the Week on Apr. 14 after hitting .375 in a three-game series against UC Santa Barbara, smacking two doubles, runs and RBIs ... picked up two doubles in three different games ... went 3-for-3 against Utah State on Feb. 9, collecting two doubles, two runs and an RBI ... collected three hits and had two RBIs and two runs against North Dakota on Mar. 7 ... smacked three-run home run in 9-1 win over Long Beach State on Apr. 5 ... hit .600 in series sweep over UC Riverside on May 3-4.

2007

Alvarado appeared in 40 games during her freshman season, making 32 starts .... hit .257, collecting 28 hits and scoring 15 runs .. finished with nine extra-base hits, including five doubles, a team-high three triples and one home run ... her three triples ties for 10th on Northridge's all-time single-season performance list ... tallied 13 RBIs and had four stolen bases in six attempts ... posted a .943 fielding percentage, including three assists ... had nine multi-hit and four multi-run and multi-RBI games ... went 2-for-4 with two RBIs and the first home run of her Northridge career against Utah on Feb. 9 ... had two doubles and finished 3-for-4 against Tennessee-Martin on Mar. 12 ... scored a season-high three runs against Canisius on Mar. 13 ... picked up two RBIs on two hits against Cal Poly on Apr. 14 ... swiped one base in four different games.

Golden West High School

Alvarado played four seasons of softball at Golden West High School in Visalia, Calif. ... coached by Jeff Jennings ... earned first-team All-West Yosemite League and All-County honors each year ... named Rookie of the Year as a freshman, Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore, All-American as a junior and Defensive Player of the Year as a senior ... graduated in 2006 with a 3.8 grade point average.

PERSONAL

Born on May 22, 1988 in Visalia, Calif. ... parents are Jennifer and Edward Alvarado ... has a younger sister, Brittany ... also recruited by Charleston Southern and Fresno State ... favorites include actor Rob Pattinson, TV shows "One Tree Hill" and "Gossip Girl" and the movies "Pride and Prejudice" ... says the best thing about being an athlete is building friendships that last a lifetime ... pregame rituals include smores and The Incredibles ... reads and listens to music when she has time to relax ... says best advice she has ever got is "don't waste another minute" ... majoring in child & adolescent development with a minor in psychology.

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