9 - Lauren Olivas
Lauren Olivas
Height: 5-4
Year: Senior
Hometown: Hacienda Heights, CA
High School: Los Altos
Position: OF
Bats/Throws: L/R
EXP: 3V

2010

Olivas started 51 games for Northridge in 2010, all in the outfield ... in her final season with Matadors, batted .262 and set new career highs in runs (37), hits (44), doubles (6), triples (3), home runs (2), total bases (62) and walks (20) ... shared Big West lead with 37 runs scored and also ranked in Big West Top 10 in triples ... three triples ties her for 10th in school history for a single season ... scored a career-high three runs and hit first career home run against Portland State on Feb. 21 ... connected on a career-high four hits against Santa Clara on Mar. 7 ... drove in career-high three RBIs in Matadors' comeback-victory over East Tennessee State on Mar. 12 ... added three steals, three sac bunts and eight RBIs for the season ... sported .987 fielding percentage (73 PO, 1 A, 1 E) for the season ... hit second career home run in Matadors' 7-5 victory over UC Riverside on May 9.

2009

Olivas made 39 starts and appeared in 46 games during junior season in 2009 ... set a new career high with 10 RBIs on the season, eight of which came against Big West opponents ... finished season with .179 batting average, 13 runs scored, 17 hits, one double, six walks, six sac bunts and three stolen bases ... raised average to .224 in 21 games against league foes ... had season-high two hits on three separate occasions ... drove in career-high two RBIs against Pacific on Mar. 29 ... sported perfect 1.000 fielding percentage with 43 put-outs and four assists from outfield position.

2008

Olivas appeared in 40 games for Northridge in sophomore season, making 26 starts, mostly in left field ... hit .211 for the season, but raised average to .273 in 20 Big West Conference games ... finished year with five runs scored and three RBIs ... also recorded two stolen bases in four chances ... scored four of her runs and drove in two RBIs in BWC games ... drew five walks on the season to raise on-base percentage to .263 ... had two hits in two games, against Long Beach State on Apr. 5 and Cal State Fullerton on Apr. 26 ... registered five-game hitting streak from Apr. 5 to Apr. 13 ... hit .333 in season-finale series against UC Davis with a run, a stolen base and an RBI ... also picked up a steal against UNLV on Feb. 16.

2007

Olivas made 41 starts for Northridge during her freshman campaign and appeared in 45 games overall ... hit .267 for the season and in Big West play ... finished fifth on the team with 16 runs scored ... collected 28 hits during the season, including a double and a triple ... had seven sacrifice hits, good for third best on the team ... swiped four bases on eight attempts ... finished with a .980 fielding percentage and had one assist and 48 put-outs ... had eight multi-hit games ... knocked in a season-high two RBIs on two hits against Utah on Feb. 9 ... scored two runs against in game one of doubleheader against Siena on Feb. 27 ... went 2-for-4 with a triple, one run scored and one RBI against UC Santa Barbara on Apr. 21 ... went a combined 3-for-5 with three runs scored and a double in a doubleheader against Pacific on May 5 ... swiped one base on four different occasions.

Los Altos High School

Olivas played four years of softball at Los Altos High School in Hacienda Heights, Calif. ... coached by former Matador Sarah Farnworth ... helped the Conquerors to an undefeated league season in 2006 ... led the Miramonte League with five home runs and nine stolen bases and was second with a .488 batting average ... earned All-Miramonte League honors all four seasons ... also received All-CIF accolades as a sophomore and senior ... was named second-team All-Valley as a junior and first-team All-Valley as a senior ... played volleyball for one year ... graduated in 2006 with a 3.83 grade point average.

Personal

Born on November 16, 1988 in Hacienda Heights, Calif. ... parents are Patricia and Orlando Olivas ... has three sisters, Julie, Melissa and Stephanie ... also recruited by Cal State Fullerton, South Carolina and Hawai'i ... favorites include USC football and the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and the restaurants Chipotle and Souplantation ... says the best thing about being an athlete is the competition and adrenaline rushes, while the toughest thing is learning to deal with failure ... likes to go to Havasu when she has time to relax ... if she could have dinner with any two people, it would be football star Reggie Bush and baseball player Vladimir Guererro ... says the best advice she has been given, by her father, is "if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will" ... can't imagine going a week without working out ... majoring in communications.