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Cheyenne Cordes
Player Profile:
Cheyenne Cordes 1251659
Position: Utility
Height: 5'4"
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fairfield, Calif.
High School: Rodriguez HS
Major: Sociology
Experience: 3 Letters
Career Highlights:
  • Senior CLASS Award Top 10 Finalist (2015)
  • Senior CLASS Award Second Team (2015)
  • USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List (2015)
  • NFCA Second Team All-American OF (2015)
  • 2x NFCA All-Pacific Region First Team (2015, 2014)
  • 2x All-Pac-12 First Team (2015, 2014)
  • Pac-12 All-Defensive Honorable Mention (2015)
  • NFCA All-Pacific Region Second Team (2013)
  • All-Pac-12 Second Team (2013)
  • Pac-12 Player of the Week (3/12/13)
  • Pac-12 All-Freshman Team (2012)
  • U.S. Women's Junior National Team member (2010)
  • Drafted 16th overall by the NPF's Pennsylvania Rebellion (2015)
  • Team Captain (2015)

As a Senior (2015):

NFCA Second Team All-American Outfielder…Named to the NFCA All-Pacific First Team…An All-Pac-12 First Team and All-Defensive Honorable Mention pick…Top 10 finalist for the Senior CLASS Award and 2015 Senior CLASS Award Second Team member…On the USA Softball Player of the Year Top 50 Watch List...Invited to January U.S. Women's National Team Selection Camp……Drafted 16th overall by the Pennsylvania Rebellion in the 2015 NPF Draft…Started all 57 games in 2015, playing mostly in left field but occasionally at short and third base…Led the Bears with 16 homers and 10 doubles plus 76 RBIs for a .372 batting average… Through regular season, second in Pac-12 and sixth in the nation for RBIs (72) and seventh nationally for RBIs per game (1.33)…Set new Cal single-season record for RBIs with 76, topping old record of 60 set by three-time All-American Valerie Arioto…Among Cal’s single-season records, ranks fourth for total bases (126) and fifth for home runs (16) accumulated in 2015…Among Cal’s career record holders, ranks third for Drove in four runs over three games during NCAA Regionals…Played errorless defense in Pac-12 action… Led team with five homers and 25 RBIs in conference play, and batted .316 with 12 runs…Batted .400 in the Washington series with two home runs and seven RBIs…Went 7-for-9 with two home runs and 6 RBIs in the UNLV series…Hit a team-high .500 in the Utah series, with five hits including a home run…Was .364 against No. 18 Arizona with a team-leading eight RBIs in the series…Hit three home runs against Sacramento State and drove in seven RBIs…Led the Bears with 10 RBIs and two home runs at UNLV’s Rebel Classic…Turned in team-best 4 RBIs during the Mary Nutter Classic…Team-leading three home runs and 12 RBIs at the Fresno St. Kickoff tournament…Batted .308 or better in every single preseason tournament: Kajikawa (.385), Fresno St. Kickoff (.471), Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic (.364), Malihini Kipa Aloha (.308) and Rebel Classic (.467)…Has scored the game-winning run in four games this season: Fresno St., Longwood, Eastern Kentucky, No. 18 Arizona…Seven game-winning hits this season -- against Fordham, Sacramento St., Fresno St., No. 10 Tennessee, LIU Brooklyn, Iowa State and No. 18 Arizona…Two game-winning grand slams in 2015 – against Fresno State and Iowa State…Selected by her teammates as one of three team captains in 2015

As a Junior (2014):

NFCA All-Pacific Region First Team and All-Pac-12 First Team selection…Started in all 48 games she appeared in…Led the team in nearly every offensive category, including batting average (.401, 63-for-157), slugging percentage (.758), runs scored (43), doubles (13), triples (2), home runs (13), RBI (40) and sac flies (4)…Second on the team for on base percentage (.479) and hits (63)…18 multiple-hit games and 10 multiple-RBI games…Batted a team-leading .347 (26-for-75) in Pac-12 play with 14 runs scored, six doubles, three triples and five homers plus 16 RBIs…Hit .364 or better in every conference series except for against Washington and UCLA…Turned in a .500 batting average (4-for-8) at top-ranked Oregon, with a double and a home run in the series…Matched her career-high four hits in three games: Stanford (3/14) and Grand Canyon twice (3/20, 3/21)…Had a 14-game hitting streak from Feb. 23 to March 30…Matched a career-high two doubles at Santa Clara (3/23)…Matched a career-high five RBIs vs. Princeton with a grand slam (3/22)…Doubled in three straight games during the Stanford series and batted .400 (6-for-15) with three runs and five RBIs

As a Sophomore (2013):

Cal's starting shortstop and one of the most vocal leaders of the Golden Bear squad... Named to the All-Pac-12 Second Team and NFCA All-Pacific Region Second Team....Finished 2013 with 10 multi-RBI games and 14 multi-hit games...Led team in hits (56), runs scored (36), doubles (10), hit by pitch (13) and assists (120)...second on the team with a .315 batting clip and 34 RBI in the 2013 campaign...Ranked third on the team for her .551 slugging percentage, and fourth in home runs (10)...Started 44 of 51 regular-season games in the leadoff position...Hit two of Cal's four grand slams of the season... Tallied three hits, including two doubles, and two runs scored in Cal's only win of the UCLA series (4/13)... Career-high five-game hit streak from March 22 to April 2... Went 8-for-11 (.727) in first Pac-12 series against Utah (3/22-3/24) with one home run... Set new career-highs in hits, runs scored and RBI against Saint Mary's (3/10) going 4-for-4 with four runs scored and five RBI... Earned her first-ever Pac-12 Player of the Week honor (3/12) after leading Cal in batting in week four, going 9-for-18 (.500) with four home runs, including two grand slams, three doubles and 12 RBI against Pacific and at the Fresno State Classic.

As a Freshman (2012):

Selected to the Pac-12 All-Freshman Team...Started at shortstop for all 65 games, making just seven errors...hit .275, slugged of four infielders to play errorless ball in the Berkeley Regional...helped the Bears to the Women's College World Series with a 2 RBI home run against Washington on May 27...led team in sac flies (6)

High School:

Accumulated countless awards during her senior season, highlighted by the California Gatorade Player of the Year, All-State First-Team, ESPN RISE and Max Preps All-State First-Team, the California Medium Schools Player of the Year, Max Preps All-American and ESPN RISE First-Team All-American...Played at the 2011 Under Armour Game as an All-American...Was a finalist for the Max Preps National Player of the Year and California Ms. Softball...In 2011, was the All-City Player of the Year and her high school's female athlete of the year...Named First Team All-State Underclassman in 2009 and 2010...Named First-Team all-league and league MVP four times after leading RHS to four SCAC League titles...Lauded as the 2010 and the 2011 Daily Republic Female Athlete of the Year...Took her Rodriguez High School team to a SCAC League championship and Champions of the Sac-Joaquin Division III Section in 2011...Ran cross country and played junior varsity basketball in 2008...Four-time scholar-athlete and member of the Principal's Honor Roll...Named to the National Honor Society from 2009-11 and participated in the Mustang Mentor Program for two years...Placed on the 2011 All-California Team

Club Ball:

Member of the U.S. Junior National Team...Traveled with the U.S. squad to South Africa for Junior Worlds where they won the gold medal...In 2011 with the Lady Magic, she hit .476 and took seventh at nationals...Won a gold medal with the Americans at the Pan-American games in 2010 in Bogota, Columbia...In 2009, her ASA team took third at the Champions Cup and 24th at ASA Gold Nationals...Won the Independence Day 16U Championship and national championship in 2008...Played travel ball with Danielle Henderson, Jolene Henderson and Lindsey Ziegenhirt


Hopes to continue playing for the national team and be an ESPN sports anchor...Mother, Tracy Cordes, attended Sacramento State...Has been a Cal fan since 2002...Says her family and Derek Jeter are her personal heroes


Sociology -- would like to pursue a career with the National Pro Fastpitch or Japanese leagues or as an ESPN anchor after graduation

Why I have my number:

Natasha Watley was No. 27 in college and I aspire to be as great as she is.

2012 .247 65-65 166 38 41 6 0 7 34 .410 31 2 42 .361 4-4 .961
.315 54-54 178 36 56 10 1 10 34 .551 18 13 27 .414 2-2 .945
2014 .401 48-48 157 43 63 13 2 13 40 .758 25 2 24 .479 2-2 .942
2015 .372 57-57 183 40 68 10 0 16 76 .689 18 3 27 .432 1-1 .974
.332 224-224 684 157 227 39 3 46 184 .599 92 20 120 .419 9-9 .954
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