LaRisa Jones
LaRisa Jones

Player Profile

Concord, Calif.

High School:
Clayton Valley HS






Cordes Goes Yard to Deal Oregon State Run-Rule Shutout

Cheyenne Cordes hit a two-RBI home run in the fifth inning to shut out Oregon State 8-0


California Tops Saint Mary's 10-2

The No. 9/8 Golden Bears beat the Gaels 10-2 in six innings


Oregon Upsets Cal 9-3 for Series Win

The Ducks tallied runs in five different innings


Syracuse Snaps California Win Streak

Syracuse handed Cal an 8-1 loss to snap a 22-game win streak


Golden Bears Squeeze Two Runs Out of Orange for Win

No. 5/4 California defeats Syracuse 2-1 for win No. 23


2012 Cal Softball - Year in Photos

2012 Cal Softball - Year in Photos

As a Junior (2013):

Speedy pinch runner who appeared in 32 games either to pinch run or play outfield...started 2 games...Went 1-for-2 vs. Stanford (5/5) with a run scored and a walk...First hit of 2013 came against Santa Clara (4/17)

As a Sophomore (2012):

Served mainly as a speedy pinch runner or in the outfield... hit .429

As a Freshman (2011):

Appeared in 18 games, starting three...Owned a .300 batting average with three hits in 10 at-bats...Served as a pinch runner at the Women's College World Series...Had one steal in three attempts and two RBI

High School:

Named the MVP of her Clayton Valley squad as well as DVAL...Played on the second-team All-East Bay, first-team All-DVAL and given an All-BVAL honorable mention...Took part in NCS all four years and was an NCS Scholar Athlete all four years...Member of the 4.0 club and also played varsity golf

Club Ball:

Attended 14U, 16U and 18U Gold nationals


Parents are Dennis and LaRae Jones...Intended social welfare major...Goes by the nickname "LaLa" ...Is contemplating joining the Peace Corps and attending culinary school after college...Chose Cal because previous Cal softball players coached and mentored her at a young age

Golden-Bear Influence:

One of the leading influences is LaRisa Jones' decision to come to Cal was the presence of former Cal softball players. Hailing from nearby Concord, Calif., Jones grew up around former players and watched many a game at Levine-Fricke Field.

Why I have my number:

My favorite number is 12 but it was taken, so 12+12=24 and double is always better.

Game Superstitions:

Alex (Robben) and I have to be back-to-back during every defensive huddle.