2011 Quick Hits:
-Hit .667 in six at-bats
-Pitched 2.1 innings, allowing 10 earned runs
-Attended Eisenhower High School for her freshman, sophomore and part of her junior year before transferring to Aquinas High School
-Played varsity softball and water polo all four years
-Twice named All-CBL second team
-During her senior year, she was captain of the softball team and named first-team All-Christian League, All-County and second-team all-CIF
-Lead Aquinas High School to the Christian League championship in 2009 and 2010 as well as CIF quarterfinalists in 2010
-Her 10U Rocksteady team took second place at the 2003 Triple Crown Qualifier and fifth place at the Triple Crown World Series
-Went to the 2008 Western Nationals and 18U Nationals in 2010 with SoCal Sprit
-Hopes to attend law school to be an attorney
-Intended sociology major
-Related to former Cal standout David Ortega
During her sophomore year of high school, freshman Cassandra Vega shattered her knuckles but still managed to letter in varsity softball and water polo all four years.
It Runs in the Family:
Unlike some of her teammates, Cassandra Vega has always been a Cal fan. Her uncle, David Ortega, played football at Cal so she's been a Bear fan since she was very little. One of her favorite things about Cal is that everyone knows what she's talking about when she says, "Go Bears!"
Why I Have My Number:
"My original favorite number is 40 because of Uncle David, but I couldn't get it here. My second favorite is 12 because I was 12 on my club team. I also love it because Terry Bradshaw from my favorite team - the Pittsburgh Steelers - was number 12."
My Walk-Up Songs Are:
"`Buzzin' by Mann because I like the beat and it pumps me up. `Get Your Money' by Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson and Keyshia Cole because the beat pumps me up and because it's sung by three successful women."
Year G AB R H AVG 2B 3B HR RBI BB K SB 2011 8 6 1 4 .667 0 0 0 2 1 0 0-0
Year APP GS CG W L SV ERA IP H R ER BB K 2011 2 0 0 0 0 0 30.00 2.1 6 10 10 6 1