Drake is a versatile player for the Bears who will tackle her fourth different position this season began her career as a shortstop and has also started at second base and right field moves to first base for her senior season is a fifth-year senior who sat out all of 1998 following surgery on her right shoulder in the summer of 1997 has outstanding bat control and ranks third on Cals career sacrifice list with 52, needing just six more to take over the No. 1 spot ... also has power to all fields as evidenced by her 23 career doubles and six career home runs has batted in the second spot in the order for most of her career, but may move down a few spots to capitalize on her RBI potential.
As a Junior: Started in right field for most of the 1997 season ... improved her batting average from .217 as a sophomore to .272 ... named Pac-10 Player of the Week May 12 after going 7-for-15 with a double, a triple, two homers and six RBI in four games at Oregon State and Oregon ... led Cal with 25 sacrifice bunts, the third-best total in school history ... was 2-for-3 with two RBI in a 12-3 win over Oklahoma State ... also had a two-run single in an 8-7 win over Utah ... had two hits and two RBI in a 3-1 victory over Illinois State ... went 4-for-8 with two RBI in Cals home doubleheader vs. Washington.
As a Sophomore: Began the year as Cals starting shortstop, but took over starting second base duties halfway through the year ... had a team-high 19 sacrifice bunts ... had 10 defensive chances (six putouts, four assists) in the NCAA regional final vs. Fresno State to help Cal to the College World Series ... knocked in a pair of runs in a 5-2 win at UCLA in February.
As a Freshman: Batted a solid .292 with 10 doubles and three home runs as Cals starting shortstop ... had nine of her 10 doubles in Pac-10 play ... homered twice against Oregon State May 7 and also connected on a solo shot vs. Long Beach State Feb. 17 ... knocked in the game-winning run with a double in the 11th inning at Arizona State April 14 had RBI hits vs. UCLA and Arizona ... the only freshman to crack the Cal starting lineup on a regular basis.
High School: A three-time all-league performer, she was also an all-area pick and team MVP in 1994 ... became the first player from Berkeley HS to join the Cal team in more than 15 years ... played tennis for four seasons and soccer for two ... on the honor roll all four years.
Personal: Parents are Robert and Pamela Drake ... both of her parents attended Cal ... worked as an intern at KTVU TV (Channel 2) last year ... a member of the Captains Council at Cal ... mass communications major ... has traveled to Africa and Greece ... born Dec. 13, 1975 in Berkeley, CA.
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