Henderson ties Michele Granger's program-record 13 weekly Pac-12 honors
Cal produced just two hits in its first shutout loss
Breana Kostreba and Victoria Jones hit home runs in a 3-1 rout of Oregon State in game two of the series
Cheyenne Cordes hit a two-RBI home run in the fifth inning to shut out Oregon State 8-0
Cal used all 17 of its healthy players to shut out Santa Clara
As a Senior (2013):
Voted one of two team captains for the season...Named to the ESPN Preseason All-America team and finalist for the USA Softball Player of the Year & Senior CLASS Award...Became Cal softball's all-time winningest pitcher on March 24 with a 4-1 win over Utah. Henderson earned her 120th victory, eclipsing Bear legend Michele Granger's 119 wins...A member of Cal's 1000K club, of which only three other Golden Bear pitchers are members of...Selected to the Chevron Spring Fling All-Tournament Team...Named Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week in back-to-back weeks (March 12 & 19), and again named Pitcher of the Week on March 22. She ranks tied for third all-time in the Pac-12 for weekly conference honors (13) and tied for first all-time in the Cal softball program...Also a reliable hitter, leading Cal to a 1-0 victory against Fresno State with a solo homer...Knocked in a home run in both games of a twinbill in the Arizona series to go for a long ball in back-to-back games...Homered with 3 RBI in the third game of the UCLA series on April 13 to keep the Bruins from sweeping...Batted .248 in the regular season with 18 runs scored and eight hom runs while pitching with a 1.23 ERA
As a Junior (2012):
Pac-12 Pitcher of the Year...finalist for national player of the year...five-time Pac-12 Pitcher of the Week...Hit .284 with two home runs in 47 games started in the batting lineup...started 38 games in the circle for a total of 282.1 innings pitched with 332 strikeouts and a 1.66 ERA
As a Sophomore (2011):
Pitched almost every game for the Blue and Gold after starting pitcher Valerie Arioto was injured in preseason practice...Named an Easton First-Team All-American and the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Year...Placed on the NCFA All-Pacific Region First Team and the All-Pac-10 First Team...Had a 1.88 ERA in the postseason, posting a 6-3 record...Became the all-time single-season wins leader; ended the season with 40...Pitched 18 shutouts, two one-hitters, two no-hitters and one perfect game...Struck out 333 batters and limited them to a .189 batting average...Awarded the Pac-10 Pitcher of the Week award five times...Pitched all 19 innings at the Women's College World Series
As a Freshman (2010):
Heralded with placement on the Louisville Slugger/NFCA Division I All-Region first team...Had a 1.43 ERA in 192.2 innings of work, notching three complete-game one-hitters...Placed on the All-Pac-10 second team and All-Freshman team...Possessed a 0.59 ERA in nonconference play prior to Supers
During her first years as a young softball player, Jolene was not very good, Her first coaches had to move her from the outfield, where she sat picking flowers and chasing butterflies, to the infield because she wouldn't pay attention unless she had the ball.
Not a Natural Pitcher?
When Jolene first started pitching, she hated it because she wasn't very good, hurling the ball over the backstop on multiple occasions. She did that so much that her ball league made a limit to the number of times a pitcher could do that before being pulled. That did not matter to Jolene, who purposefully threw the ball over the backstop to be pulled.
Her father, Joe, coached her and her younger sister Danielle for years. Danielle was Jolene's teammate on multiple teams before joining her at Berkeley. Jolene often jokes that she demanded Danielle attend Cal so that the younger Henderson wouldn't hit home runs off Jolene. The eldest Henderson sibling - David - also attended Cal.
Why I have my number:
I wear No. 54 because it was my dad's football number. I've always been a lot like my dad and I look up to him because he and my mom have taught me so much and made me into the person I am today. My parents do so much for me and always have. I wear 54 to be like my dad - strong, caring, determined and controlled - and I braid my hair for my mom.
Walk-up Songs: "Stadium" by Cyhi Da Prynce because the opening stanza, "Take me to the stadium I'm going to play my heart out there," is what I do every time I take the field. I love playing this sport, and I love the competition of the sport so it really just hits home...."Breathe" because I have to remember to allow myself to play.