Annual Event Recognizes Achievements in Academics, Athletics and Community Service
Henderson ties Michele Granger's program-record 13 weekly Pac-12 honors
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
No. 10 Cal will host Santa Clara in its last non-conference competition of the regular season
As a Senior (2013):
Power hitter who starts as Cal's catcher...Also one of the team's two captains...Set a new career-high season home run total on May 4 vs. Stanford. Her total of 16 eclipses her previous career-best 15, set as a freshman in 2010. She is tied for fourth in the program record books for home runs in a single season...Hit two of Cal's four grand slams...Tallied five home runs in week two of competition to be named Cal's Muscle Milk Student-Athlete of the Week with a .556 batting average and team-high 11 RBI, plus a 2.222 slugging percentage...Received her second career Pac-12 Player of the Week award after starting all three games at catcher in the Utah series, combining for a .714 weekend batting average and a 1.714 slugging percentage for six RBI...Recorded home runs in back-to-back games against Arizona during a doubleheader on April 2...Led the team in slugging percentage for most of the 2013 regular season with .686 in 46 starts while batting .286 with 24 runs scored and a team-leading 52 RBI.
As a Junior (2012):
Split time with Victoria Jones behind the plate, starting 31 games and playing in 34...hit two home runs with a .167 batting average...Earned the Golden Bear Award for her high GPA
As a Sophomore (2011):
Cal's starting catcher, starting all but two games behind the plate...Called the game for pitcher Jolene Henderson...Hit .219 with 33 RBI and eight homers...Pac-10 Player of the Week (April 11-17)...Named to the Capital One Academic District 8 First-Team and the Pac-10 All-Academic First Team...Caught all three games at the Women's College World Series...
As a Freshman (2010)
Cal's starting catcher, starting all 63 games...All-Pac-10 honorable mention and named to the All-Freshman Team...Second on the squad with 15 homers, 58 RBI, .562 slugging percentage, 13 doubles and 109 bases
Two-time ESPN/Under-Armor First-Team All-American (2008, 2009) and a 2008 EA Sports All-America second teamer
Prior to coming to Cal, Lindsey Ziegenhirt's mother, Laura, had been on the coaching staff for almost all of Lindsey's softball teams. Now that Lindsey is a Golden Bear, Laura still travels to every game to watch Lindsey and the pair breaks down the game together as if nothing has changed. A collegiate letterwinner herself, Laura played for Pacific, which she guided the Tigers to the Women's College World Series as a senior captain.
Back on the Playground:
Lindsey Ziegenhirt and Jolene Henderson have been battery mates since they were seven years old. Growing up together just outside of Sacramento in Elk Grove, Calif., the pair went from rec ball teams to ASA to high school and now Cal. When looking at colleges, they wanted to go to one together and found a perfect fit in Berkeley.
Why I have my number:
A really, really long time ago, I was No. 5. I grew out of the jersey and the only number left was 17. It was funny because my sister was number 7, so the joke is that I always try and one-up her so I had to be 17. I've had the number ever since.
My Walk-Up Songs Are:
"Fantasy" by Mariah Carey and "Cinema" by Benny Benassi because they are upbeat and
put me in a good mood.