California Softball Question and Answers
2010 Season Q&As
Video Q&A With Jace Williams - March 1, 2010: Sophomore infielder Jace Williams is this week's star of Q&A With the Golden Bears - which is in video form this week. On the sidebar of the softball home page, Jace tells us what it's like to go from the small beach town of Encinitas, Calif., to the Bay Area, how she's talented outside of softball in soccer and art, as well as what the best part is about the Cal coaching team.
Marissa Drewrey - Feb. 22, 2010: Standing in a 6-3, senior pitcher Marissa Drewrey is a formidable force in the circle for the No. 11/12 California softball team. Hailing from Oakdale, Calif., in the central valley, Drewrey easily transitioned into life in Berkeley, a city remarkably different than her hometown. CalBears.com chatted with Drewrey to find out more about her, including how she gave up fast food for an entire year.
Meet the Softball Freshman Class Q&A - Jordan Wallace - Feb. 17, 2010: Going away to college for California softball freshman Jordan Wallace entailed a 40-minute car ride down the freeway. A product of Fairfield, Wallace was a multiple all-league performer and was selected as the MVP of the Monticello Empire League in 2007. She was also co-MVP in 2006. Wallace earned all-state honors twice, including a first-team nod for the 2008 season when she hit a league-leading .461 with six home runs, 23 RBIs and 36 runs scored after batting .477 and hitting nine homers as a sophomore. She was a member of the Sorcerer's 18 Gold (ASA), and helped her team to a 13th-place finish at the 2008 Nationals. Wallace also earned several accolades in volleyball, including all-league honors for the Fairfield Falcons. Her father, Melvin, is a former player with the San Diego Chargers.CalBears.com caught up with Wallace to learn about her first months in college, life off the diamond and more.
Amy Bishop - Feb. 10, 2010: As the California softball team gears up for its challenging and promising 2010 campaign, sophomore infielder Amy Bishop is quite the example of a talented student-athlete. When's she's not practicing with the No. 11/12 squad in the country at Levine-Fricke Field, she's in class or volunteering her time as a member of the Cal's Student-Athlete Advisory Committee. A Southern California native hailing from Glendale, Bishop has made a smooth transition into life in Berkeley. CalBears.com snagged a moment of the 5-8 righty's time to chat about all things Amy.
Meet the Softball Freshman Class Q&A - Jayme Goodwin - Jan. 14, 2010: Freshman Jayme Goodwin, a 5-8 utility player hailing from Dublin, Calif., is new to the world of competitive softball. Goodwin played basketball and ran track for four years at Dublin High School, and took her teams to North Coast Sections twice with track and thrice with basketball. Breaking her high school team's 4X4 record, Goodwin is a gifted sprinter and will be a threat for the Bears on the basepaths. She was an all-league honorable mention in 2007 as well as defensive player of the year in 2009 and a member of the national high school honor society. Her uncle, Tom Goodwin, played professional baseball from 1995-2004 with the Royals, Dodgers, Rangers, Rockies, Giants and Cubs. Her father, Hugh, and aunt attended Cal while her mother, Cheryl, went to UCLA, where her father went to law school. Goodwin aspires to be a doctor or lawyer after her time at Cal. CalBears.com caught up with Goodwin to learn about her first months in college, life off the diamond and more.
Meet the Softball Freshman Class Q&A - Diane Leider - Jan. 4, 2010: Growing up in Long Beach, Calif., freshman infielder/utility Diane Leider is this year's freshman class' only recruit from Southern California. Leider was her squad's 2009 and 2008 defensive player of the year at Lakewood High School and was a three-time all-league second-team selection. Helping her team to three years as Moore League champions, the Lancers reached the CIF semifinals her senior year and the quarterfinals during her junior and sophomore seasons. A four-year varsity soccer player at Lakewood High School, Leider is also talented in the classroom, graduating with high honors and a 3.97 grade-point average. Leider's uncle, Richard, and a cousin, Megan, also attended Cal. Parents are Leo and Rossana Leider. Leider lists working in sports marketing or becoming a doctor as two possible career options. CalBears.com caught up with Leider to learn about her first months in college, life off the diamond and more.
Meet the Softball Freshman Class Q&A - Jolene Henderson - Dec. 4, 2009: Freshman Jolene Henderson is a 5-8 right-handed pitcher out of Elk Grove, Calif. With countless accolades on her athletic resume, Henderson led her Sheldon High School team to section championships in 2007 and 2008 and to a second-place section finish in 2009. Thrice named first-team all-league and twice named MVP of her league, Henderson was also an ESPN/Under Armor All-American in 2008 and 2009 and started with on the varsity squad since her sophomore year. Off the field, Henderson was involved with her school's Biotech Academy, was a 2009 senior scholar athlete and lauded with the 2009 Marine Corps Poise Leadership athletic award and Sheldon HS Sportsmanship award. Following graduation from Cal, Henderson, who attended Sheldon HS with fellow freshman Lindsey Ziegenhirt, hopes to become involved in the business world, play professionally or to become a college coach. Parents are Joe and Mickey Henderson, both of whom attended Idaho State and her father, Joe, played football there. CalBears.com caught up with Henderson to learn about her first months in college, life off the diamond and more.
Meet the Softball Freshman Class Q&A - Lindsey Ziegenhirt - Nov. 25, 2009: Freshman Lindsey Ziegenhirt joins the California softball team as a catcher from Elk Grove, Calif. Along with fellow freshman Jolene Henderson, Ziegenhirt was a member of the Sheldon High School team that won its section in 2007 and 2008 and was runner-up in 2009. A three-time all-league first-team member, Ziegenhirt was also a two-time ESPN/Under-Armor First-Team All-American (2008, 2009) and a 2008 EA Sports All-America second teamer. In addition to sporting her school colors on the field, Ziegenhirt was very involved at Sheldon High School in the Biotech Academy, the Athletic Counsel and a spirit club. In Berkeley, Lindsey is reunited her sister, Katie, who is in her fourth year at Cal. Parents are Bob and Laura, who played softball as an undergrad at Pacific. CalBears.com caught up with Ziegenhirt to learn about her first months in college, life off the diamond and more.