Erin Burner finishes career as program's all-time home run leader.
St. John's set to face New Mexico State in elimination game on Saturday.
Red Storm to open against 12th-seeded Arizona on May 15.
Red Storm defeats Seton Hall, 7-5, to earn program's first ever NCAA bid.
St. John's will face Seton Hall in the BIG EAST Championship.
2015 Season Preview
The 2015 BIG EAST Softball Championship in Rosemont, Illinois. (Photos courtesy of BIG EAST/Steve Woltmann)
2015 Senior Day game against Villanova on May 3, 2015.
St. John's softball vs. Iona on April 15, 2015.
The St. John's softball team hosted its annual Strike Out Cancer game to support the fight against breast cancer.
Photos from the San Diego Classic on Feb. 27 - March 1, 2015.
As a senior in 2017: Capped off her collegiate career playing in all 48 season games, starting in all but one … Recorded a .291 batting average … In 141 at bats, tallied 41 hits, 15 resulted in RBIs … Held the team title for the second most scored runs on the season with 34 and tied for seventh in the BIG EAST … Recorded 10 doubles, two triples, and one homerun … Had 12 multi-hit games … Scored her first homer of the season against East Tennessee State (March 4) along with two RBI’s and two runs … Reached base 21 times via walk and hit by a pitch, including 20 BB and 1 HBP … Went 4-for-6 on stolen base attempts … With 51 put-outs and only two errors, finished her senior year with a fielding percentage of .964.As a junior in 2016: Received Second Team All-BIG EAST honors ... started all 49 games in center field ... led the team with a .357 batting average, which was also good for the 10th best mark in the conference ... fourth in the BIG EAST with a .471 on-base percentage, tying for the fourth most in program history ... posted 33 RBIs and 25 runs, second and fifth on the team, respectively ... registered a .557 slugging percentage, seventh best mark in the conference ... smashed three home runs ... tied for second in the league with 13 doubles ... third in the BIG EAST with 30 walks, third most in program history ... recorded 13 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games ... stole four bases in five attempts ... smacked a homer and drove in a pair of runs in a win over UAB (March 5) ... slashed two hits, scored and drove in three runs in a win over Fairleigh Dickinson (March 18) ... notched three hits and two RBIs in a win over Howard (March 19) ... named BIG EAST Player of the Week on May 9 after hitting .667 with three runs, four RBIs, a home run and three walks in a series sweep over the Seton Hall ... hit a triple, drove in three runs and scored in a BIG EAST semifinal win over Villanova (May 14) ... named to the 2015-16 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
As a sophomore in 2015: Earned a spot on the First Team All-BIG EAST Team … started in all 47 games … was second on the team in hits (49) … third in the BIG EAST with 14 doubles … registered 32 RBIs, third most on the squad … finished the season with a .333 batting average, 13th highest mark in the conference … tallied 19 runs scored, 12 walks, three home runs and two stolen bases … went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs scored, three RBIs (tied career high) in a win over Rhode Island (March 8) … grabbed a spot on the BIG EAST Weekly Honor Roll (April 20) after going 9-for-15 with nine RBIs and four runs scored over a span of four games, which included a career-high four hits in a win over Seton Hall (April 18) … collected second-straight BIG EAST Honor Roll (April 27) appearance after going 6-for-9 with a double, triple, two runs scored and three RBIs in a weekend series against Creighton … named to the 2014-15 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
As a freshman in 2014: Named a Second Team All-BIG EAST outfielder … played in 40 games, starting in 37, after joining the team as a walk-on … was fourth on the team in batting average (.277) … finished the season with four doubles, three home runs, 21 RBIs, 12 walks, a hit-by-pitch and two sacrifice bunts … went 4-for-4 in stolen bases … hit her first collegiate home run with a line drive down the right-field line at Iona (March 27), going 2-for-4 with three RBIs in the win … member of the 2013-14 BIG EAST All-Academic Team.
Before St. John's: Four year varsity member of the softball team at Winter Springs High School ... served as captain her senior season ... named Second Team All-Conference her senior year and Rookie of the Year in 2010 ... played for Windermere Wildfire and Team Florida softball.
Personal: Parents are Miguel and Michelle Garcia ... has one brother, Josh Lopez ... has one sister, Erica, who played softball for Savannah College of Art and Design ... majoring in photojournalism.