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Julia Sanchez
Julia Sanchez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Fairfield, Calif.

High School:
Fairfield

Height:
5-3

Position:
3B/SS

Experience:
3V

B/T:
L/R

As a junior in 2011: Played in 42 games, starting 40 ... knocked in 11 RBI on 21 hits ... nine strikeouts was fewest on team among players who played in at least 40 games ... fifth on the team with four stolen bases ... fourth on the team in sacrifice fly balls (1) ... recorded two RBI in season opener vs. Florida State (Feb. 11) ... had two hits against Hofstra (Feb. 11) ... went 2-for-3 vs. UT-Martin (March 6) ... had a perfect 2-for-2 day in the second game of a double header against Seton Hall (April 6) ... recorded four defensive assists vs. East Carolina (Feb. 20).

As a Sophomore in 2010: Played in 48 games with 47 starts at third base and made major strides offensively ... set career highs with .280 batting average, 30 hits, one home run, two doubles, two triples, eight RBI and 15 runs scored ... tied for the team lead in triples, ranked second with 40 assists and was fifth in batting average ... did well in non-conference games, hitting .313 with one homer, one double, three triples, eight RBI and eight runs scored ... recorded nine multi-hit games ... went 2-of-3 with one RBI against South Alabama (Feb. 26 ) ... hit first career home run and went 1-of-3 with two RBI and one run scored against Hofstra (March 24) ... drove in two RBI against Siena (March 27) ... performed well against Kent State in the Coastal Carolina Tournament (March 27-28), going 3-of-5 against KSU with on first career triple, one double, one RBI, and one run scored ... went 2-of-3 with a double against Syracuse (April 7) ... recorded second career triple against Iona (April 28) in 2-of-3, two-run effort ... named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

As a Freshman in 2009: Played in all 50 games, starting 44 ... crafty on the basepaths and in advancement of baserunners ... led team in stolen bases (9) and sacrifice bunts (6) and tied for lead in sacrifice flies (2) ... completed season with 11 runs scored, six RBI, two doubles and four walks... notched three multi-hit games ... scored two runs and stole one base, going 1-for-3 at Longwood (Feb. 22) ... went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and one stolen base vs. Rider (March 25) ... hit two doubles at Rutgers (April 4) ... named to BIG EAST All-Academic Team.

Before St. John's: Four-year letterwinner at Fairfield ... team captain as a senior ... helped lead team to the best conference record in 2005 and 2008 ... all-league selection in 2008 ... played travel ball for the Nor Cal Elite and San Jose Strikers.

Personal: Born in Fountain Valley, Calif. ... parents are Ed and Tammy Sanchez ... has an older brother, Eddie, and an older sister, Melissa ... chose St. John's for the numerous activities it offers ... majoring in liberal studies.

Career Statistics

Year Avg. GP-GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB-ATT
2009 .187 50-44 107 11 20 6 0 0 6 26 .243 6 1 19 0 .233 2 6 9-11
2010 .280 48-47 107 15 30 2 2 1 8 39 .364 6 3 19 0 .336 0 3 5-9
2011 .194 42-20 108 14 21 2 0 0 11 23 .213 9 4 9 0 .279 1 2 4-7
Totals .220 140-131 322 40 71 10 2 1 25 88 .273 21 8 47 0 .282 3 11 18-26

Career Highs:
Hits: 2, 12x, last vs. Iona (4/28/10)
Runs: 2, 4x, last vs. Iona (4/28/10)
RBI: 2, 2x, last vs. Siena (3/27/10)
At Bats: 4, 2x, last at Connecticut (4/3/10)

Sanchez Up Close...
What do you like most about New York: The City is amazing!
Few people know: That I am a shy person
Favorite moment in sports: When I was 12 I dove for a ball and was completely horizontal in the air as I made the catch of the game.
One word to describe your team: Outgoing
Favorite food: Pasta or Chinese

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