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Sierra  Romero

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Murrieta, Calif.

High School:
Vista Murrieta

Height:
5-5

Position:
IF


06/27/2016

Romero Named Honda Cup Top-Three Finalist

Softball's Romero Named Honda Cup Top-Three Finalist

06/23/2016

Romero Nominated for Best Female College Athlete ESPY

Vote Softball's Romero for Best Female College Athlete ESPY

06/15/2016

Ferlic, Romero Named 2015-16 U-M Athletes of the Year

Ferlic, Romero Named 2015-16 U-M Athletes of the Year

06/13/2016

Romero Selected as Honda Sport Award Winner for Softball

Romero Selected as Honda Sport Award Winner for Softball

06/09/2016

Romero Named Inaugural Recipient of NFCA DI Player of the Year

Romero Named Inaugural Recipient of NFCA DI Player of the Year

06/01/2016

Romero Named National Player of the Year

Michigan senior second baseman Sierra Romero was named the USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year.

10/09/2015

Faces of the Big Ten - Softball's Sierra Romero

Sierra Romero, a three-time NFCA All-American and Michigan's 2014-15 Michigan Female Athlete of the Year, is featured among the first round of new Faces of the Big Ten PSAs.

05/16/2015

Softball Advances to Regional Final

06/17/2013

MGoBlue.com Awards: Female Freshman of the Year

Sierra Romero (softball) garnered MGoBlue.com's Michigan Female Freshman of the Year.

06/07/2013

May Plays of the Month

MGoBlue.com reveals the top 10 plays for the month of May in Michigan Athletics.

At Michigan
• Two-time Michigan Female Athlete of the Year (2015, '16)
• Honda Sport Award for softball (2016)
• USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year (2016)
• Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I Player of the Year (2016)
• espnW Softball Player of the Year (2015)
• First four-time All-American in Michigan program history, earning three first team honors (2014, '15, '16) and a second team selection (2013)
• Three-time Big Ten Player of the Year (2013, '14, '16)
• USA Softball Top-3 Finalist Collegiate Player of the Year (2014, '15)
• NCAA All-Tournament Team (2015)
• Four-time NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team (2013, '14, '15, '16)
• Unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten first team (2013, '14, '15, '16)
• Big Ten Tournament MVP (2015)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2014, '15)
• Big Ten Freshman of the Year (2013)
• First player in NCAA history to record 300 runs, 300 hits and 300 RBI • NCAA record holder in career runs (302) and grand slams (11); ranks fourth all-time in career RBI (305) and slugging percentage (.882) and eighth in home runs (82) and walks (225)
• Drafted by the USSSA Pride with the No. 2 overall selection in the 2016 NPF Draft

Senior (2016)
• Honda Sport Award for softball
• USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year
• Schutt Sports/NFCA Division I Player of the Year
• Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America first team (second base)
• NFCA Great Lakes All-Region first team
• Big Ten Player of the Year
• Unanimous selection to the All-Big Ten first team
• Selected by the USSSA Pride with the No. 2 overall pick in the NPF Draft
• Led the Wolverines with a .451 batting average, 76 runs scored, 73 hits, 19 home runs and 79 runs batted in
• Ranked third nationally with 1.29 runs per game and 1.32 RBI per game and sixth with a .577 on-base percentage and .883 slugging percentage
• Boasted 18 multi-hit games and 21 multi-RBI games
• Tallied a career-best 18-game hitting streak through the early-season tournament slate
• Named USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Week and NFCA National Player of the Week (March 8) after batting .500 (10-for-20) with two doubles, a triple, home run and 13 RBI over a six-game stretch
• Led the Big Ten with a .500 batting average, 1.050 slugging percentage and .616 on-base percentage in conference play
• Drove in a run on a sac fly in U-M's seventh-inning comeback vs. #13 Missouri in the NCAA Super Regional (May 29)
• Went 3-for-4 with a first-inning home run in the Big Ten Tournament championship game vs. #23 Minnesota (May 14)
• Closed out the regular-season with a home run in each game of the Rutgers series (May 6-8); posted four RBI in the second slate, including a two-run homer in the fourth inning
• Went 4-for-4 with two runs and three RBI in the series finale at Penn State (April 29)
• Also tallied four hits, three runs and three RBI at Indiana (April 1); tallied a two-run homer in the first inning and an RBI double in the fifth
• Posted four RBI in back-to-back games vs. #13 Missouri and Long Beach State (March 3); also tallied four RBI vs. Long Beach State a week earlier (Feb. 28)
• Went 3-for-4 with a triple and three RBI vs. North Carolina (March 3)
• Recorded the game-winning two-run single, breaking open a tied game, to key a seven-run sixth inning against #12 Oklahoma (Feb. 26)
• Posted four hits, seven runs and six RBI vs. Virginia Tech and #13 Florida State at the ACC/Big Ten Challenge (Feb. 19-21)
• Went 3-for-3 with six RBI, including a fourth-inning grand slam, in season opener vs. South Carolina (Feb. 12)

Junior (2015)
• Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-America first team (second base, at large)
• Named espnW Softball Player of the Year
• All-Big Ten first team selection
• NFCA Great Lakes All-Region first team
• Big Ten Tournament MVP
• NCAA All-Tournament Team
• Started all 68 games -- nine at shortstop and 59 at second base
• Led the Wolverines with a .449 batting average, 85 runs scored, 22 homers and 83 RBI
• Set Michigan single-season records in runs and RBI
• Ranked second with 25 multi-hit games and 18 multi-RBI games
• Drove in U-M's lone run in WCWS championship series game three vs. #1 Florida (June 3)
• Homered for the game-tying run in the third inning vs. #8 LSU in WCWS semifinals (May 31)
• Posted RBI in both NCAA Super Regional games vs. #14 Georgia (May 21-22)
• Went 2-for-3 in super regional opener
• Tallied two hits, including a triple, with an RBI and two runs scored in NCAA Regional championship vs. Pittsburgh (May 17)
• Broke U-M's career RBI record -- and tied career home run record -- with a solo shot vs. #19 California in regional play (May 16)
• Named Big Ten Tournament MVP after hitting .556 (5-for-9) with three homers and 11 RBI
• Knocked out a three-run vs. Nebraska in the championship game (May 9)
• Went 3-for-3 with six RBI vs. Penn State at the Big Ten Tournament, breaking the NCAA career grand slam record (10) with a second-inning blast
• Went 2-for-3 with a two-run homer at Maryland (April 25)
• Knocked out home runs in back-to-back games vs. Indiana (April 17-18)
• Went 3-for-3 with six RBI in Rutgers series opener (April 10), knocking out third-inning grand slam to tie NCAA career grand slam record (9)
• Hit 2-for-3 with an RBI in the series finale at #14 Minnesota (April 5)
• Registered three RBI in back-to-back games at Ohio State (March 20-21)
• Homered in three consecutive games vs. Bowling Green and Ohio State (March 18-21)
• Knocked out two home runs in a three-hit, five-RBI effort vs. San Jose State (March 6)
• Established a U-M single-game record with five walks at Cal State Fullerton (March 4)
• Went 3-for-3 with two home runs and a career-best six RBI vs. Binghamton (Feb. 28)
• Named to the Easton Bama Bash All-Tournament Team
• Batted .545 (6-for-11) at Bama Bash
• Belted out grand slam as part of a 2-for-2, five-RBI effort vs. James Madison (Feb. 22)
• Hit 2-for-4 with a solo home run at #6 Florida State-1 (Feb. 14)
• Also scored the game-winning run in the fifth inning vs. FSU
• Went 3-for-4 with a home run and 4 RBI vs. Hampton (Feb. 8).

Sophomore (2014)
• NFCA All-America first team (shortstop)
• NFCA All-Great Lakes Region first team (shortstop)
• Big Ten Player of the Year
• USA Softball Top-3 Finalist Collegiate Player of the Year
• All-Big Ten first team (unanimous, shortstop)
• Big Ten All-Tournament Team (2014)
• Big Ten Player of the Week (Feb. 18)
• espnW Preseason All-America First Team
• USA Softball Preseason Top 50 Players to Watch List
• Played in all 62 games, starting 61
• Set three Michigan single-season records: batting average (.491), runs (74) and grand slams (four)
• Tallied 28 multi-hit games and 22 multi-RBI games
• Reached base in 40 consecutive games (March 6-May 18)
• Batted 4-for-7 with three runs, two RBI and a double in the Super Regional at Florida State (May 22-23)
• Collected a pair of hits, including a two-run homer, against Arizona State (May 18)
• Blasted a grand slam and knocked in one more run in a 2-for-4 day against San Diego State (May 17)
• Went 3-for-6 with a home run in the Big Ten Tournament (May 9-10)
• During a three-game series with Wisconsin, batted 5-for-8 with two home runs, three doubles, and knocked in five runs while scoring four (May 2-4)
• Went 2-for-3 with a double against Illinois (Apr. 26)
• Connected on a home run with two RBIs against Purdue (Apr. 23)
• Hit a home run, drew two walks, and scored two runs against Minnesota (Apr. 20)
• Collected two hits and an RBI against Minnesota (Apr. 19)
• Hit a home run and a triple, scored three runs and recorded five RBIs against Central Michigan (Apr. 16)
• Went 5-for-8 with three RBIs, four walks and scored seven runs in a three-game series against Michigan State (Apr. 11-13)
• Connected on a double, drew a walk, drove in one run and scored one run against Western Michigan (Apr. 8)
• Went 2-for-3 with a home run while scoring two runs against Ohio State (Apr. 6)
• Collected two hits, four RBI, scored two runs and connected on a home run against Detroit (Apr. 2)
• Went 6-for-11 and scored six runs in a three-game series against Penn State (Mar. 28-29)
• Drew four walks and scored twice against Indiana (March 21)
• Hit a solo HR and scored twice against Indiana (March 21)
• Hit 2-for-2 with a double, a HR, and three runs scored vs. Indiana (March 22)
• Had an on-base percentage of .909 in series against Indiana, totaling seven walks, seven runs scored, and two homers (March 21-22)
• Hit a home run, scored two runs and collected two RBI against Louisville (March 15)
• Went 1-for-1 with two RBI and scored two runs against Kent State (Mar. 15)
• Recorded three hits, one home run, one RBI and scored one run against Houston (Mar. 7)
• Collected two hits against Washington (Mar. 6)
• Went 3-for-3 with one home run, scored two runs and tied a career-high with five RBI against UCLA (Mar. 5)
• Went 3-for-3 while recording two RBI and a run scored vs. Utah Valley (Mar. 1)
• Went 2-for-3 and scored two runs vs. Pittsburgh (Feb. 21)
• Recorded two hits and two RBI vs. Boston College (Feb. 16)
• Went 4-for-4 with four RBIs and scored three runs against Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 15)
• Went 2-for-2 with one RBI and three walks against Louisiana-Lafayette (Feb. 15)
• Went 3-for-3 with two RBI and scored two runs against Bethune-Cookman (Feb. 9)
• Recorded two hits, three RBIs and scored one run against Illinois State (Feb. 9).

Freshman (2013)
• Big Ten Player of the Year
• Big Ten Freshman of the Year
• Great Lakes All-Region First Team
• All-Big Ten First Team
• Big Ten Player of the Week (March 25, April 8)
• Seven-time Big Ten Freshman of the Week (Feb. 11, March 4, March 25, April 1, April 8, April 15, May 7)
• Started all 64 Michigan games at shortstop
• Established a new U-M single-season record with 23 home runs
• Batted .379 with 23 home runs and 71 RBI, leading Michigan in all three Triple Crown categories
• Set new Big Ten single-season records with 12 home runs and 34 runs scored during conference play, and tied the RBI mark (35)
• Collected 20 multi-RBI games and 16 multi-hit games
• Blasted a two-run home run against Arizona State in the WCWS (June 1)
• Hit a two-run double in the 3-1 win over California in the Ann Arbor Regional final (May 19)
• Went 2-2 with a double and two scored runs against Valparaiso in the Ann Arbor Regional (May 17)
• Hit her 22nd home run of the season against Northwestern (May 4), breaking the U-M single-season record
• Hit two home runs and knocked in five RBI against Central Michigan (April 23)
• Blasted grand slams against Michigan State in back-to-back games (April 12, 14)
• Went 3-for-4 with four RBI against Ohio State (April 5)
• Hit a pair of home runs and knocked in four runs against Penn State (March 30)
• Collected three hits and two RBI vs. Purdue (March 23)
• Knocked in five runs during a 3-for-3 day with two home runs against Purdue (March 22)
• Hit a home run and collected two RBI vs. Arizona (March 15)
• Blasted two solo home runs against Washington (March 14)
• Had two hits and two RBI vs. UCF (March 6)
• Collected three hits, including a home run, two RBI and scored twice vs. James Madison (March 2)
• Had three hits, including a double, vs. LSU (March 2)
• Went 2-for-4 with two RBI vs. Georgia Tech (March 1)
• Had a double and one RBI vs. UC Davis (Feb. 23)
• Hit a two-run home run vs. Illinois State (Feb. 23)
• Hit a triple and scored a run at Florida Atlantic (Feb. 17)
• Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored vs. Massachusetts (Feb. 17)
• Hit a triple, knocked in a run and scored two runs vs. Maryland (Feb. 16)
• Hit a home run and collected two RBI vs. USF (Feb.9)
• Hit first collegiate home run - a grand slam - vs. Florida Atlantic (Feb. 9)
• Made collegiate debut against Marshall (Feb. 8) going 1-4 with a double and two RBI.

Prep
• Graduated from Vista Murrieta High School (2012)
• All-academic honors
• Four-year varsity letterwinner (2009-2012)
• Third-ranked prospect nationally according to ESPN.com
• Max Preps All-America team (2012)
• First team ESPN All-American (2012)
• California Miss Softball state finalist (2012)
• First-team NFCA all-American (2012)
• Two-time Southwestern League MVP (2011-2012)
• All-Valley MVP (2011)
• Two-time first team All-CIF and all-county (2011-2012)
• Two-time first team all-Southwestern League (2009-2010)
• Two-time All-Valley first team (2009-2010)
• Holds county record for home runs (45).

Personal
• Sierra Joy Romero was born on March 19, 1994
• Enrolled in College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies
• Daughter of Michael and Melissa Romero
• Has three siblings, Sydney, Michael and Sophia
• Sister, Sydney, currently plays softball at Oklahoma

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