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Leona Lafaele
Leona  Lafaele

Class:
Junior

Hometown:
Sacramento, Calif.

High School:
Inderkum

Height:
5-8

Position:
Infield



01/21/2015

2015 Softball Season Preview Part Three: Infield

The biggeset asset of the 2015 Alabama infield is its versatility

01/20/2015

2015 Softball Season Preview Part Two: Catchers

The Tide Bring a Good Mix of Experience and Youth to the Position in 2015

10/26/2014

Softball Closes Out Fall Season with West Alabama Sweep

The team went a perfect 8-0 in the fall season.

07/10/2014

99 Alabama Student-Athletes Named to SEC Spring Academic Honor Roll

The Crimson Tide was one of three schools with 95 or more honorees

05/16/2014

NCAA SOFTBALL TUSCALOOSA REGIONAL - Alabama Beats SIU Edwardsville, 13-3 in Five Innings

Game Two

05/28/2015

All-Access: Media Day at the Women's College World Series

All-Access: Media Day at the Women's College World Series

05/31/2014

Women's College World Series: UA Defeats Kentucky Post-Game

Women's College World Series: UA Defeats Kentucky Post-Game

05/28/2014

Alabama Softball Arrives in Oklahoma City for the WCWS

Alabama Softball Arrives in Oklahoma City for the WCWS

05/16/2014

Recap: Softball Run Rules SIUE in Game 1 of Regional

Recap: Softball Run Rules SIUE in Game 1 of Regional

05/16/2013

2013 Season Highlight

2013 Season Highlight

2014 (SOPHOMORE):
Made 61 appearances, including 55 starts at first base ... finished the season with a .266 batting average, 42 hits, seven home runs and 37 RBI ... earned her first start of the season against North Florida (Feb. 7) ... registered her first hit of the season against Troy (Feb. 9), driving in a run ... hit her third career grand slam in her first at-bat against Grand Canyon (Feb. 14) ... drove in a run against Tennessee State (Feb. 14) on a first-inning double ... posted a career-high three hits against Virginia Tech (Feb. 22) ... went 2-2 against McNeese State (Feb. 23), including a second-inning solo homer ... went 2-3 against Houston (Feb. 28) with a career-high three runs scored ... also batted 2-3 in the rematch against Houston (March 1), launching a two-run homer in the fifth inning ... went 1-3 with an RBI in the series opener against South Carolina (March 7) ... went 1-2 in game at Ole Miss (March 15), with a fifth-inning RBI single ... went 2-4 on Sunday against Ole Miss (March 16), after a second-inning single and a fourth-inning solo home run ... came in as a defensive replacement against Georgia State (March 19), hitting a single in her lone at-bat ... went 3-3 in game at Florida (March 21) ... had only one hit in game two vs. the Gators (March 23), but it was a massive three-run homer in the first inning ... went 1-3 in the series finale against LSU (March 30), driving in a pair of runs off a third-inning single ... scored the first run of the game against South Alabama (April 2), after reaching on an error and eventually scoring on an Andrea Hawkins double ... posted career highs with three hits and four RBI in the series opener against Arkansas (April 4), going 3-3 with a walk and her first career triple ... continued her perfect weekend with a 2-2 day in game two (April 5), driving in three off a two-run double and RBI single ... went 1-3 in game three against Arkansas (April 5), driving in two runs on a first-inning single up the middle ... went 1-2 against UAB (April 9) with an RBI single ... also 1-2 in game one against Georgia (April 24), driving in a run on a first-inning sacrifice fly ... went 2-4 against SIU Edwardsville in the NCAA Tuscaloosa Regional (May 16), ending the game with a three-run homer in the fifth inning to make the final score 13-3 ... followed with a 2-4 game against USC Upstate (May 17) ... blasted a two-run homer against Kentucky (May 30) at the Women's College World Series, accounting for the only runs of the game in Alabama's 2-0 victory.

2013 (FRESHMAN):
Played in 37 games and made 25 starts ... batted .208 with five home runs and 21 RBI ... scored 12 runs and had 15 hits ... slugged .431 and had a .367 on-base percentage ... hit her first collegiate home run in the win at South Carolina (March 15) ... hit a two-run home run in the series opener against rival Auburn (March 22) ... drove in two runs as a pinch-hitter in the series finale against the rival Tigers (March 24) ... smashed a pinch-hit grand slam to end the game against UAB (April 10) ... hit a home run and had three RBI in game two of the series against Kentucky (May 4) ... blasted a grand slam against Texas A&M in the SEC Tournament first round (May 8).

HIGH SCHOOL:
Came to Tuscaloosa from Sacramento, Calif., where she prepped at Inderkum High School ... posted the top batting average on the team all four seasons ... ranked among the 2010 Max Preps top-5 in batting average, home runs, slugging and on-base percentage in 2010 ... her club softball team AASA placed fifth at 18 gold nationals in 2011 ... named Tri-County Conference all league and all-metro honorable mention in 2010 ... also a member of the volleyball team at Inderkum ... off the softball field, was a member of the Polynesian Club.

PERSONAL:
Comes from an athletic extended family, as cousin Jeremiah Toma played football for Fresno State while another cousin, played football at the University of Oklahoma ... daughter of Matauli Lafaele and Cathy Tupai ... has a brother Leevi and three sisters, Alex, Tiara and Rianna ... majoring in criminal justice with a minor in social work.

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