· A speedy player who compete for the starting second base job · Has a tremendous work ethic and is a leader by example · Possesses great range in the field High School: Lettered four times for Coach Jim Knapp at Northwood High ... Named the Irvine World News Female Athlete of the Year her final year ... Honored at the 32nd Annual Irvine Senior Scholar Athlete Awards Banquet for her 3.86 GPA in high school ... Led her team to three consecutive league titles, batting a team-high .429 (24 for 56) with five RBI, 14 runs scored, two doubles and two triples, despite missing several games with an injury ... Also had an on-base percentage of .522, a slugging percentage of .571 and struck out just five times all season ... A three-time first-team All-Pacific Coast League selection ... Was a 2003 all-city team choice ... As a sophomore, batted .310 with 20 runs scored and 26 hits. ... Participated in the Orange County Showcase All-Star Softball Classic, where she singled and stole a base ... Also lettered four times in golf and soccer ... Earned first-team All-Pacific Coast League honors twice in soccer, including league MVP honors her senior season ... Earned all-league honors four times in golf ... Played club softball for the Irvine Sting for six years before moving to the SoCal Athletics. Personal: Erin Jennifer Ota ... Born August 28, 1987 in Santa Ana, CA ... Daughter of Paula and Blair Ota ... Has four siblings, Bowen, Jamie, Melissa and Kiara ... Sister, Melissa, plays softball for Brown University ... Enrolled in university studies.