Played with the Puerto Rican National Team in the summer of 2007 at the Canada Cup in British Columbia, and the Pan American Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil ... Expected to make the full-time move back to third base after spending a majority of 2007 at shortstop ... Possesses a very strong arm ... A good gap hitter who has 29 doubles in two seasons ... Coaches are looking for her to return to the offensive production she had her freshman year.
2007: One of five players to start all 65 games for the Hokies last season ... Started 34 games at shortstop and 31 games at third base ... Batted .253 with 49 hits, including a team-high 14 doubles, two triples and four home runs ... Drove in 31 runs and scored 22 runs ... Drew eight walks ... Led the team with three sacrifice flies ... Scored five game-winning runs and had four game-winning hits ... Was 3-for-3 on stolen bases ... Had 12 multiple-hit games and nine multiple-RBI games ... Had the game-winning home run in the eighth inning against Villanova.
2006: Started every game as a true freshman, 59 at third base and one at shortstop ... Was named second-team All-ACC ... Voted second-team all-state by VaSID at third base ... Batted .297 with 58 hits ... Had a team-high 15 doubles and also had six home runs and 30 RBI ... Was 7-for-7 on stolen bases ... Recorded seven game-winning hits, including three via home runs, and six game-winning runs ... Had 14 multi-hit games and seven multi-RBI games ... Had a home run against No. 6 Tennessee in the NCAA Regionals ... Hit a solo home run in the ninth inning to lift Tech to a win over NC State ... Had a solo home run in the seventh to cap a comeback win over Boston College on the road ... Her three-run home run in the seventh inning pushed the Hokies past UNC Greensboro ... Finished fifth in the ACC in doubles per game ... Batted .333 in conference play, 10th-best in the league, with 21 hits ... Had a slugging percentage of .603 with eight doubles and three home runs in ACC games ... In conference-only games, led the league in doubles per game, finished sixth in hits per game, eighth in home runs per game, fourth in total bases per game and eighth in slugging percentage.
High School: Lettered four times for Coach Bryan Bancom at St. Thomas Aquinas High ... Named Class 5A first-team all-state by the Florida Sports Writers Association her senior year after batting .455 with 19 RBI and a home run ... Named the 6A-4A All-Broward County Softball Player of the Year, as well as to the 6A-4A All-Broward County first team by The Miami Herald her senior season ... Led team to the Florida 4A state title in 2002 and 2003 ... Named first-team all-state as a junior ... Named first-team All-Broward County by The Miami Herald and Sun-Sentinel her sophomore year, where she batted .412 with 28 RBI ... A three-time selection to the Sun-Sentinel first team, making the Miami Herald second team twice.
Personal:Charisse Mariconda ... Born December 10, 1986, in Hollywood, FL ... Daughter of Michael and Amarylis Mariconda ... Majoring in biological sciences.