Updated: May 25, 2016
2014 Third-Team NFCA Mid-Atlantic Region selection
2016: Appeared in 48 games, starting 46 … Batted .233 with 28 hits, including three doubles and three home runs …Collected 46 putouts, assisting two in left field … Scored 18 runs with a season high of two, twice at NC State and versus Boston College … Hit two solo home runs in the first three games of the season … Drove in 12 runners with a season high of two against Pittsburg … Slugged a double versus No. 1 Florida … Had five multi-hit games with a season high of three at NC State.
2015: Played in and started 53 games, both in left field and in center field … Hit .229 with 33 hits, including five doubles, a triple and five home runs … Drove in 20 runs and drew 20 walks … Had three stolen bases … Hit a grand slam against Florida State … Had six multiple-hit games and five multiple-RBI games … Scored four game-winning runs and had a game-winning hit … A member of the 2015 All-ACC Academic Softball Team and the 2014-15 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
2014: A true freshman who played in and started 57 games in left field … A third-team all-region selection by the NFCA … A second-team All-ACC selection by College Sports Madness … A first-team all-state selection by VaSID … Batted .341 with a team-high 13 doubles, a triple and eight home runs … Drove in 31 runs and scored 38 runs … Had a team-high 31 walks … Stole four bases … Led the team with 17 multi-hit games … Had eight multi-RBI games … Had four game-winning hits and scored four game-winning runs … A member of the 2014 All-ACC Academic Softball Team and the 2013-14 ACC Academic Honor Roll.
High School: Lettered four times for Coach Howard Miller at North High School … Hit 22 home runs for her career, batting over .400 all four seasons … Hit .414 as a senior with 31 runs scored, two doubles, five home runs, 25 RBIs and 13 walks … Named first-team all-area and First-Team All-Pioneer League … An ESPN All-State Nominee … Named the Best Offensive Player of her team … As a junior, hit .500 overall and .625 in league contests … Had 48 hits, nine doubles, three triples and nine home runs … Named MVP of the Pioneer League and of her high school team … A first-team All-Daily Breeze area selection … A first-team All-CIF Southern Cal Division III selection … An All-State Underclassmen Selection by ESPNHS California … As a sophomore, was a first-team All-Pioneer League Selection as well as a first-team All-Daily Breeze Area Selection … Was named Most Outstanding Player of her high school squad … Plays travel ball for Coach Jim Snyder and the Firecrackers 18 Gold.
Personal: Vanessa Maree Gonzalez was born September 1, 1995 in Torrance, CA … The daughter of Manny and Wendy Gonzalez … Has three siblings: Monique, Isabella and Diego … Majoring in human development.