Perelini Koria's Success Story
General: A power hitter who figures to leave Arizona as one of the program's top bombers ... Has nailed 45 home runs in three years, 12th best in school history ... A useful utility player who has spent most of her time as the designated player, but has also seen time behind the plate and at first base.
2011: Garnered her third consecutive honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection while starting all 61 games: 41 at first base, 19 at designated player and one at catcher ... Rocketed 16 home runs, tied for third on the team and fourth most in the conference ... Her 16 dingers gave her 45 in her career, 12th most in Arizona history ... Drew 39 walks, second most on the team and fifth highest in the Pac-10 ... Slugged .619, carried an on-base percentage of .438 and scored 46 runs, figures good for fourth on the squad ... Batted in 43 runs, third best on the team ... Was an integral part of the middle of the order, spent 48 games protecting the cleanup hitter in the five spot ... Struggled toward the end of the season, but got back on track to finish the season on a seven game hitting streak, her longest of the season ... Has great ability to clump RBI together, tallying six games with at least three RBI, including two five-RBI games (San Jose State, 3/19; Harvard 5/20) ... Homered twice in three games (Kennesaw State, 2/19; New Mexico State, 3/15; Cal State Northridge, 3/26) ... Had numerous statistically remarkable games including a career-best four hits, four RBI, two home runs and three runs scored (Kennesaw State, 2/19); 3-for-3, 3 RBI, two home runs and two runs scored (New Mexico State, 3/15); 2-for-3, five RBI, one home run, one walk and two runs scored (San Jose State, 3/19); 3-for-3, two home runs and three runs scored (Cal State Northridge, 3/26); 3-for-4, one home run, one double, two RBI and two runs scored (Arizona State, 4/22) and two monster performances in the postseason (see below) ... Tucson Regional: Recorded six hits, eight RBI, two doubles and two home runs in the three games ... Hit a walk-off-grand slam vs. Harvard to run rule the Crimson ... Also doubled home a run vs. Harvard ... The regional walk-off grand slam gave her two in her career, a 2010 walk-off slam gave Arizona the win over Hofstra in the 12th inning to send the Cats to super regionals ... Was a perfect 3-for-3 with three RBI, a home run, a double and two runs scored vs. Texas Tech ... Tucson Super Regional: Had a hit in each game and was responsible for Arizona's only runs of the round when she knocked a seventh-inning, two-run homer.
2010: Honorable mention All-Pac-10 performer in 57 games started; 48 as the DP, eight at catcher and one at first base ... The power hitting utility player crushed 17 home runs and 57 RBI despite missing nine games due to the death of her mother ... The 17 home runs ranked third on the team and tied for 19th in Arizona history for home runs in a season ... Fourth in the conference with a .717 slugging percentage in conference games ... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week, May 3-9 when she had three multi-hit games against Oregon ... Hit two home runs and six RBI in the series, including a five ribby performance in the final game vs. the Ducks, one of two 5+ RBI games for the sophomore ... Batted .450 (9-for-20) with bases loaded, including five grand slams ... Had 15 multi-RBI games ... Was hit by seven pitches, more than any of her teammates ... Was sixth in the batting order in 50 of her 57 games, but saw time in the fifth, seventh and eighth slots as well ... Had eight doubles, including two May 7, vs. Oregon ... Tucson Regional: Logged only two hits in 11 at bats, but one which will be remembered for a long time; after Hofstra had taken the lead in the top of the 12th inning, Arizona rallied to tie, and after Hofstra showed Koria no respect in intentionally walking two batters to get to her, Koria nailed a walk-off grand slam to send Arizona to the super regionals ... Tucson Super Regional: Drove home the eventual game-winning RBI in the sixth inning in the first game ... Went 2-for-3 in the series and was walked three times, twice driving in a run ... WCWS: Hitless in her first three games, she battled back to hit safely in the final four and collect three RBI and a home run.
2009: Started 58 games as the designated player and two behind the plate ... Named to the Pac-10 All Freshman team, and was an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection ... Hit Arizona's first home run of the record-breaking campaign against UTEP on Feb. 6 ... Finished the season with 12 home runs, among the top six for a newcomer in Arizona history ... Scattered three hits in three games, including a trio of safeties against UT Martin in the Regional round ... Showed her quick wheels when she hit one of UA's four triples on the season against Utah on Feb. 22 ... Louisville, Ky. Regional: Was perfect on the day (3-for-3) with an RBI and two doubles against UT Martin ... She also scored two runs on the day ... Batted .500 (2-for-4) against Louisville with an RBI ... Laid down a sac and hit safely against Purdue ... Palo Alto, Calif. Super Regional: Hit 2-for-4 with two RBI in game one, went 2-for-3 with a run scored in game two, then drew a walk and had a hit in deciding game three ... WCWS: Tallied one of Arizona's five hits against Alabama.
High School: San Pedro, Calif., High School, 2008 ... Played four years of varsity softball under Anthony Dobra ... Was the California HS career home run record holder with 45, a mark that was broken by Baillie Kirker ... 2007 and 2008 EA Sports All-American first team ... 2006, `07 and `08 Marine League player of the year ... Was named to four first teams in every year of high school: the L.A. City, all-Marine League, Daily Breeze all-area and the Los Angeles Times ... Led her team to three consecutive L.A. City championships in her sophomore through senior seasons ... Played with the USA Athletics, Orange County Batbusters and Worth Firecrackers travel teams, where she won four national championships including 2007 ASA Gold 18-under national championship with teammates Lauren Schutzler and Kristen Arriola.
Personal: Academic major is psychology ... Daughter of Tanielu and Charlene Koria ... Father is a utility clerk ... Has one sister, Deborah ... Family tree includes many current and former athletes: Her uncle, Mosi Tatupu, played running back for USC, the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams; cousin Lofa Tatupu is a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks; cousin Leneah Manuma starred on the softball field at UA in the early decade; cousin Gina Leomiti is going into her senior season at Cal ... Lists hanging out with her family as her hobbies ... Decided on UA because of the education she will receive and "the softball program is one of the best, and to play for the best coach in softball" ... Born Perelini Charlene Koria in San Diego, Calif.
Year Avg GP GS AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI TB SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% SF SH SB ATT PO A E FLD%
2009 .352 62 60 179 40 63 13 1 12 49 114 .637 22 7 46 2 .442 0 4 1 1 13 0 0 1.000
2010 .286 55 55 147 36 42 8 0 17 56 101 .687 31 7 39 0 .430 1 1 0 0 45 3 1 .980
2011 .298 61 61 168 46 50 6 0 16 43 104 .619 39 3 36 0 .438 0 1 0 2 169 9 2 .989
TOTAL .314 178 176 494 122 155 27 1 45 148 319 .646 92 17 121 2 .437 1 6 1 3 227 12 3 .988
Career Honors: 2011 All-Pac-10 (Honorable Mention) 2010 All-Pac-10 (Honorable Mention) Pac-10 Player of the Week (5/3-5/9) 2009 All-Pac-10 (Honorable Mention) Pac-10 All-Freshman
Career Single-Game Highs: Hits: 4, Kennesaw State, Feb 19, 2011 Doubles: 2, at Oregon, May 07, 2010 ; vs UT Martin, May 15, 2009 Triples: 1, Utah, Feb 22, 2009 Home runs: 2, Kennesaw State, Feb 19, 2011 ; at New Mexico State, Mar 15, 2011 ; Cal State Northridge, Mar 26, 2011 Total bases: 10, Kennesaw State, Feb 19, 2011 RBI: 6, UTEP, Mar 04, 2009 Runs scored: 4, Oregon State, Apr 23, 2010 Walks: 3, 6 times Hit by pitch: 2, at UCLA, Apr 04, 2009 ; Utah, Feb 21, 2009 Struck out: 4, at Arizona State, Apr 01, 2010 Sac flies: 1, vs Louisville, Mar 18, 2010 Sac bunts: 1, 6 times At bats: 6, Hofstra, May 23, 2010 Stolen bases: 1, at South Florida, Feb 13, 2009 Caught stealing: 1, Portland State, Mar 04, 2011 ; at Texas Tech, May 22, 2011 Field chances: 13, vs San Diego State, Feb 27, 2011 Putouts: 13, vs San Diego State, Feb 27, 2011 Assists: 2, Arizona State, Apr 23, 2011 Runners CS: 1, UCLA, May 15, 2010