31 - Ariel Tsuchiyama
Ariel Tsuchiyama
Height: 5-4
Year: R-Jr.
Hometown: La Habra, Calif.
High School: Sonora HS
Position: C
B/T: L/L
Experience: 2V

Career Stats
2010 Game-by-Game Stats

2011 Game-by-Game Stats 
2013 Game-by-Game Stats

CAL STATE FULLERTON
REDSHIRT JUNIOR (2013):
One of the team's most experienced returnees, Tsuchiyama returned from an injury that cost her the 2011-12 season to be one of the biggest offensive threats for the Titans...named to the All-Big West Conference Second Team as a catcher for the second time in her career (also in 2011)...hit .323 with a team-high 50 hits...had nine doubles, two triples, a home run, and was second on the team in RBI's with 25...appearing in 56 games, making 55 starts behind the backstop, she logged a .980 fielding percentage with 213 putouts, 35 assists, and five errors...she threw out 17 base runnners, which was the second most in the Big West...set a new career-high for RBI's in a game against Utah on February 16 when she hit a grandslam (2-for-2, HR, 4 RBI's)...went 3-for-3 in her first game back from injury, including an RBI single and RBI triple...reached base safely a team-high 14 straight games...had a team-high 13 multiple-hit games and seven multiple-RBI games.

JUNIOR (2012):
Redshirt year, did not play due to injuries.

SOPHOMORE (2011):
All-Big West Conference Second-Team selection at catcher...started all 47 games...hit .297 (fourth on the team) with 10 doubles, a triple, two home runs, and 12 RBI...led the team in doubles while standing as one of four Titans with double-digit RBI...walked 16 times to stand second on the team...committed just one error in 199 chances (.995 fielding percentage)...slugged .475 on the year - good for second on the team - and her .393 on base percentage was second among regulars...co-led the team with four multi-RBI games on the season...finished the season on a seven-game hitting streak, batting .458 (11-for-24) with six doubles and six RBI...slugged her first career home run in a win over Notre Dame (March 16) and added another at UC Riverside (April 10) in game three of the series...twice finished with three hits against Pacific (May 1) and Long Beach State (May 7)...drove in three runs with her home run against the Fighting Irish and added two RBI in a game three times...finished with two doubles twice against Iowa (March 4) and Long Beach State (May 7)...walked twice in a game three times.

FRESHMAN (2010): Appeared in 49 games behind the plate for the Titans, making 48 starts...hit .185 for the year with a triple, eight runs scored, and five RBI...logged her first collegiate hit with a single against Arizona (2/14)...finished with two hits three times against Baylor (2/27), UC Santa Barbara (4/2), and Pacific (5/1)...one of four players with double-digit walks on the year, finishing with 16 free passes to rank third on the team...scored a career-best two runs against Santa Clara (3/14)...made just one error in 183 chances behind the plate (.995 fielding percentage)...led the Big West Conference with 14 base runners caught stealing...hit .237 in Big West play.

SONORA HIGH SCHOOL
Played four years for the Raiders...four-time All-Freeway League selection, including first-team honors her sophomore-senior seasons...second-team selection as a freshman...first-team All-CIF selection as a junior and a second-team honoree as a senior...second-team all-county as a senior...three-time team Offensive Player of the Year as a sophomore, junior, and senior...team Defensive Player of the Year as a junior...hit .446 as a senior with four home runs, four doubles, 22 runs scored and 16 RBI...posted a .992 fielding percentage with just one error in 127 chances...hit .500 as a junior with 13 extra-base hits, 21 runs scored, and 10 RBI in 27 games...four-year honor roll member.

PERSONAL
Parents are Troy and Jill...has a sister, Casie, and a brother, Daniel...majoring in broadcast journalism with a minor in kinesiology...looking to become a sports broadcaster and reporter after college...also considered Ohio State, Northwestern, Washington, and San Diego State...played travel ball for the So Cal Wicked.

FAVORITES:
Nicknames: Tooch
Color: Turquoise
Pets: I don't have any pets!
Favorite Quote/Motto: "Do not let what you cannot do interfere with what you can do."-John Wooden
Favorite Hobbies: singing, playing the guitar, anything crafty
Greatest Accomplishment: All-Conference honors my sophomore year.
Something Most people would be surprised to know about me: I starred in our Spring Musical my senior year of high school
Favorite place I've visited: Niagra Falls
Favorite place I'd like to travel to: Japan, Europe
Favorite place to take visitors to Fullerton: Pieology!
Favorite Food: Chicken Alfredo
Favorite Snack: Peanut M&M's
Favorite Drink: Raspberry Iced Tea
Athletic team: Die Hard ANGELS fan!
Athlete: Darin Erstad
Movies: Pitch Perfect, Bridesmaids
TV Show: Glee, Grey's Anatomy, Pretty Little Liars, New Girl
Musical Artists: Drake, The Weekend, Taylor Swift, Colbie Caillat
Books: Harry Potter series, Hunger Game series, Nicholas Sparks books
I Chose Fullerton because: It's home to me.
If I didn't play softball, I would play: I would probably be in theater.

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