2011: Honorable mention All-Ivy selection... Started 40 games in centerfield... Finished fifth on the team in runs (23) and sixth in hits (32)... Batted .321 with three doubles and eight RBI in 20 Ivy League games... First career hit was a single against Loyola, Ill., in the season opener... Went 4-for-4 in the doubleheader with Bryant... Singled home the winning run in the bottom of the ninth inning in the first game against Penn and then had three more hits and knocked in two runs as Yale completed the sweep... Had six multi-hit games.
Before Yale: Batted .308 with a .446 slugging percentage as a senior at Valencia High School… Valencia was ranked second in the nation and first in California… Helped lead Valencia to its 10th straight Foothill League championship in 2010… Captain of the American Pastime 18-and-under gold team… Named Defensive MVP of the Fireworks Showcase Tournament.
Personal: Student Athlete of the Year at Valencia High School… Gatorade Will To Win Award winner… Mentored special education students in Circle of Friends Organization… Safe School ambassador… Teacher’s aid at Charles Helmers Elementary School… As part of a local orchestra played cello Universal Studios Hollywood for a Christmas concert… Daughter of Liliana and Henry Balta.