The opening-round game with Troy is slated to start at 12:30 p.m. The winner will advance to the double-loss elimination portion of the tournament to take on Texas State at 5:30 p.m.
Compiling 71 hits on the season, Mendoza is the Mavericks new single-season hits leader, passing Katie Jones 70 hits in 2007.
Junior Shelbi Sikes made 54 starts in right field last season before transitioning to third base in 2016.
Sophomore Sandra Mendoza recorded a .967 fielding percentage in 55 starts at second base in 2015.
Seniors Britnea Barilli, Rebecca Stokes, Joni Hanke, Mya Anderson and Jolene Schaefer took the field for their last first spring practice of their careers.
- Started in all 54 games
- Had a .231 batting average
- Second on the team with 5 home runs
- Featured a .392 slugging percentage
- Was 6-for-7 in stolen base attempts
- Third on the team with 33 hits
- Led the team with 106 assists
- Batted .288 in 53 games started at third base
- All-time career leader in stolen base percentage (5-for-5)
- Tied for team-leading 14 multi-hit games
- Led with 6 home runs
- Scored 21 runs while batting in 24
- Was 3-for-5 with an RBI against Texas State on Feb. 24
- Season highs: 6 at-bats (April 19 at San Jose State), 2 runs scored (4x), 3 hits (Feb. 24 vs. Texas State), 2 RBIs (7x), 2 doubles (March 22 vs. Seattle), 2 walks (May 9 at UTSA)
- Started 14 games and appeared in 22
- Hit .136 with three doubles, five runs scored and four RBI
- Fielded .864 with three errors
- Four-year letterwinner at South Grand Prairie
- Two-year letterwinner in volleyball
- Three-time Ronald McDonald All-Tournament team
- Third team All-State and first team All-Area
- 2008 7-5A Offensive Player of the Year, Female Athlete of the Year and Newcomer of the Year
- Born on October 20, 1992
- Daughter of Charles and Carolyn Michele
- Has two brothers, Michael and Matthew
- Biology major at UT Arlington