UTA softball hosts conference newcomer Coastal Carolina for a three-game slate April 22-23.
The Mavericks (16-13, 2-4) and Eagles (13-14, 3-3) have met six times, with the series tied at three games a piece.
The Mavericks (15-13, 2-4) and Huskies (7-12, 0-6) have met four times with HBU holding 3-1 series lead.
UTA handed the then No. 5 Cajuns one of only two losses in SBC play a year ago.
The Mavericks will host their third midweek game against Southern University.
- Sun Belt First Team All-Conference
- Played in all 54 games with 53 starts
- Hit a team-high .348 from the plate
- Led the team with 56 hits, 8 home runs and 39 RBI
- Had 12 doubles
- WAC First Team All-Conference
- WAC All-Tournament team
- Batted .328 in 43 games started at shortstop
- Tied for team-leading 14 multi-hit games
- Notched 8 doubles and 1 home run
- Went 2-for-2 with 2 doubles, 2 walks, a run scored and an RBI at New Mexico State on April 6
- Went 3-for-3 against Texas State on April 12
- Season highs: 6 at-bats (April 19 at San Jose State), 2 runs scored (May 4 at UTSA), 3 hits (April 12 vs. Texas State), 2 RBIs (3x), 2 doubles (April 6 at New Mexico State), 2 walks (3x)
Cal State Monterey Bay
- All-American and Easton All-American winner
- Set home run record, 16
- Set slugging percentage record, .785
- Co-conference champions
- Attended Mount Carmel High School
- Four-year letterwinner in softball
- 2010 sportsmanship award winner
- Born December 22, 1992
- Daughter of Joe and Ginger Villanueva
- Has one brother, Derick
- Kinesiology major at UT Arlington