Greg Byrne's Wildcat Wednesday

Mandie Perez
Mandie Perez


Whittier, Calif.

High School:
Whittier Christian H.S.


Second Base




Arizona Drops Series to UCLA with 9-1 Defeat

Two Arizona errors led directly to three unearned runs, contributing to UCLA's lead of 6-1 by the fourth inning as the Bruins cruised to a 9-1 victory over the Wildcats.


Cats Walk Off in Extras

Hallie Wilson hit a three-run walkoff home run in the bottom of the tenth to help Arizona secure its 18th victory at home this season.


Arizona Hosts UCLA in Nationally Televised Series

Arizona and UCLA, which have a combined 19 NCAA titles, meet for three games at Hillenbrand, Thursday through Saturday


UO's Four-Run Sixth Dooms Cats

Oregon scored four runs in the sixth inning to beat Arizona 5-3 in game one of the three game series


Cats Split with New Mexico State

Arizona and New Mexico State split Tuesday's doubleheader at the New Mexico State Softball Complex

High School: A four-year letterwinner at Whittier Christian High School in Wittier, Calif., under Head Coach Dale Van Duyne ... Awarded league MVP all four years ... Cited as the OC Register Player of the Year for small schools her senior year ... Named team captain and team MVP during senior and junior campaigns ... Selected all-conference, -city and -district all four years while being included on the all-state team her sophomore, junior and senior seasons ... Posted an unconscious .783 batting average while slugging 1.261 with an on-base percentage of .821 and tallied 30 RBI and 25 stolen bases while striking out just once all season.

Personal: Born Amanda Jessie Perez in June of 1994 in Whittier, Calif., to Michael and Lucee Perez ... Has one brother Brody Kai (4) ... Father Michael was a wrestler at Penn State and a member of the Olympic and National Teams ... In her free time, enjoys taking groundballs and hanging out with family ... Plans to major in psychology to become a sports psychologist ... Chose Arizona over UCLA, California and Tennessee because, "As soon as I stepped on campus, I knew this was the place for me. I felt it in my heart that it is an honor to be a part of such a strong tradition and to put on the Wildcat uniform and to play for Coach Candrea."