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Lisha Ribellia
Lisha Ribellia


Moses Lake Wash

High School:
Moses Lake HS




Arizona: Ribellia started all but one game at second base in in the last two seasons and 56 games in 2002, giving UA good defense, decent hitting and steady play up the middle... Ordinarily was the defo... .Fielding percentage of .956 in 181 chances, plus led the team with five double plays... Chipped in with a .224 batting average as a switch-hitter in 49 at-bats, with two doubles... Had two big hits and two runs scored in UA’s Regional championship game against DePaul... Frequent base runner as the defo when Leneah Manuma or others played DP and reached base, scoring 14 runs... fielding percentage... As a sophomore in 2001, she stepped up and started all 69 games for the Cats... Batted in the ninth hole in 23 games, and otherwise served as the defo for UA’s designated player, frequently serving as a pinch runner in close games... Able to bat as a right-handed gap hitter, but was taught to handle lefty slapper situations... Finished the season with a .214 batting average and a .956 fielding percentage... Ribellia hit her first career home run at an opportune time in 2001, against Southwest Texas State in the NCAA Regional... Ribellia played in 32 games in 2000 at the designated player position, learning the second base position behind Katie Swan... Finished the season with a batting average of .167 with 10 runs and five RBI...

High School: Moses Lake High School, Moses Lake, Wash., 1999... Earned four letters in softball for coach Dave Gregory, four in soccer and one in basketball... First-team all-conference shortstop honors...Team captain final two years... Soccer team captain and earned all-area goalie honors and first-team all-conference midfielder honors... School soccer MVP junior and senior years... Voted Superwoman award and named Best Female Athlete senior year... Earned school scholar-athlete honors...