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Perelini Koria
Perelini Koria


Carson, Calif.

High School:
San Pedro





High School: San Pedro, Calif., High School, 2008...Played four years of varsity softball under Anthony Dobra...Is the California HS career home run record holder with 45...2007 and 2008 EA Sports All-American first team...2006, `07 and `08 Marine League player of the year...Was named to four first teams in every year of high school: the L.A. City, all-Marine League, Daily Breeze all-area and the Los Angeles Times...Led her team to three consecutive L.A. City championships in her sophomore through senior seasons...Played with the USA Athletics, Orange County Batbusters and Worth Firecrackers travel teams, where she won four national championships including 2007 ASA Gold 18-under national championship with teammates Lauren Schutzler and Kristen Arriola.

Personal: Academic major is undecided...Daughter of Tanielu and Charlene Koria...Father is a utility clerk...Mother is a corporate recruiter...Has one sister, Deborah...Family tree includes many current and former athletes: Her uncle, Mosi Tatupu, played running back for USC, the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams; cousin Lofa Tatupu is a linebacker for the Seattle Seahawks; cousin Leneah Manuma starred on the softball field at UA in the early decade; cousin Gina Leomiti is going into her senior season at Cal...Lists hanging out with her family as her hobbies...Decided on UA because of the education she will receive and "the softball program is one of the best, and to play for the best coach in softball"...Born Perelini Charlene Koria on May 27, 1990 in San Diego, Calif.