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    Carri Leto
    Carri Leto


    El Cajon, Calif.

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    Ohio State Defense Stuns No. 25 Northwestern, 3-1

    Buckeyes make several incredible plays, including a game-ending snowcone double play

    2004: Team captain ... Started every game at second base for the Wildcats ... Named second-team All-Big Ten for the third consecutive season ... Second-team NFCA All-Region selection ... Scored two or more runs in a game six times ... Crossed the plate three times in a 12-3 win March 19th against Utah ... Led the team with a pair of triples ... Ranked second on the team in runs and third in batting average and hits ... Named to Big Ten All-Tournament team ... Finished career in the top seven all-time at Northwestern in 10 different offensive categories ... Batted leadoff or second in the lineup all season, leading the team in plate appearances ... Hit a walk-off, RBI single in a 1-0 win on 4/25 against Purdue ... Went 2-for-4 with a double and a triple on 4/11 against Minnesota ... Tied for the team lead with 11 stolen bases ... Hit safely in all four NCAA Tournament games ... Finished career with a 19-game hitting streak ... Hit safely in 28 of Northwestern's last 30 games ... Hit a two-out, 0-2 RBI single in the bottom of the seventh to tie South Carolina in the NCAA Regional ... Had 15 multi-hit games on the season ... Second on the team with 83 defensive assists.

    2003: Team captain ... Second Team All-Big Ten selection ... Started first 49 games of the season at second base before missing the final six due to injury ... Named Big Ten Co-Player of the Week after going 5-for-7 with three runs scored and an RBI in a two-game sweep of No. 24 Illinois to close out the regular season ... Ranked third on the team with 13 multi-hit games, including three consecutive against Arkansas, Washington and Florida International ... Hit safely in 15 of the team's first 18 games ... Ranked second in the Big Ten with five triples ... Went 3-for-4 with two RBI in a 5-2 win over No. 20 Ohio State ... Finished second on the team with nine stolen bases ... Drove in two runs in a victory over defending national champion California ... One of 50 players nationwide, including one of two Big Ten players (Andrea Hillsey; Purdue), selected to tryout for U.S. National Team this summer.

    2002: Second team All-Big Ten selection ... Tied NU single-season record for doubles (13) ... Posted a team-leading three triples and nine sacrifices ... Batting average of .358 in Big Ten games ranked 11th in the conference, while 17 RBIs ranked second ... Recorded 12 multi-hit games ... Went 3-for-3 with three doubles in a victory over Penn State (4/12) ... Also recorded three hits in a win against Tennessee (2/2) ... Academic All-Big Ten ... Named an Amateur Softball Association Women's Major Second Team All-American.

    2001: First-team NFCA All-Midwest Region as the `Cats second baseman ...Recipient of Thomas J. and Dorothy Somers Hoehn Athletic Scholarship, which is presented to a student-athlete who demonstrates superior academic performance while participating in athletics at Northwestern ... Led the team in six offensive categories--batting average (.308), hits (45), runs (23), triples (3), stolen bases (15) and slugging (.397) ... Had 10 multi-hit games, including three hits on three occasions ...Went 5-for-9 at Penn State in her first conference series ...Picked up a hit in her first college game ...Went 4-for-9 with seven RBI, two triples, a double and a stolen base in wins over Illinois-Chicago ... Registered a hit in 32 of 45 games ... Made only five errors in 227 chances for a .991 fielding percentage.

    High School: First-team All-CIF Division 1 (San Diego section) ... First-team all-county by the San Diego Union-Tribune and The Daily Californian her junior and senior years ... In senior year, led league and team in batting average, runs scored and stolen bases ... 2000 Grossmont South League Player of the Year ... During junior year, led Valhalla in batting average, runs scored, triples, stolen bases, on-base percentage and slugging percentage ... Helped her traveling team, the Southern California Lightning, to a fifth-place finish at the Amateur Softball Association National Championships ... Also ran cross country, competing at the state level twice.

    Personal: Born Carrilyn Nicole Leto on 7/27/82 ... Daughter of Nicholas and Debbi Leto ... Played with teammate J.C. Kira on the San Diego Lightning ASA softball team... Communication studies major.

    Leto's Career Statistics

    Year AVG. GP GS AB R H HR RBI SLG% BB SO SB SBA 2001 .308 45 45 146 23 45 0 19 .397 9 18 15 19 2002 .343 42 42 140 24 48 3 32 .543 8 12 6 9 2003 .302 49 49 169 25 51 0 19 .420 10 15 9 11 2004 .305 54 54 187 28 57 0 18 .364 10 16 11 12 Totals .314 190 190 642 100 207 3 88 .431 37 61 41 51