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Natalie Hernandez
Natalie Hernandez

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Glendora, Calif.

High School:
Glendora

Height:
5-5

Position:
IF

B/T:
R/R


11/14/2014

Natalie Hernandez Re-Signs with Chicago Bandits

Hernandez will compete in her second season with the Bandits in 2015

10/07/2014

Softball Garners NFCA Academic Honors

Nine Flames collect All-America Scholar Athlete accolades

08/27/2014

Softball Alum Natalie Hernandez Wraps Up Season with Chicago Bandits

Hernandez competed in 19 games with the Bandits this season

07/17/2014

Top Flames Moment: Natalie Hernandez Earns HL Tournament Batting Champion Award

Bridget Boyle and Courtney Heeley also collect tournament accolades

07/17/2014

Top Flames Moment: Natalie Hernandez earns HL Tournament Batting Champion Award

Bridget Boyle and Courtney Heeley also collect tournament accolades

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AS A SENIOR (2014):
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Started and played in all but one game at shortstop ... named to the All-Horizon League First Team and NFCA All-Great Lakes Region Third Team after sitting atop the leaderboard all season with one of the best batting averages for UIC ... lead-off hitter all season ... placed in the UIC record book for posting a .413 average on the season ... had three perfect games at the plate against Toledo (03/14), Wright State (04/05) and Youngstown State (05/08) ... continuously appeared in the Horizon League top-10 and led the Flames in runs (39), hits (64), home runs (12), RBI (40) and stolen bases (13) while boasting a .723 slugging percentage ... her 12 homers placed ninth on the single-season record list ... had 21 multi-hit games, including a five-hit outing against Youngstown State (05/08) that set a career high ... registered a career-high eight RBI with her first-career grand slam and the walk-off two-run homer that gave the Flames a 12-3 (5) victory over Wright State (04/05), while she hit .700 in the series ... went on a 13-game hitting streak from Feb. 23 to April 8 ... concluded her career by being named Batting Champion and to the All-Tournament Team at the Horizon League Championship (05/07-08) after posting a .563 average over four games with three home runs ... named Horizon League Player of the Week for March 31 - April 6 ... Horizon League Honor Roll member ... Academic All-League ...
2013-14 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete

AS A JUNIOR (2013):
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Appeared and started in all 48 games at shortstop ... led the team offensively with a .376 batting average and a .514 slugging percentage ... posted 19 multi-hit games, including eight three-hit games ... she had four hits against Detroit on April 7, 2012, including a home run ... she had six multi-RBI outings ... paced the Horizon League in hits with 65 ... had the fourth-highest batting average at .476 and the third-most triples ... was named the Horizon League "Hitter of the Week" on April 8, 2012, after she hit .609 (14-for-23), had two home runs against Detroit on April 6-7, posted a slugging percentage of .957 and had eight RBI ... a member of the 2012-13 Horizon League Honor Roll ... earned the kinesiology 3.0 or higher award ... vice president of the Applied Health Science Diverse Student Organization

AS A SOPHOMORE (2012): Game-by-Game StatisticsGet Acrobat Reader
Spent the season at the shortstop post ... named to the Horizon League preseason second team ... posted the third-most home runs on the team with five ... named to the College Sports Madness Horizon League preseason second team ... after coming back from injury, played and started in 32 games ... posted a .283 batting average ... in 106 at-bats, she had 20 runs and 30 hits ... knocked in 15 RBI and captured 50 total bases ... earned a .472 slugging percentage ... had a .934 fielding percentage ... 36 putouts and 49 assists ... recipient of the Student-Athlete 3.0 or higher award from the Port Academic Center ... presented the kinesiology 3.0 or higher award ... member of the 2011-12 Horizon League Honor Roll

AS A FRESHMAN (2011): Game-by-Game StatisticsGet Acrobat Reader
All-League Newcomer honoree ... named to the Horizon League all-tournament team ... played and started in all 49 games ... scored 20 runs and collected 44 hits ... ranked fourth on the team in batting, hitting .291 ... had five home runs, tying for third on the team ... tallied five stolen bases, second highest on the team ... had a season-high six game hitting streak between Feb. 11 and Feb. 18 ... posted nine multi-hit games, all but one in league play ... captured her first career home run against UNLV on Feb. 13 ... lifted the Flames to a 5-3 victory over California-Riverside on Feb. 13 with three RBI ... following her weekend of play at the Sportco Kickoff Classic in Las Vegas, Nev., she was named the Horizon League Player of the Week ... during the weekend, in 12 at-bats, she had five hits and six RBI ... hit two home runs in a 9-0 victory over Cleveland State on May 11 during the opening round of the Horizon League Tournament

PREP AND PERSONAL: Four-time letterwinner in softball (shortstop) at Glendora (Calif.) ... two-time Sierra League Conference champions ... served as team captain during her senior season ... team MVP as a sophomore ... three-time all-conference selection ... three-time all-city honoree ... all-region recipient as a sophomore ... four-time letterwinner in field hockey ... helped her team to a conference and section championship during her freshman campaign ... team MVP and all-conference selection during her junior and senior seasons ... once hit a home run and grand slam in the same to secure a victory ... born Jan. 4, 1992, in Glendora, Calif. ... daughter of Max and Bonnie Hernandez ... has one sister, Katrina ... greatest athletic thrill to date is winning the Horizon League Championship and competing at the NCAA Regional Tournament ... currently enrolled as a Exercise Science/Health Promotion major

CAREER BESTS
AB: 6 at Detroit (04/06/13)
R: 3, seven times, last vs. Wright State (04/06/14)
H: 5 vs. Youngstown State (05/08/14)
Streak: 18 games (04/14/12 - 05/05/12)
2B: 2 vs. Toledo (03/14/14)
3B: 1, six times, last vs. Illinois (02/07/14)
HR: 2, three times, last vs. Wright State (04/05/14)
GS: 1 vs. Wright State (04/05/14)
RBI: 8 vs. Wright State (04/05/14)
BB: 1, 15 times, last at Green Bay (04/27/14)
SB: 2 vs. Green Bay (04/03/13)
PO: 5, three times, last at Indiana (03/15/14)
A: 6, twice, last at Valparaiso (04/02/11)

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