Natasha Watley

Softball

USA Softball: Natasha Watley
  • 2004
  • 2008

#29
Height: 5'10"
Position: Infield - R/R
Hometown: Irvine, California
School: UCLA
Graduation: 2005

A FEW ACCOMPLISHMENTS

Two-time Pan American Gold medalist (2003 & 2007)
Three-time World Cup champion (2006, '07, '09)
Three-time World Champion (2002 & 2006 & 2010)
Olympic Gold medalist (2004) and Olympic Silver medalist (2008)

EXPERIENCE

2010: World Championship and World Cup Gold medalist
2009: Gold medalist at the Canada Cup, World Cup and Japan Cup
- Started in all 20 games played with a .517 average and 30 hits on the season
- Scored a team-tying high seven runs at the World Cup and no errors at shortstop
2008: Silver medalist at the Olympic Games in Beijing, China
- Hit .321 in the leadoff position with two home runs and six RBI
2007: Gold medalist at Pan American Games
-Hit .364 (4-for-11) with a team-tying high five runs scored (Pan Am)
- Led team with nine hits and was second with an average of .529 (9-for-17) (World Cup)
- Started all games and hit .466 (27-for-58) with a team-tying high two triples and was 6-for-6 in stolen bases
2006: Gold medalist at ISF World Championship and World Cup
- Hit .306 (11-for-36) with 12 runs scored and three stolen bases (World Championship)
- Hit .421 (8-for-19) with three triples and six RBI (World Cup)
2005: Gold medalist at Pan Am Qualifier and Silver medalist at Japan Cup and World Cup
- Hit .250 (4-16) with four stolen bases (Japan Cup)
2004: Gold medalist at Olympic Games in Athens, Greece
- Hit .400 (12-30) with four RBI and five stolen bases; 12 hits tied a team best
2003: Gold medalist at Pan American Games
- Hit .292 (7-24) with four RBI and five stolen bases
- Finalist for ‘Sportswoman of the Year’ Award
2002: Gold medalist at ISF World Championships

AT UCLA
Four-time First-team NFCA All American
Led UCLA to Women’s College World Series title (2003)
Won the Honda Broderick Cup as the Nation’s Top Collegiate Female Athlete (2003)
All WCWS Tournament Team (2003)
Pac-10 Player of the Year (2003)
Top Three Finalist for USA Softball National Player of the Year (2002 & 2003)
First -team All Pac 10 and All- Pacific Region (2002)
Led Bruins to the NCAA WCWS (2000 & 2002)

GETTING TO KNOW WATLEY

The biggest thing to know about me is that I am a coffee fanatic! I can have it at anytime, day or night. I like Starbucks and I LOVE Coffee Bean. I try to collect Starbucks tumblers in every city that I travel to. Ever since I went to Africa, I have loved mangos. I have been obsessed with them because I learned how to eat them like you eat an apple! During warm up before games, I have to pitch a ball. I was born November 27, 1981. I love the color red; it is my color theme in my room. If I could have any actress play me in a movie it would be Gabrielle Union. I am an only child and my parents are Edwin and Carolyn Watley. I love shopping and my favorite stores are H&M and Zara. I’m a purse freak....you can never have enough!!!!! Africa is my favorite country that I have traveled to this far. I loved the animals there!!! I like sushi, used to be scared of it now I love it.

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