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Michelle Salmiery
Michelle Salmiery

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
San Jose, Calif.

High School:
Westmont

Height:
5-10

Position:
Catcher

B/T:
R/R



VIRGINIA NOTES

• A strong-armed catcher with a quick release
• UVa's returning starter at catcher
• Has a very deceptive pickoff move
• Very strong physically with the potential to be a good power hitter
• Has gained extensive experience behind the plate during her first three seasons

2006 (THIRD-YEAR)
• Only returning player to start all 55 games (one of three overall)
• Started 44 games at catcher and 11 at designated player
• Was the starting catcher for all 20 ACC games
• Hit first career home run against Akron (Feb. 17) - a game-winning three-run shot in top of seventh
• Led team with a .996 fielding percentage (one error in 281 chances)
• Equaled career high with 14 putouts in games vs. North Carolina (Apr. 1), James Madison (Apr. 12) and Boston College (Apr. 29)
• Established a career high with three hits vs. Evansville (Mar. 4)
• Began season by hitting .350 in first 14 games
• Perfect 4-4 in stolen bases

2005 (SECOND-YEAR)
• Started 17 games at catcher and two at designated player
• Hit .204 (10-49) with four RBI and three runs scored
• Did not commit an error in 121 fielding chances (114 putouts, seven assists)
• 2-4 with a RBI in the second game vs. Towson (Apr. 5)
• Recorded a career-high 14 putouts
• Named to the 2004-05 ACC Academic Honor Roll

2004 (FIRST-YEAR)
• Backup catcher as a freshman
• Started 16 games at catcher and four at designated player
• Hit a solid .281 (16-57) with 10 RBI and six runs scored
• Had four game-winning hits
• Had four two-hit games
• Selected to the 2003-04 ACC Academic Honor Roll

WESTMONT HIGH SCHOOL
• A four-year starter
• First-team all-league pick in the Mount Hamilton Division of the Blossom Valley Athletic League in 2002 and 2003
• Second-team All-Mercury News pick as a senior
• Helped lead team to two top-four finishes in the Central Coast Section playoffs
• Member of the California Scholarship Federation and the Associated Student Body where she served in several capacities

TRAVEL BALL
• Played for Don Ford as a member of the Strike Zone
• Was a starting catcher for the Strike Zone 18G ASA Gold team

PERSONAL
• Born March 28, 1985 in Mountain View, Calif.
• Daughter of Evelyn and Michael Salmiery
• Has two older sisters, Tricia and Lori, and an older brother, John
• Majoring in politics

Salmiery's Career Statistics

Year G AVG AB H 2B 3B HR R RBI BB SO SB PO AST E
2004 28 .281 57 16 3 1 0 6 10 5 12 0 69 11 3
2005 24 .204 49 10 0 0 0 3 4 6 10 0 114 7 0
2006 55 .219 151 33 3 0 1 3 12 7 29 4 256 24 1
Career 107 .230 257 59 6 1 1 12 26 18 51 4 439 42 4