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Ali Aguilar

School

University of Washington

Position
Infielder
Major
Sociology and Communication (double major)

Classroom

Ali Aguilar is as competitive in the classroom as she is on the field. She has been named to the University of Washington’s Dean’s List each year since the start of her collegiate career. She currently holds a 3.66 GPA while double majoring in sociology and communication. As a student-athlete, Aguilar has been named to the Pac-12 All-Academic First and Second Teams her sophomore and junior years.

Character

Silent but deadly is a phrase that perfectly sums up Aguilar. She is a silent worker, but in Coach Heather Tarr’s eyes, she also is the hardest worker to ever be a part of the Husky softball program. Aguilar’s drive to succeed and competitive attitude has led her to be a team, conference and national softball leader. She believes that there is never a stopping point, there is always a way to improve.

Community

Through Athletes in Action, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and her own personal volunteering, Aguilar has spent numerous hours volunteering in her community at Washington and in her hometown of Orangevale, California. She has volunteered with Seattle Children’s Hospital, Coins for Kids, FCA outreach to homeless on University Avenue, New Life Community Church helping feed the homeless, served as a volunteer for the before-school program at Montlake Elementary and as a volunteer at Madrona Elementary School.

Competition

As a junior, Aguilar earned second-team NFCA All-American honors, was named first-team All-Pac-12 and was an NFCA Division I All-Pacific Region Second Team pick. She also was named to the Top 50 watch list for USA Softball Player of the Year and was selected as a Top 25 finalist in April. Aguilar led the team with 20 multi-hit and 18 multiple-RBI games, including four games in which she recorded five or more RBI’s.

Last summer Aguilar was on the Elite team. During that time she had opportunities to play with the National Team. During the 2016 World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC) Women’s World Softball Championship in July, Aguilar went two-for-three and drove in the game’s first run in the first inning as the USA Women’s National Team jumped out to a 4-0 lead and downed Japan 7-3 in the gold medal game.