UCSD Softball BIO
24 Sharona Mataele

A first-team All-American … Named first-team All-Coast Conference … Had a .533 batting average in her one season on campus … Led the Owls to a Coast Conference title in 2017.

A 2015 graduate of Hillsdale High in San Mateo … Earned both first-team and second-team All-Peninsula Bay League honors … A team captain.

Born April 21 in Burlingame … Daughter of Mina and Ben Mataele … Has an older brother Saia and a younger sister Gabby … Psychology major at Sixth College … Career goal is to become a parole officer or counselor … Cheers for the San Francisco Giants, Oakland Raiders and Golden State Warriors … Favorite athlete is her boyfriend, CJ Alipate … Listens to UB40, Eric Clapton, Adele, Sam Smith, Sam Cooke, Otis Redding and old-school rock 'n' roll … Loves eating chicken fingers and French fries.

Position: First Base/Outfielder
Height: 5'10"
Year: Junior
Hometown: San Mateo, CA
High School: Hillsdale HS
Other College: Foothill College
College: Sixth
Major: Psychology
Experience: Junior College
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