Colonials Rally for 7-6 Win in Opener
Valos Matches Single-Season Doubles Record
Junior Blasts 27th Career Long Ball but Hoyas Score Winning Run in Sixth
Matetic Hits Team-Best Sixth Home Run
Junior Hits 26th Career Home Run in 5-4 Game 1 Win
GW Student-Athletes joined the university for Sept. 8's Freshman Day of Service, the largest day of service in the nation.
Enters the season with a .765 career stolen base percentage (13-for-17), the ninth-best mark in program history (min. 15 attempts).
2014: Ranked fourth on the team with a .309 average, recording 25 hits in 81 at-bats in her rookie campaign ... Third on team with 13 steals in 17 attempts, the ninth-highest single-season total in program history and the second-most ever by a GW freshman ... Also third on the team with 22 runs scored, fifth-most ever by a Colonial freshman ... Registered a .333 on-base percentage and a .383 slugging percentage with two doubles, two triples, three walks and seven RBIs ... Saw action in 33 games and made 26 starts, primarily in left field ... Batted first or second in the lineup in 19 of her 26 starts ... Tied for third on the team with seven multi-hit games, including three three-hit efforts ... Hit .353 (12-for-34) with runners on base , including .368 (7-for-19) with runners in scoring position ... Was 4-for-6 as a pinch hitter and hit .421 (8-for-19) with two outs ... Reached base at a .464 clip (13-for-28) as the leadoff hitter in an inning ... Batted .423 (11-for-26) with 10 runs scored during a seven-game hit streak (March 9-15) ... The streak was the third-longest of the season by a Colonial and matched the fifth-best streak ever by a GW freshman ... Went 2-for-4 with two triples, two runs and two RBIs against Manhattan (3/14) ... Just the second Colonial ever with two triples in a game (Elana Meyers, 2006) ... Went 3-for-5 with three runs scored in the second game of the Cornell doubleheader (4/2) ... Went 3-for-4 and stole two bases in the first game of the Hampton doubleheader (4/16).
High School: Four-time All-District and Academic All-District honoree ... Named Memorial High School's team offensive Player of the Year and MVP all four years ... Batted .484 with nine extra-base hits and 21 RBIs as a junior, stealing 29 bases in 31 attempts ... Hit .487 and slugged .708 with four doubles, nine triples, 30 steals and a .558 on-base percentage as a senior ... Tabbed to the Preseason All-Greater Houston Team and participated in the Houston Area All-Star Game as a senior ... A member of the National Honor Society.
Personal: Bradleigh Morgan Breland ... Born Dec. 11, 1994, in Houston, Texas ... Daughter of Deanna Breland ... Major is undecided.