22 - Brittany Yates
Brittany Yates
Height: 5-8
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Riverview, Fla.
High School: Riverview HS
Position: C
Major: Criminal Justice
Bats/Throws: R/R

AS A SENIOR (2012)
All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team…Daktronics All-South Region Second Team…CoSIDA All-Region First Team…Appeared in all 54 games…Made 53 starts…Scored a career-high 36 runs…Notched team-best 59 hits…Led team with 12 doubles…Registered five home runs…Secured team-best 44 RBI…Led team with 22 walks…Stole nine bases…Set program records for home runs (35) and doubles (50)…Set career-mark with five RBI at Barry (03/10/12)…Stole career-high two bases against Nova Southeastern (04/01/12).

AS A JUNIOR (2011)
Saint Leo Female Athlete of the Week (02/12/11)…Daktronics All-South Region Second Team…Played in 53-of-54 contests…Made 53 starts…Led team with a .380 batting average…Collected a team-best 63 hits…Amassed 22 extra-base hits…Tied for team lead in doubles with 14…Led team in home runs with five…Led team in triples with three…Tied for team lead with 34 RBI…Posted a team-best 98 total bases…Scored a team-high 32 runs…Was 6-for-6 in stolen bases…Drew 10 walks…Posted 20 multiple-hit games…Registered eight multiple-RBI games…Assembled eight multiple-run scoring contests…Totaled a season-high three hits against Bridgeport (03/17/11)…Collected a season-best three RBI three times, and three runs scored twice…Posted a team-high .590 slugging percentage…Reached base at a .407 clip.

AS A SOPHOMORE (2010)
All-Sunshine State Conference Second Team…Sunshine State Conference Offensive Player of the Week once…Saint Leo Female Athlete of the Week once… Yates started in each of the teams 53 games and batted .277 for the season…She was third on the team with 44 hits, including 23 extra-base knocks…She had a team-best 12 home runs and also collected 11 doubles…She amassed a team-leading 37 RBI and scored 31 runs…Yates also stockpiled a .333 on-base percentage and a .572 slugging percentage…She was 4-for-4 in stolen base attempts and fielded .964…She had eight multiple-hit games and nine multiple-RBI games, as well as her first multiple-home run games of her career…Her top performance of 2010 came in the first game of the Lions doubleheader against Francis Marion (3/17/10) where the catcher went 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI…She also had a two, 2-for-3, two home run games against Dominican (2/28/10) and Eckerd (3/3/10)…Her 12 home runs tied her for the conference lead.

AS A FRESHMAN (2009)
Yates burst onto the scene during her freshman year appearing in all 55 games and making 54 starts…Her .344 batting average was good enough for second on the team, as was her 52 hits and 13 doubles…She was third on the team in runs scored with 31 and second with 46 RBI…She also delivered the fourth-most home runs in Saint Leo softball history during a single-season with 13…She was second on the team with a .702 slugging percentage and was a perfect 5-for-5 in stolen bases…She was tied for fourth on the team in walks (17) and second in total bases with 108…She had 14 multiple hit games, 13 games of two or more RBI and scored two or more runs in five contests…She delivered a career-best three hits on six different occasions, including a 3-for-3 performance against SSC opponent Eckerd (04/21/09)…She scored a career-best four runs against Salem International (03/04/09) and drove in a career-best four RBI in each game of the teams doubleheader against Molloy College (03/16/09)…Against Palm Beach Atlantic (02/20/09), Yates delivered her first multiple home run game of her career in a 11-3 win…On the defensive side, the catcher had 10 or more put-outs on six occasions.

CAREER
Yates was named Freshman of the Year at Riverview High School…Was named to the Western Conference honorable mention team her junior season…During her senior year, she was named best defensive player.

PERSONAL
Born July 31 in Tampa, Fla…Criminal Justice major…Her career goal is to obtain a great job so that she is able to support herself...Names her competitiveness as her best asset to the team…Names Lisa Fernandez as her favorite athlete...Names the New York Yankees as her favorite team… Chose Saint Leo because it has been a life-long dream…Daughter of John and Samantha Yates…Has one brother, Brandon.