21  Kimmi Hayden
Kimmi Hayden

Hometown:
El Cajon, Calif.

High School:
Valhalla

Height:
5-7

Position:
C

Experience:
HS

Honors:
Tiger 3.0 Club (Fall 2005)


Fall 2004: Started all four games of the Tennessee fall tournament...Was the team's designated hitter against Milligan, and had a walk in that game...Was the starting catcher in the other three games...Recorded three hits in the tourney, including a double against Lee...Also totaled two RBI in the win over Lee...Recorded 17 putouts and two assists in the tournament.

Prep: A four-year starter in softball for Valhalla High School under Coach Doug Hartung...Named team captain and first-team all-league as a senior...Helped her team to its third straight league championship and was named team MVP...Received the Scholar-Athlete Award and was a member of the honor roll...Was a first-team All-CIF selection in 2005...Named Division III Athlete of the Year following her stellar senior season...Hit a grand slam in the semifinals to help her team advance to the finals...Received a CIF Sportsmanship Award in 2005...Also honored as first-team All-East County and the East County Player of the Year...Helped her team to a 29-4 record and a Division II CIF Championship as a junior...Was second team All-CIF as a junior and first-team all-league in 2004...Named to the Union Tribune Academic Team following her junior season...Also selected as a second teamer on the all-league squad as a sophomore...Was the first sophomore at VHS to ever hit a homerun over the fence...Was an honorable mention pick on the all-league team as a freshman.

Personal: Full name is Kimberly Elyse Hayden...Daughter of Warren Hayden and Ileana Koupal...Born Sept. 18, 1987 in La Mesa, Calif....Has an older sister named Jessica...Nickname is Kimmi...Enjoys reading true crime books, cooking and going to San Diego Padre games..Also tutored third and fourth graders and served as a teacher's aid at Vista Grande Elementary...Played travel softball for the San Diego Breakers 18U team under Mike Hill...Also played 18U for the California Renegades under Eddie Ramirez and for the Southern Cal Breakers 18U Gold team under Brant Bentlow...In 2003, helped her Southern Cal Lightning 18U Gold team to a 17th-place finish at the Oregon 18U Gold Nationals, playing for John Labeta...Helped her San Diego Wildcats 14U team under Steve Wilson to a Triple Crown World Series Championships and was named the Offensive MVP...Plans to major in management and information systems at the U of M.

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