|High School:||Corona del Sol|
Caylyn returns for her final season in Maroon & Gold after an already impressive three years on the Sun Devil squad. A career .289 hitter with 22 doubles and 24 home runs to her name Carlson also finds herself listed seventh all-time in the ASU career home run record books, while looking to break the top-15 in doubles as well. A versatile player who can and has nearly played every position on the field with success, Carlson is a threat both offensively and defensively. No slouch at the plate, Carlson's 10 home runs in 2008 helped lead ASU to their first NCAA Championship as well as ranking her 15th in ASU single-season records. Her .526 career slugging percentage proves that she's an extra-base threat at the plate, while her .356 on-base percentage and 10 stolen bases also proved she was a threat on the base paths as well. A solid glove on the field as well, Caylyn has accrued a .929 fielding percentage.
An in-state product, CJ captained the Corona del Sol softball team her junior and senior years and helped lead her club team, the Hotshots to a second place finish at Nationals. While at Corona del Sol, Carlson was named a Tempe All-City 2nd baseman her sophomore year, a Tempe All-City Shortstop her junior and senior years and the Tribune Player of the Year her senior year. Carlson hails from Chandler, Ariz. where she was born on March 21, 1988 and is the only child of Ren and Marsha (Dental Hygienist) Carlson, and while currently an exploratory major, is contemplating pursuing a career in speech therapy.
At the plate with Caylyn Carlson:
The best part about this year's ASU Softball Team will be... the turn around from last year
One word to describe Coach Myers... dedicated
If I could have lunch with anyone, it would be... Dudley =)
The most interesting thing I did this summer was... went to the Bahamas, swam with the dolphins & met Michael Jackson there before he died.
My favorite music artist is... Justin Timberlake
If I could live anywhere, I would live in... Utopia
My advice to youngsters would be... never give up on your dreams
The game I am looking forward to the most is... the national championship game
My favorite course in college is... all speech & hearing classes
My most prized possession is... my Itty Bitty Fund
My favorite restaurant is... Kona Grill
The best place I have traveled to is... Las Vegas
My ideal job would be... speech pathologist
Something most people don't know about me is... I have the same middle name as Katie Crabb
My favorite pro team is...The D-Backs
Before every game I... drink a Monster
My strengths are... I'm versatile
My weaknesses are... mental
My favorite show is... 'Will & Grace'
My pre-game meal consists of... Anything set in front of me
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