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Kaia LoPreste

#20

Player profile

position
Catcher
year
Freshman
hometown
Brandon, Fla.
high school
Riverview

Freshman Season (2020)

Appeared in 20 games, including 14 starts at catcher, during the 2020 season that was shortened due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and posted a .304 batting average (14-for-46) with five doubles, a home run, eight RBI, two walks and six runs scored…the five doubles ranked second on the team…made her collegiate debut on February 7 against No. 1 Alabama…hit an RBI double and scored a run against Detroit Mercy on February 8…drove in a run on an RBI single as part of an eight-run inning versus Detroit Mercy (Feb 9)…reached on an error and scored a run on February 12 against Florida A&M…becamse the primary catcher after an injury to Anna Shelnutt on February 15…hit a double and drove in a pair of runs on February 28 against Kent State…went 2-for-2, including an RBI double on February 29 against No. 19 Baylor…had a pair of hits on the road at No. 21 Arkansas (Feb 29)…hit the first home run of her career against Longwood on March 6…batted 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and a run scored on March 8 against Detroit Mercy.

High School/Club

Attended Riverview High School…played on the Tampa Mustangs TJ Travel Team, where she posted a 238 RBIs and 22 homeruns over four seasons…won the New Jersey Tournament Championship and placed 3rd at PFG Premier with the Mustangs…earned a spot on the 2019 PGF All-American East team as well as three First Team All-State selections…holds the highest batting average within a single season for the Mustangs as well as in doubles…completed her high school career with a .514 batting average, 114 hits, and 95 RBIs.