Alhambra alumnus and former MVP softball player Kylee Perez was named Pac-12 Player of the Week on Tuesday morning, Feb. 23, after a big weekend performance for the UCLA Bruins.
Perez, who was a three-time Diablo Foothill Athletic League MVP during her time at Alhambra, has started off her sophomore season with a bang. She’s hitting at exactly the .500 mark (as of Feb. 23) which is tied for second on the team, and has launched a pair of home runs, also second on the team.
But she earned the prestigious honor for the first time in her career for her performance in the Mary Nutter Collegiate Classic in Cathedral City, California, this past weekend.
Perez had at least one hit in all five games at the weekend – she went 11-16 – and drove in seven runs. She had four multi-hit games in the classic.
The 10th ranked Bruins are getting everything they bargained for from Perez, who made her commitment to UCLA as a sophomore in high school.
Perez left Alhambra in 2014 as one of its most decorated athletes. She led the Bulldogs to a pair of North Coast Section titles – one in Division III as a freshman, and Division II as a senior – a .573 batting average over four years, 178 hits, 139 RBIs, a 1.279 on-base plus slugging percentage and 71 stolen bases in 75 attempts.
During Perez’ time at Alhambra the Bulldogs were 91-16-1, or at an 85 percent win rate.
Sister Bri Perez has also committed to a future at UCLA, so it won’t be long until the two are together in Westwood.