Perez earns FloSoftball top spot in 2017

Alhambra senior Bri Perez was named the No. 1 player in the nation by FloSoftball after a stellar junior season where she went on to win her third North Coast Section title. The future UCLA Bruin was also recently invited to try out for the Junior US National Softball team. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)
Alhambra senior Bri Perez was named the No. 1 player in the nation by FloSoftball after a stellar junior season where she went on to win her third North Coast Section title. The future UCLA Bruin was also recently invited to try out for the Junior US National Softball team. (MARK FIERNER / Martinez Tribune)

At some point the accolades may become fewer and further between for Alhambra senior Bri Perez. But if and when that day will come is still yet to be seen.

Sister Kylee was named to the First Team All-PAC-12 this past year, so Bri will have some shoes to fill when she arrives in Westwood, but with a season left to go its conceivable she could touch marks even her sister couldn’t at Alhambra.

“I was super surprised. I am just so thankful for the opportunity and am excited to see how tryouts go. Getting the opportunity to wear red, white, and blue is pretty motivational. So I definitely don’t want to lose focus,” Perez told FloSoftball.

The incoming senior has hit a stunning .560 lifetime with the Bulldogs, with 25 home runs and 119 RBI’s also to her name. Her 72 stolen bases and 1.725 on base plus slugging in that time period from the top of the order helped lead the Bulldogs to three NCS titles.

This year the Bulldogs will experience a bit more adversity than in recent history. With the program’s move up to Division I, the road through the playoffs will be much tougher. But if the Bulldogs can get through it, their four-year run will be one shy of matching Freedom-Oakley’s run of five titles in a row from 2002-2006.

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