Sophomore infielder shares about her freshman season, goals and offseason improvements.
2012: Played in all 53 games, starting 52 at third base ... posted a .313 average with 40 hits in 128 at-bats, including nine extra-base hits and a team-leading .364 average in Big Ten play ... tallied five doubles, two triples, which ranked sixth in the Big Ten, and two home runs, including an inside-the-parker against San Diego State ... scored 23 runs, including two game tying efforts and the game-winner against Illinois ... drove in 17 RBI, including two game-tying efforts and the game-winners against Northern Colorado and Ball State ... posted multiple hits in eight games, including a three-hit effort against Indiana and three perfect days at the plate ... put together a six-game hit streak from April 16 to April 28... drew 17 walks and was hit by three pitches ... laid down two sacrifices and stole one base ... posted a .364 average with two doubles and a triple, which ranked fourth in the league, during conference play ... boasted a .563 on-base percentage, tops on the team, in Big Ten games.
2011: Started 48 games at third base ... posted a .288 average with six doubles, a triple, a home run and six stolen bases ... scored 25 runs, including six game winners and one game-tying effort ... drove in 15 RBI, including one game winner , one game-tying hit and a three RBI effort against IUPUI ... posted multiple hits in 12 games, including a 2-for-2 effort against Buffalo ... first collegiate hit was a single in the season opener against Louisiana Tech ... hit first career home run against Michigan State ... drew 17 walks, second most on the team, and laid down four sacrifices ... reached base in 29 of 46 games in which she batted ... boasted a .286 average during conference play, fourth best on the team, while ranking sixth in the league with one triple.
High School: A four-time all-league selection at Kennedy High School, earning first team honors all four years under coach Stacy Fields ... garnered first team all-city accolades three times, her freshman, sophomore and senior years, while also earning team MVP honors her first two seasons ... batted .528 with 39 RBI, seven home runs and a .585 on-base percentage as a rookie, while garnering Daily News Newcomer of the Year honors and leading Kennedy to a runner-up finish at the all-city championship ... posted a .563 average and seven home runs her sophomore year ... turned in a .479 average with 38 runs and six homers as a junior, while also earning the Academic Achievement Award ... received City Player of the Year honors and first team all-league and all-city accolades after posting a .494 average with five home runs and leading Kennedy to the city title as a senior ... played in the all-city all-star game and the east/west all-star game her final campaign ... a three-time Scholar Award winner ... played varsity soccer as a freshman ... played summer ball for the Cal Sliderz.
Personal: Full name is Victoria Chiodo... born Jan. 29, 1992 ... parents are Charles and Jeannette Chiodo ... has two brothers, Charlie and Michael, and one sister, Camille ... plans to major in communications at Purdue.