Sacramento, Calif. / Foothill (Iona)
At Delaware: First-year member of the Blue Hens after transferring to Delaware from Iona • expected to challenge for the starting position at shortstop • serving as team captain during 2012 season.
At Iona: 2011 Season: Appeared in 29 games while starting nine for the Gaels • posted four hits, four walks, and three runs batted in during 33 plate appearances • named to MAAC All-Academic Team.
2010 Season: Started all 52 games at shortstop for the Gaels, helping lead Iona to the MAAC Championship • finished the year with 31 hits and 17 runs scored, while ranking sixth on the team with seven doubles • had two hits and a run scored in the MAAC Championship Game victory over Canisius.
High School: Team captain during junior and senior seasons at Foothill High School • earned All-League honors during her final three years • received Most Inspirational Award as a junior and senior • given Coaches Award during senior season • helped Foothill win the Capital Valley Conference Championship in 2007 • honor roll student • earned Citizenship Award.
Personal: Marisa Leanne Newman • daughter of Sid and Elena Newman • has older sisters Alyssa and Katrina • psychology major at Delaware.