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ILCC's San Pedro signs with Southeastern

Mon 4-16-2018

ESTHERVILLE - An Iowa Lakes Community College softball player will move on to play at a four-year school.

Leilani San Pedro signed to continue her athletic and academic careers at NAIA Southeastern University in Lakeland, Florida. She will be studying Psychology in the hopes of becoming a Child Psychologist.

"Leilani will be greatly missed here at Iowa Lakes next year," said ILCC coach Katie Larson. "On the field, she is an amazing athlete with a go getter mentality. She steps into the box with the confidence of a winner and covers ground in the outfield. Off the field, the growth this young lady has made is inspiring. She has become a leader, mentor, and role-model. She is truly the epitome of a Laker softball player. We wish her the best of luck at Southeastern and cannot wait to watch her continue to grow."

San Pedro graduated from Redlands East Valley High School in Redlands, Calif., where she was a three-year outfield starter for the Wildcats. In her senior year, San Pedro posted a .432 batting average with a .482 on-base percentage. She had 32 hits, 19 runs batted in and 19 runs scored. She was named to the second all-league team both her sophomore and junior years.

In her first year with the Lakers, San Pedro played in 50 games, posting a .500 batting average to tie the school's freshman record. She had 84 hits including 21 doubles, two triples and 11 home runs. She had 53 RBI and scored 59 times. San Pedro had an on-base percentage of .543 and a slugging percentage of .845. She was second-team all-Region XI was an Iowa Community College Athletic Conference Player of the Week.

This season, San Pedro is hitting 351 in 29 games. She has 33 hits including seven doubles, one triple and nine home runs. She has 44 RBI and has scored 34 runs. She earned ICCAC Player of the Week and National Junior College Athletic Association Player of the Week for the week of March 12-18. Also, she was chosen as a preseason National Fastpitch Coaches Association all-American.