Last updated: April 3, 2015
Hit: February 10, 2012 vs. San Jose St. in Tempe, Arizona, 1B
Double: February 24, 2012 vs. Texas A&M in Palm Springs, Calif.
Triple: February 12, 2012 vs. Texas State in Tempe, Arizona
Home run: April 28, 2012 vs. Arizona St.
Grand slam: April 2, 2015 vs. Stanford
Stolen base: February 10, 2012 vs. San Jose St. in Tempe, Arizona
Hitting Streak: 13, March 16 – April 10, 2012 (.455, 20x44, 14 runs scored, 2 doubles, 1 RBI, 4 stolen bases, 3 walks, 4 strikeouts)…Also an 11 game hitting streak, February 21 – March 9, 2013 (.568, 21x37, 17 runs scored, 2 doubles, 3 triples, 1 home run, 10 RBI, 5 stolen bases, 3 walks, 2 strikeouts, 1 hit by pitch)
At-Bats: 5 (5x), last: Feb. 7, 2015 vs. UNLV
Runs Scored: 4, May 4, 2013 at Utah
Hits: 4, April 21, 2013 vs. Stanford
Doubles: 1 (23x), last: March 1, 2015 vs. Santa Clara
Triples: 1 (2x), last: April 5, 2012 vs. Arizona
Home runs: 2, March 23, 2013 at Arizona
RBI: 6, April 2, 2015 vs. Stanford
Stolen Bases: 1 (2x), last: March 16, 2012 vs. DePaul in Fullerton, Calif.
Walks: 2 (7x), last: Feb. 27, 2015 vs. NDSU
Strikeouts: 3, March 15, 2013 vs. Texas in Fullerton, Calif.
Hit By Pitch: 2 (4x), last: Feb. 28, 2015 vs. Santa Clara
2015 (RS-Junior): Has started 35 games -- 25 behind the plate and 10 as the designated player ... Hit first career grand slam while recording a career high six RBI vs. Stanford (April 2) ... Went 3-for-4 in that game vs. Stanford ... Went 3-for-3 with 2 RBI vs. North Texas (Feb. 15) ... Recorded a pair of hits in the series against No. 2 Oregon along with one RBI and one run scored ... Hit 2-for-2 with one RBI vs. Grand Canyon (Feb. 16) ... Has knocked out two home runs vs. UNLV and UCF in her junior season.
2014 (RS-Sophomore): Missed the entire 2014 season due to an injury suffered in the fall of 2013.
2013 (Sophomore): Named second-team All-Pacific Region...Earned All-Pac-12 honorable mention honors...Earned First Team All-Pac-12 academic honors...Started all 62 of the Huskies games…Finished 4th on the team with 8 home runs and 39 RBI…Started all six games of the Paradise Softball Classic in Honolulu, Hawaii at third base to open the season ... hit a home run vs. UAB ... had one hit, one run and one RBI vs. Ole Miss ... drew a walk vs. Hawai'i ... had one run and two hits vs. UAB in game two including a double and was hit by a pitch…had three hits, one double, one RBI and one run vs. Notre Dame ... made her first career collegiate start as catcher vs. Cal Poly ... had two hits and two RBI vs. UC Riverside ... had two hits, a sac hit, a run and a walk vs. Virginia ... had a double, a run and HBP vs. No. 23/23 Florida State ... had a double, a run, an RBI and a walk vs. Illinois ... had two hits vs. No. 13/16 Georgia ... hit a double vs. Brown and scored a run, had an RBI and drew a walk ... hit a double and had a sac hit vs. Bradley ... had two hits and two RBI ... had two hits and an RBI vs. Nebraska-Omaha ... had a home run and two RBI at Colorado State... scored once vs. Ohio ... had a hit and an RBI vs. Bradley ... had a double and was HBP vs. New Mexico ... had a home run, two RBI and walked once vs. Yale ... had a double and an RBI vs. Seattle ... walked once and was HBP vs. Michigan ... had three hits and scored once vs. DePaul ... had two hits, two RBI, two runs and walked once vs. Penn State ... had two hits, including a home run, two RBI, one run and one walk vs. Pacific ... hit two home runs and had four RBI in game one at Arizona ... had one hit in game two ... drew a walk and scored once in game three ... had a double in game one vs. Oregon ... had a hit in game two ... scored once in game two at UCLA ... had a home run, three RBI and a walk in game three ... had two RBI and a walk in game one vs. Oregon State ... Had a sac hit in game one at Arizona State ... had two hits and an RBI in game three ... Made the start at 3B in all three games at ASU…Went 2-for-3 with 1 RBI in game three…Made the start at 3B in all three games vs. Stanford…Went 1-for-3, with 1 double and 1 RBI in game one…Went 1-for-3, with 1 double and 1 HBP in game two…Made the start at 3B in all three games at Utah, going a combined 4-for-8, with 3 runs scored, 1 double, 4 RBI, 3 walks, and 1 HBP…Went 2-for-3, with 1 run scored, 2 RBI, and 2 walks in game two…Went 2-for-3, with 2 runs scored, 1 double, 2 RBI, and 1 HBP in game three…Made the start at 3B in all three 3 games vs. Cal…Went 1-for-2, with 1 run scored, 1 walk, and 1 sacrifice hit in game one…Went 1-for-4, with 2 RBI and 1 HBP in game two…Made the start at 3B in all three games of the NCAA Regionals…Went 1-for-2 with a sacrifice hit in game three vs. Hawaii…Made the start at 3B in both game of the NCAA Super Regionals vs. Missouri…Made the start at 3B in all four games of the Women’s College World Series…Hit a walk-off home run in the bottom of the 8th inning to lead the Huskies to a 4-3 win over Nebraska in the opening game of the WCWS, finished 1-for-4, with 1 run scored, 1 home run, and 1 RBI…Gave the Huskies a 2-1 lead in the 6th inning of game three vs. Michigan on an RBI-single, as the Huskies eventually won, 4-1, finished 1-for-2, with 1 RBI and 1 sacrifice hit.
2012 (Freshman): Started all 58 games as a freshman ... hit by opposing pitchers a team-high 18 times, the most in season for a Husky since 2000 and one shy of a school record in a season ... she already ranks eighth in school history and her 18 was more than the rest of her teammates combined ... was hit by a pitch in five consecutive games (2/26-3/3) and hit twice in a game three different times (2/19, 3/15, 4/5) ... batted .243 in 144 at bats, sixth most on the team ... scored three runs against Delaware (3/2) ... hit her first career home run against Arizona State (4/28) ... had two RBI in a victory against Harvard in the NCAA Regionals and scored a run the next day against Texas Tech.
Attended Iolani School and was a member of California Cruisers club team ... earned the 2010 Raider Award ... on high school varsity kayaking team from 2007-2010 and varsity paddling team from 2009-2010 ... 2008 ILH (Interscholastic League of Honolulu) High School All-Star Team Honorable Mention ... 2009 ILH High School All-Star Team (First team, third base) ... 2009 Hawai'I All-State Team (First-Team, third base) ... 2010 ILH High School All-Star Team (First-Team, shortstop) ... 2010 Hawaii All-State Team (First-Team, utility) ... with club team, batted .521 with a .576 on-base percentage in 2009 and, with high school team, batted .630 with .667 on-base percentage in 2010.
Kimberlee Kawehilani Souza was born in Honolulu, Hawai'I ... daughter of Byron and Regilynne Souza ... has one brother, Ridge ... favorite athlete is Shane Victorino "because he is from Hawai'i and he worked hard to overcome barriers of living in Hawai'i to become one of the top outfielders and top hitters in the MLB".
Souza on Why Washington:
"I chose UW because of its family-like environment. When I first stepped foot on campus I felt an instant connection. Here at UW I am able to receive a top-notch college degree while competing in the Pac-12."
Getting to Know Kimberlee
Pre-game routine/superstitions: getting my hair braided
If I wasn’t playing softball, I’d be: traveling the world
Name your three favorite songs on your iPod: Cruise by Florida Georgia Line, Chocolate and Roses by The Green
Describe coach Tarr in five words or less: passionate, detail-oriented, competitive
What’s the best part about playing softball at UW: competing every day with my teammates, working towards one goal
Favorite food: poke bowl
Favorite TV show: Amazing Race
Favorite thing to do other than play softball: go exploring and on random adventures