Being a Husky..."Means you wear a lot of purple and you work hard on and off the field."
Named to the USA National Team for the summer of 2009, competing in Canada Cup, the World Cup of Softball and the Japan Cup... Was the 11th overall pick and the first pick of the third round by the Rockford Thunder in the recent National Pro Fastpitch draft.
Three-time All-American... Leaves as Washington's career leader in stolen bases (133) and is tied for the record in triples (16)... Also ranks No. 2 all-time in runs (215) and hits (315), No. 3 in average (.396), No. 5 in on base percentage (.464), No. 6 in walks (92) and No. 7 in at bats (795) and slugging percentage (.542).
2009 (As A Senior)
A First-Team All-American, First All-Pacific Region and First-Team All-Pac-10 honoree... Named to the Women's College World Series All-Tournament Team... Named the Team's Offensive Most Valuable Player... An NSCA Strength and Conditioning All-American... One of 25 finalists for USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year... Also a candidate for the Lowe's Senior CLASS Award, one of 30 candidates nominated for the prestigious award... Was named Pac-10 Player of the Week twice during the season... Established career highs in nearly every category, including average (.447), runs (65), hits (96), doubles (10), triples (6), home runs (9), RBI (33), slugging percentage (.647), on base percentage (.508) and stolen bases (37)... Her 96 hits established a new UW single-season record that had been held since 1993... Her .447 average and six triples ranked second all-time and her 65 runs ranked third... Was one of the most dangerous hitters in the country, finishing 12th nationally in average... Also ranked in the top-25 nationally in triples (8th), runs per game (17th), stolen bases per game (21st) and on base percentage (25th)... Led the Pac-10 in triples and was second in average, hits and stolen bases as well as third in total bases, fourth in runs scored and on base percentage and eighth in slugging... One of two Huskies to start all 63 games... Hit safely in 51 of 63 games... Had an incredible 31 multi-hit games, including 12 three-hit games and one four-hit game... Had a career-best 16 game hitting streak and a stretch of nine-consecutive multi-hit games... Her .479 average in Pac-10 play (34x71) led the conference as did her 34 hits against conference opponents... Hit .476 in the Women's College World Series, going 10-for-21 with five runs, three RBI and a double, triple and home run... Her 10 hits tied for the Series lead and her 16 total bases were two shy of the World Series record... Overall in the postseason, led the Huskies with a .417 average in 12 games with 11 runs scored, six RBI, three triples and two home runs... Went a perfect 4-for-4 on postseason steal attempts... After going 3-for-11 in the first three World Series games, went on a tear over the final three games, going 7-for-10... Went 3-for-4 in a loser-out 9-3 semifinal win over Georgia, scoring twice and driving in a run... Went 3-for-3 in UW's 8-0 win over Florida in the first game of the Championship Series, belting a two-run home run... Also scored twice and walked... Capped her career with a 1-for-3 game with a run scored in the 3-2 deciding game... Named to the WCWS all-tournament team for the second time in her career... Went 2-for-4 with two runs, two RBI and a stolen base along with a home run in UW's Super Regional-opening 7-1 win over Georgia Tech... Led off the game with her career-high eighth home run of the season... Hit .421 (8x19) with four runs, a double, two triples, an RBI and two stolen bases in the Amherst Regional to lead UW into the Super Regionals.. After going 0-for-4 in UW's 9-1 opening win over Sacred Heart, bounced back with a 3-for-4 effort with two runs and two stolen bases in a crucial 3-1 win over UMass... Went 4-for-7 with two runs, a double and a triple in UW's Regional-clinching 15-inning, 6-1 win over UMass Sunday night... Led off the game with a triple and scored the first run before not scoring again until 14 innings later during UW's five-run rally in the 15th... Went 2-for-4 with two runs scored in UW's 7-0 win over Stanford in the last week of the regular season (5/7)... Walked twice, scored a run and stole a base in an 11-3 win over Cal on Senior Day (5/9)... Hit .500 in four games against UCLA and the Oregon schools, batting 6-for-12 with five runs, two doubles and two RBI... Went 3-for-3 with two runs and two RBI in an 11-0 win over Oregon (5/2)... Went 2-for-4 with a run in the following day's 8-2 win... Went 4-for-10 in a three-game series in Arizona, including a 3-for-4 effort with a double, a run and a stolen base in a 4-1 win over Arizona (4/25)... Batted .727 in a sweep at the Oregon, going 8-for-11 with three runs and three RBI, including the game-winning home run in UW's 2-0 win over Oregon (4/17)... Went 3-for-3 in the game with an intentional walk... Went 2-for-4 with a run and a stolen base the next day against Oregon State (4/18)... Scored the winning run in the ninth inning in a 1-0 win... Completed the weekend with a 3-for-4 effort with a stolen base and a two-run double in a 7-1 win (4/19)... Hit .617 during her streak of nine-straight multi-hit games... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week after batting .636 (7x11) against the Arizona schools... Went 2-for-4 with a run and an RBI in a 6-0 win over Arizona (4/3) and 3-for-4 with a run and an RBI in an 11-3 win over Arizona State (4/4) before a memorable game against the Sun Devils on Sunday... Went 2-for-3 with three runs scored in the finale including a walk-off home run in the bottom of the seventh inning to give UW a dramatic 3-2 win... Opened Pac-10 play by going 6-for-12 with three runs and three stolen bases against Cal and Stanford... Started the weekend by going 2-for-3 with three runs scored and two stolen bases in the Huskies' 9-1 win over Cal (3/27)... Had four hits in nine at-bats over two games against All-American Missy Penna... Named Pac-10 Player of the Week on March 24 for the first time in her career after batting .727 (8-for-11) in UW's three wins over New Mexico... Scored five runs and drove in four while stealing four bases to become Washington's all-time leader in that category... Had the game-tying hit in the bottom of the sixth inning with UW trailing New Mexico, 3-1, sending the game into extra innings where UW won, 4-3... Went 3-for-4 in the game... Went 2-for-3 in the opening game of the series with two runs and an RBI... Extended her hitting streak to 10 games with a 3-for-4 effort, three runs and an RBI in the finale, a 9-2 UW win... Hit safely in all five games in the Judi Garman Classic, batting .400 (6x15) with seven runs, one double, two triples, five walks and two stolen bases... Tied a UW and Pac-10 single-game record with five runs scored in UW's 14-13 win over Penn State (3/13)... Went 2-for-2 with a triple, a stolen base and three walks... Drove in the winning run in an extra-inning game for the second time when she laced an RBI double to left-center in the 11th inning in UW's 3-0 win over No. 24 Fresno State (3/14)... Snapped an 0-for-10 skid by going 3-for-4 with two runs and an RBI in UW's 6-0 with over No. 2 Alabama (3/7) in the Easton SEC/Pac-10/Big 12 Challenge... Nearly hit for the cycle as she recorded a single, double and home run... Batted .600 (6x10) with five runs, five stolen bases and one RBI in three games at the Husky Softball Classic... Went 2-for-4 with two runs and two stolen bases in the opening win over Seattle (2/27), also belting her fourth home run of the season... Had three hits, three runs and three stolen bases in UW's 8-2 win over Portland State (3/1)... Her only hit against Ohio State (2/22) was an important one as she knocked in the winning run with a single in the bottom of the eighth to give UW a walk-off 1-0 win over the Buckeyes... Batted .500 (5x10) with five runs, three RBI and four stolen bases in four games at the Campbell Cartier Classic... Had a big opening weekend in her return to the diamond after redshirting the 2008 season... Batted .429 (6x14) with six runs scored and four RBI... Belted one home run - a grand slam against BYU (2/6) - the second grand slam of her career.... Went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and four RBI, tying a career high for runs batted in... Her fourth-inning grand slam proved to be the game-winner in UW's 7-4 win over BYU.
Used a medical redshirt after undergoing season-ending hip surgery in early February ... prior to the start of the season was named to two different National Player of the Year Watch lists ... the Amateur Softball Association (ASA) named Charters to its Top 50 Watch List for the 2008 USA Softball Collegiate Player of the Year ... the award is considered one of the most prestigious honors in women's collegiate softball ... also was selected to the CSTV.com 2008 Softball Player of the Year Watch list.
2007 (As A Junior)
Second team All-American ... second team All-Pacific Region ... first team All-Pac-10 ... named to the Women's College World Series All-Tournament Team after hitting .364 (4-for-11) with two doubles and adding three runs scored and three stolen bases ... also had a .500 on-base percentage at the WCWS and committed no errors ... started all 61 games ... was an All-Tournament selection at the Husky Softball Classic after hitting .444 (4-for-9) with seven runs scored and three RBI ... had eight games with at least three hits ... hit safely in 47 of the teams 61 games .... led the team with 23 multi-hit games and 79 total hits on the season, which was fourth-best in the Pac-10 ... also led the Huskies in at-bats (202), triples (4) and stolen bases (36), and tied for the team lead in total bases (117) ... ranked sixth in the Pac-10 with a .391 average ... was third in the Pac-10 with four triples ... finished fourth in the Pac-10 in stolen bases with 36 ... her 0.59 stolen bases per game average was 20th-best in the country ... totaled 59 runs scored, which was third-best in the Pac-10 ... averaged 0.97 runs per game, good for 24th-best in the nation ... started the season with an eight-game hitting streak (Feb. 9-Feb. 18) ... also had an 11-game hitting streak from Feb. 24-Mar. 10, and an eight-game hitting streak from Apr. 21-May 5 ... hit .472 (17-for-36) during her 11-game streak ... went 2-for-4 with a triple in the season-opener against Cal-Poly (Feb. 9) ... hit .600 with five runs scored, three RBI and five stolen bases in the first three games of the USF Wilson Tournament (Feb. 17-18) ... went 3-for-5 vs. Michigan State (Feb. 24) ... went 3-for-4 with a double and two runs scored vs. Nevada (Feb. 25) ... belted a three-run walk-off home run in the ninth inning to give the Huskies a 3-1 win over No. 6 LSU in the Husky Classic on Mar. 3 ... went 2-for-3 vs. Texas Tech (Mar. 9) ... went 2-for-6 with a double, a run scored and one RBI vs. Missouri (Mar. 9) ... went 2-for-4 with two RBI vs. Pacific (Mar. 17) ... went 3-for-4 with a run scored, one RBI and a triple in 4-0 win over No. 8 Texas (Mar. 18) ... went 2-for-3 and stole two bases vs. NC State (Mar. 18) ... went 2-for-3 with a home run and two stolen bases vs. Arizona State (Mar. 31) ... went 3-for-4 with two runs scored at UCLA (Apr. 7) ... went 2-for-5 at Portland State (Apr. 12) ... went 2-for-4 at Oregon (Apr. 13) ... homered at Stanford in the opener of a double-header to start a streak of three straight games with a home run (Apr. 22) ... went 2-for-5 with four RBI and a three-run home run in the nightcap ... hit a two-run home run in an 8-3 win over UCLA on Apr. 25 ... went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and one RBI vs. Oregon (Apr. 28) ... hit her first career grand slam to lead the UW to a 7-0 win vs. Stanford on May 4 ... went 3-for-4 with three stolen bases vs. California (May 5) ... went 4-for-4 with a three-run home run and two runs scored in the Huskies 5-1 upset victory at No. 3 Arizona on May 11 ... went 2-for-4 with a triple and two runs scored vs. Georgia in the NCAA Regionals (May 19) ... went 3-for-3 with a run scored vs. Alabama in the Super Regionals (May 25) ... went 2-for-3 with a double, two runs scored, one RBI and two stolen bases in a 9-0 win over Northwestern at the WCWS (Jun. 1).
2006 (As A Sophomore)
Third team All-American ... second team All-Pacific Region ... first team All-Pac-10 ... ranks No. 4 on the UW all-time career chart with a .368 batting average ... ranks seventh on the UW list with 60 career stolen bases ... named to the LSU Tiger Classic and Compass Invitational all-tournament teams ... started in all 59 games, including 30 at first base, 16 as designated player, eight at shortstop and five at second base ... ranked second in the Pac-10 with 75 hits and 27 stolen bases ... ranked sixth in the Pac-10 with a .368 average ... ranked 18th nationally in stolen bases ... led team with 27 multi-hit games, including five games with three hits ... tied for fourth on team with five multi-RBI games ... had an eight-game hitting streak (2/10-2/18) ... went 3-for-4 against Illinois-Chicago at the UNLV Alexis Resort Classic ... went 3-for-4 with two RBI and a triple vs. Utah Valley State (Feb. 25) and 3-for-4 vs. Santa Clara (Feb. 26) with two RBI and two runs scored at the Husky Fever Classic ... went 3-for-4 with three RBI vs. Mississippi State at the Compass Invitational .. went 2-for-3 vs. San Diego, including a single and triple (Mar. 10) ... went 2-for-4 vs. DePaul with a single and a home run (Mar. 10) ... went 2-for-3 vs. UCF (Mar. 12) to finish the Fresno State Bulldog Classic with a .615 average (8-for-13), including a double, triple, home run and five RBI ... went 2-for-3 and scored twice in win over No. 9 Michigan (Mar. 17) ... went 2-for-5 with two runs and drove in the winning run in extra-innings vs. CS Fullerton (Mar. 18) ... went 2-for-4, stole a base and scored a run vs. Pacific (Mar. 21) and had an RBI-double in the nightcap ... went 2-for-5, including an RBI-single vs. Nevada (Mar. 22) ... went 3-for-4 with a double and three runs scored vs. Stanford (April 2) ... had one of Washington's two hits vs. Arizona with an infield single (April 7) ... went 2-for-5, including a double vs. Arizona State (April 8) ... had two singles and scored a run in Washington's 13-inning loss to Arizona State (April 9) ... went 2-for-3 and scored a run vs. Oregon State (April 22) ... went 2-for-5, including a triple, and scored a run in the first game of a doubleheader vs. UCLA (April 26) ... doubled against the Bruins in the nightcap ... went 3-for-4 vs. Oregon State (May 5) ... went 2-for-3 with a RBI vs. Southern Utah in the regional opener (May 18) ... went 2-for-4 with a double vs. Kansas in the regional championship (May 20).
2005 (As A Freshman)
Pac-10 All-Conference second team selection ... started all 57 games, including 56 at shortstop and one at second base ... leads team with a .374 average, 65 hits, 53 runs and 33 stolen bases ... her 33 steals led the Pac-10 ... had a 13-game hitting streak from Mar. 5-April 3 ... led UW with 18 multi-hit games and had three hits in games vs. Long Beach State (Mar. 6), Utah Valley State (May 5), Oregon (May 13) and Nebraska (May 21) ... had five multi-RBI games ... hit safely in 43 games ... tallied a double vs. Jacksonville (Feb. 5) for her first career hit ... hit an inside-the-park home run vs. Willamette (Feb. 19) ... stole three bases in games vs. Northwestern (Feb. 25) and DePaul (Mar. 18) ... scored three or more runs four times, including four runs vs. DePaul ... went 3-for-6 with three runs in a double header vs. Nevada (Apr. 24) ... singled and scored a run in the 3-2 win over UCLA (Apr. 27) ... went 2-for-4 with two runs and a stolen base in the win over Stanford (Apr. 29) ... went 3-for-4 with a double and run scored vs. Utah Valley State (May 5) ... went 3-for-4 with two stolen bases vs. Oregon (May 13) ... hit a three-run triple vs. Oregon the next day (May 14) ... went 3-for-5 vs. Nebraska at the regional tournament (May 21) with a double and one RBI ... hit 2-for-3 and scored a run vs. Michigan in the Super Regional championship (May 28).
At Southridge High School
Earned four letters in softball at Southridge High School in Beaverton, Ore. ... the state Co-Player of the Year in 2004 and 2003 ...led team to a second place state finish as a junior and fourth place finish as a senior ... a four-time All-League selection and 2004 Metro League Player of the Year ... three-time team captain ...also earned four letters in basketball, earning McDonald's All-America honors as a senior ... an honor roll student with a 3.89 grade point average ... played summer ball for the Oregon Sun Supply under head coach Tim Hill ... team won the 2002 16-A Nationals in Sioux Falls, S.D., ... team placed 17th in the 2004 18 Gold Nationals in Marietta, Ga., and 32nd in the 2003 18-A Nationals in Garland, Texas ... member of the Murray Hill Little League team that placed second at the 1998 Little League World Series.
A sociology major ... Minoring in Education, Learning and Society... Daughter of Wilbur and Tanda Charters ... has two brothers, Kaleb (25) and Seth (27) ... Ashley Deon Charters was born in Nampa, Idaho.