By Stephanie Hammon
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011 at 3:28 pm in Softball.
Alhambra High’s Kylee Perez still has three more years of high school softball left, but she has already made her college choice.
The incoming sophomore shortstop gave an oral commitment to UCLA on Monday, picking the Bruins over a handful of other Pac-10 programs.
“It was the best fit for me,” said Perez. “The reason I chose UCLA was because of the academics and athletic tradition. Also the coaches were exactly what I was looking for. I’ve had UCLA in mind for awhile. I took a visit there and it was definitely a fit for me.”
Perez made a big impression in her first year of high school softball, hitting .628 for the North Coast Section Division III champion Bulldogs. A leadoff hitter, Perez was also named MVP of the Diablo Foothill Athletic League, hit nine home runs, drove in 29, scored 41 times and stole 35 bases.
UCLA won the NCAA championship in 2010 and has won 12 national titles since 1982.