Emily Howard, a 2016, right-handed middle infiielder/3B/OF from San Diego Renegades Stern 18u Gold and Valhalla High School in El Cajon, CA (San Diego). She is committed to Vanguard University in Costa Mesa, CA (Orange County). A 4-year varsity letter-winner at Valhalla she helped the Lady Norsemen to CIF playoff appearances each of her first 3 years including starting at 2B in the CIF Championship game her sophomore season. Quick, agile feet, a strong arm, speed, athleticism and a discerning eye at the plate combined with smart, aggressive play make her a threat to get the extra out or score the extra run. She once hit for the cycle in a game. Natural leadership skills and disciplined commitment to the sport earned her role of Captain for both her Renegades travel team and her high school team at Valhalla. As a freshman was honored with the Coaches Award. Emily is a 2-time San Diego Union Tribune All Academic selection and a 4-year Valhalla Scholar Athlete with an overall GPA of 3.88 . She is a member of Valhalla’s Chamber Choir and served on ASB as Senior class secretary. She plans to study psychology or sociology at Vanguard University with thoughts of pursuing a career in law enforcement after graduation.