“If there was ever a definition of a San Diego Renegade softball player, Mariee’s picture would be there.” “She was a blue collar athlete and one of the fiercest competitors to ever play in a Sooner uniform.”
Daniel Aguirre
President, San Diego Renegades
Patty Gasso
Head Coach, Oklahoma

Mariee MenaMariee Mena, 26, a member of one of the original San Diego Renegades teams, passed away Tuesday October 6 as a result of a fatal motorcycle accident in Oklahoma City.

Mariee Mena was one of the original San Diego Renegades. During her tenure as a Renegade, Mariee compiled a lifetime .375 BA and started at four different positions. Mariee attended a total of six ASA nationals during her career including one as a pick up player for the 16U California Cruisers that won Nationals in 1998. Mariee obtained 13 Varsity letters in her HS career lettering in Soccer, Tennis, Volleyball, and Softball. Mariee also overcame two knee operations including a full ACL in 1999. Her loyalty and dedication to her team, teammates and the organization is beyond reproach. Mariee will be greatly missed but the memory of her achievements as a San Diego Renegade will never be lost.

A fund has been set up to assist the Mena family with the cost of medical expenses and funeral arrangements. Donations can be mailed to University of Oklahoma Athletics Development at 180 West Brooks, Suite 3575, Norman, OK 73019. Please make checks payable to the OU Foundation and reference Mariee Mena.

Memorial Sticker
Renegades players will wear this symbol on their helmets as a tribute to Mariee.

Mariee is survived by her parents: Adam and Isela Mena, her brothers: Steven and Anthony, and her sister: Mariesa.

There will be a viewing at 4:00 pm and a rosary service at 7:00 pm for Mena on Oct. 13 at Alhiser-Comer Mortuary, 225 S. Broadway, in Escondido.

A funeral service is scheduled for 10 am Wednesday, Oct. 14 at Church of the Resurrection, 1445 Conway Drive in Escondido. Burial at Oak Hill Cemetery will follow the service.

Mariee Mena
August 22, 1983 to October 6, 2009