Benet Higgs
Benet  Higgs


Antioch, Calif.

High School:
Deer Valley





A .269 career hitter who enters her senior season with 102 hits and 59 runs scored ... has more extra-base hits (26) in the last three seasons than any other Ladyjack player during that time span.

2008 (Junior): Appeared in 46 games with 42 starts, playing on an injured knee that required surgery following the season's conclusion ... batted in the lead-off position in 35 of her 42 starts and finished second in the SLC with five triples ... was third on the team with a career-high .317 batting average ... also posted career bests in slugging percentage (.500), doubles (9) and RBI (11) ... had seven multi-hit games and ended the season with a seven-game hit streak ... also posted a five-game streak early in the season ... best game was a 3-for-3 performance with two runs scored and five driven in against A&M-Corpus Christi (3/15) ... had two doubles and her first career home run in that game ... also went 3-for-3 with two runs scored against North Texas (3/5).

2007 (Sophomore): Played in 55 games with 54 starting appearances in center field ... a prototypical lead-off batter, she led the team in runs scored with 27, her 16 strikeouts were the fewest of any regular starter in the SFA lineup last year, and she finished second in the SLC in stolen bases with 19 ... batted .246 with six RBI ... had nine extra-base hits, including three triples, which ranked second on the team ... best game at the plate was a 3-for-4 showing against Eastern Illinois (2/23) ... had a triple, walk and run scored in that contest ... game marked one of nine multi-hit performances ... had five multi-steal games ... had seven hitting streaks of three games or more, including two four-game runs and one five-game streak during Southland Conference play ... hit safely in eight of nine games during one stretch, a streak that was bookended by two-hit games at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi (3/10) and at Southeastern Louisiana (3/24) ... led all SFA outfielder in both putouts (106) and assists (7) with a .974 fielding percentage in 116 chances.

2006 (Freshman): Played in 44 games with 24 starts, mostly in left field ... 15 runs scored ranked fourth on the team and first among players with fewer than 40 starts ... batted .250 with three doubles ... her 15 stolen bases tied for the team lead ... she was caught stealing just once ... recorded 38 putouts with 10 assists and no errors for a team-best 1.000 fielding percentage.

High School: Three-sport letterwinner at Deer Valley High School in Antioch, Calif ... was a four-year starter in softball for head coach Amy Tillson ... was BVAL first-team all-league and was named player of the week and player of the month in 2004 ... was also named honorable mention and second-team all-East Bay ... was named second-team all-league in 2005 ... also played soccer and tennis ... on the academic side, was a member of the honor guard, the honor roll, a scholar athlete, and graduated with honors.

Personal: Daughter of James and Cynthia Higgs ... dad, James, and uncle, Stanton, were athletes at Bethel College and aunt Mabel Plesse was an athlete at Sacramento State ... majoring in economics.


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