Jillian Celis Season 2023

HometownCorona, Calif.

Entering 2023 season

Young, defensive whiz who can play either of the middle infield positions ... Always seems to be in the right place to make a play ... Patient hitter, who continues to work on her swing ... Will look to continue on her great offensive season in 2021.

* 2021 All-Mountain West (second team)
* Three-time Mountain West Scholar-Athlete (2020-22)
* Three-time Mountain West Spring All-Academic Team (2020-22)

Improved in almost every category this season…Appeared in 55 games and started all 55…Had her highest batting average yet at .323 with 186 at bats and 60 hits, out of those 60 hits 28 were RBIs…Recorded 10 doubles, four triples and one home run…Scored a total of 37 runs…Maintained a slugging percentage of .435 and a on base percentage of .383…Had a total of eight stole bases out of 10… Managed to be in the majority of the top five of every offensive category on the team… Lead the team in triples, at bats, games played, game starts, and hit by pitches… Had 16 total multi-hit games, a hitting streak of 10, reached base streak of 11 games, and seven multi-RBI games ... Had five games with three or more hits, and one game with four hits ...Went 2-for-3 with a double, two RBI and two runs scored vs. Washington on Feb. 25 ... Against Northwestern on Feb. 25 was 3-for-4 with a walk ... Was a perfect 4-for-4 from the plate with a double and three runs scored against CSUN on March 12 ... Went 6-12 in the NCAA Tempe Regional with a home run, an RBI, two doubles and six runs scored.

SDSU Single-Season Rankings (after the 2021 season): T-9th in sacrifice flies (3), T-10th in doubles (13)

Capped a successful season by being named a second-team all-Mountain West selection ... Started all 44 games on the season, one of only two Aztecs (also Danielle Romanello) ... Batted .317 (44-for-139) with two home runs, 25 RBIs, 20 runs, 13 doubles, six walks, four stolen bases and six walks, slugging .453 with a .338 on-base percentage ... Committed only four errors in 158 fielding chances at shortstop for a .975 fielding percentages ... Her three sac flies were tied for the ninth most in SDSU single-season history, while her 13 doubles are tied for 10th ... Led the Aztecs with 13 doubles and three sac flies, while ranking second in batting average (min. 50 at-bats; .317), and third in RBIs (25) and runs (20, tied) ...Ranked second in the MW in doubles (13), tied for fourth in sacrifice flies (3), and tied for eighth in fielding assists (76) ... Hit .296 (24-for-81) with 11 RBIs, 10 runs and seven doubles in Mountain West play ... Led the Aztecs with a .373 average (28-for-75) in road games and also in games won (.391) ... Had six multi-RBI games, which tied Shelby Thompson for the most on the team, and 14 multi-hit games (second on team) ... Was 2-for-4 with two RBIs and a stolen base in the opener at San Diego on Feb. 17 ... Had three straight games with a double from March 5-9 and four in a five-game stretch from Feb. 27-March 9 ... Had a big game in the nightcap at Cal State Fullerton on March 9, going 2-for-3 with a home run, four RBIs and a run scored ... Had two hits, an RBI and a stolen base vs. Saint Mary's on March 13 (opener) ... Registered two hits, including a double, with three RBIs and a run in the series opener at Nevada on March 20 ... Had another double as part of a two-hit day and a run scored the following day with the Wolf Pack ... Had two hits, two RBIs and a walk in the second game of a doubleheader with UNLV on March 27 ... Had a career-long and team-long 10-game hitting streak from April 3-25, hitting .500 (18-for-36) over that stretch ... Had three hits, including a home run and a double, and three runs in the nightcap at UC Santa Barbara on April 10 ... Was 2-for-2 with two RBIs, two runs, double and a sac fly against San Jose State on April 18 ... Was 3-for-5 with two doubles, an RBI and three runs scored at Utah State on April 25 ... Had two hits, a double, a run and a walk in the second game of a doubleheader at Colorado State on May 8.

Started all 28 games as a freshman, one of four Aztecs to start all 28 games ... Started 21 times at second base and seven times at shortstop ... Batted .227 (15-for-66) with four runs, five RBIs and 10 walks, posting a .338 on-base percentage ... Also added two stolen bases ... The 10 walks ranked second on the team (Shelby Thompson, 14) ... Committed just seven errors in 115 chances on the season, posting a .939 fielding percentage with the most chances among non-first baseman and catchers ... Ranked third in the Mountain West in fielding assists (56) ... Had four multi-hit games (T-4th on team) and one multi-hit game ... Began her career by reaching base in each of the first six games ... Had her first two hits, RBI and run against Nicholls on Feb. 7 ... Had a single, walk and run scores vs. Nicholls on Feb. 8 ... Had three straight games with two hits apiece on Feb. 14-15 ... Was 2-for-3 vs. Southern Utah on Feb. 14 ... In the nightcap against Cal State Fullerton, was 2-for-4 with two RBIs ... Both hits were game-changers as the first tied the game in the sixth on a two-out, 2-2 pitch to right-center field to score Kelsey Munoz ... Then, in the eighth, she hit a two-out single plated Alexa Schultz for the walkoff victory ... Was 2-for-3 in a win over Brigham Young on Feb. 15.

Most recently played her club ball with So Cal Athletics-Turner. Prior to joining So Cal A's-Turner, was with Firecracker Manny where she helped her 2015 squad to a runner-up finish at the USSSA Western Regional Championship.

Was a four-year letter winner at Corona High School in Corona, Calif. ... Racked up numerous awards including all-league, team MVP and a scholar-athlete ... Was a presidential scholar ... Also won the board of education award.

Jillian Isabella Celis was born Oct. 17, 2001, in Orange, Calif. ... Daughter of Juan Celis and Norma Fernandez ... Is majoring in business.