11 Katie Yanagisawa
11 Katie Yanagisawa
Height: 5-4
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Woodbridge, CT
High School: Amity
Position: 2B
Bats/Throws: R/R

Notes: Her 86 career runs scored tie for the seventh most in school history.

2011: Honorable mention All-Ivy selection...  Finished second on the team in hitting (.321) and tied for second in hits (44) and runs scored (24)... Her 23-game hitting streak during the season was one of the longest in the nation this season... One of only four players to start all 42 games... Had 10 multiple-hit games... Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored and two RBI in her final home game against Brown... Academic All-Ivy selection... Capital One Academic All-District I second team selection.

2010: An injury limited her to 18 starts… Fifth on the team with 10 runs scored… Had three hits in the second game against Cornell… Ended the season with a four-game hitting streak.

2009: One of only three players to start all 44 games... Finished second on the team in runs (24) and sixth in hits (35)... Had a season-long eight-game hitting streak midway through the season... Had six multi-hit games... Knocked in two runs in doubleheader sweep of Harvard... Went 3-for-4 with two runs scored against Bryant.

2008: One of only two players to appear in all 46 games and one of only two players to start all 20 Ivy League games... Finished third in the league in walks (22) and tied for sixth in stolen bases (10)... Tied for the team lead in runs scored with 28, which tied for the ninth most in a season in school history... Had a .368 on base percentage... Ended the season on a 10-game hitting streak... Had a hit in the first four games of her career... Had five multiple-hit games.

Before Yale: Had a career .442 batting average, scored 108 runs and had 76 RBI in four seasons at Amity Regional High School... Named all-state by The Hartford Courant in 2006 and by the CHSCA and New Haven Register in 2007... Selected as the Register's 2007 High School Athlete of the Year... Named Amity's team MVP and Female Athlete of the Year... Amity went 93-8 during her career and captured the 2005 state championship... Played summer ball for the Connecticut Charmers.

Personal: Resides in Pierson College... Daughter of Ken and Julia Shi Yanagisawa.