Villanova swept in doubleheader on Saturday, looks to salvage series on Sunday
Ortega went 3-for-4, Palmer had two hits to pace Villanova's third win of weekend
Valerie Ortega double drove in only Villanova run of the game
Wildcats take advantage of Hoya miscues
Wildcats led most of the way but St. John's had one big inning to lift them to victory
Villanova makes its home debut in the conference opener against Georgetown
2014: Appeared in 19 games as a junior with 11 starts in the outfield ... Tallied three hits, drove in a run and scored twice ... Swiped two bases on three tries ... Went 2-3 with an RBI in a conference game against Georgetown (3/22).
2013: Named to the BIG EAST All-Academic Team ... Played in 38 games as a sophomore, including 10 starts ... Batted .194 with six hits and seven runs scored ... Added two doubles and stole one base.
2012: Appeared in 34 games during her freshman season, including eight starts ... Batted .400 with 12 hits, 9 runs scored and two RBI ... Had multi-hit games against Monmouth (4/12) and Lafayette (3/28) ... Also scored two runs and hit a double against Monmouth (4/12) ... Notched 2 RBI against Delaware (3/27).
Catalina Foothills: Four-year letter winner and starter as a center fielder and second baseman at Catalina Foothills ... 2009 Honorable Mention for Arizona ... 2010 and 2011 1st Team All-Region ... Led the team in runs scored and stolen bases as a junior and senior ... 2008 and 2009 Scholar Athlete Award with Honors for GPA of 4.0 ... 2010 and 2011 Scholar Athlete Award with GPA greater than 3.5.
Personal: Born 11/5/92 ... Daughter of Joseph Alvarado and Valerie Samoy ... Sister to Maili, Erica, and Alex ... Travel teammate with Villanova pitcher Kaity Sitzman ... Majoring in Criminal Justice.