Had a breakout season in 2009 ... Is playing her final season as a graduate student ... Brings a great deal of leadership qualities to her final season ... Swings a hard bat ... Comes up with some big plays when she is called upon ... A solid fielder ... Has extensive experience catching former Aztec All-American Christina Ross and three other all-conference selections ... Will provide much-needed depth behind the plate ... A hard-worker.
2009 SEASON - JUNIOR
Was one of the unsung heroes on the team ... Started nine of the 15 games she appeared in ... Had a .346 on-base percentage ... Had a perfect fielding percentage, which tied for first in the Mountain West Conference had she appeared in enough games ... In fact, only teammate Erin Floros had the same percentage and more fielding chances ... Earned her first career start and played in her first game of the season on Feb. 20 in SDSU's 2-0 win over Connecticut ... Walked in her first plate appearance and then followed that up with a single ... Had seven putouts in the game ... Had two at-bats at No. 18 Louisiana-Lafayette on Feb. 22 ... Registered three putouts after replacing Traci Wolf at catcher ... Had the game-winning hit and first career RBI in SDSU's 1-0 victory over San Diego on Feb. 25 ... Also had a career-high 14 putouts behind the plate ... Followed the USD game up with a 2-for-3 outing, her first career multi-hit game, versus Oregon on Feb. 27 ... Drew a walk and was hit by a pitch against No. 3 UCLA on Feb. 28 ... Drew walks against Illinois State (March 6) and at Stanford (March 7) ... Scored a run and had a sacrifice bunt in an Aztec win over South Dakota State on March 11 ... Also started against Oklahoma State (March 13) and had 10 putouts ... Got her first at-bat in 12 games against UTEP on April 7 but struck out in a pinch-hitting role ... Had another plate appearance against Utah on April 30 ... Made an appearance in the NCAA tournament, going 0-for-1 in the team's loss to Cal State Fullerton on May 16 ... SDSU was 7-2 when she earns the starting nod.
2008 SEASON - SOPHOMORE
Saw some playing time after redshirting the 2006 season and not getting in a game in 2007 ... Played in seven games ... Was 2-for-7 at the plate for a .286 average ... That mark is seventh regardless of at-bats ... Also had a sacrifice bunt, one of 11 on the team to do so ... Owned a perfect fielding percentage in seven chances, one of seven at 1.000 ... Games played came against UC Davis (Feb. 9), Saint Peter's (Feb. 29), Harvard (Feb. 29), Oregon (March 2), San Diego (March 7), New Mexico State (March 14) and Utah (April 25) ... Earned her first plate appearance against UC Davis on Feb. 9 ... Had two hits on Feb. 29, the first coming against Saint Peter's and second coming in the nightcap versus Harvard ... Had three putouts versus Harvard (Feb. 29) and four more at Utah (April 25) ... Laid down her first sacrifice bunt vs. San Diego on March 7 ... SDSU was 6-1 when she played and 2-0 when she recorded a hit.
2007 SEASON - FRESHMAN
Was the freshman team captain ... Did not see any game action, but was used extensively in the bullpen, catching for all-conference selections Melissa Owens and Christina Ross.
2006 SEASON - REDSHIRT
Utilized her redshirt season in her first year on The Mesa.
HIGH SCHOOL - BISHOP O'DOWD
Earned four letters at Bishop O'Dowd High School in Oakland, Calif. ... Garnered most valuable player honors in the HAAL/NCS League after her senior and junior seasons ... Received first team all-league honors in 2004 and 2005 and honorable mention accolades in 2002 and 2003 ... Was also a four-year letterwinner for the golf team and was named the league's rookie of the year after her freshman season and was all-league as a senior ... A member of the National Honor Society and senior class president ... Played club ball for the Pleasanton Phantom (2004-05) and the California Crossfire (2000-04) ... A scholar-athlete with a 3.64 GPA.
Sydney Alexis Fleming was born Aug. 14, 1987, in Oakland, Calif. ... Daughter of Stephanie and Steven Fleming ... Father, Steve, played basketball for Weber State from 1970-74, and brother, Steve, Jr., played college hoops for Cal Poly ... Also was recruited by Long Beach State ... Is majoring in advertising.