DENVER – Rebecca Gonzales (Highlands Ranch, Colo./Mountain Vista) was looking for a chance.
She got it at MSU Denver. And the Roadrunners couldn’t be happier about it.
Overlooked by many despite hitting .587 as a senior All-Continental League player at Mountain Vista High School, Gonzales has been an every-game starter in the outfield for Metropolitan State University of Denver as a true freshman.
“No one really gave me a chance,” said Gonzales, who joined the program as a walk-on. “Coach (Annie) Van Wetzinga is the only one who did. And it’s close to home, and I really love it here.”
Gonzales leads the team with a .398 average (just ahead of Darby McGhee’s (Camarillo, Calif./Adolfo Camarillo) .397) and she’s compiled an OPS of .951 heading into a home weekend with two games each against Dixie State and Black Hills State.