Danielle Castro

Danielle Castro

Player Profile


Torrance, Calif.

High School:
North HS







Lobos Win Saturday Slugfest Against UNLV, 13-7

UNM doles out 20 hits to the Rebels' 11 in picking up its second MW victory


Stevens: Lady Rebs Surprise Lobos With Power in 8-4 UNM Loss

UNLV and Lobos battle to avoid Mountain West cellar with games on Saturday and Sunday


Lobos Welcome UNLV for MW Weekend Series at Lobo Field

UNM looks to tack on more Conference wins; Sunday, May 6 is Senior Day


New Mexico Splits Doubleheader at UTEP

The Lobos hit four home runs in each game, getting at least one from six different players and two apiece from Garcia and Sjostrand


UTEP Tops Lobos, 10-7

Garcia breaks UNM's single season RBI record, but the Miners outhit UNM 15-8 to claim Tuesday's win in El Paso

SENIOR SEASON (2012) - Started 31 games for the Lobos, serving mainly as the designated player and playing a few games in the infield...hit .235 getting 23 hits in 98 at-bats...recorded five doubles and three home runs...scored 14 runs while driving in 20...finishes her career ranked seventh in UNM history for single season putouts with 351...was 10-for-10 in her career for stolen bases.

JUNIOR SEASON (2011)-Started all 45 games at first base for the Lobos, compiling a .986 fielding percentage....second on the team and third in the Mountain West with a .376 batting average, tallying 50 hits in 133 at-bats...second on the team and seventh in conference with a .617 slugging percentage...second on the team and sixth in the MW with a .444 on base percentage...hit 11 doubles (fourth in the MW) and seven home runs...scored 32 runs and notched 27 RBI...drew a team-high 17 walks...stole five bases on five attempts...ranks sixth in the UNM record books for must putouts in a single season with 351...hit a walk-off, two-run homer against conference rival Brigham Young in New Mexico's final home game of the season, making it the first time since 2003 that the Lobos defeated the Cougars...named to the Mountain West All-Conference team.

SOPHOMORE SEASON (2010)-Started eight games out of 15 games played for the Lobos before getting injured...had a .400 batting average with 12 hits in 30 at-bats...had 11 RBIs, four runs scored, two doubles, a triple, and a home run.

FRESHMAN SEASON (2009)-Logged quality time in the circle as a true freshman in 2009...posted 31 starts (ranks fourth in UNM single season history) in 37 appearances with 121 innings pitched and had 19 at-bats before sustaining a season-ending injury.

HIGH SCHOOL-Played softball for head coach Howard Miller at NHS...named first team all-league twice...earned first team all-area honors following her senior season and was named first team all-CIF in 2008... led NHS to the Pioneer League championship in 2006 and 2007...captured the 2008 CIF championship...played club ball for the Mizuno Pride 18 Gold.

PERSONAL-Born Feb. 16, 1990 in Torrance, Calif. ...daughter of Rhonda and Gary Castro...has one brother, Russell Phillips...cousin of Seattle Seahawks quarterback JP Losman... hobbies include snowboarding, hot yoga, shopping, working out and baking...lists Dwayne Wade as her favorite athlete...likes homemade pizza and chocolate covered strawberries...favorite movies are Liar, Liar, Dumb & Dumber, and Pillow Talk...majoring in Interpersonal Communication.