|Hometown:||Corpus Christi, Texas|
|High School:||Calallen HS|
High School: Four-year letterwinner at Calallen High School under head coach D.J. Kilgore … recorded a 3.42 batting average while leading her team to a third-place finish during her senior campaign … helped her team to a runner-up finish at districts her freshman and junior year … registered a .412 batting average her junior year while earning First Team All-South Texas honors as a designated hitter and First Team All-State shortstop honors … named First Team All-District her last three years … led her team to the regional finals her freshman year and the regional semifinals her senior year … four-year letterwinner in basketball and two-year letterwinner in cross country … earned First Team All-District honors her sophomore, junior and senior years … named First Team All-South Texas her senior year … regional finalist her junior year in cross country … named the 2007 Academic Athlete of the Year.
Personal: Born Valerie Marie Perez on Aug. 12, 1991, in Corpus Christi, Texas … parents are Rene and Maria Perez … has three brothers, Chris, Andy and Jerry … major is kinesiology.