21 - Jessica Cherness
Jessica Cherness
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Torrance, CA
High School: South High School
Position: P
Bats/Throws: R/R

2012: Appeared in 23 games and made 18 pitching starts during her rookie season…Led the team with seven wins and a strikeout to walk ratio of 1.6…Struck out 68 batters in 115.1 innings pitched…Held lefties to a .289 batting average and achieved a 3.62 ERA in conference games.

Before Brown: A three-year letter winner as a pitcher for South High School…Served as team captain during her senior year…Was a two-time Most Valuable Player and was named Female Athlete of the Season in 2010…Selected to the Pioneer League first team and the All-South Bay second team, and was also an All-CIF honoree…Three-time Spartan Laurel Award winner…Also a member of the South Bay All-Star Classic Softball team.

Personal: 
Jessica L. Cherness is the daughter of Jeff and April Cherness of Torrance, California…She has three sisters, Melissa, who graduated from Cal State Long Beach, Michelle, who graduated from UC Santa Cruz, and Cindy…Her cousin Cristina plays basketball at Long Beach City College and her cousin Steven plays baseball at Cal State Los Angeles…An honor roll student for all four years at South High School…Received the President's Award for Educational Excellence and was a California Scholarship Foundation member…Also enjoys playing piano and volunteering…Her concentration is undeclared.