Rochelle Vanyi is really good. But it’s fair to wonder if she knows just how good she is.
Vanyi, the Sonoma State recruit who was the state’s JC Player of the Year at Sierra College this past season, said she signed early with the Seawolves because she didn’t know how many other schools would want her.
This from a slugger who played at Division I Youngstown State as a freshman and broke the school’s single-season record for homers with 11 and hit .317.
Anyway, Vanyi signed with SSU in November. Six months later, she capped a sophomore season in which she led the state in batting average (.550), home runs (23), RBIs (74), slugging percentage (1.135) and on-base percentage (.620).
So that lack-of-confidence thing is probably a thing of the past, right?
Well, maybe not. It doesn’t sound like Vanyi is planning to swagger into Rohnert Park later this month.
“I’m really nervous,” Vanyi said of coming to SSU. “After doing so well last year, I know everyone is kind of expecting a lot from me.”