23 Mandy Hickman
23 Mandy Hickman
Height: 5-5
Year: Senior
Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
High School: Scottsdale Christian Academy
Position: C/UTL
2007 (Junior): In her third season in the Orange and Black, Mandy saw action in 23 contests including 10 starts behind the plate for the Tigers. In 32 at bats, Hickman hit .219 with seven hits including three doubles. For the season, Mandy drove in five runs while scoring eight herself. In the NCAA Regional Tournament, Mandy went 1-for-4 with one RBI and one run scored in three games. 2006 (Sophomore): Assuming the starting catcher role in her second season as a Tiger, Hickman saw action in 46 games, starting 44 contests. Offensively, Hickman batted .156 with two doubles, one home run and four RBIs. Her second career home run came against Colorado State on Mar. 15 as she went 1-for-2 with one run scored and two RBI. Mandy had her best series of the season against Cal State Northridge as she posted a .500 batting average, going 3-for-6 in the Tigers' doubleheader against the Matadors on May 6. 2005 (Freshman): Hickman appeared in 21 games for the Tigers in her first season of action, starting three. On the season, Mandy hit .138 with one RBI and one home run, which she hit against No. 23 Iowa on Mar. 16. Hickman earned her first collegiate start against Ohio State on Feb. 25 as she played the role of designated player for the Tigers. Against the Buckeyes, Mandy went 1-for-4 in Pacific's 7-5 victory. High School: Hickman attended Scottsdale Christian Academy in Phoenix, Ariz., where she was a five-sport letterwinner in softball, baseball, basketball, golf and football for which she was an athletic trainer. She competed for her school's varsity baseball team as a freshman, before the school resumed its softball program her sophomore year. In three years of varsity softball competition, Mandy led the Eagles to a combined 55-20-2 (.727) overall record, including Class 2A state runner-up finishes her junior and senior seasons. She led her squad to 14-2 conference marks and Metro Region titles each of her final two seasons. Hickman holds her school's single-season records for batting average (.512 in 2003), slugging percentage (.970 in 2004), on-base percentage (.606 in 2004), and fielding percentage (.996 in 2003). She was named to the 2A Metro Conference All-Region Team and the Arizona Republic All-State Team each of her three seasons and was named to the Arizona Senior All-Star Team in 2004. The Arizona Republic recognized Mandy as the All-Phoenix Player of the Year following her senior season, and she was selected to the 2A State All-Tournament Team her final two seasons. A true scholar-athlete, Hickman graduated as her class valedictorian, was honored as the Scottsdale Christian Academy Scholar-Athlete of the Year, and received the Jack Van Loon Award recognizing an outstanding senior for overall academic, athletic, and leadership accomplishments. At the club level, Mandy led the American Pastime 18-Gold team to the ASA 18-Gold national tournament in 2004. Personal: Amanda Hickman was born in Phoenix, Ariz. She is the daughter of Mark and Rebecca Hickman. Mandy is a double major in both sports medicine and biological sciences in her fourth year at Pacific.