Mountie Spotlight

Rubilena Rojas
Rubilena Rojas
Nickname: Ruby
Title: Head Coach
Phone: 909-274-4732
Email: rrojas30@mtsac.edu
Year: 6th Season
Previous College: University of Virginia

Coach Rubilena Rojas begins her sixth season at the helm of the mighty Mt. SAC Women's Softball Program.  Last season she led the Mounties to a 42-5 overall record and finish as CCCAA State Runnerup.  Rojas was named the 2017 South Coast Conference Coach of the Year.  The team produced State Pitcher of the Year, 1 NFCA All American, NFCA Golden Shoe Award, 2 All State Honorees, South Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year, 5 All Conference Selections, 3 NFCA Academic All Americans and lastly lowest ERA in the state with all freshmen.

In her fifth season at the helm of the mighty Mt. SAC Women's Softball Program, she led the Mounties to a 40-7 overall record and finish 1st in South Coast Conference.  Rojas was named the 2016 South Coast Conference Coach of the Year.  The team produced State Pitcher of the Year, 1 NFCA All American, NFCA Golden Shoe Award, 2 All State Honorees, South Coast Conference Pitcher of the Year, 5 All Conference Selections, 3 NFCA Academic All Americans and lastly lowest ERA in the state with all freshmen.

The Mounties finished 2015 season with an overall record of 29-13 and garnered a number of individual playing honors including:

  • 1 NFCA All American
  • 1 State Player of the Year
  • 1 Mt SAC Female Athlete of the Year
  • 1 All South Region
  • 4 All SCC Conference Players
  • 2 All Academic State Team

In 2014 she led the Mounties to a 40-10 overall record and into the State Championship Game where the Mounties finished the season in second.  The 2014 team compiled the highest team batting average in the history of the CCCAA and Mt. SAC with an average of .428.  The team produced 3 National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Americans, 4 All-State Selections, 6 All-Conference Selections and 1 Mt SAC Female Athlete of the Year.

In her first season (2013), she led the team to an undefeated South Coast Conference (SCC) Championship (21-0) and a trip to the Super Regional, where the team fell just short of the State Championships.  Rojas was named SCC and California Community College Fastpitch Coaches Association (3CFCA) Coach of the Year.  In addition, the Mt. SAC Softball Staff was honored as the National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) South Region Coaching Staff of the Year. 

The 2013 season garnered a number of individual playing honors including:

  • 3 NFCA All-Americans
  • 4 All-State Honorees
  • 8 All-SCC Honorees
  • Emily Seidel being named SCC and SoCal Pitcher of the Year

A veteran member of the Venezuelan National Softball Team and the international softball scene, Rojas also serves the Softball Community as a World Baseball/Softball Confederation Ambassador and as an Ambassador for the U.S. State Departments' Empowering Women Through Sports Initiative.  In 2015, Rojas will serve as the Competition Manager for the Special Olympics World Games, which will be held here in Los Angeles.  

THE ROJAS RESUME

Education:

  • University of Virginia, 2003
  • BA in Sociology/Women Studies
  • MA in Kinesiology and Physical Education with concentration in Sports Management (Cal State Long Beach)
  • Currently pursuing a PhD. in Sports Management
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Coaching Resume

  • Mt. SAC Head Coach (2013-present)
  • Mt. SAC Interim Head Coach (2013)
  • Mt. SAC Assistant Coach (2010-2012)
  • Orange Coast College Head Coach (2007-2010)
  • Orange Coast College Assistant Coach (2005-2006)

Playing Accolades:

  • 2008 Olympian for Venezuelan National Team (5th Place)
  • 10 year Venezuelan National Team Veteran
  • Participated in 4 ISF Women's World Championships
  • Participated in 2 Pan American, 3 Central American and one ISF World Cup.
  • 1st Team All-ACC (2001, 2002, 2003)
  • 1st Team All-Region Team (2001) 
  • Easton All-American (2001)
  • ACC Rookie of the Year (2000)
  • University of Virginia MVP (2003)
  • 50th Anniversary All-ACC Team
  • Highest batting average in ACC (.401)
  • Top 25 highest batting average in NCAA Div 1.
  • Professional Athlete on the PFX Tour

Updated 01/01/17