|Accolades:||3X SCC All-Sports Coach of the Year|
|University/College:||University of Virginia|
|Note(s):||Resigned in 2019 to join Auburn University Staff|
After seven seasons and two back to back CCCAA State Championships, Coach Rubilena Rojas stepped down in August of 2019 to join the Auburn University Tigers Softball Program as an assistant coach. She departed Mt. SAC with an overall head coaching record of 276-53 (.839 winning percentage).
In 2019 (seventh season), Rojas did what no other Mt. SAC Softball Coach and only one other softball coach in California Community College Coach has ever done, win back-to-back California Community College Athletic Association State Championships. The Mounties finished the season with an amazing 44-5 overall record that marked Rojas' 6th season with 40 plus wins. The team captured their fourth consecutive South Coast Conference (SCC) Championship with a perfect record of 22-0. The Mt. SAC Softball Staff was named the National Fastpitch Coaches Association California Community College Staff of the Year for second consecutive season. Rojas rewrote history by becoming the first coach in SCC history to win the SCC All-Sports Coach of the Year honor for the third consecutive season. Rojas' crew cleaned up on the post season awards with 3 NFCA All-Americans, 3 3CFCA All-State selections, 8 All-SCC selections and 8 All-State Tournament selections. Pitcher Briana Wheeler was the most decorated Mountie in 2019 season, capturing SCC and 3CFCA (state) Pitcher of the Year honors as well as earning NFCA All-American status and state championship most valuable pitcher honors.
In her sixth season (2018) she led the Mounties to her first and the programs 5th CCCAA State Softball Championship, with a 41-7 overall record (10-2 conference record). Rojas captured her third consecutive SCC Coach of the Year honor and also captured the SCC's All-Sports Women's Coach of the Year for the second time. The Mt. SAC Staff captured their first ever NFCA California Community College Stafff of the Year honor. The Mounties 2019 Team produced an NFCA All-American, 3 NFCA Academic All-Americans, 2 3CFCA All-State selections, 1 3CFCA selections, 3 3CFCA Academic All-State selections and 5 3CFCA All-State Tournament Team selections including Most Valuable Pitcher Briana Wheeler and Most Valuable Player Michelle Santiago. Wheeler was also named the SCC Pitcher of the Year.
In 2017 (5th season), Rojas led her team to the state championship tournament which was hosted by the Mounties. The team had a magical run all the way to the state championship game, where the Mounties lost to champion Cypress College and finished with a record of 42-5. Rojas captured her second consecutive South Coast Conference (SCC) Coach of the Year honor and captured her first SCC All-Sports Coach of the Year Honor. The team produced 1 NFCA First Team All-American, 3 NFCA Scholar Athletes, 3 3CFCA All-State Players, 4 All-SoCal Players, 2 3CFCA All-State Academic Players and the SCC Player and Pitchers of the Year.
In her fourth season (2016) at the helm of the mighty Mt. SAC Women's Softball Program, she led the Mounties to a 40-7 overall record and a first place in the 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 (3rd 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 the 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
- 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
- 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)
- 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