High School: Vargas
was a four-year letterwinner in the infield for Mesquite High School in Gilbert,
Ariz. She earned second team all-state honors as a senior after claiming first
team all-region recognition the previous two seasons and second team all-region
accolades as a freshman. In her final season she posted personal bests with an
.807 slugging percentage and .559 on-base mark. During her career, she
primarily played at first base under head coach Jeff Shufelt. As a junior, she
earned First Team All-Region honors for the third straight season as well as
her third consecutive All-State selection in 2010. During her sophomore season
Vargas set the single-season school record at Mesquite for home runs with 11.
Additionally, she received First Team All-Region honors and All-State
recognition. During her first year on varsity, Vargas also claimed those same
honors as a freshman. She also played volleyball during her freshman year. In
the offseason, Vargas played with the Arizona Killer Bees travel team. In the
classroom Vargas attained district honors awards in both 2007 and 2008. She
also donated time for charity fundraisers including Feed the Children and
breast cancer walks.
Personal: Vargas was
born in Chandler Ariz., where she lived with mother Elena Vargas and
step-father Rick Tadrick. She plans to major in kinesiology.