A smooth, versatile player who can contribute offensively and defensively...Has a great eye for the ball and made an immediate impact in the lineup as a freshman...Played second base in as a freshman for the most part, but can also play short...Excelled at basketball as well as softball at North Salinas where she won the coaches' award for both sports...Chose Siena because of how different it was from the west coast and immediately fell in love with it...Volunteered as a softball coach for her town's 12 and under program...Daughter of Robert and Alicia Morales...Has younger brother Robert and younger sister Meagan.
AS A FRESHMAN- Started in 49 of 50 games played, batting .161...Had nine hits in 56 at bats, scored six times and drove in two runs...Stole two bases in two attempts...Third on the team with 102 put-outs...Went 2-for-2 with one RBI and one walk against Fordham (3/5).
PARKS ON MORALES- "Rachelle is a smooth fielding middle infielder with great instincts for the game. Offensively, Rachelle has displayed remarkable bat control. She has the ability to use the whole field, and consistently puts the ball in play."