Martha Epenesa
Third Base 55
Moreno Valley, 
Last School
Valley View High School
Roster Years


  • Parents are Corina and Ieti Epenesa
  • Has two brothers named Ieti and Elijah
  • Uncle played football for the Iowa Hawkeyes; cousin A.J. Epenesa currently plays for the Buffalo Bills; cousin Jacob Tuioti-Mariner plays football for the Atlanta Falcons

Before BYU

  • Played for California Cruisers (18 gold)
  • Finished second at 18G PGF Nationals in 2015 and third in 2016
  • High school team took first in the 2016 Valley View Inland Championship League and qualified for CIF playoffs
  • Played for Moreno Valley Shockwave from 2012-2015
  • Won the PONY National Championship in 2010 with the Moreno Valley Youth Federation's 10U All-Star team
  • Also a standout high school volleyball player and was the All-CIF MVP in 2016
  • Named to the All-CIF Southern Section Girls' Volleyball Team in both 2015 and 2016
BYU Hall of Fame

Freshman Year 2019

  • Played in 24 games and started 8
  • Scored one run as a pinch runner against No. 9 South Carolina (2/7)
  • Scored one run as a pinch runner against No. 9 South Carolina (2/7)
  • Went 2 for 4 at the plate with two runs and one RBI at LBSU (3/7)
  • Tallied one run in two games against Pacific (4/12-13)
  • Scored one run as a pinch runner at Santa Clara (5/10)
Sophmore Year 2021

  • All-WCC First Team
  • WCC Player of the Week (4/26)
  • Played in 48 games, starting in 44 of them
  • Finished the season with a .316 batting average, .553 slugging percentage and .443 on-base percentage
  • Tallied 36 hits, 19 runs, seven home runs and 28 RBI
  • Crushed a walk-off homer against Utah (4/21)
  • Seven multiple-hit games and seven-multiple RBI games
  • 10-game hitting streak, tied for a team-high
  • Team-leading 21-game reached base streak
Junior Year 2022

  • All-WCC First Team
  • Finished with a .349 batting average, 46 runs and 53 hits
  • Also tallied nine home runs and 37 RBI
  • Started all 52 of the Cougars’ games
Senior Year 2023

  • All-WCC Second Team
  • WCC Player of the Week (2/20)
  • Hit .275 on the year with 36 hits, 23 runs scored, 18 RBI, nine doubles and five home runs
  • Recorded a .458 slugging percentage and .383 on-base percentage
  • Hit a walk-off two-run homer against Portland State at the Littlewood Classic in Tempe, Arizona (2/17)
  • Played in 49 of the Cougars’ 52 games, starting 45 of them
Graduate Year

Redshirt Year

  • Did not play due to injury
Medical Redshirt Year

Sophomore 2020

  • Played in all 23 games, starting 20 before the season was suspended
  • Second on the team in doubles with four
  • Blasted first career homer against Nebraska (2/21)
  • Scored two runs against Bethune Cookman with a double and one RBI (2/22)
  • Against Illinois hit a two-run homer (2/27)
  • Went 2/3 against California with one run, one homer and three RBI also recording a career-high slugging percentage of 1.670 (2/29)
  • Martha Epenesa waits for pitch against Utah

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  • Martha Epenesa swings vs. Utah State

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  • Huntyr Ava, Violet Zavodnik, Martha Epenesa and Chloe Temples on 2023 Preseason All-WCC Team

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  • Martha Epenesa walk-off homer against Portland State on February 17, 2023


  • Martha Epenesa — WCC Player of the Week (2.20.23)

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  • Martha Epenesa hits RBI double in game against NC State on April 1, 2023


  • Martha Epenesa lays down a bunt at LMU on April 14, 2023


  • Maddie Bejarano, Martha Epenesa, Hailey Morrow, Chloe Temples and Tristen Turlington named to 2023 All-WCC Second Team

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