2016: Michelle was Whitworth's starter at third base in her first season as a Pirate. She earned honorable mention All-NWC and hit .281 with nine doubles, three home runs and 18 RBIs.
2015: Michelle attended Portland State, but did not play softball.
HS: Michelle was a two-time Metro Conference Player of the Year as a junior (2013) and senior (2014) at Aloha HS after leading her squad to league titles both seasons.
Parents: Claudio Silva, Nohely Paez
Hobbies: Hiking, reading, baking
Admired Athlete: Derek Jeter
Summer Travel Team: Oregon Blaze