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2013 Marshall Softball information guide Quick Facts General Information Location (Founded)..... Huntington, W.Va. (1837) Enrollment...................................................... 13,971 Affiliation...................................... NCAA Division I Conference......................................................... USA Nickname.....................................Thundering Herd Colors.................................Kelly Green and White Mascot........................................Marco, The Buffalo President.........................................Stephen J. Kopp Athletics Director............................Mike Hamrick Assoc. AD/SWA.............. Beatrice Crane Banford Home Field (Capacity).. Dot Hicks Field (1,000) Softball History First Year..............................................................1994 All-Time Record......................................548-489-2 All-Time C-USA Record......................... 71-160-2 C-USA Tourn. Appearances................................ Six C-USA Tourn. Record.........................................5-7 Softball Staff Head Coach...................................Shonda Stanton Alma Mater...................... UNC Greensboro [‘96] Year at Marshall................................................. 14th Career Record.........................................416-348-2 MU Record...............................................389-324-2 Assistant Coach.......................... Amanda Williams Alma Mater.........................................Marshall [‘06] Year at Marshall....................................................5th Pitching Coach...............................Chelsey Barlcay Alma Mater.......................... Oklahoma State [‘07] Year at Marshall................................................... 3rd Director of Operations..........................Scott Hall Alma Mater.........................................Marshall [‘05] Year at Marshall....................................................5th Athletic Trainer........................... Herman Hundley

Table of Contents 2013 Team Facts 2012 Overall Record...................................... 36-21 2012 C-USA Record........................................ 15-9 Letterwinners Returning/Lost.........................10/9 Starting Position Players Returning/Lost.........3/5 Pitchers Returning/Lost......................................3/1 Newcomers............................................................ 11 Softball Media Softball Contact....................................Matt Weber Office Phone.....................................304-696-4662 Cell Phone......................................... 304-634-9852 Email..................................weber15@marshall.edu Asst. AD, Media Relations............. Jason Corriher Associate SID...................................Steven Schoon Dir. of Publications........................... Jack Bogaczyk Assistant SID.................................... Daniel Manget Assistant SID.........................................Ty Osborne Program Assistant............................... Amy Saxton Fax Number......................................304-696-2325 Mailing Address........................ 1801 Third Avenue ...................Cam Henderson Center, Room 2035 ..........................................Huntington, W.Va. 25703 Softball Office Phone.......................304-696-4370 Website........................................... HerdZone.com Twitter.......................................................@HerdSB ...............................................................@HerdZone

Quick Facts........................................................ 2 Team Information............................................. 3 Marshall University........................................4-5 Vision Campaign............................................... 6 Huntington, W.Va............................................... 7 Athletics Director Mike Hamrick.................... 8 President Stephen J. Kopp................................ 9 Dot Hicks Field................................................ 10 Social Media..................................................... 11 2012 Review................................................12-13 2013 Preview...............................................14-15 Conference USA............................................. 16 Head Coach Shonda Stanton......................... 17 Assistant Coaches........................................... 18 Support Staff................................................... 19 The Herd.....................................................20-40 Team Photo..................................................... 41 2013 Opponents.........................................42-43 Lil’ Sis Program............................................... 44 Diamond Club................................................. 45

Credits The 2013 Marshall University softball season media guide is a publication of the MU Sports Information office. It was written, edited and design by sports information assistant Matt Weber. Photography credits go to Rick Haye, Max Yang, Brad Helton, and others. Special thanks go to the current Marshall sports information office as well former staff members Corrine Calabaro, Chris Yandle, and others Special thanks to fellow sports information staff across the country.

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2013 Schedule Date Opponent Feb. 8 vs. Michigan# Feb. 8 at USF# Feb. 9 vs. Florida Atlantic# Feb. 9 vs. Samford# Feb. 10 vs. Florida Atlantic# Feb. 15 vs. Indiana$ Feb. 15 at Georgia Tech$ Feb. 16 vs. Indiana$ Feb. 16 vs. Miami$ Feb. 17 vs. Miami$ Feb. 22 vs. Drexel! Feb. 22 at UNC Greensboro! Feb. 23 at UNC Greensboro! Feb. 23 vs. Quinnipiac! Feb. 24 vs. Drexel! March 1 Buffalo% March 1 Robert Morris% March 2 Buffalo% March 2 Eastern Illinois% March 3 Eastern Illinois% March 3 Robert Morris% March 6 at Kentucky

Time 12:15 p.m. 2:30 p.m. 9 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 11:15 a.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 11 a.m. 5 p.m. 11 a.m. 12:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 12:30 p.m. 3 p.m. 5 p.m.

March 9 March 9 March 10 March 16 March 16 March 17 March 20 March 22 March 23 March 23 March 26 March 26 March 29 March 29 March 30 April 6 April 6 April 7 April 10 April 10 April 13 April 13 April 14

at Tulsa* at Tulsa* at Tulsa* Southern Miss* Southern Miss* Southern Miss* at Stetson at UCF* at UCF* at UCF* Wright State Wright State Memphis* Memphis* Memphis* at Houston* at Houston* at Houston* Northern Kentucky Northern Kentucky East Carolina* East Carolina* East Carolina*

2 p.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m. 4 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 12 p.m.

April 17 April 17 April 27 April 27 April 28 May 1 May 1 May 4 May 4 May 5 May 9-11

at Ohio at Ohio at UAB* at UAB* at UAB* at Morehead State at Morehead State UTEP* UTEP* UTEP* at Tulsa, Okla.

2 p.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 2 p.m. 2 p.m. 4 p.m. 1 p.m. 3 p.m. 11 a.m.

All times eastern Key Home games listed in BOLD * C-USA Game # USF-Demarini Tournament, Tampa, Fla. $ Georgia Tech Classic, Atlanta, Ga. ! Spartan Classic, Greensboro, N.C. % Marshall Invitational, Huntington

2013 Roster NO. NAME

POS.

B/T

CL.

HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL)

1 4 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14

OF INF 2B/SS P OF P UTL 2B/SS C P

L/R R/R R/R L/R L/R R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R

JR FR SR JR SR FR SO SO JR SR

Las Vegas, Nev. (Salt Lake CC) Tipp City, Ohio (Tippecanoe HS) Round Rock, Texas (Round Rock HS) Alta Loma, Calif. (Etiwanda HS) Huntington, W.Va. (Cabell Midland HS) Avon, Ohio (Avon HS) Woodbridge,Va. (C.D. Hylton HS) Jackson, Ohio (Jackson HS) Federal Way, Wash. (Todd Beamer HS) Harts, W.Va. (University of Tennessee)

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Webster, Savanah Dawes, Alexandria Hope, Bri Anna Pulver, Natalee Gue, Ashley Fowler, Brittanie Braxton, Kristina Cooper, Emileigh Winton, Taylor Williamson, Andi

16 18 21 25 27 33 35 42 44 59 92

Fadnek, Lindsey Cook, Alyssa Greene, Kaelynn Bayne, Alexandra Valle, Jazmine Ferrick, Jessica Vance, Halie Hively, Alysia Braxton, Shaelynn Escareno, Raquel Lucas, Katalin

P 1B OF 2B/SS 3B P P 1B UTL SS C

R/R R/R S/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R

FR Coalfield, Tenn. (Coalfield HS) FR West Hamlin, W.Va. (Lincoln County HS) FR Eastvale, Calif. (Eleanor Roosevelt HS) FR Manvel, Texas (Manvel HS) SR Lake Elsinore, Calif. (Temescal Canyon HS) SR Centreville,Va. (Centreville HS) FR Tyler, Texas (Chapel Hill HS) SR Clay, W.Va. (Clay County HS) FR Woodbridge,Va. (C.D Hylton HS) FR Wellington, Colo. (Poudre Impalas HS) FR Agua Dulce, Calif. (Village Christian HS)


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Founded: 1837 as Marshall Academy Named for: John Marshall, fourth Chief Justice of the US Supreme Court Mascot: Marco the Bison Nickname:The Thundering Herd School Colors: Kelly Green and White Alumni: 100,805 Institution in West Virginia Public Higher Education Accredited by NCA of HLC

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Undergraduate student/faculty ratio: 19 to 1. Percentage of full time faculty: 86.9% Classes with fewer than 20 students: 44% Average class size: 23 Student body size: 13,971 Undergraduate student body size: 10,056 Student-Athletes: 395 198 recognized student organizations Acreage of Huntington campus: 100 acres

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NEW FACILITIES • School of Physical Therapy at the St. Mary’s Education Center • Renovated Medical Education Building for School of Pharmacy • Erickson Alumni & Foundation Center: 33,000 square feet • Forensic Science Annex: 15,000 square feet • Recreation Center: 123,000 square feet • First Year Residence Halls: 177,571 square feet • Engineering Lab: 16,000 square feet • School of Medicine Clinical Facility: 88,000 square feet • Robert C. Byrd Biotechnology Science Center: 144,000 square feet PROGRAMS OFFERED • 2 Associate Programs • 52 Baccalaureate Programs • 45 Graduate Programs • 2 Ed.S. • 5 Doctoral Degree Programs • 1 First Professional


NEW FACILITIES ON THEIR WAY... • Soccer Stadium; 14,956 Sq. Feet; Opening Aug. 2013 • Indoor Practice Facility with indoor, six-lane, 300-meter track; 101,665 Sq. Feet • Sports Medicine Translational Research; 19,955 Sq. Feet • New Buck Harless Academic Center; 14,156 Sq. Feet • Hall of Fame; 1,400 Sq. Feet.


Pullman sqaure

court house

Ritter park

Downtown Area

Heritage village

Huntington sits on the mid-section of the scenic and historic Ohio River at the point where West Virginia, Ohio and Kentucky meet. It is home to some 56,000 citizens and serves a Tri-State area of 365,000 persons.


Director of Athletics Mike Hamrick Mike Hamrick is starting his third year as the Director of Athletics and in that time frame he has been busy shaping a new vision for the future of Thundering Herd athletics. He has wasted little time in reaching out to former letter-winners, alumni and friends of the University to build a consensus on where the Thundering Herd family wants their program to be and the response has been incredible. In his second year, Hamrick established a Football Enhancement Fund effort that has committed nearly $2 million towards the program and his efforts have also led to rapid growth and development in the Big Green Foundation and in Marshall’s M-Club that has increased donation levels by 50%. In addition to this, he negotiated a contract extension with ISP Sports in the summer of 2010 that poured nearly $3 million in needed facility enhancements into Marshall’s athletics venues, including major video board and sound system upgrades to Joan C. Edwards Stadium and significant signage and lighting improvements to the Cam Henderson Center.

During his tenure, he has also increased the Big Green’s membership from 1600 to 3100 members. During this period Hamrick was also tasked with two major hires in both football and basketball. His hiring of head football coach Doc Holliday and head men’s basketball coach Tom Herrion have brought renewed interest and excitement in both programs. In the classroom, Marshall’s student-athletes also continued to excel in 2010-11. 163 Marshall student-athletes were named to the Conference USA Academic Honor Roll with grade point averages of 3.0 or better and 37 earned C-USA Commissioners Medals for posting cumulative GPA’s of 3.75 or higher. Hamrick served as the director of athletics at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas for six years before returning to his alma-mater in July of 2009. At Marshall, he has spearheaded a $30 million fundraising campaign, two thirds of which has come via the Vision Campaign, an initiative that is being co-chaired by Marshall legends Mike D’Antoni and Chad Pennington. Hamrick has also upgraded

Marshall’s football scheduling, signing agreements with Purdue, Navy and Louisville, while renewing the deal with Miami. Hamrick played football at Marshall University from 1976 to 1980, starting at linebacker and defensive end his last two years. After receiving his bachelor’s degree in education from Marshall, he earned his master’s in sports administration from Ohio University in 1981. Prior to his position at UNLV, Hamrick was director of athletics at East Carolina University from 1995 to 2003. He also has been A.D. at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, assistant AD at Illinois State, and assistant A.D. at the University of Kansas. Hamrick is a native of Clendenin, W.Va., and a graduate of Herbert Hoover High School. He and his wife Soletta, who is also a Marshall graduate, reside in the Huntington area and are the parents of three children - twin sons, Brett and Justin (22), and daughter, Mollie Ann (20) who currently attends Marshall.

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President Dr. Stephen J. Kopp Dr. Stephen J. Kopp is in his eighth year as president of Marshall University. During his tenure, Marshall has experienced unprecedented growth and development. Since Dr. Kopp became president in 2005, Marshall’s academic profile has grown dramatically with new high demand majors and degree programs, including pharmacy, physical therapy and public health. Engineering has been re-established, has become fully accredited and is the school’s fastest-growing undergraduate major. Under his leadership, $200 million in new buildings and building renovations have been completed and more than $100 million in new infrastructure development is under way, including a biotechnology incubator and applied engineering complex, a high-tech classroom building, a new soccer stadium, an indoor practice facility and a sports medicine translational research center. External funding for research has doubled and Marshall has become a leading university

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for advanced, high-performance computing and Internet2® connectivity. This evolution is positioning Marshall University to partner and compete globally. In addition to offering the nation’s leading graduate forensics program, the university has launched an undergraduate digital forensics program to respond to the needs of state and federal intelligence and law-enforcement communities, and the Rahall Transportation Institute at Marshall has advanced to become one of the top university transportation centers in the country. Marshall is also growing in enrollment. Last fall, the university welcomed the largest freshman class in its 175-year history and in the coming months will undertake a new international student recruitment initiative. President Kopp joined Marshall

following leadership positions with Midwestern University, Central Michigan University and Ohio University. He earned a bachelor of science degree in biology from the University of Notre Dame, and a Ph.D. in physiology and biophysics from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He served as a postdoctoral fellow at the St. Louis University Medical Center, and a research fellow and NIH fellow in the department of biochemistry at the University of Illinois at Chicago prior to joining the faculty of Midwestern University. He and his wife Jane have two grown children and a golden retriever named Abby.


Field Name: Name Sake: Capacity: Surface: Dimensions:

Dot Hicks Field Dr. Dot Hicks 1,000 Hilltopper Infield Mix,Turf 190, 220, 190

Dot Hicks

Amenities: • 2800 square foot clubhouse, includes team locker room, team lounge, laundry facility, training room and coaches offices. • 1900 square foot press box, concessions and rest rooms. • Digital panel scoreboard and message board • Roof, side covered batting cages • Home and visitor bullpens • Field turf in the outfield, warm-up areas


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2012 Season

2012 Marshall Thundering Herd Softball Overall Statistics for Marshall (as of Dec 18, 2012) ReVIEW (All games Sorted by Batting avg) Record: 36-21

Player

0 GAMBY, Rebecca 23 THOMPSON, Taylor 8 GUE, Ashley 22 LOESING, Melissa 31 TELLES, Alianna 42 HIVELY, Alysia 27 VALLE, Jazmine 21 HUGHES, Jessica 6 HOPE, Bri Anna 16 SPURLOCK, Samantha -------------------12 COOPER, Emileigh 34 MARVIN, Victoria 33 FERRICK, Jessica 17 LARA, Amanda 13 WINTON, Taylor 11 BRAXTON, Kristina 2 MILUK, Brianna

avg gp-gs

.348 . 347 .325 . 323 . 322 . 282 .280 . 266 .2 3 9 . 152

57-57 56-48 57-56 56-50 57-57 52-51 57-57 55-46 54-34 56-19

.286 53-4 .170 41-19 .167 23-2 .160 44-8 .118 34-5 .000 38-0 .000 8-0

ab

r

161 121 160 96 180 142 175 109 113 66

21 32 30 17 18 16 19 26 14 15

14 16 53 3 24 2 25 13 34 2 0 13 0 3

Home: 16-8

Away: 12-6

h

rbi

2b 3b hr

56 12 42 2 52 1 31 0 58 15 40 6 49 10 29 2 27 5 10 2 4 9 4 4 4 0 0

0 3 1 1 1 0 0

Neutral: 8-7

tb slg%

bb hp

0 6 31 86 0 0 3 44 0 0 11 53 0 0 6 31 0 6 29 91 0 6 28 64 1 10 44 91 2 0 8 35 0 1 20 35 0 0 7 12

.534 . 364 .331 . 323 .506 . 451 .520 . 321 .310 . 182

0 0 0 0 0 0 0

. 286 4 .283 10 . 458 2 .200 1 . 235 7 .000 0 . 000 0

0 1 4 1 12 15 2 10 11 0 3 5 1 8 8 0 0 0 0 0 0

C-USA: 15-9

so gdp

18 11 15 9 0 23 14 2 23 2 1 22 22 1 17 26 3 18 13 2 15 7 5 9 7 4 33 4 1 11 3 5 2 24 0 7 0 6 2 15 0 0 0 0

Single-Season Records

ob% sf sh sb-att

po

a

2 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0

.443 . 392 .386 . 343 .399 . 401 .335 . 339 .306 . 211

2 0 1-2 356 36 0 3 29-35 38 3 0 8 32-34 75 59 0 14 12-17 28 2 0 6 4-5 83 85 1 1 1-1 344 14 1 0 2-3 54 108 0 2 23-27 27 3 0 0 6-7 13 12 0 3 1-2 31 2

0 0 0 0 1 0 0

. 524 .318 . 222 .192 . 302 .000 . 000

0 1 1 0 0 0 0

0 8-11 2 1-1 0 1-1 2 6-11 0 1-1 0 7-7 0 0-0

e fld% 7 .982 2 .953 13 .912 4 .882 12 .933 4 .989 12 .931 1 .968 4 .862 3 .917

1

0

47

11

2 .333 3 .951

0

2

1 .667

17

15

4 .889

14

0

1 .933

0

0

0 .000

0

0

Totals

.284

57

1473

260

419

61

3 33

221

585

.397

146 37

243

4

.362

6 41 135-165 1147

460

75

.955

Opponents

.221

57

1459

171

323

41

3 29

138

457

.313

162 19

357

4

.307

4 25

510

82

.952

35-46

1116

0 .000

LOB - Team (333), Opp (354). DPs turned - Team (13), Opp (17). CI - Team (3), GAMBY, R. 2, WINTON, T. 1, Opp (3). IBB - Team (2), TELLES, A. 1, HUGHES, J. 1, Opp (4). Picked off - MILUK, B. 1, MARVIN, V. 1, COOPER, E. 1, HIVELY, A. 1.

(All games Sorted by Earned run avg) Player

14 WILLIAMSON, Andi 7 PULVER, Natalee -------------------9 BENNETT, Erika 33 FERRICK, Jessica

cg

sho

h

r

so

2b

1.50 25-13 3.86 7-7

era

w-l

45 37 26 26 17 7

8/2 2/1

1 238.0 168 2 101.2 107

72 71

51 115 268 56 23 57

20 15

2. 26 3. 62

15 5

4-1 0-0

app gs

sv

ip

er

bb

3b

hr b/avg wp hp bk sfa sha

1 13 2 15

.195 12 10 . 257 1 5

0 0

0 19 3 3

3 1

0 0

0 1

3 0

3 0

1 0

1/0 0/1

1 0

34.0 9.2

34 14

19 9

11 5

19 5

25 7

6 0

0 0

1 0

. 248 .3 2 6

3 1

Totals

2. 23

36-21

57 57

34

13/2

4

383.1

323

171

122

162

357

41

3

29

.221

17 19

0

4

25

Opponents

3. 73

21-36

57 57

30

3/1

2

372.0

419

260

198

146

243

61

3

33

.284

29 37

3

6

41

PB - Team (12), GAMBY, R. 12, Opp (12). Pickoffs - Team (4), GAMBY, R. 4, Opp (4). SBA/ATT - GAMBY, R. (33-43), WILLIAMSON (20-26), PULVER, N. (9-13), BENNETT, E. (5-5), FERRICK, J. (1-2), WINTON, T. (2-2).

Jazmine Valle Jazmine Valle Jazmine Valle Alysia Hively Alysia Hively Ashley Gue Ashley Gue Rebecca Gamby Rebecca Gamby Taylor Thompson Andi Williamson Andi Williamson Andi Williamson Andi Williamson Andi Williamson

RBI HR Asts BB PO SB SB% OBP HBP SB ERA OPA Wins APP K

44 10 108 26 344 32 ,941 .443 11 29 1.50 1.95 25 45 268

8th t-10th 7th 8th 6th 5th 4th 7th t-6th 8th 5th 1st 1st 3rd 2nd

Awards & Honors C-USA Second Team Rebecca Gamby Alianna Telles Jazmine Valle Andi Williamson All-Tournament Team Ashley Gue Samantha Spurlock Taylor Thompson Andi Williamson NFCA Mideast All-Region Second Team Taylor Thompson Andi Williamson C-USA Hitter of the Week Alianna Telles C-USA Pitcher of the Week Andi Williamson (twice)

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2012 Marshall Thundering Herd Softball

Game Results for Marshall (as of Jan 31, 2013) 2012 Season ReVIEW (All games) Date

Feb 10, 2012 Feb 10, 2012 Feb 11, 2012 Feb 11, 2012 Feb 12, 2012 Feb 17, 2012 Feb 17, 2012 Feb 18, 2012 Feb 18, 2012 Feb 24, 2012 Feb 24, 2012 Feb 25, 2012 Feb 25, 2012 Feb 26, 2012 Mar 02, 2012 Mar 02, 2012 Mar 03, 2012 Mar 04, 2012 Mar 04, 2012 * Mar 10, 2012 * Mar 10, 2012 * Mar 11, 2012 * Mar 17, 2012 * Mar 17, 2012 * Mar 18, 2012 Mar 19, 2012 Mar 19, 2012 Mar 20, 2012 * Mar 23, 2012 * Mar 23, 2012 * Mar 24, 2012 * Mar 31, 2012 * Mar 31, 2012 * Apr 01, 2012 Apr 04, 2012 * Apr 06, 2012 * Apr 07, 2012 * Apr 07, 2012 Apr 11, 2012 Apr 11, 2012 * Apr 14, 2012 * Apr 14, 2012 * Apr 15, 2012 Apr 18, 2012 Apr 18, 2012 Apr 22, 2012 Apr 22, 2012 Apr 25, 2012 * Apr 28, 2012 * Apr 28, 2012 * Apr 29, 2012 * May 05, 2012 * May 05, 2012 * May 06, 2012 # May 10, 2012 May 11, 2012 May 12, 2012

Opponent

vs Georgia Southern vs George Mason vs George Washington vs Georgia Southern at Coastal vs Charleston Southern vs Kennesaw State vs Akron vs Morehead State vs Maryland vs St. John's vs Southern Illinois vs Florida State vs Maryland KENT STATE IPFW BUCKNELL KENT STATE BUCKNELL HOUSTON-1 HOUSTON-2 HOUSTON at Memphis-1 at Memphis-2 at Memphis at Lipscomb at Lipscomb-2 at Belmont UAB-1 UAB-2 UAB at UTEP at UTEP at UTEP at Chattanooga at Southern Miss at Southern Miss-1 at Southern Miss-2 OHIO-1 OHIO-2 TULSA-1 TULSA-2 TULSA MOREHEAD STATE-1 MOREHEAD STATE-2 LONGWOOD-1 LONGWOOD-2 WRIGHT STATE at East Carolina-1 at East Carolina-2 at East Carolina UCF-1 UCF-2 UCF vs East Carolina at UAB vs Tulsa

* = Conference game () extra inning game

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Score W W W W L L L W W L W L L L W L W L W W W L W W W W L W L L L W W W L W W L W W W L L W W W W W W L L W W W W W L

4-1 8-5 4-2 4-1 3-7 2-3 3-4 3-1 9-4 2-10 8-0 2-10 1-4 1-2 3-2 2-9 12-3 4-6 13-0 5-2 1-0 2-3 1-0 1-0 6-0 2-1 1-4 11-7 2-3 0-8 3-4 7-5 7-6 8-0 1-4 2-1 6-2 2-3 17-6 10-0 6-0 0-1 1-7 10-1 7-4 5-4 9-7 6-2 8-0 2-3 0-3 5-0 4-0 1-0 8-1 3-2 2-3

Inns

7 7 7 (8) 7 (8) 7 7 5 6 5 6 7 7 7 7 5 7 5 7 7 7 7 7 7 (8) 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 5 7 (12) 7 7 5 5 7 7 7 5 7 7 7 7 6 7 7 7 7 (10) 7 (10) 7

Overall

1-0-0 2-0-0 3-0-0 4-0-0 4-1-0 4-2-0 4-3-0 5-3-0 6-3-0 6-4-0 7-4-0 7-5-0 7-6-0 7-7-0 8-7-0 8-8-0 9-8-0 9-9-0 10-9-0 11-9-0 12-9-0 12-10-0 13-10-0 14-10-0 15-10-0 16-10-0 16-11-0 17-11-0 17-12-0 17-13-0 17-14-0 18-14-0 19-14-0 20-14-0 20-15-0 21-15-0 22-15-0 22-16-0 23-16-0 24-16-0 25-16-0 25-17-0 25-18-0 26-18-0 27-18-0 28-18-0 29-18-0 30-18-0 31-18-0 31-19-0 31-20-0 32-20-0 33-20-0 34-20-0 35-20-0 36-20-0 36-21-0

C-USA

0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 0-0-0 1-0-0 2-0-0 2-1-0 3-1-0 4-1-0 5-1-0 5-1-0 5-1-0 5-1-0 5-2-0 5-3-0 5-4-0 6-4-0 7-4-0 8-4-0 8-4-0 9-4-0 10-4-0 10-5-0 10-5-0 10-5-0 11-5-0 11-6-0 11-7-0 11-7-0 11-7-0 11-7-0 11-7-0 11-7-0 12-7-0 12-8-0 12-9-0 13-9-0 14-9-0 15-9-0 15-9-0 15-9-0 15-9-0

Pitcher of record

WILLIAMSON (W 1-0) PULVER, N. (W 1-0) WILLIAMSON (W 2-0) PULVER, N. (W 2-0) WILLIAMSON (L 2-1) WILLIAMSON (L 2-1) PULVER, N. (L 2-1) WILLIAMSON (W 3-2) BENNETT, E. (W 1-0) WILLIAMSON (L 3-3) WILLIAMSON (W 4-3) PULVER, N. (L 2-2) BENNETT, E. (L 1-1) WILLIAMSON (L 4-4) WILLIAMSON (W 5-4) PULVER, N. (L 2-3) WILLIAMSON (W 6-4) WILLIAMSON (L 6-5) PULVER, N. (W 3-3) WILLIAMSON (W 7-5) WILLIAMSON (W 8-5) WILLIAMSON (L 8-6) WILLIAMSON (W 9-6) PULVER, N. (W 4-3) WILLIAMSON (W 10-6) WILLIAMSON (W 11-6) PULVER, N. (L 4-4) WILLIAMSON (W 12-6) WILLIAMSON (L 12-7) PULVER, N. (L 4-5) WILLIAMSON (L 12-8) WILLIAMSON (W 13-8) PULVER, N. (W 5-5) WILLIAMSON (W 14-8) WILLIAMSON (L 14-9) WILLIAMSON (W 15-8) BENNETT, E. (W 2-1) WILLIAMSON (L 15-10 PULVER, N. (W 6-5) BENNETT, E. (W 3-1) WILLIAMSON (W 16-1 PULVER, N. (L 6-6) WILLIAMSON (L 16-11 WILLIAMSON (W 17-1 PULVER, N. (W 7-6) WILLIAMSON (W 18-1 BENNETT, E. (W 3-1) WILLIAMSON (W 19-1 WILLIAMSON (W 20-1 PULVER, N. (L 7-7) WILLIAMSON (L 20-12 WILLIAMSON (W 21-1 WILLIAMSON (W 22-1 WILLIAMSON (W 23-1 WILLIAMSON (W 24-1 WILLIAMSON (W 25-1 WILLIAMSON (L 25-13

Attend

105 97 127 75 147 84 138 124 74 196 45 202 124 89 109 129 161 134 99 102 108 121 312 111 137 156 66 243 311 332 0 689 195 624 407 231 401 476 313 102 109 408 351 397 519 0 481 239

Time

2h 2:05 2h15 2h15 2h30 2:35 1:22 1:38 1:55 2:27 1:52 2:04 2:13 2:23 2:27 2:40 2:02 2:57 1:41 1:57 1:45 2:23 1:53 1:43 2:09 2:24 2:00 2:40 2:00 2:08 2:15 3:06 2:58 1:47 1:29 3:52 1:46 1:47 2:01 1:40 2:15 1:51 2:16 1:31 1:53 2:21 2:29 2:03 1:48 1:41 2:05 2:45 1:47 2:34 2:17 3:20 2:35

Single-Game Team Highs At Bats: Runs Scored: Hits: RBI: Doubles: Home Runs: Stolen Bases: Putouts: Assists: Strikeouts (Pitching): Longest Game (Innings):

49 17 16 17 3 4 7 36 18 14 12

at Southern Miss (4/6/12) Ohio (4/11/12) Ohio (4/11/12) Ohio (4/11/12) Six times vs. George Mason (2/10/12) Bucknell (3/3/12) at Southern Miss (4/6/12) vs. Georgia Southern (2/11/12) at UTEP (3/31/12) at Southern Miss (4/6/12)

Single-Game Individual Highs At Bats: 6 Runs Scored: 3 Hits: 4 RBI: 7 Doubles: 2 Home Runs: 2 Stolen Bases: 3 Putouts: 15 Assists: 8 Innings Pitched: 12 Strikeouts (Pitching): 14

Alianna Telles & Taylor Thompson, at Southern Miss (4/6/12) Four times Three times Alysia Hively, Ohio (4/11/12) Four times Alysia Hively, Ohio (4/11/12) Ashley Gue, UCF (5/5/12) Alysia Hively, at So. Miss (4/6/12) Amanda Lara, Ga. Southern (2/11/12) Andi Williamson, at So. Miss (4/6/12) Andi Williamson, at UTEP (3/31/12)

Multi-Hit Games Player TELLES, Alianna GUE, Ashley VALLE, Jazmine GAMBY, Rebecca HUGHES, Jessica THOMPSON, Taylor HIVELY, Alysia HOPE, Bri Anna LOESING, Melissa SPURLOCK, Samantha COOPER, Emileigh TEAM

2 12 11 10 6 8 8 5 6 7 4 1 78

3 4 2 1 - 1 1 - 3 1 - - - - 3 - 2 - - - - - - - 11 3

5+ Total - 15 - 12 - 11 - 10 - 8 - 8 - 8 - 8 - 7 - 4 - 1 0 92


2013 Team Overview NO. 1 4 6 7 8 10 11 12 13 14 16 18 21 25 27 33 35 42 44 59

NAME Webster, Savanah Dawes, Alexandria Hope, Bri Anna Pulver, Natalee Gue, Ashley Fowler, Brittanie Braxton, Kristina Cooper, Emileigh Winton, Taylor Williamson, Andi Fadnek, Lindsey Cook, Alyssa Greene, Kaelynn Bayne, Alexandra Valle, Jazmine Ferrick, Jessica Vance, Halie Hively, Alysia Braxton, Shaelynn Escareno, Raquel

POS. OF INF 2B/SS P OF P UTL 2B/SS C P P 1B OF 2B/SS 3B P P 1B UTL SS

B/T L/R R/R R/R L/R L/R R/R L/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R S/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R R/R

CL. JR FR SR JR SR FR SO SO JR SR FR FR FR FR SR SR FR SR FR FR

HOMETOWN (LAST SCHOOL) Las Vegas, Nev. (Salt Lake CC) Tipp City, Ohio (Tippecanoe HS) Round Rock, Texas (Round Rock HS) Alta Loma, Calif. (Etiwanda HS) Huntington, W.Va. (Cabell Midland HS) Avon, Ohio (Avon HS) Woodbridge,Va. (C.D. Hylton HS) Jackson, Ohio (Jackson HS) Federal Way, Wash. (Todd Beamer HS) Harts, W.Va. (University of Tennessee) Coalfield, Tenn. (Coalfield HS) West Hamlin, W.Va. (Lincoln County HS) Eastvale, Calif. (Eleanor Roosevelt HS) Manvel, Texas (Manvel HS) Lake Elsinore, Calif. (Temescal Canyon HS) Centreville,Va. (Centreville HS) Tyler, Texas (Chapel Hill HS) Clay, W.Va. (Clay County HS) Woodbridge,Va. (C.D Hylton HS) Wellington, Colo. (Poudre Impalas HS)

The Herd By Position Center Field

Kaelynn Greene Shaelynn Braxton Jessica Ferrick Kristina Braxton

Short Stop

Third Base

Jazmine Valle Alexandria Dawes

Right Field

Savanah Webster Kristina Braxton Kaelynn Greene Jessica Ferrick

Second Base

Bri Anna Hope Raquel Escareno Alexandra Bayne Emileigh Cooper Alexandria Dawes

Raquel Escareno Alexandra Bayne Emileigh Cooper

Pitcher

Andi Williamson Natalee Pulver Brittanie Fowler Halie Vance Lindsey Fadnek

First Base

Alysia Hively Taylor Winton Alyssa Cook

Catcher

Alphabetical Roster 25 Bayne, Alexandra 11 Braxton, Kristina 44 Braxton, Shaelynn 18 Cook, Alyssa 12 Cooper, Emileigh 4 Dawes, Alexandria 59 Escareno, Raquel 16 Fadnek, Lindsey 33 Ferrick, Jessica 10 Fowler, Brittanie 21 Greene, Kaelynn 8 Gue, Ashley 42 Hively, Alysia 6 Hope, Bri Anna 92 Lucas, Katalin 7 Pulver, Natalee 27 Valle, Jazmine 35 Vance, Halie 1 Webster, Savanah 14 Williamson, Andi 13 Winton, Taylor

Ashley Gue Kaelynn Greene

Left Field

Taylor Winton Katalin Lucas

The Herd by State California (4) Kaelynn Greene Katalin Lucas Natalee Pulver Jazmine Valle Colorado (1) Raquel Escareno Nevada (1) Savanah Webster Ohio (3) Emileigh Cooper Alexandria Dawes Brittanie Fowler Tennessee (1) Lindsey Fadnek

Texas (3) Alexandra Bayne Bri Anna Hope Halie Vance Virginia (3) Kristina Braxton Shaelynn Braxton Jessica Ferrick Washington (1) Taylor Winton West Virginia (3) Alyssa Cook Ashley Gue Andi Williamson

The Herd By Class Seniors (6) Jessica Ferrick Ashley Gue Alysia Hively Bri Anna Hope Jazmine Valle Andi Williamson Juniors (3) Natalee Pulver Savanah Webster Taylor Winton

Sophomores (2) Kristina Braxton Emileigh Cooper Freshmen (10) Alexandra Bayne Shaelynn Braxton Alyssa Cook Alexandria Dawes Raquel Escareno Lindsey Fadnek Brittanie Fowler Kaelynn Greene Katalin Lucas Halie Vance

PROnunciations shaelynn Braxton Sha-Lynn Alexandria DAWES Daw-ss RAQUEL ESCARENO Rock-EL S-ca-Re-No ALYSIA Hively A-liss-A

BRI ANNA Hope Bree Anna KATALIN Lucas Cat-A-Lin Jazmine VALLE Vye-A ANDI Williamson On-Dee

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Marshall Thundering Herd Softball Individual Career History

2013 Team Overview Notable Returners

#8 - OF Ashley gue #14 - P Andi williamson

#27 - 3b Jazmine valle

#42 - 1B Alysia hively Notable Departures #00 - C Rebecca Gamby

#23 - OF Taylor Thompson

#31 - SS Alianna Telles

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GUE, Ashley Year

2010 2011 2012 TOTAL

avg

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ab

r

h

2b

3b

hr

rbi

bb

.214 48-20 42 20 9 0 0 0 2 5 .304 53-45 Marshall 112 22Thundering 34 1 1 0 3 4 Herd Softball .325 57-56 160 30 52 1 0 0 11 14 .303 158-121 314Individual 72 95 Career 2 1 History 0 16 23

so

13 15 23 51

WILLIAMSON, Andi SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: Hits: 4, vs St. John's, Feb 24, 2012 Year era UTEP, w-l Apr 30, app cg Thundering sho sv ip Softball h r er Doubles: 1, at Chattanooga, Apr 04, 2012; 2011 gs Marshall Herd Triples: 2011 1, at UCF, Apr 16, 2011 3.66 7-12 32 23 4 2/0 0 107.0 105 76 56 Individual Career History Total bases: 4, at UCF, Apr 16, 2011;1.vs 2012 50St. John's, 25-13 Feb 24,45201237 26 8/2 1 238.0 168 72 51 RBI: 2, at East Carolina, Apr 28, 2012; Mar 04, 2012; Belmont, 20, 2012 1 TOTAL 2.1Bucknell, 7 32-25 77 at60 30 Mar 10/2 345.0 273 148 107 VALLE, Jazmine Runs scored: 2, 8 times Walks: 2, Memphis, Apr 09, 2011 SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb so Hit by pitch: 1, Kent Mar 04,Miss, 2012; Kent Innings pitched: 12.0,State, at Southern Apr 06,State, 2012 Mar 06, 2011; at Lipscomb, Mar 19, 2012 2010 allowed: .338at Tulsa, 55-53 148at Lipscomb, 18Thundering 1Herd 10 Softball 40 16 14 Struck out: 2, 7 6, times Walks Coastal, Feb 12, 2012; Mar 12, 2011; Mar5019, 20127 Marshall 2011 53-53 153Individual 10 39 Career 11 0 History 3 25 13 27 Sac bunts: 14, 1, 14attimes Strikeouts: UTEP, Mar 31, 2012.255 2012 .280 57-57 175 19 49 10 1 10 44 13 15 At bats: faced: 5, Kent47, State, Mar 06, Miss, 2011 Apr Batters at Southern 06, 2012 TOTAL 165-163 476Feb 13,47 23 109 42 56 Stolen bases: 3,7,atKent Wright State, 06, 2011; vs Missouri State, 2010; 138 UCF, May28 05, 2012 2 Field chances: State, MarApr 02,.290 2012 HIVELY, Alysia Caught stealing: 1, 7 times Putouts: 2, Kent State, Mar 02, 2012; Kent State, Mar 04, 2011; UCF, May 05, 2012 SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: Field chances: 10, Tulsa, Apr 15,Feb 2012 Assists: 6, vs Georgia Southern, 10, 2012; vs Georgia Southern, Feb 11, 2012; vs East Carolina, May 10, 2012 Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb so Hits: 3, 45, times Putouts: at 2, Houston, Apr 02,10, 2011; Runners CS: Houston, Mar 2012at Tulsa, Mar 12, 2011; UCF, May 06, 2012 2010 39-0 28 1 3 1 0 1 8 4 13 Doubles:6,2,Tulsa, at East 2012 Assists: AprCarolina, 15, 2012Apr 28,.107 2011 .292 vs Seton 45-30 892010 12 26 3 2Softball 7 25 11 27 Triples: 1, at Southern Miss, Apr 07, 2012; Hall, Feb 27, Marshall Thundering Herd 2012 runs: 1, 24 times .282 52-51 Individual 142 16 Career 40 6History 0 6 28 26 18 Home TOTAL .266 136-81 259 29 69 10 2 14 61 41 58 Total bases: 5, 9 times RBI: 6, Bucknell, Mar 03, 2012; Kent State, Mar 06, 2011 GAMBY, Rebecca SINGLE-GAME Runs scored: 2, HIGHS: at Wright State, Apr 06, 2011; vs Seton Hall, Feb 27, 2010; Kent State, Mar 06, 2011 Hits: 3, 2, Ohio, Apr 11, 2012; Bucknell, 04, 2012; at UTEP, 2012h Walks: 6 times Year avg Margp-gs ab Mar 31, rThundering 2b 3bHerd hr Softball rbi bb so sb-att Marshall Doubles: 1, 10 Hit by pitch: 1, 8times times 2009 .248 47-42 117Individual 15 29 Career 8 0 History 7 27 11 21 3-3 Triples:out: 1, at2,UCF, Apr 16, 2011;.318 at UAB, 55-55 May 08, 2011 151 Struck 7 times 2010 11 48 12 0 4 16 15 27 3-3 Home runs: Ohio, Apr 11, 2012.290 53-53 2011 145 19 42 7 1 12 31 19 25 4-4 Sac flies: 1, 42,times 2012 .34824, 2010; 57-57 161 Feb2112,THOMPSON, 56 12 Taylor 0 6 31 18 15 1-2 Totalbunts: bases:1,9,atOhio, Apr 11, 2012 Sac Southern Miss, Apr vs Long Island, 2011 TOTAL .305 212-207 57406, 2011 66 175 39 1 29 105 63 88 11-12 RBI: 7, Ohio, Apr 11, 2012 At bats: 5, at Southern Miss, Apr 06, 2012; Kent State, Mar Year avg gp-gs Marshall ab rThundering h 2b 3bHerd hr Softball rbi bb so sb-att Runs scored: Apr 11, 2012 Stolen bases: 3, 1, Ohio, 7 times 2010 .262 52-18 42Individual 17 11 Career 0 2 History 1 3 0 16 18-20 SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: Walks: 3,stealing: 4 times1, UAB, Mar 24,.267 Caught 2012 53-38 2011 86 22 23 1 0 0 2 7 25 21-25 Hits: 4, at Southern Miss, Apr 06, 2012 Hit bychances: pitch: 2, at 2011 Field 8, Auburn, Ohio, AprFeb 11,26, 2012 2012 .347 121 32 42 2 0 0 3 9 23 29-35 Doubles: 2, at Southern Miss, Apr 06, 2012 56-48 TELLES, Alianna Struck 1, out: Tulsa, 14, 2012 Putouts: 5, Ohio, AprApr 11, 2012 TOTAL .305 161-104 249 71 76 3 2 1 8 16 64 68-80 Triples: vs 3, Long Island, Feb 12, 2011 Sac flies: Georgia Southern,Feb Feb11, 10,2012 2012; vs Georgia Southern, Feb 11, 2012; vs Miami Ohio, Mar 25, 2011 Assists: 6,1,1, vsvs Georgia Southern, Home runs: 28 times Year avg gp-gs ab r h 2b 3b hr rbi bb so sb-att SINGLE-GAME HIGHS: Sac bunts: 1, vs UAB, 11,Feb 2012 Total bases: 7, LongMay Island, 12, 2011 2009 .286 51-51Feb 26, 2011; 161 Buffalo, 38Mar 05, 462011 8 2 7 26 17 13 13-17 Hits: 3, at Southern Miss, Apr 25, 2010; vs Belmont, At bats: 5, at May Southern Miss, Apr .284 06, 201255-55 RBI: 4, UTEP, 01, 2011 2010 36 50 12 1 12 33 17 20 5-5 Doubles: 1, UTEP, Apr 30, 2011; Bucknell, 04, 2012; UAB,176 Mar 23, 2012 Runs scored: 2, 10 times Stolen bases: 1, UTEP, May 01, .224 2011; Mar vs52-52 East Carolina,165 May 10, 2012 2011 9 37 6 2 2 16 15 26 6-6 Triples: 1, Ohio, Apr 13, 2010; at Southern Miss, Apr 25, 2010 Walks: 3, at Wright Apr 06, 2011; atApr UTEP, Mar 13, 2010 Field chances: 15,State, at Southern Miss, 06, 2012 2012 .322 57-57 180 18 58 15 0 6 29 22 17 4-5 Home runs: 1, Dayton, Apr 18, 2010 Hit by pitch:15, 2, at Ohio, Apr 11, Miss, 2012 Apr 06, 2012 Putouts: Southern TOTAL .280 Apr 215-215 682 Miss, 101 Apr191 41 5 27 104 71 76 28-33 Total bases: 4, Ohio, Apr 13, 2010; Dayton, 18, 2010; at Southern 25, 2010 Struck out: 3, UAB, Mar 20, 2010; Southern Miss, Mar 21, 2009 Assists: 3, at Belmont, Mar 20, 2012 RBI: 2, Bucknell, Mar 04, 2012 Sac flies: 2, vs NC State, Feb 13, 2011 SINGLE-GAME Runsbunts: scored: 3, HIGHS: vs Morehead State, Feb 18, 2012; Kent State, Mar 06, 2011 Sac 1, at Auburn, Feb 26, 2011 Hits: 4, 2, at Kent UTEP, Mar Mar 31, 2012 Walks: State, 06,Apr 2011 At bats: 5, at Southern Miss, 06, 2012; Kent State, Mar 06, 2011 Doubles: George Washington, Feb 11, 2012; Valparaiso, Mar 09, 2010 Struck bases: out:2,3,vsat Stolen 1, Houston, 12 times Apr 02, 2011; East Carolina, Mar 19, 2011; at East Carolina, Mar 27, 2010 Triples: 1, 52,times Sac bunts: at East Carolina, Apr 28, Caught stealing: 1, Tulsa, Apr 15, 20122012 Home runs: at Morehead Apr 07, 2010 At bats: 6, at2,Southern Miss,State, Apr 06, Field chances: 15, at UTEP, Mar 31, 2012 2012 Total 8, atKent Morehead State, 07, vs 2010; at Ohio, 2009 Stolenbases: bases: State,Southern, Mar 06,Apr 2011; Toledo, MarApr 25, 29, 2011 Putouts: 13, vs3,Charleston Feb 17, 2012 RBI: 4, at Ohio, Apr 29, 2009; vs Missouri State, Feb 13, 2010; Canisius, Mar 06, 2009 Caught stealing: 2, Ohio, Apr 11, 2012 Assists: 3, 5 times Runs scored: 3,6,vsvsTennessee Feb 22, 2009; Cleveland State, Mar 07, 2010; vs East Carolina, May 10, 2012 Field chances: Ball State, State, Mar 27, 2011 Runners CS: 2, 4 times

sb-att

24-26 21-24 32-34 77-84

bb

77 115 192

sb-att

2-2 3-3 2-3 7-8

sb-att

0-0 1-1 1-1 2-2

so

99 268 367


Conference USA From its beginning in 1994, Conference USA's dedication to excellence has been the league's guiding principle and remains a common thread today and for a promising future. As we enter the 2012-13 season, C-USA is home to 12 nationally prominent, tradition-rich members in East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UCF and UTEP. This combination enhances men's and women's programs that are immersed in athletic success and academic prowess. Together, we are committed to excellence, integrity and leadership in athletics, academics and in our communities. These C-USA institutions all sponsor Division I-A football, along with several other men's and women's athletic programs that compete regularly for NCAA Championships. C-USA sponsors competition in 20 sports - nine for men (baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer,

tennis and indoor and outdoor track and field) and 11 for women (basketball, cross country, golf, rowing, softball, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field and volleyball). The league sponsors numerous academic awards, including the Commissioner's Honor Roll and the Commissioner's Academic Medal, indicative of outstanding achievement in the classroom. C-USA annually awards 12 postgraduate scholarships, along with the Sport Academic Award, Scholar Athletes of the Year and the Institutional Academic Excellence Award. Conference USA also added a Spirit of Service Award, recognizing student-athletes three times a year for a combination of significant community service efforts, good academic standing and participation in their elected sport.

CONFERENCE SOFTBALL FORMAT FOR 2013 2013 Teams (9):

East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Southern Miss,Tulsa, UAB, UCF, UTEP

Divisions: One Scheduling Format:

24 conference games. Eight three-game series.

2013 Championship:

May 9-11, Tulsa, Okla. (Hosted by Tulsa)

Championship Format: The top eight teams qualify for a single-elimination tournament with the winner gaining the league's automatic bid to the NCAA Championship. Reg. Season Awards:

Hitter and Pitcher of the Week -- Chosen by the conference office.

Postseason Awards:

Coach of the Year, Player of the Year, Pitcher of the Year, Freshman of the Year, Newcomer of the Year, first and second team All-Conference and All-Freshman Teams are chosen by head coaches and announced prior to championship. In addition, an All-Academic Team of 11 players will be selected by SIDs.

Championship Awards: All-Tournament Team (11 players) and Tournament MVP, as selected by a media panel. The first and second place teams will receive trophies and the first place team will receive individual awards.

2012 RECAP

C-USA PCT All *%Tulsa 19-5 .792 41-12 *UAB 17-7 .708 37-20 Marshall 15-9 .625 36-21 *UCF 15-9 .625 39-17 *Houston 15-9 .625 34-22 East Carolina 11-12 .478 25-28 Memphis 8-16 .333 20-37 Southern Miss 4-19 .174 13-34 UTEP 3-21 .125 16-37 *NCAA Tournament Berth; %C-USA Champion ALL-CONFERENCE TEAMS Player of the Year Camilla Carrera, UTEP Co-Pitcher of the Year Lacey Middlebrooks, Tulsa Mackenzie Audas, UCF Co-Newcomer of the Year Whitney Fletcher, UAB Ali Schmidt, UCF Freshman of the Year Mackenzie Audas, UCF Coach of the Year John Bargfeldt, Tulsa All-C-USA First Team C Haley Outon, Houston C Mandy Lowman, UAB IF Holly Anderson, Houston IF Jill Barrett, Tulsa IF Samantha Cobb, Tulsa IF Natalie Land, UCF OF Melissa Gregson, Houston OF Caitlin Everett, Tulsa OF Chelsea Troupe, UTEP P Lacey Middlebrooks, Tulsa P Mackenzie Audas, UCF UT Camilla Carrera, UTEP

PCT .774 .649 .632 .696 .607 .472 .351 .277 .302

L10 Stk 9-1 W5 7-3 L1 7-3 L1 5-5 L4 6-4 L1 7-3 L2 2-8 L1 1-9 L8 3-7 L1

All-C-USA Second Team C Rebecca Gamby, Marshall IF Jennifer Klinkert, Houston IF Alianna Telles, Marshall IF Jazmine Valle, Marshall IF Laura Curtis, Memphis IF Farrah Sullivan, UCF OF Suzanne Riggs, East Carolina OF Catherine Crawford, UAB OF Whitney Fletcher, UAB OF Vanessa Perez, UCF P Andi Williamson, Marshall P Lannah Campbell, UAB UT Kristen McGrath, UAB All-Freshman Team Sarah Christian, P, East Carolina Jaime Edwards, IF, Houston Jordan Richwood, P, Memphis Caroline Walker, IF, Southern Miss Julie Kernen, IF, Tulsa Heather Pearson, IF, UAB Mackenzie Audas, P, UCF Farrah Sullivan, IF, UCF Kahley Novak, OF/IF, UCF Hayley Barrow, IF/C, UCF Tahla Wade, OF, UTEP

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Head coach shonda stanton Head Coach Shonda Stanton enters her 14th season at the helm of Marshall Softball and her 15th season overall as a college head coach. Stanton is the winningest coach in Marshall softball history at 387 wins. She recorded her 400th career win at UTEP on April 1, 2012 - her current career record sits at 414 victories. Stanton has captured three regular season conference titles while participating in three conference championship games and posting nine 30-plus win seasons. Since taking over the reins, Stanton has produced 47 allconference, 23 NFCA all-region, one all-american and 48 player/ pitcher of the week selections in 13 seasons. Her Herd players have also garnered a specialty award (2003 Freshman and Pitcher of the Year, 2004 MAC Player of the Year, 2005 MAC Freshman of the Year, 2006 and 2008 CUSA Player of the Year, and 2008 and 2009 Co-Newcomer of the Year). Under Stanton's leadership, her teams have excelled in the classroom as well, earning a grade point average of 3.0 or higher each academic year of her career, with a top 15 national ranking for team grade point average during four seasons. LAYING THE FOUNDATION Since she stepped foot in Huntington, she has wasted no time making an impact on the program. Stanton inherited a team that had won just 11 of 43 conference games in the last two years of conference play prior to arrival and was picked to finish last in the Mid-American Conference preseason poll. She promptly led the Herd to an East Division championship and the school's first ever MAC tournament appearance. In 2001, Stanton guided the team to its best mark

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since the 1996 season, posting a 35-23 overall record. The squad finished 15-9 in the MAC. PRO CAREER Stanton spent the 2007 and 2008 summers coaching the professional softball club, Akron Racers of the National Pro Fastpitch league. Stanton guided the Racers to a regular season second place finish in 2007 with a 26-17 overall record. Her reputation as one of the elite offensive coaches was supported at the professional level when Stanton managed the Racers leading hitter Norrelle Dickson to a .387 batting average, a league best. Under the tutelage of Stanton, Akron's second baseman,Veronica Wootsen snagged the 2007 Nokona Gold Glove Offensive Player of the Year Award. PRIOR TO MARSHALL Stanton joined Marshall after heading the program at Indiana University-Purdue University of Indianapolis (IUPUI). During her time at IUPUI, Stanton inherited an NCAA Division II squad that finished 8-20, and promptly led the first-year Division I program to a 27-25 record, a spot in the Mid-Continent Conference Tournament semifinals and a victory over Notre Dame. Stanton's lone season with the Jaguars is currently the only winning season in the program's Division I history. Stanton received her undergraduate Bachelor of Arts degree in History at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. While at UNC Greensboro, Stanton was a four-year starter, three-year captain, and was instrumental in the Spartans consecutive Big South Conference crowns. During her senior season, Stanton scored 66 runs, eighth best in the nation. Over her career, UNC Greensboro posted a 151-72-3 record, and finished as Big South Conference champions twice. Stanton is a Charter Member of the Spartan Heroes Hall of Fame at UNC Greensboro. The society was created by Stanton and a number of other Spartan students to increase community service outreach programs in the greater Greensboro area.

The All-Big South performer moved on to Ashland University. Stanton was responsible for many assignments within the athletic department beyond her general softball duties. The Sharon, Pa., native served as an assistant women's basketball coach as well as assisting the women's volleyball program. While at Ashland, she earned a Master's of Education in Sports Science with a stellar 3.85 GPA. Stanton acted as a graduate assistant for the Eagles. She was an integral part of a nationally recognized program within the NCAA Division II level. During her stay, the softball program set a school record for victories in a season (53), won a second consecutive Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (GLIAC) title and earned a second straight NCAA Division II playoff berth. In the 1997-98 season, the Eagles finished 53-6, won the conference championship and hosted its regional tournament. That season, the entire coaching staff was selected as the coaching staff of the year in the GLIAC. All in all, Ashland compiled an 94-23 record en route to successive bids to the NCAA National Tournament. PERSONAL Stanton was equally successful on the field after her collegiate days. She played in Women's ASA Fastpitch Summerball for the Chet Smith Lady All-Stars in Columbus, Ohio, and the Buckeye Slammers in Akron, Ohio, from 1994-96. Both teams were Class "A" National Qualifiers and the Slammers captured the Class "B" National Championship in 1994. Stanton and husband Joe have been married for 14 years and reside in Huntington with their two daughters Shayla (9) and Gianna (6) and son Josiah (2). She also serves as the Marshall FCA campus advisor.


Assistant coach Amanda Williams Amanda Williams enters her fifth season as the Thundering Herd's assistant coach. Williams is a former four-year starter in center field for Marshall. She originally joined the Marshall staff as a volunteer assistant coach in the fall of 2006.In July of 2008, Amanda was named to the position of assistant coach. Under her direction, Marshall achieved astonishing numbers on the base paths. In 2011, Marshall was number one in the country for stolen bases per game (2.52) after 134 steals. In 2012, Marshall stole one more bases with 135 swipes during the season. Ashley Gue was the speedy leader with 32 steals, the fifth best total in Marshall history. Gue ranked fifth all-time with 77 steals and sits 16 away from second place and 47 from the all-time mark. With the help of Williams, four of the top five single-season stolen base marks at Marshall have come under her direction. In the record books Williams is Marshall's career leader in doubles (69), runs (184), and ranks second in batting average (.370), hits (265), walks (93), and total bases (408). She is third in stolen bases with 88. Her 69 doubles ranks her 6th all-time in the NCAA. She was a four-time first team all-conference selection, including three first team all-MAC picks and a first team all-Conference-USA honoree in 2006. Williams was a three-time first team all-region honoree, and also picked up a second-team all-region nod, MAC Freshman of the Year (2003), the Parthanon's 2003 Female Athlete of the Year, and was also named Player of the Week seven times throughout her career. She also excelled in the classroom achieving NFCA All-American Scholar Athlete status and was a member of the C-USA Commissioner's Honor Roll. She and twin sister Jessica, were drafted by the Chicago Bandits of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) and played their rookie year in 2006, winning a regular-season title with the Bandits. Williams played for the Rockford Thunder from 2007-09, helping lead them to a NPF title in 2009 while also being named a NPF All-Star. In 2010, Williams played for the Tennessee Diamonds while being named captain. In 2011, she was back with the Chicago Bandits and captured her 2nd NPF Championship. She spent the 2012 season with the Bandits, advancing to the Championship Series.

Pitching Coach Chelsey Barclay Chelsey Barclay enters her third season as Marshall softball’s pitching coach. Barclay came to Huntington after working a one-year stint as a graduate assistant pitching coach at the University of Louisiana-Monroe. Barclay has been pivotal to success of the Herd and its pitching staff. Under her reign she has guided Andi Williamson, a 2012 C-USA All-Conference team member and a member of the conference all-tournament team. Williamson collected 25 wins in 2012, the highest amount of victories for a Marshall softball pitcher in a single-season. Barclay also was instrumental in Williamson striking out 268 batters, two shy of the Herd’s all-time single-season mark. Williamson also held batters to a .195 batting average, the lowest the history of Marshall pitchers and the only one to be below .200. The third year coaching guided her staff in 2012 to a 2.23, third best in C-USA. Marshall also held opponents to a .221 batting average, second in the conference. Barclay’s pitchers in 2012 also ranked in the top three of strikeouts, hits allowed, runs allowed, earned runs allowed, doubles allowed and home runs allowed. She also has a strong playing experience, having pitched at Big 12 powerhouse Oklahoma State for two years. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education in 2007. Prior to OSU, the hurler played at West Valley College where she was garnered NorCal Pitcher of the Year accolades for notching an impressive 0.54 ERA and 22 victories. She began her collegiate career at Illinois-Chicago where she helped lead the Flames to a NCAA Regional appearance and earned a spot on the Horizon League All-Newcomer team as a freshman. That year she helped lead UIC to wins over Tennessee and Notre Dame. Barclay was a standout softball and field hockey athlete at Archbishop Mitty High School in San Jose, Calif. She was named all-region and all-conference in softball while also being named the AMHS Athlete of the Year.

Williams earned her Bachelors of Science degree Cum Laude in exercise physiology with a minor in Psychology in December 2006 and a Master’s in athletic administration in 2008 from Marshall.

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Director of operations scott hall Scott Hall enters his fifth season as the Director of Softball Operations with the Marshall Thundering Herd softball team.

Senior Womens Admin. beatrice crane-banford

Scott spent his first five years as the team's student manager. His responsibilities include practice setup, equipment issue, film and software management, while assisting in administrative duties.

along the way.

He hails from Marshall's award-winning radio station WMUL, where he has served as Training Director, News Director and Sports Director while picking up numerous awards

Assoc. AD for Compliance Derek gwinn

Scott received his BA in 2005 in broadcast journalism from Marshall. He followed up with his master's of science in sports administration in 2008. Scott, a native of Stephens City,Va., was born on Sept. 9, 1982, in Liberal, Kan., and is the son of Greg and Kathy Hall.

Strength & Conditioning Joe varga

Athletic Trainer Herman hundley Herman Hundley is in his first season as a Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Thundering Herd. He is responsible for covering men's soccer and softball. Hundley is currently seeking a master's degree in sport management and marketing.

Academic counselor tim moore

Herm graduated from the University of Toledo in 2012 with a Bachelor's of Science in Athletic Training. While at UT, Herm worked with multiple sports teams including football, men's and women's basketball, and baseball. He also worked with Maumee High School football and a physical therapist. Hundley is originally from Columbus, Ohio where his family still resides. He enjoys watching football and basketball, fishing, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends.

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Sports Information Asst. Matt Weber


Prior to Marshall Spent two seasons at Salt Lake Community College where she earned first team All-American status and first team allconference…during the NJCAA tournament, she was named offensive player of the year…hit .503 her freshman year at SLCC with 53 RBI on 13 home runs…team advanced to the NJCAA World Series. High School Attended Arbor View High School where she collected three letters…was a two-time offensive player of the year…two – Players that have worn #1 Catherine Canterbury______________ 2000 time all-conference honoree. Sierra Davenport________________2001-04 Veronica Ralston________________2005-06 Joscelyn Bitner__________________2007-09 Morgan Cottrell_________________2010-12

Personal Born Aug. 12, 1992 to parents Clark and Ruthann Webster… has one sibling, a brother, Collins (24)…majoring in medical imaging.

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High School Dawes led Tippecanoe High School in triples and extra base hits her senior season, while hitting .450 at the plate and posting a .539 on-base percentage…the first-team All-Central Buckeye Selection helped her high school reach the 2011 Ohio state final four…four-time all-conference first team selection…selected first team all-metro in 2011 and 2012…named rookie of the year in 2009…Dawes was a three time All-Academic Team member and All-District selection…actively involved in student government and FCA…earned the Red Devil Award for leadership and ability Players that have worn #4 Nikki Wilcox___________________1999-02 in 2012. Jessica Williams_________________2003-06

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Personal Born Sept. 10, 1993 to parents Bob and Lisa…step-father is Art…has five siblings…Addie (22), Alicia (20), Logan (16), Ashley (12) and Landon (4)…major is marketing.


Last Season... Made an appearance in 54 games, starting 34 of them, rotating between second base and designated player…had 27 hits and drove in 20 runs…had a 3-for-3 showing with four RBI vs. Morehead State (Feb. 18) during the Charleston Classic …also during the Classic against Kennesaw State (Feb. 17), Hope had two hits, both doubles…had a five hit and four RBI day during the final afternoon of play in the Marshall Invitational versus Kent State and Bucknell (Mar. 4)…smacked her lone home run against Memphis during a two hit, two run game…went 2-for-4 at UTEP March 31 while driving in three Players that have worn #6 Kelli Hall______________________1999-02 runs…had a hit and RBI during the C-USA tournament first Lauren Scott_____________________ 2004 round game against East Carolina.

2011 Season

• Had three mulitple hits games as well as three multiple RBI games • Smashed her only career grand slam against Ball State March 27

2010 Season

• Appeared in 45 total games with 13 starts • Drove in two RBI against Kent State March 7

Erin DeStefano_________________2007-08

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Last Season... Was in the circle 26 times, starting 17 games and posting a 7-7 record…allowed the least amount of walks among eligible pitchers in C-USA with 23…picked up two wins during the season-opening Kickin’ Chicken Classic against George Mason (Feb. 10) and Georgia Southern (Feb. 11)… limited GSU to just one run and three hits in eight innings of work…struck out eight batters March 2 at home against IPFW…pitched a complete game shutout against Memphis March 17, striking out seven in the process…limited eventual C-USA champion Tulsa to just one run and five hits during a Players that have worn #6 Allison Webb___________________2001-04 complete game effort April 14…picked up saves at Memphis Kristina Knecht_________________2007-08 (March 18) and home vs. Wright State (April 25). Katie Murphree_________________2009-10

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2011 Season

• Led team with seven complete games and innings pitched (137.0) • Blanked Belmont 8-0 for her first career win and marking Marshall’s largest victory of the 2011 season


Last Season...

Players that have worn #8 Kimberly Nickell________________1999-02 Sara Spenia____________________2003-06 Lisa Sandford_____________________ 2007

Was a part of all 57 games, starting 56 of them…was in the outfield until conference play began versus Houston when she shifted to second base and made all of her starts from then-on-out at that position…had her best season at the plate average wise with a .325 mark, third highest on the team…scored 30 runs, second on the team…was the team leader in steals with 32, which moved her to fifth in career steals and was third in C-USA…had a .419 batting average in non-conference play, a team high, also had a team best 39 hits in non-C-USA games…went 4-for-4 and stole two bases against St. John’s in Orlando, Fla during the Citrus Classic Feb. 24… went 2-for-4, scored twice and swiped two bases against Bucknell March 3 during the Marshall Invitational…had 11 multi-hit games and stole multiple bases in seven games, including three against UCF during the final regular season weekend of the year…had five hits during the C-USA tournament including two in the title game against Tulsa which earned her all-tournament team honors… was on the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for her academic performance.

2011 Season

• Was the team leader in batting average with a .304 mark • Tied for the team-high in runs scored with 22 • Was tied for second in stolen bases with 21, which also was tied for fifth in the conference

2010 Season

• Went 24-for-25 in stolen base attempts • Scored two runs in games against Missouri State (Feb. 13) and Delaware March 6 • Had two hits against Seton Hall Feb. 27

Awards & Honors

• Three-time C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member • Two-time C-USA Spirit of Service award winner • 2010 NFCA Scholar Athlete • C-USA All-Tournament team in 2012

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Players that have worn #10 Mandy Moore__________________1999-01 Randi Nielson__________________2002-05 Marcena Bertoldo_______________2007-10

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High School Pitched for Avon High School where she set the school record for most strikeouts in a single season with 276, also a West Shore Conference record. ..Fowler owns Avon High’s school record for career K’s with 663 and had a 1.1 ERA during her time there…with the Eagles was named the 2012 conference Player of the Year…also was named to the second team all-Ohio team in 2011, was an all-conference selection from 2009-12 and named to the all-district team in 2011 and 2012…was named her team’s defensive player of the year in 2012. Personal Born April 12, 1994 to parents Ross and Kisty Fowler… father was a swimmer at Eastern Kentucky…has a sister Jamie (20) and brother Nicholas (13)…majoring in criminology with a minor in psychology.


Last Season...

Was one of the Herd’s primary pinch-runners off the bench… stole seven bases…scored 13 runs, including the winning run in the team’s win over UAB in the C-USA tournament semifinals…scored a run in four straight games beginning at Southern Miss and ending at home versus Ohio.

Players that have worn #11 Shawna Thompson_______________1998-00 Sarah Chamberlain_______________2002-04 Amanda Chamberlain_____________2004-05 Rachel Schmidt_________________2006-09

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Last Season...

Appeared in a total of 53 games, primarily as a pinch-runner…did make four starts, three as the designated player and one at second base…her first career start against Bucknell March 3, went 2-for-3 with a run scored…scored 16 times during the season including once in the C-USA first round against East Carolina…was awarded both the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll award and C-USA Academic Medal for her work in the classroom.

Players that have worn #12 Karri Britt_____________________2000-03 Tara Holmes_____________________ 2007 Ashley Byrd______________________ 2011

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Awards & Honors

• C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member • C-USA Spirit of Service award winner


Last Season... Appeared in 34 games with five starts...hit a grand slam against St. John’s Feb. 24 during the Citrus Classic…had a two run double against Bucknell March 3 during the Marshall Invitational…picked up RBI’s against Chattanooga and Ohio as she was hit by the pitch and walked during bases loaded situations…was named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for academic performance.

2011 Season

• Appeared in 42 games, most amongst Herd newcomers, starting in 11 of them • Drove in 11 runs on the season • Hit a home run against South Florida Feb. 11 in her first career appearance with the Herd

Awards & Honors

• Two-time C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member • MU Student-Athlete of the Week Feb. 16, 2011

Players that have worn #13 Vanessa Clarkson________________1999-02 Courtney Kacenga_______________2003-06 Caitlyn Jackson_________________2007-10

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Last Season...

Players that have worn #14 Vanessa Clarkson________________1999-02 Courtney Kacenga_______________2003-06 Caitlyn Jackson_________________2007-10

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Appeared in 45 contests with 37 starts…won a school record 25 games with 268 strikeouts, two shy of the MU single-season mark…win total was best in Conference USA by four games while her strikeout total was second best…compiled a 1.50 earned run average, fifth best in school history and third best in C-USA…her opponent batting average of .195 was the best in school history and the only one to be below .200, it also was third in C-USA…pitched a C-USA high 238.0 innings with the third most shutouts(8) in school history and 26 complete games, tied for fourth most in a MU single-season…had eight games of double-digit strikeouts…won C-USA pitcher of the week following the Charleston Classic which included a then career-high 13 strikeout performance vs. Charleston Southern and a three hit, one run allowed complete game win against Akron…against Houston in the conference opener, pitched two complete game wins against Houston when she struck out 10 in each game for 20 total on the day and held the Cougars to just two runs and seven hits in 14 innings…against Memphis (March 17-18) helped shutout the Tigers in all three games with two wins, 11 innings worked and four total hits allowed…struck out 11 on the road at Lipscomb March 19 as she picked up win number 11 by allowing just one run on two hits…at UTEP March 31 she struck out a career-high 14 batters…pitched all 12 innings on the road at Southern Miss April 6, throwing 200 pitches and striking out 10 batters…set a Marshall Dot Hicks Field record for strikeouts with 12 against Longwood April 22…took a no-hitter into the final inning at East Carolina April 28….started and pitched all three games at home vs. UCF to end the regular season, throwing 24 total innings, including 10 innings on Sunday May 6 and did not allow a run in all three games propelling the Herd to the third seed in the C-USA tournament…was named C-USA Pitcher of the Week for the second time of the year following her outings against UCF…started and pitched all three games and every inning of the C-USA tournament…struck out seven against UAB during MU’s 10 inning semifinal win May 11…was named the C-USA All-Tournament team for her three game performance…also earned recognition on the C-USA second team all-conference…also picked a NFCA Mideast All-Region award…was honored for her work in the classroom with naming to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll.

2011 Season

• Started a team-high 23 games while appearing in 32 games • Had a team best 3.66 ERA and 99 strikeouts • Struck out 10 batters against UTEP at home April 30

Awards & Honors

• Two-time C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member • Awarded C-USA Academic Medal in 2011 • Second team all-conference in 2012 • Named to C-USA All-Tournament team in 2012 • NFCA Mideast All-Region in 2012 • NFCA Scholar Athlete in 2011 • C-USA Pitcher of the Week twice in 2012 • 2012 HerdZone.com Player of the Year • 2012 MU Dot Hicks Female Athlete of the Year


Players that have worn #8 Samantha Spurlock_______________2009-12

High School As an first team All-American at Coalfield High School, Fadnek struck out a state record 1,925 batters during her career…she posted a sub-1.00 earned run average and batted over .400 during her career…her high school had 39 wins, most in its county…she pitched the Lady Jackets to a third place finish in the state tournament, which included its first two ever wins in the tournament…CHS were five-time district champions and four-time regional champions during her time at the school...was a four-time Tennessee Sports Writers First Team All-State. Personal Born May 22, 1994 to parents Andy and Ruthie Fadnek…has one brother, Logan (15)…major is communication disorders.

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High School Played for Lincoln County High School in nearby West Hamlin, W.Va…her 2011 team won the state Class AAA High School Championship where she was named to the all-tournament team…named second team all-state the same year as she led the Panthers in hits, homeruns, and RBI…as a senior was named both first team all-conference and all-state was a member of the National Honor Society, secretary and treasurer of Bible Club and part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, while earning a 3.9 GPA. Players that have worn #18 Sara Gulla_____________________1998-01 Noelle Adams__________________2003-06 Sara Strong______________________ 2007 Virginia Campbell__________________ 2009

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Personal Born May 12, 1994 to parents Keith and Bobbi Cook… mother Bobbi ran track for Marshall…has two siblings… sister Ashley (24), brother Justin (24)…cousin Brandon Thompson is a senior offensive lineman for Nebraska…major is communication disorders.


Prior to Marshall Played for club ball in California where she held a batting average of .418 and on-base percentage of .475, with 18 stolen bases for the Scorpions Gold summer club team. In the fall, she hit a .404 clip, had an on-base percentage of .466 and swiped 13 stolen bases for Orange County Lionettes club team. Also a track standout, Greene holds all the records at Eleanor Roosevelt High School in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays and 100 and 200 meter sprints. Players that have worn #21 Jennifer Susman Joscelyn Bitner Jessica Hughes

2003-04 2006 2008-12

Personal Was born August 11, 1993 to her parents are Donald and Michelle Anderson...has two brothers Davonte Anderson (21) and Devin Anderson (16)...currently undecided with her major.

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High School From Manvel, Texas where she played for Manvel High School for four years…batted .352 for the Mavericks and hit five home runs…was a two-time offensive MVP…earned firstteam all-district honors for short stop and third base…was an AP scholar, Texas scholar and graduated in the top ten percentile…played summer ball with Texas Storm Wymer for four years. Personal Born July 19, 1994 to parents David and Joni Bayne…has one Players that have worn #25 Rachel Folden__________________2005-08 brother, Ryan (24)…majoring in marketing.

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Last Season...

Players that have worn #27 Only player

Started and appeared in all 57 games, all at third base...was the team’s top power source with a team high 44 RBI on 10 home runs…had 10 doubles along with a triple on the season… had 49 hits, third best on the team and walked 13 times…put together a .520 slugging percentage, second best on the squad…her RBI and home run totals each tied for the eighth highest total in a single-season for Herd players…had the fourth best assist total in conference with 108…began the season on fire with seven hits, seven RBI and two home runs in the first five games during the Kickin’ Chicken Classic…went 3-for-3 against Belmont on the road March 20…collected a hit in all three games at Southern Miss (4/6-7) which included the game winning home run against the Golden Eagles in the 12th inning…also had her lone triple of the year in the sixth inning of game two versus Southern Miss that drove in three runs and gave the Herd the lead and eventual win…hit a three run home run against Tulsa at home (Apr. 14) to help MU pick up a game one win…from April 15 vs. Tulsa to April 28 vs. East Carolina had 11 hits in seven straight games which included a 2-for-3 and four RBI effort against Wright State April 25…had two hits and two RBI against ECU during round of the conference tournament May 10…was named second team all-conference for her in-season performance.

2011 Season

• Started in all 53 games • Collected a team-high 11 doubles • Was second on the team in RBI with 25 and hits with 39 • Drove in six runs against Kent State March 6

2010 Season

• Was the team leader in batting average at .338, RBI at 40 and slugging percentage at .601 • Ranked second on the club with 50 hits • In conference play led the team in home runs (5,), RBI (16), total bases (36)

Awards & Honors

• Two-time preseason All-Conference USA team selection • Named the C-USA Second team twice (2010 & 12) • C-USA All-Freshman team member in 2010

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Last Season... Appeared as both a pitcher and a hitter in 28 games…in her first career at-bat hit a home run against George Mason Feb. 10 in Conway, S.C. during the Kickin’ Chicken Classic…made her first career offensive start during the Citrus Classic in Orlando, Fla. vs. Maryland (Feb. 24) and had one hit and one walk…had 10 RBI during the season which included four as she hit a grand slam at home versus Ohio (April 11) to end the game 16-7…had a two RBI game against Morehead State in the College of Charleston Classic Feb. 18…was in the circle for 9.2 innings…struck out two during two innings of work versus St. John’s Feb. 24…fanned three against Southern Illinois Feb. 25…was named to the C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll for her academic work and also earned the C-USA Academic Medal.

2011 Season

• Appeared in the circle six games • Was the winning pitcher in marathon game vs. Kent State (March 6)

2010 Season

• Logged 10.2 innings of work while striking out six in a total of seven appearances • Combined with Katie Murphree and Rachel Rillo to strike out a team-high 12 batters against Boston University on Feb. 26

Awards & Honors

• Three-time C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member • Three-time recipient of C-USA Academic Medal • NFCA Scholar Athlete in 2010 and 11


High School Stared at Chapel Hill High School where she played softball, volleyball and soccer…in the circle during her senior season she struck out 228 batters in 147 innings pitched and 25 games…was first team all-district all three seasons she played softball (was out due to injury her junior season)…also earned the same honors for volleyball and as goalkeeper for the Chapel Hill soccer team.

Players that have worn #35 Only player

Personal Born Jan. 3, 1994 to parents Wesley and Janet Vance…has one sister, Chelsi (26) who attended Baylor…major is education.

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Last Season... Started 51 games, all at first base…hit .282 at the plate while driving in 28 runs, fourth best on the team…had .451 slugging percentage, fourth highest on the squad…drew a team high 26 walks to achieve an on-base percentage of .401, second highest on the team…committed just four errors to post a .989 fielding percentage, best among Herd starters… set the Marshall single-game record for RBI with seven against Ohio (April 11) as she went 3-for-3 with three runs scored on two home runs…had another three hit game on the road at UTEP March 31 and at home versus Bucknell (March 4)…hit the game-winning, 10th inning home run against UCF to end the regular season and finish off a sweep of the Knights to send MU to the tournament as the three seed…drove in two runs against ECU during the first round of the C-USA tournament…was given the C-USA Academic Medal as well as named to the Commissioner’s Honor Roll for her performance in the classroom.

2011 Season

• Was a part of 42 games, starting 30 at second base, shortstop, and designated player • Posted a team high slugging percentage (.607) while smacking seven home runs (tied for second on the squad) • Tied for second on the team in RBI at 25

2010 Season

• Came off the bench against ECU to help lead the Herd to a 10-6 victory on March 27 with a bases-clearing double to tally three RBI. • Hit a three-run homer against Dayton on April 18

Awards & Honors

• Three-time C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll member • Three-time recipient of C-USA Academic Medal • NFCA Scholar Athlete in 2010 and 11


High School Holds more than 10 records at C.D. Hylton High School, , including single season home runs (10), on-base percentage (.646), slugging percentage (1.254), hits (44), and batting average (.611)…set the Virginia state single game record for runs batted in with seven…two-time first team all-state… three-time first team all-region…four-time first team alldistrict…three-time first team all-area…named Cardinal District Player of the Year…played her club ball for Glory Gold. Players that have worn #44 Only player

Personal Younger sister of sophomore Kristina Braxton…born May 28, 1994 to parents Donnie and Cheryl Braxton…has a sister Ashleigh (24) who played basketball for George Mason…has two other siblings Aaron (16) and Samantha (16)...major is currently undecided.

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High School Escareno hit .571 while scoring 28 runs and finishing with a .980 fielding percentage for Poudre Impalas High School… during last season she pitched a perfect game and hit a grand slam in the same contest which saw her school move onto regional play in Colorado…two-time all-conference first team selection…previously named Colorado Pitcher of the Year.

Players that have worn #59 Only player

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Personal Born June 9, 1994 to parents Cheldon and Tammy Todd… has two siblings, Treydon (10) and Brennon (5)…major is currently undecided.


High School A four year starter at Village Christian High School splitting time between catcher and third base, compiling a .971 fielding percentage in her senior year…batted .500 during her final year of high school with 32 runs batted in and a .958 slugging percentage...scored a league –high 38 runs and appeared in the circle during the year and compiled a 1.89 ERA and struck out 171, both league highs…earned all-league honors as a Crusader, with first team honors in her final past year… trained seeing eye dogs during her free time. Players that have worn #92 Only player

Personal Born June 14, 1994 to parents Robert and Catherine Lucas… has one sister, Jenny (22) who is student at UC Irvine… majoring in business with psychology minor.

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Team Picture

Back Row: Director of Operations Scott Hall, Shaelynn Braxton, Jazmine Valle, Kaelynn Greene, Alyssa Cook, Alysia Hively, Halie Vance, Taylor Winton, Jessica Ferrick, Natalee Pulver, Savanah Webster, Kristina Braxton, Sports Information Assistant Matt Weber Front Row: Pitching Coach Chelsey Barclay, Katalin Lucas, Emileigh Cooper, Alexandria Dawes, Bri Anna Hope, Anid Williamson, Head Coach Shonda Stanton, Brittanie Fowler, Lindsey Fadnek, Ashley Gue, Alex Bayne, Raquel Escareno, Assistant Coach Amanda Williams

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2013 Opponents Michigan

USF

FAU

Samford

Indiana

Georgia Tech

Miami

Game: Feb. 8 Location: Tampa, Fla. Series History: 0-1 Last Meeting: 1997

Head Coach: Carol Huthcins 2012 Record: 42-17 Postseason: Super Regionals Website: MGoBlue.com

Game: Feb. 8 Location: Tampa, Fla. Series History: 0-9 Last Meeting: 2011

Head Coach: Ken Eriksen 2012 Record: 50-14 Postseason: World Series Website: goUSFbulls.com

Games: Feb. 9 & 10 Location: Tampa, Fla. Series History: 0-0 Last Meeting: N/A

Head Coach: Joan Joyce 2012 Record: 15-39 Postseason: N/A Website: FAUSports.com

Game: Feb. 9 Location: Tampa, Fla. Series History: 1-0 Last Meeting: 2003

Head Coach: Mandy Burford 2012 Record: 14-42 Postseason: N/A Website: SamfordSports.com

Games: Feb. 15 & 16 Location: Atlanta, Ga. Series History: 4-0 Last Meeting: 2004

Head Coach: Michelle Gardner 2012 Record: 30-25 Postseason: N/A Website: IUHoosiers.com

Game: Feb. 15 Location: Atlanta, Ga. Series History: 0-3 Last Meeting: 2006

Head Coach: Sharon Perkins 2012 Record: 37-23 Postseason: Regionals Website: ramblinwreck.com

Games: Feb. 16 & 17 Location: Atlanta, Ga. Series History: 18-12 Last Meeting: 2011

Head Coach: Clarisa Crowell 2012 Record: 41-20 Postseason: Regionals Website: MUredhawks.com

Drexel

UNCG

Quinnipiac

Buffalo

Robert Morris

Eastern Illinois

Kentucky

Games: Feb. 22 & 24 Location: Greensboro, N.C. Series History: 2-0 Last Meeting: 2007

Head Coach: Miranda Ervin 2012 Record: 22-26 Postseason: N/A Website: DrexelDragons.com

Games: Feb. 22 & 23 Location: Greensboro, N.C. Series History: 7-7 Last Meeting: 2010

Head Coach: Janelle Breneman 2012 Record: 22-34 Postseason: N/A Website: UNCGSpartans.com

Games: Feb. 23 Location: Greensboro, N.C. Series History: 0-0 Last Meeting: N/A

Head Coach: Germaine Fairchild 2012 Record: 32-18 Postseason: N/A Website: QuinnipiacBobcats.com

Games: March 1 & 2 Location: Huntington, W.Va. Series History: 13-7 Last Meeting: 2011

Head Coach: Jennifer Teague 2012 Record: 14-31 Postseason: N/A Website: buffalobulls.com

Games: March 1 & 3 Location: Huntington, W.Va. Series History: 1-0 Last Meeting: 1999

Head Coach: Craig Coleman 2012 Record: 35-22 Postseason: N/A Website: RMUColonials.com

Games: March 2 & 3 Location: Huntington, W.Va. Series History: 3-0 Last Meeting: 2003

Head Coach: Kim Schuette 2012 Record: 28-26 Postseason: N/A Website: EIUPanthers.com

Game: March 6 Location: Lexington, Ky. Series History: 3-7 Last Meeting: 2011

Head Coach: Rachel Lawson 2012 Record: 30-30 Postseason: Regionals Website: UKAthletics.com

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2013 Opponents Tulsa

Southern Miss

Stetson

UCF

Wright State

Memphis

Houston

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Games: March 9-10 Location: Tulsa, Okla. Series History: 6-16 Last Meeting: 2012

Head Coach: John Bargfeldt 2012 Record: 42-14 Postseason: Regionals Website: TulsaHurricane.com

Games: March 16-17 Location: Huntington, W.Va. Series History: 9-13 Last Meeting: 2012

Head Coach: Jon Malgradi/Kirsten Voak 2012 Record: 13-34 Postseason: N/A Website: SouthernMiss.com

Game: March 20 Location: DeLand, Fla. Series History: 1-2 Last Meeting: 2010

Head Coach: Frank Griffen 2012 Record: 26-22 Postseason: N/A Website: GoHatters.com

Games: March 22-23 Location: Orlando, Fla. Series History: 10-16 Last Meeting: 2012

Head Coach: Renee Luers-Gillispie 2012 Record: 39-12 Postseason: Regionals Website: UCFAthletics.com

Games: March 26 Location: Huntington, W.Va. Series History: 9-3 Last Meeting: 2012

Head Coach: Lynn Curylo 2012 Record: 23-31 Postseason: N/A Website: WSURaiders.com

Games: March 29-30 Location: Huntington, W.Va. Series History: 15-5 Last Meeting: 2012

Head Coach: Natalie Poole 2012 Record: 20-37 Postseason: N/A Website: GoTigersGo.com

Games: April 6-7 Location: Houston, Texas Series History: 5-16 Last Meeting: 2012

Head Coach: Kyla Holas 2012 Record: 35-24 Postseason: Regionals Website: UHCougars.com

No. Kentucky

East Carolina

Ohio

UAB

Morehead State

UTEP

Games: April 10 Location: Huntington, W.Va. Series History: 0-0 Last Meeting: N/A

Head Coach: Kathy Stewart 2012 Record: 38-21 Postseason: N/A Website: NKUNorse.com

Games: April 13-14 Location: Huntington, W.Va. Series History: 14-13 Last Meeting: 2012

Head Coach: Beth Keylon-Randolph 2012 Record: 25-28 Postseason: N/A Website: ECUPirates.com

Games: April 17 Location: Athens, Ohio Series History: 29-18 Last Meeting: 2012

Head Coach: Jodi Hermanek 2012 Record: 28-29 Postseason: N/A Website: OhioBobcats.com

Games: April 27-28 Location: Birmingham, Ala. Series History: 10-13 Last Meeting: 2012

Head Coach: Marla Townsend 2012 Record: 37-22 Postseason: Regionals Website: UABSports.com

Games: May 1 Location: Morehead, Ky. Series History: 26-8 Last Meeting: 2012

Head Coach: David Williams 2012 Record: 16-34 Postseason: N/A Website: MUSEagles.com

Games: May 4-5 Location: Huntington, W.Va. Series History: 14-8 Last Meeting: 2012

Head Coach: James & Kathleen Rodriguez 2012 Record: 16-37 Postseason: N/A Website: UTEPAthletics.com

C-USA Tourney Games: May 9-11 Location: Tulsa, Okla.


Marshall University softball invites you to join our “adopta-player” program. The program, entering it’s tenth year of existence, is a club for girls in grades 1-8 who adopt a player as a friend, role model, and as a mentor. We hope to see this program grow as it gives our young ladies and opportunity to become a positive influence for the youth of our community. Please encourage your friends to join this club. This will give you and your friends an opportunity to see the game of softball played at a competitive level by quality student-athletes, while getting to know them on a personal level. Go Herd! The program runs from September through May. For questions, you may call: 304-696-3279

Program benefits For a $20 membership fee: • A Herd Lil’ Sis T-Shirt • An adoption certificate • Minimum of two letters a month from a big sis • Poster • Lil’ Sis Recognition Day and pizza party


diamond club Program Highlights

Dear Potential Diamond Club Members, Greetings from Marshall University softball. We are coming off a very successful 2012 campaign, posting 36 wins and returning to the Conference USA Championship title game. This past season the Herd racked up numerous accolades with four All C-USA members, five C-USA All-Tournament selections, four Commissioners’ medal award winners, two mideast all-region honorees, two player or pitcher of the week awards, two CoSIDA Academic All District members, two named to the All Academic C-USA team, and a C-USA Spirit of Service award winner. For the 26th consecutive semester, our program posted a cumulative 3.0 or better grade point average. We are committed to running a first-class program, and we are asking friends and family of Herd softball to show their support by joining the Diamond Club. We encourage you to help us build on our past success as we pursue the 2013 C-USA title and NCAA bid. By becoming a member, you will receive Herd apparel from Nike and email updates to give you an inside look at the program. First-time members also receive a DVD copy of We Are Marshall. More importantly, your partnership will enhance the student-athelte’s experience and help us compete at the highest level. Please fill out the response form and return it along with your contribution. We are extremely grateful for your support, and look forward to an exciting year. Go Herd! Shonda Stanton, Head Coach

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(on the field and in the classroom) Eight 30+ win seasons 2012 U.S. Elite Team member Six speciality award winners (2009 Co-Newcomer of the Year, 2008 C-USA Player & Co-Newcomber of the Year, 2006 C-USA Player of the Year, 2005 Freshman and Coach of the Year, 2004 Player of the Year, 2003 Freshman and Coach of the Year) C-USA Tournament runner-up (2006 & 12) Competed in back-to-back season championship games (2005 & 06)

A four-time All-America selection (2005-08) 23 NFCA all-region honorees 48 all-conference honorees 15 all-tournament team selections 19 Pitcher of the Week honors 29 Player of the Week honors Team grade point average of 3.0 or better each semester 69 NFCA All-America Scholar Athlete selections 6 CoSIDA Academic All-District Selections 91 C-USA Commissioner’s Honor Roll members 16 C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medalists 12 Academic All-Conference selections

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2013 Softball Information Guide  

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