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TABLE OF CONTENTS This is UCF Softball

UCF Softball Complex ....................................2-3 Fun for the Entire Family ...............................4-5 Coaching Excellence ......................................6-7 Winning Tradition ..........................................8-9 Top-Notch Opponents .................................... 10 Knights in the Pros .......................................... 11 Conference USA.............................................. 12

2010 Season Outlook

Roster Information ......................................... 13 Schedule/Tournament Central ....................... 14 Opponents ...................................................... 15 Season Preview .........................................16-17

Meet the 2010 Knights

This is UCF Softball Conference championships. NCAA Tournament appearances. State-of-the-art facilities. Experienced coaches. National Pro Fastpitch picks. Top-notch opponents. Fun and family-friendly game day atmosphere. Academic excellence. The nation’s thirdlargest university, providing opportunities in hundreds of academic fields. The best in strength and conditioning and sports medicine. Fantastic on-campus housing. Access to one of the world’s most vibrant cities.

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Returners Hillary Barrow ............................................18-19 Morgan Bullard ..........................................20-21 Ashleigh Cole .............................................22-23 Kristina DeMello ........................................24-25 Mary Helen Tyler .......................................26-27 Tiffany Lane ...............................................28-29 Abby McClain ............................................30-31 Diana Rojas ................................................32-33 Natalie Land...............................................34-35 Vanessa Perez ............................................36-37 Newcomers Newcomer Bios .............................................. 38 Kazandra Holliday ........................................... 39 Marissa Menendez ......................................... 40 Arielle Palafox ................................................. 41 Ashley Schmitt ................................................ 42 Sam Soltis ....................................................... 43 Tawny Swan .................................................... 44

2010 Coaching Staff

Head Coach Renee Luers-Gillispie .............45-46 Assistant Coach Stephanie Best...................... 47 Assistant Coach Nicole Trimboli ..................... 48 Support Staff................................................... 49

2009 Season Review

2009 Recap ................................................50-51 2009 Conference USA Recap .......................... 52

History and Records

All-Time Honors and Awards .......................... 53 All-Time Roster ............................................... 54 Game Records ................................................ 55 Season Records .........................................55-56 Career Records ............................................... 57

This is UCF ............................................58-68 Credits

The 2010 UCF Softball Yearbook and covers were written, edited and designed by Sarah Tarasewicz. Editorial assistance was provided by Joe Hornstein, Brian Ormiston, Doug Richards and Leigh Torbin. Photographs provided by Todd Drexler (UCFPhotos. com). Additional photos provided by UCF University Marketing, Tom Bourne, Romeo Guzman, Paul Chapman, Bill Richardson, National Pro Fastpitch, Orange County Convention and Visitors Bureau and Conference USA.


UCF Softball Complex Since its groundbreaking on March 14, 2006, the UCF Softball Complex is where the Knights call home. The state-of-the-art facillity speaks volumes for how far the program has come under the direction of head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie and where it is headed. The 600-capacity stadium is one of the finest in Conference USA and on the national scene. The field is professionally manicured by the UCF Facilites and Operations staff and includes a covered batting pavilion, roomy dugouts, home and visitor bullpens and an outfield fence lined with palm trees.

UCF student-athletes have access to everything they need to prepare for gameday at the UCF Softball Complex. The Knights have a spacious locker room, a lounge area complete with a television, couches and chairs, an equipment room and their own training room complete with a top-notch athletic training staff.

Along with having comfortable offices for each coach, the UCF Softball Complex also has a conference room, a video room and locker rooms for both the coaching staff and for umpires. The press box at the stadium has room enough for home and visitor radio broadcasts, as well as multi-level media seating. On game days, fans have access to a ticket booth, concession stand and gift shop, while also being able to participate in multiple promotions and events throughout the season.


Fun for the Entire Family Game days at the UCF Softball Complex provide fans with exciting plays on the field and a fun and family-friendly atmosphere while enjoying the game in the stands. Young athletes have the opportunity to meet the Knights and obtain autographs following contests throughout the season, while they can also sign up to be a bat girl in the dugout during the game and participate in team cheers and celebrations. With numerous promotions and contests put on at the stadium, there is something for fans of all ages to enjoy.

Birthday at the Ballpark

What better way to spend your birthday than with the UCF softball team? Young Knights have the opportunity to host their birthday party at the UCF Softball Complex for home games during the 2010 season, with food, drinks and a special birthday cake provided. Besides getting autographs from their favorite team members, the birthday boy/ girl will also get to throw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game.

Field of Dreams

The Knights want you to know what it feels like to run out onto the field at the UCF Softball Complex as the starting lineups are announced and the National Anthem plays. The UCF Softball Field of Dreams allows little league players 12 and under to do just that. Teams are recognized behind home plate prior to the game, before running onto the field with their favorite player at their own position.


Coaching Excellence Head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie has blended her experience and success as a head coach with the youth and vigor of two accomplished assistant coaches, Stephanie Best and Nicole Trimboli, for the 2010 season. Since beginnig her coaching career in 1991, Gillispie has totaled 557 career-victories, including 510 at the Division I level. The skipper and the Knights have tallied a 305-210-1 overall record in nine years together. Gillispie has seen her players earn 31 all-conference honors, nine allregion accolades, three conference player of the year awards and six academic all-district distinctions. Now in her second year as an assistant coach at UCF, Stephanie Best not only brings top-level playing experience to the coaching staff, but she also has significant knowledge of how Gillispie and the Knights operate, having been part of the coaching staff, support staff or a member of the squad for the past nine years. In only her first year on the staff, Best helped a program-record five players garner All-Conference USA recognition in 2009. The newest addition to the Knights’ coaching staff, Nicole Trimboli, also brings professional credentials and high-level coaching experience to the program. In all, Trimboli has five years of both NPF and coaching experience. Prior to joining the UCF staff in 2010, the former Nebraska standout was an assistant coach at Portland State, where she helped lead the softball squad to the Pacific Coast Softball Conference title and a trip to the NCAA Tournament.


Winning Tradition Now in her ninth season with the Knights, head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie has built UCF into a consistently competitive program, not only in Conference USA, but also on the national level. Since starting the program at UCF in 2002, Gillispie’s squad has won 305 games, which includes a program-record 49 wins in 2008. During her time with the Knights, Gillispie has led her team to two conference championships and two NCAA Tournament appearances. In 2008 alone, the Black and Gold defeated teams ranked in the NFCA Top-25 on four different occasions, which included a win over No. 1 Florida on the road.

UCF made its first appearance in the NCAA Tournament in 2005 after taking home the Atlantic Sun Conference Championship crown. The Knights made their second trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2008 by posting four-straight wins and defeating No. 9 ranked Houston in the Conference USA Championship in Houston, Texas.

During the 2008 season, the Black and Gold put together its most successful season to date, which was capped off by a victory over No. 1 Florida at Katie Seashole Pressley Stadium to advance to the NCAA Regional Championship Game for the first time in program history.


Top-Notch Opponents

Head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie traditionally schedules the Knights to play a challenging non-conference schedule, complete with contests against the nation’s elite programs. In the past two seasons, UCF has played several impressive teams early in the season, including Florida, Arizona State, Florida State, Stanford and Tennessee. The Black and Gold also competes annually in premier tournaments to prepare for its challenging Conference USA slate. In past years the squad has participated in the Hawaii Paradise Classic, the Kajikawa Classic and has also hosted numerous events at the UCF Softball Complex. In 2010, the Knights will face-off with nine teams that ranked in the USA Today/NFCA Top-25 at the conclusion of 2009, while also taking on three teams that competed in the NCAA Women’s College World Series, six teams that played in a NCAA Super Regional and 15 teams that participated in the NCAA Tournament.


Knights in the Pros While building and developing the softball program at UCF over the last eight years, head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie has guided three former Knights to professional careers in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league. Stephanie Best became the first UCF athlete to be drafted by the NPF in 2005 following four electrifying seasons as part of the Knights’ program. UCF’s most decorated softball player successfully competed at the professional level for four years, winning the NPF Championship in 2007 with the Washington Glory.

Allison Kime, a two-time Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team selection, inked a free-agent deal with the Rockford Thunder in 2008 after leading the Knights to their most successful season in program history. In 2009, Kime and the Thunder claimed the NPF Championship title. Following her senior year in 2009, first baseman Breanne Javier became the third Knight to make a NPF roster when she signed a free-agent deal with the USSSA Pride. In her rookie campaign, Javier earned herself a spot in the starting lineup and faced-off with Kime in the 2009 NPF Championship Game.


Conference USA UCF is a member of Conference USA, which is consistently rated among the top softball leagues in the nation. C-USA features 12 nationally prominent, tradition-rich members in East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Rice, SMU, Southern Miss, Tulane, Tulsa, UAB, UCF and UTEP. C-USA was originally formed in 1995 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. Britton Banowsky serves as the league’s commissioner. • Nine Conference USA institutions sponsor softball (East Carolina, Houston, Marshall, Memphis, Southern Miss, Tulsa, UAB, UCF and UTEP). • In 10 seasons, Conference USA has sent 23 teams to the NCAA Tournament and three of those squads have advanced to play in the Women’s College World Series. • Since 2004, Conference USA has sent 15 teams to the NCAA Tournament, highlighted by five selections in 2004 and four in 2008. • C-USA has had 22 athletes named to the National Fastpitch Coaches’ Association first, second and third All-American teams in 10 seasons, led by Rachel Folden of Marshall’s three selections from 2006-08. Also, 12 athletes have been named CoSIDA Academic All-Americans. • The NFCA and USA Softball have combined to recognize C-USA athletes for their respective National Player of the Week awards on 11 different occasions. • Only five programs have won C-USA Softball Tournament titles since the league began sponsoring the sport in 2000. Former league member DePaul won four straight titles from 2002-05, while Southern Miss won the first two league titles in 2000 and 2001. Tulsa was champion in 2006 and 2009, while Houston won in 2007 and UCF claimed the title in 2008.


SOFTBALL

2010 Roster Information

2010 Team Photo: Front Row - Natalie Land, Tiffany Lane, Marissa Menendez, Hillary Barrow, Ashley Schmitt, Vanessa Perez, Sam Soltis, Morgan Bullard Back Row - Abby McClain, Kazandra Holliday, Mary Helen Tyler, Ashleigh Cole, Diana Rojas, Tawny Swan, Kristina DeMello, Arielle Palafox

NUMERICAL ROSTER # 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 14 15 16 21 23 24

Name Tiffany Lane Ashley Schmitt Sam Soltis Kazandra Holliday Hillary Barrow Marissa Menendez Mary Helen Tyler Morgan Bullard Abby McClain Diana Rojas Natalie Land Vanessa Perez Lindsey Palulis Arielle Palafox Kristina DeMello Tawny Swan Ashleigh Cole

ALPHABETICAL ROSTER Pos. SS P/OF C P 3B IF/OF OF OF C/UT P 2B OF C 1B P OF P

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

Ht. 5-6 5-3 5-5 5-9 5-4 5-5 5-8 5-4 5-7 6-0 5-6 5-4 5-8 5-8 5-6 6-0 5-11

Yr. Jr. Jr. Fr. Fr. Sr. Fr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Jr. So. So. Jr. Fr. Sr. Jr. Sr.

Hometown/Previous School Moreno Valley, Calif./Canyon Springs HS Tampa, Fla./Riverview HS/Santa Fe CC Plantation, Fla./American Heritage HS Bremerton, Wash./Klahowya Secondary Miami, Fla./Felix Varela HS Tampa, Fla./Chamberlain HS Marianna, Fla./Marianna HS/Tallahassee CC Columbia, S.C./Spring Valley HS Waterloo, Iowa/West HS Miami, Fla./Our Lady of Lourdes Academy Mayo, Fla./Lafayette HS San Diego, Calif./Mission Hills HS Orlando, Fla./University HS/Florida CC at Jacksonville Lakewood, Calif./Lakewood HS Mead, Wash./Mt. Spokane HS/Miami Dade CC Gilbert, Ariz./Highland HS/Scottsdale CC Pace, Fla./Pace HS

Name Barrow, Hillary Bullard, Morgan Cole, Ashleigh DeMello, Kristina Holliday, Kazandra Land, Natalie Lane, Tiffany McClain, Abby Menendez, Marissa Palafox, Arielle Palulis, Lindsey Perez, Vanessa Rojas, Diana Schmitt, Ashley Soltis, Sam Swan, Tawny Tyler, Mary Helen

# 5 8 24 21 4 11 1 9 6 16 15 14 10 2 3 23 7

KNIGHTS BY CLASS

Head Coach: Renee Luers-Gillispie, ninth season at UCF Assistant Coach: Stephanie Best, second season at UCF Assistant Coach: Nicole Trimboli, first season at UCF

SOFTBALL SUPPORT STAFF

PRONUNCIATION GUIDE

Director of Softball Operations................ Amber Lamb Athletic Trainer ....................................Sonya Montoya Stength & Conditioning Coach ....... Chas Ossenheimer Academic Advisor ....................................Eric Coleman Equipment Manager ............................... Vanessa Kaye Softball Manager ..................................... Keyana Terry Athletics Communications .................Sarah Tarasewicz Marketing ................................................. Allison Kime Softball Administrator ........................David Chambers

Hillary BARROW...................... BARE-oh Morgan BULLARD ................... Bull-erd ASHLEIGH Cole ....................... Ashley KAZANDRA HOLLIDAY ............. Kah-zand-rah Holiday Renee LUERS-GILLISPIE ........... LOORS-Gill-es-pea DIANA ROJAS .......................... DEE-anna ROW-haus Ashley SCHMITT ..................... SH-Mitt Sam SOLTIS ............................. SOUL-tiss Nicole TRIMBOLI ..................... Trim-BOWL-ee

Seniors Juniors Sophomores Freshmen

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KNIGHTS BY POSITION Pitchers Catchers Infield Outfield

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KNIGHTS BY STATE Florida California Washington Arizona Iowa South Carolina

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UCF KNIGHTS

2010 Schedule

NTC Elite Invitational • Clermont, Fla. • National Training Center • Feb. 12-14 Feb. 12 Feb. 12 Feb. 13 Feb. 13 Feb. 14 Feb. 17

Oklahoma UCLA (TV - BHSN) Tennessee Georgia Chattanooga STETSON

Clermont, Fla. Clermont, Fla. Clermont, Fla. Clermont, Fla. Clermont, Fla. ORLANDO, FLA.

5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

UCF Invitational • Orlando, Fla. • UCF Softball Complex • Feb. 19-21 Feb. 19 Feb. 19 Feb. 20 Feb. 20 Feb. 21 Feb. 24

SOUTH CAROLINA NORTH FLORIDA VILLANOVA TROY FLORIDA A&M North Florida

ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. Jacksonville, Fla.

3:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m.

NFCA Leadoff Classic • Columbus, Ga. • South Commons Stadium • Feb. 26-28 Feb. 26 Feb. 26 Feb. 27 Feb. 27 Feb. 28

Georgia Tech Arkansas Nebraska Maryland Alabama

Columbus, Ga. Columbus, Ga. Columbus, Ga. Columbus, Ga. Columbus, Ga.

1:30 p.m. 4:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 12:30 p.m.

UCF Tournament • Orlando, Fla. • UCF Softball Complex • March 5-7

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March 5 March 5 March 6 March 6 March 7 March 9 March 10 March 12 March 13 March 17 March 20 March 21 March 24 March 24 March 25 March 27 March 28 March 31 April 2 April 3 April 7 April 10 April 11 April 17 April 18 April 21 April 24 April 25 May 4 May 8 May 9 May 13-15

HARVARD COLLEGE OF CHARLESTON PROVIDENCE BOSTON COLLEGE GEORGIA SOUTHERN MAINE UCONN MEMPHIS* MEMPHIS* (DH) DRAKE HOUSTON* (DH) HOUSTON* OHIO STATE CORNELL CORNELL Southern Miss* (DH) Southern Miss* FLORIDA (TV-BHSN) EAST CAROLINA* (DH) EAST CAROLINA* FLORIDA STATE Marshall* (DH) Marshall* UAB* (DH) UAB* BETHUNE-COOKMAN TULSA* (DH) TULSA* JACKSONVILLE UTEP* (DH) UTEP* C-USA Championship

ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. Hattiesburg, Miss. Hattiesburg, Miss. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. Huntington, W.Va. Huntington, W.Va. Birmingham, Ala. Birmingham, Ala. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. ORLANDO, FLA. El Paso, Texas El Paso, Texas Houston, Texas

3:30 p.m. 8:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 7:00 p.m. 3:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 1:00 p.m. 12:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 5:00 p.m. 2:00 p.m. TBA

* = Conference USA game • (DH) = Doubleheader • All times Eastern and subject to change • Home games in BOLD CAPS and played at the UCF Softball Complex

UCF Invitational Schedule • Feb. 19-21 Friday, Feb. 19 Florida A&M vs. Villanova South Carolina vs. Florida A&M Villanova vs. Troy UCF vs. South Carolina Troy vs. North Florida UCF vs. North Florida

Saturday, Feb. 20

Villanova vs. South Carolina South Carolina vs. North Florida UCF vs. Villanova North Florida vs. Florida A&M UCF vs. Troy Florida A&M vs. Troy

Sunday, Feb. 21

North Florida vs. Villanova Troy vs. South Carolina UCF vs. Florida A&M

9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:30 p.m. 3:30 p.m. 6:00 p.m. 8:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. 11:00 a.m. 1:00 p.m.

• Home teams in bold and will occupy the third base dugout.

UCF Tournament Schedule • March 5-7 Friday, March 5

Georgia Southern vs. Providence 9:00 a.m. Harvard vs. Georgia Southern 11:00 a.m. Providence vs. Boston College 1:30 p.m. UCF vs. Harvard 3:30 p.m. Boston College vs. College of Charleston 6:00 p.m. UCF vs. College of Charleston 8:00 p.m.

Saturday, March 6

Providence vs. Harvard 9:00 a.m. Harvard vs. College of Charleston 11:00 a.m. UCF vs. Providence 1:30 p.m. College of Charleston vs. Georgia Southern 3:30 p.m. UCF vs. Boston College 6:00 p.m. Georgia Southern vs. Boston College 8:00 p.m.

Sunday, March 7

College of Charleston vs. Providence 9:00 a.m. Boston College vs. Harvard 11:00 a.m. UCF vs. Georgia Southern 1:00 p.m. • Home teams in bold and will occupy the third base dugout.


SOFTBALL OKLAHOMA

UCLA

2010 Opponents

TENNESSEE

GEORGIA

CHATTANOOGA

STETSON

Feb. 12 @ NTC Elite Invite

Feb. 12 @ NTC Elite Invite

Feb. 13 @ NTC Elite Invite

Feb. 13 @ NTC Elite Invite

Feb. 14 @ NTC Elite Invite

Feb. 17 @ UCF

Location ............ Norman, Okla. Nickname.....................Sooners Conference .....................Big 12 Head Coach ...........Patty Gasso Record at OU ....727-239-2 (16) Letterwinners R/L ............. 12/4 2009 Record ................... 41-16 2009 Final RPI .........................8

Location ....... Los Angeles, Calif. Nickname....................... Bruins Conference ....................Pac-10 Head Coach .. Kelly Inouye-Perez Record at UCLA ........ 133-38 (3) Letterwinners R/L ............. 16-2 2009 Record ................... 45-11 2009 Final RPI .........................4

Location ...........Knoxville, Tenn. Nickname........Lady Volunteers Conference .........................SEC Head Coach ..Ralph & Karen Weekly Record at UT .......416-135-2 (8) Letterwinners R/L ............... 9/7 2009 Record ................ 40-18-1 2009 Final RPI .......................12

Location ................. Athens, Ga. Nickname....................Bulldogs Conference .........................SEC Head Coach ..Lu Harris-Champer Record at UGA ....... 452-168 (9) Letterwinners R/L ............. 11/8 2009 Record ................... 47-12 2009 Final RPI .........................5

Location .....Chattanooga, Tenn. Nickname.........................Mocs Conference ................Southern Head Coach ............Frank Reed Record at UTC ........ 316-203 (8) Letterwinners R/L ............. 14/2 2009 Record ................... 30-24 2009 Final RPI .....................117

Location ................DeLand, ................ DeLand, Fla. Nickname...................... Nickname ......................Hatt Hatters Conference ........... Atlantic Sun Head Coach .......... ..........Frank Frank Griffin Record at SU ........ 464-280 (13) Letterwinners R/L ............. 13/8 2009 Record ................... 23-31 2009 Final RPI .....................121 .....................121

SOUTH CAROLINA

NORTH FLORIDA

VILLANOVA

TROY

FLORIDA A&M

GEORGIA TECH

Feb. 19 @ UCF Invitational

Feb. 19 @ UCF/Feb. 24 @ UNF

Feb. 20 @ UCF Invitational

Feb. 20 @ UCF Invitational

Feb. 21 @ UCF Invitational

Feb. 26 @ NFCA Leadoff Classic

Location .............Columbia, S.C. Nickname............... Gamecocks Conference .........................SEC Head Coach ..... Joyce Compton Record at SC .....940-446-3 (23) Letterwinners R/L ............. 13/7 2009 Record ................... 21-24 2009 Final RPI .......................56

Location ......... Jacksonville, Fla. Nickname.....................Ospreys Conference ........... Atlantic Sun Head Coach ....... Marcie Hickey Record at UNF ........... 26-24 (1) Letterwinners R/L ............. 12/4 2009 Record ................... 26-24 2009 Final RPI .......................85

Location .............. Villanova, Pa. Nickname....................Wildcats Conference ................ BIG EAST Head Coach .. Maria DiBernardi Record at VU.....648-517-9 (25) Letterwinners R/L ............. 12/5 2009 Record ................... 23-26 2009 Final RPI .....................107

Location ..................... Troy, Ala. Nickname...................... Trojans Conference ................. Sun Belt Head Coach ....... Melanie Davis Record at Troy...647-367-2 (16) Letterwinners R/L ............. 10/6 2009 Record ................... 38-19 2009 Final RPI .......................57

Location ..........Tallahassee, Fla. Nickname.............Lady Rattlers Conference .....................MEAC Head Coach ..Veronica Wiggins Record at FAMU... 522-584 (19) Letterwinners R/L ............... 7/7 2009 Record ................... 30-32 2009 Final RPI .....................173

Location .................Atlanta, Ga. Nickname........... Yellow Jackets Conference ........................ ACC Head Coach ......Sharon Perkins Record at Tech ......... 132-62 (3) Letterwinners R/L ............. 16/3 2009 Record ................... 46-15 2009 Final RPI .......................14

Feb. 26 @ NFCA Leadoff Classic

ARKANSAS

Feb. 27 @ NFCA Leadoff Classic

Feb. 27 @ NFCA Leadoff Classic

Feb. 28 @ NFCA Leadoff Classic

March 5 @ UCF Tournament

HARVARD

COLLEGE of CHARLESTON

Location ......... Fayetteville, Ark. Nickname................Razorbacks Conference .........................SEC Head Coach ........Mike Larabee Record at UA......... First Season Letterwinners R/L ............. 15/6 2009 Record ................... 27-29 2009 Final RPI .......................38

Location ...............Lincoln, Neb. Nickname..............Cornhuskers Conference .....................Big 12 Head Coach .....Rhonda Revelle Record at NU ....... 650-342 (17) Letterwinners R/L ............. 12/8 2009 Record ................... 35-19 2009 Final RPI .......................36

Location ....... College Park, Md. Nicknames ...... Terrapins, Terps Conference ........................ ACC Head Coach ........ Laura Watten Record at MD......... 127-102 (4) Letterwinners R/L ............. 12/6 2009 Record ................... 29-26 2009 Final RPI .......................74

Location .......... Tuscaloosa, Ala. Nickname............ Crimson Tide Conference .........................SEC Head Coach ..... Patrick Murphy Record at UA........ 554-177 (11) Letterwinners R/L ............. 13/5 2009 Record ................... 54-11 2009 Final RPI .........................2

Location .......Cambridge, Mass. Nickname.................... Crimson Conference ..........................Ivy Head Coach .......... Jenny Allard Record at HU ....365-288-1 (15) Letterwinners R/L ............. 14/2 2009 Record ................... 27-17 2009 Final RPI .....................143

Location ...........Charleston, S.C. Nickname.....................Cougars Conference .................... SoCon Head Coach ......Shelly Hoerner Record at CofC ....... 119-115 (4) Letterwinners R/L ............. 13/4 2009 Record ................... 23-26 2009 Final RPI .....................188

PROVIDENCE

NEBRASKA

MARYLAND

ALABAMA

March 5 @ UCF Tournament

March 6 @ UCF Tournament

March 6 @ UCF Tournament

BOSTON COLLEGE

GEORGIA SOUTHERN March 7 @ UCF Tournament

March 9 @ UCF

MAINE

CONNECTICUT March 10 @ UCF

March 12-13 @ UCF

Location ...........Providence, R.I. Nickname.........................Friars Conference ................ BIG EAST Head Coach .........Kerri Jacklets Record at PC .........94-102-3 (4) Letterwinners R/L ............. 13/4 2009 Record ................... 17-34 2009 Final RPI .....................144

Location ....Chestnut Hill, Mass. Nickname....................... Eagles Conference ........................ ACC Head Coach ...... Jennifer Finley Record at BC .....381-336-1 (14) Letterwinners R/L ............. 13/2 2009 Record ................... 18-33 2009 Final RPI .....................139

Location ........... Statesboro, Ga. Nickname....................... Eagles Conference .................... SoCon Head Coach ... Maggie Johnson Record at GSU............ 29-25 (1) Letterwinners R/L ............. 13/7 2009 Record ................... 29-25 2009 Final RPI .....................124

Location ............. Orono, Maine Nickname............... Black Bears Conference ..........America East Head Coach .............Deb Smith Record at UM ........ 151-163 (6) Letterwinners R/L ............. 17/5 2009 Record ................... 32-22 2009 Final RPI .....................132

Location ...............Storrs, Conn. Nickname..................... Huskies Conference ................ BIG EAST Head Coach ........Karen Mullins Record at UConn ..733-462-5 (25) Letterwinners R/L ............... 8/8 2009 Record ................... 29-22 2009 Final RPI .......................80

Location ..........Memphis, Tenn. Nickname........................ Tigers Conference .....................C-USA Head Coach .........Windy Thees Record at UM ........ 111-111 (4) Letterwinners R/L ............. 12/6 2009 Record ................... 22-30 2009 Final RPI .....................162

DRAKE

March 17 @ UCF

March 20-21 @ UCF

HOUSTON

OHIO STATE March 24 @ UCF

March 24/25 @ UCF

March 27-28 @ Southern Miss

March 31 @ UCF

Location ....... Des Moines, Iowa Nickname....................Bulldogs Conference ...... Missouri Valley Head Coach .......... Rich Calvert Record at DU ......... 180-191 (7) Letterwinners R/L ............. 13/2 2009 Record ................... 30-23 2009 Final RPI .......................86

Location ........... Houston, Texas Nickname.....................Cougars Conference .....................C-USA Head Coach ............. Kyla Holas Record at UH ......... 325-211 (9) Letterwinners R/L ............... 7/6 2009 Record ................... 25-24 2009 Final RPI .......................71

Location ..........Columbus, Ohio Nickname...................Buckeyes Conference ................... Big Ten Head Coach .......Linda Kalafatis Record at OSU ..... 454-284 (13) Letterwinners R/L ............. 14/4 2009 Record ................... 47-11 2009 Final RPI .......................13

Location .................. Ithaca, N.Y. Nickname......................Big Red Conference ..........................Ivy Head Coach ............ Dick Blood Record at Cornell . 436-195-1 (14) Letterwinners R/L ............. 18/5 2009 Record ................... 42-13 2009 Final RPI .......................94

Location .......Hattiesburg, Miss. Nickname...........Golden Eagles Conference .....................C-USA Head Coach ....Howard Dobson Record at USM........51-58-2 (2) Letterwinners R/L ............. 13/4 2009 Record ................... 26-28 2009 Final RPI .....................131

Location ...........Gainesville, Fla. Nickname.......................Gators Conference .........................SEC Head Coach ........... Tim Walton Record at UF ............ 226-57 (4) Letterwinners R/L ............. 11/9 2009 Record ..................... 63-5 2009 Final RPI .........................1

EAST CAROLINA

FLORIDA STATE April 7 @ UCF

April 10-11 @ Marshall

April 17-18 @ UAB

UAB

BETHUNE-COOKMAN April 21 @ UCF

April 24-25 @ UCF

Location ...........Greenville, N.C. Nickname.......................Pirates Conference .....................C-USA Head Coach ............ Tracey Kee Record at ECU ...574-294-1 (13) Letterwinners R/L ............. 10/6 2009 Record ................... 40-15 2009 Final RPI .......................44

Location ..........Tallahassee, Fla. Nickname................. Seminoles Conference ........................ ACC Head Coach ......Lonni Alameda Record at FSU ............ 44-16 (1) Letterwinners R/L ............. 10/5 2009 Record ................... 44-16 2009 Final RPI .......................17

Location .......Huntington, W.Va. Nickname...... Thundering Herd Conference .....................C-USA Head Coach .... Shonda Stanton Record at MU ...... 310-240 (10) Letterwinners R/L ............. 11/5 2009 Record ................... 31-20 2009 Final RPI .......................62

Location ........Birmingham, Ala. Nickname...................... Blazers Conference .....................C-USA Head Coach ...Marla Townsend Record at UAB ..... 267-314 (11) Letterwinners R/L ............. 13/2 2009 Record ................... 21-34 2009 Final RPI .....................127

Location ....Daytona Beach, Fla. Nickname....................Wildcats Conference .....................MEAC Head Coach ....... Chris Cochran Record at BCU.......... 63-108 (3) Letterwinners R/L ............. 10/2 2009 Record ................... 20-36 2009 Final RPI .....................191

Location ................. Tulsa, Okla. Nickname..... Golden Hurricane Conference .....................C-USA Head Coach ...... John Bargfeldt Record at Tulsa ........ 138-94 (4) Letterwinners R/L ............... 9/4 2009 Record ................... 40-17 2009 Final RPI .......................46

April 2-3 @ UCF

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May 4 @ UCF

May 8-9 @ UTEP

Location ......... Jacksonville, Fla. Nickname................... Dolphins Conference ........... Atlantic Sun Head Coach .. Amanda Lehotak Record at JU............. 60-113 (3) Letterwinners R/L ............. 17/3 2009 Record ................... 24-31 2009 Final RPI .....................137

Location ..............El Paso, Texas Nickname...................... Miners Conference .....................C-USA Head Coaches ........................... .... James & Kathleen Rodriguez Record at UTEP ...135-192-1 (6) Letterwinners R/L ............... 9/5 2009 Record ................... 27-29 2009 Final RPI .....................106

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UCF QUICK FACTS General Information Location ............... Orlando, Fla. Enrollment .....................53,537 Nickname......................Knights Colors .................. Black & Gold Conference .....................C-USA President ..........Dr. John C. Hitt Dir. of Athletics .... Keith Tribble

Coaching Staff Head Coach ..Renee Luers-Gillispie Record at UCF .....305-210-1 (8) Career Record ...557-414-3 (16) Office Phone ...... 407-823-6891 Best time to Call ...Through SID Asst. Coach .......Stephanie Best Office Phone ...... 407-823-4773 Asst. Coach ...... Nicole Trimboli Office Phone ...... 407-823-4298

2009 Information Overall Record ............... 27-27 Final Ranking ..................... N/A Conference Record ......... 11-12 Conference Finish ............. Fifth 2010 Information Letterwinners R/L ............. 10/5 Starters R/L ......................... 8/2 Newcomers..................... Seven

Athletics Communications SB Contact .... Sarah Tarasewicz Office Phone ...... 407-823-6489 Cell Phone ......... 407-256-8111 E-Mail ..sarah@athletics.ucf.edu Fax ..................... 407-823-5293 Press Box Phone .. 407-823-1874 Website ....... UCFAthletics.com

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2010 Season Outlook The UCF softball team is setting its sights on another Conference USA Championship and a return trip to the NCAA Tournament in 2010, and has all the pieces of the puzzle to do just that. The squad welcomes back the majority of its starting lineup from a 2009 season that saw the Knights post a 27-27 overall record and earn a No. 5 seeding in the C-USA Championship with an 11-12 league clip, while also returning head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie for her ninth season at the helm of the Black and Gold. Joining Gillispie in the dugout will be secondyear assistant Stephanie Best and newly appointed assistant Nicole Trimboli, both of which have spent time playing professionally in the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league and will be a tremendous help in preparing the team for one of its most competitive schedules on record. “I am thrilled to have two professional players on my staff this year,” Gillispie said. “They are quality young ladies that have played at one of the highest levels possible in this game. They bring all of that knowledge and all of that excitement of the sport to our players and that will make us stronger as a team.”

the top 50. So it’s pretty tough. But, the team knows it has to be ready to go up against these elite teams and I think that it will be.”

In the Circle

The first step on the journey to the postseason is defeating top competition, and it all starts with pitching, a position in which the Knights have an immense amount of experience. In her fourth year as a starting pitcher for UCF, Ashleigh Cole (Pace, Fla.) looks to once again be a leader in the circle. The senior paced the Knights in every pitching category in 2009, posting a 17-8 record with a 2.42 ERA and 106 strikeouts.

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of newcomers in freshman Kazandra Holliday (Bremerton, Wash.) and junior Ashley Schmitt (Tampa, Fla.), a transfer from Santa Fe Community College. “We are really going to be looking for Diana and Ashley to be ready to come in and give us quality innings of relief,” Gillispie said. “Ashley really did a great job for us in the fall to earn a spot on the staff and has two years of collegiate pitching experience. As a freshman, Kazandra needs a little more experience under her belt, but I also see her being able to help us out this season.”

Behind the Plate

In order for the pitching staff to be successful, it must have a strong-minded and confident Sharing starting nods with Cole in the circle catcher behind the plate. Junior Abby McClain will be fellow senior Kristina DeMello (Mead, (Waterloo, Iowa) fills that role for the Knights, Wash.). The hurler started 18 games last year as she comes back in 2010 with renewed health with 26 appearances in her first season at UCF, and a hold on the role as the team’s starter beadding an 8-8 record, a 2.69 ERA and 92 strike- hind the dish. As a catcher and utility player a year ago, McClain earned a spot on the All-CAnd stronger the team must be to play the outs. USA Second Team, as well as garnering C-USA schedule Gillispie put together for the Knights, as the skipper has her squad playing nine teams “Both Ashleigh and Kristina got a season under All-Academic Team and ESPN The Magazine that were ranked in the USA Today/NFCA Top-25 their belts as our ‘go-to’ pitchers last year, and Academic All-District III Second Team honors. at the conclusion of 2009. The schedule includes they know what they need to do to step up this three teams that competed in the NCAA Wom- year and really take control of the conference,” “Abby is going to be our key player behind the en’s College World Series, six teams that played Gillispie said. “They are working so well togeth- dish,” Gillispie said. “We will be looking at Abby in a NCAA Super Regional and 15 teams that er and understand that it is going to be a collec- to not only serve as a leader on the field, but participated in the NCAA Tournament last year. tive effort on their part to make our season a also as a leader to the two newcomers that will successful one. They both bring different abili- share time with her in that position.” “In order for C-USA to be recognized as a com- ties to the mound that we need, so with the two petitive conference and take more teams to the of them working at their best I think our oppo- The two newcomers that will learn the intricaNCAA Tournament, we have to play a highly nents will have a hard time getting past them.” cies of the trade from McClain are freshman Sam Soltis (Plantation, Fla.) and junior Lindsey competitive schedule and play the best teams in the nation, and I think UCF has done its part Also returning to the Knights’ pitching staff is Palulis (Orlando, Fla.), a transfer from Florida this season,” Gillispie said. “We play five teams junior Diana Rojas (Miami, Fla.), who will be Community College at Jacksonville. Both of that finished the 2009 season ranked in the top looked upon to throw some quality innings of them have enjoyed great success prior to arriv10 in the final NCAA RPI and 13 that finished in relief. Joining Rojas in the bullpen will be a pair ing on campus.


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2010 Season Outlook On the Grass

“I think that both Sam and Lindsey are going to learn a lot from watching what Abby has to offer,” Gillispie said. “We are looking for both of them to be able to give us support behind the plate.”

The outfield will be patrolled by three veterans in 2010, as sophomore Vanessa Perez (San Diego, Calif.) and seniors Mary Helen Tyler (Marianna, Fla.) and Morgan Bullard (Columbia, S.C.) all return to their respective positions.

In the Dirt

A C-USA All-Freshman Team honoree, Perez led the Knights with 13 sacrifice hits, while adding 37 hits, five stolen bases and a .329 on-base percentage as the squad’s starting center fielder in 2009.

Also having an experienced leader to guide them is the Knights’ infield, as third baseman and three-year starter Hillary Barrow (Miami, Fla.) returns to the diamond for her senior season. Barrow, a 2007 C-USA All-Freshman Team and 2008 C-USA Championship All-Tournament Team selection, matched the UCF single-season record with 16 doubles in 2009.

Tyler returns to her starting spot in right field in her final season, while fellow veteran Bullard looks to hold down the left field job after suffering an injury in the first week of play last year.

“Hillary is definitely going to be our team leader in the infield,” Best said. “Her strength out there is her ability to keep everyone up and focused.”

“With Tiffany and Natalie in the middle infield, we are not going to have many balls go through the infield,” Best said. “As far as keeping the opBarrow is joined in the infield by 2009 All-C-USA position’s run production down, those two are First Team selection Tiffany Lane (Moreno Val- going to be key for us to win games.” ley, Calif.). Lane, who was also named to the Preseason All-C-USA Team for the second-straight With the departure of Breanne Javier, the startyear in 2010, tied for the NCAA Division I lead ing role at first base is open for the taking. Vying last season with eight triples and now sits at for the right corner of the infield will be a pair third all-time on the C-USA register with 15 ca- of newcomers, Arielle Palafox (Lakewood, Calif.) reer triples. and Marissa Menendez (Tampa, Fla.). Sophomore Natalie Land (Mayo, Fla.) will once again hold down the starting spot at second base this season, after having been named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team as a rookie in 2009.

“More than likely a newcomer will be filling the position at first base,” Best said. “Both Arielle and Marissa have the opportunity to see time there. I think the decision as to who will get the start is going to be a matter of whose bat is hot at the time.”

“We feel very confident with Vanessa in the outfield again this year,” Gillispie said. “She and Mary Helen were our anchors out there last year. And with Morgan healthy and strong this season, we are looking at her to patrol left field for us.” Three newcomers could also see time in the outfield this season, with junior Tawny Swan (Gilbert, Ariz.), Menendez and Schmitt all having experience in the grass. All the pieces are on the table for the Knights to make a return to the NCAA Tournament in 2010, and with a competitive schedule, veteran leaders and an experienced coaching staff, the squad is looking for those pieces to fall into place.

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UCF KNIGHTS

Hillary Barrow

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The Facts

Senior Third Base R/R 5-4 Miami, Fla. Felix Varela HS

Hillary’s Top 10 10 Was named to the 2008 C-USA

“My greatest softball moment was winning the C-USA Championship in 2008 on Houston’s home field.”

Championship All-Tournament Team

Career Highs

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Was named to the 2007 7 C-USA All-Freshman Team

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Category At bats Runs Hits RBI 2B 3B HR BB SH SF

In 2008, Hillary ranked in a tie for fi fift fth nationally with five sacrifice flies

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Garnered C-USA Hitter of the Week ek honors on April 4, 2007

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Matched the UCF single-season eason record and led the team with 16 doubless in 2009

High 5 2 3 3 2 2 1 2 2 2

Opponent (Last) 5x (FIU) 12x (UTA) 2x (Marshall) 8x (Illinois-Chicago) 4x (UTEP) Bethune-Cookman 6x (UTA) 5x (Marshall) 2x (Marshall) Stetson

Date 3.17.09 2.13.09 4.10.09 2.20.09 5.02.09 3.15.07 2.13.09 3.29.08 3.29.08 4.17.08

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Belted a career-high two triples at home ome against Bethune-Cookman on March 15, 2007

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Blasted a three-run homee run n against defending National Champion Arizona State on Feb. 6, 2009

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Hit her first collegiate home run at Tulsa on March 25, 2007

One Word

Went 3-for-4 with a home run and three hree RBI vs. Georgia Tech at the 2008 NCAA Gainesville Regional

Use one word to describe... • Head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie: • Feelings about the 2010 season: • Yourself: • Your teammates: • The UCF Softball Complex: • UCF:

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Hit a three-run, game-winning ning home run vs. Southern Miss in the opening ing round of the 2008 C-USA Championship

Hillary’s Career Statistics 18

Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg .268 .260 .250 .259

GP 64 69 54 187

GS 64 69 54 187

AB 153 200 168 521

R 15 31 21 67

H 41 52 42 135

2B 7 8 16 31

3B 2 0 0 2

HR 1 3 2 6

RBI 15 40 20 75

TB 55 69 64 188

SLG% .359 .345 .381 .361

BB 20 18 16 54

HBP 2 1 4 7

SO 30 30 20 80

GDP 1 0 2 3

OB% .354 .317 .328 .332

SF 3 5 1 9

SH 10 9 3 22

SB 3 4 1 8

ATT 6 5 2 13

PO 142 66 65 273

A 128 168 117 413

Runner Anxious Adventurous Family Home Amazing

E 17 19 18 54

FLD% .941 .925 .910 .927


GETTING TO KNOW...

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Hillary is the d aughter of Dale and Michelle B sisters, Heather arrow. She also and Hayley. Sh has two e is pursuin communicatio i g a d eg re e in ns with a mino r in digital med ia.

Some of Hillary ’s favorite things. • My favorite fo .. od

is chicken tend ers from Huey favorite collecti Magoo’s • The on of books • M Twilight Series y favorite mov shows are Hung is my ie is Reno 911 and Gossip Girl and my favorit • Stephanie Be and the Miami e T.V. st is my favorit Dolphins are m e professional y favorite team P.F. Chang’s is m athlete • Lil Wayne is m y favorite restau y favorite celebr ra nt an d I love to cook ity • go anywhere in in my spare tim the world I wou e • If I could ld love to go to Tokyo, Japan • This is my favo rite quote: “It’s all or noth ing. Second plac e is never rem embered.”

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UCF KNIGHTS

Morgan Bullard

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The Facts

Senior Outfield L/R 5-4 Columbia, S.C. Spring Valley HS

Morgan’s Top 10 10 Matched her career-high with twoo hits

“My greatest softball moment was beating Houston for the C C-USA USA Championship Champ title in 2008.”

and added a double, a RBI, a run scored and nd a stolen base vs. Texas Tech on Feb. 6, 2009 09

Career Highs

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Category At bats Runs Hits RBI 2B 3B HR BB SH SF

Went 6-for-10 with two runs uns scored and a RBI at the 2007 UNLV/Louisville ville Slugger Desert Classic

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Belted her first collegiate double against inst Southern Miss on March 17, 2007

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Earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll in 2009

High 4 2 2 2 1 --2 1 --

Opponent (Last) 2x (Florida A&M) Oklahoma State 6x (Texas Tech) Bethune-Cookman 2x (Texas Tech) --Holy Cross 2x (Vermont) --

Date 2.29.08 2.18.07 2.06.09 3.15.07 2.06.09 --3.04.07 3.02.08 --

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Posted a hit and a RBI against defending National Champion Arizona ona State on Feb. 6, 2009

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Scored a run in the 2008 NCAA Gainesville Regional game vs. Georgia Tech ech

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In 2007, held a four-game hitting streak from Feb. 17-21

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Registered a career-high two RBI against ainst Bethune-Cookman on March 15, 2007

One Word

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Went 1-for-3 at the plate att No. 1 Florida on April 15, 2009

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Was a three-time all-region selection n at Spring Valley High School

Morgan’s Career Statistics 20

Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

U one word to describe... Use • Head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie: • Feelings about the 2010 season: • Yourself: • Your teammates: • The UCF Softball Complex: • UCF:

Avg .231 .217 .172 .214

GP 51 46 18 115

GS 32 12 12 56

AB 65 23 29 117

R 10 14 4 28

H 15 5 5 25

2B 1 0 1 2

3B 0 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0 0

RBI 5 2 2 9

TB 16 5 6 27

SLG% .246 .217 .207 .231

BB 3 0 0 3

HBP 0 0 1 1

SO 19 6 8 33

GDP 0 0 0 0

OB% .265 .217 .200 .240

SF 0 0 0 0

SH 0 2 0 2

SB 0 3 2 5

ATT 1 4 3 8

PO 13 8 7 28

A 4 0 2 6

Runner Pumped Sexy Amazing Gorgeous Construction

E 5 2 1 8

FLD% .773 .800 .900 .810


GETTING TO KNOW...

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Morgan is the daughter er of Wilbur and Carla Bullard. She also has a 16-year-old brother, Marcus. Both oth of her parents attended Clemson University ersity where her father played football. ootball. A sports and fitness maj major, a or, Morgan aspires to become a strength rength and conditioning coach following ollowiing ng graduation

Some of Morgan’s favorite things...

1. My favorite food is mac and cheese 2. The Twilight series is my favorite collection of books

3. My favorite television shows are Family Guy and Dark Blue.

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. My favorite sport besides softball is football and I am a New York Giants fan

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. My favorite professional athlete is Albert Pujols

6. In my free time I like to read and listen to music

7. Katt Williams is

my all-time favorite celebrity

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. This is my favorite quote: “Live each and every day as if it’s your last.”

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UCF KNIGHTS

Ashleigh Cole

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The Facts Senior Pitcher R/R 5-11 Pace, Fla. Pace HS

Ashleigh’s Top 10 10 Matched the program’s single-game

Career Highs Category At bats Runs Hits RBI 2B HR BB SH IP K

record with three sacrifice bunts vs. Southern Miss on April 5, 2009

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Finished the 2008 season ranked 23rd nationally with 1.22 walks per game (pitching)

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Did not give up an earned run in 8.0 innings vs. No. 11 Tennessee on Feb. 14, 2009

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High 4 2 3 2 1 1 1 3 10.1 9

Opponent (Last) 9x (UTEP) Holy Cross 2x (Birmingham So.) Marshall 4x (East Carolina) Villanova 7x (Marshall) Southern Miss Tulsa 2x (Hawaii)

Date 5.02.09 3.04.07 2.22.08 4.10.09 3.09.08 3.01.08 5.07.09 4.05.09 3.07.09 2.15.08

Named the C-USA Pitcher of the Week on March 2, 2009

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Hit her first-career home run on March 1, 2008 vs. Villanova

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Shutout No. 14 Baylor on March 12, 2008

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Recorded her first-career shutout vs. Pittsburgh on Feb. 10, 2007

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One Word

Struck out five, while holding Virginia Tech to only four hits on March 2, 2007

Use one word to describe... • Head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie: • Feelings about the 2010 season: • Yourself: • Your teammates: • The UCF Softball Complex: • UCF:

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Three-time member of the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

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Posted a career-high nine strikeouts at No. 16 Hawaii on Feb. 15, 2008

Ashleigh’s Career Statistics

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Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg .186 .268 .200 .215

GP 39 29 31 99

GS 37 24 29 90

AB 97 71 65 233

R 5 2 2 9

H 18 19 13 50

2B 0 4 0 4

3B 0 0 0 0

HR 0 1 0 1

Year 2007 2008 2009 TOTAL

ERA 1.93 2.17 2.42 2.22

W 8 13 17 38

L 9 7 8 24

App 23 27 36 86

GS 15 21 20 56

CG 9 14 16 39

SHO 2 2 3 7

CBO SV 2 1 0 0 0 1 2 2

RBI 7 8 6 21 IP 105.1 148.1 188.0 441.2

TB 18 26 13 57 H 75 133 173 381

SLG% .186 .366 .200 .245

BB 1 3 3 7

HBP 0 0 0 0

R 60 61 80 201

ER 29 46 65 140

BB 41 26 43 110

SO 23 13 11 47 SO 65 97 106 268

GDP 0 3 0 3

OB% .194 .297 .235 .238

SF 0 0 0 0

SH 9 2 8 19

SB 0 0 0 0

2B 8 11 23 42

3B 2 5 3 10

HR 2 7 5 14

BF 477 634 803 1914

Positive Hard-working Determined Good Top-notch Goal-oriented

ATT 0 0 0 0

PO 9 5 5 19

A 28 50 59 137

E 3 3 7 13

FLD% .925 .948 .901 .923

B/Avg .193 .236 .242 .229

WP 9 7 18 34

HBP 26 23 17 66

SFA 2 4 1 7

SHA 20 18 26 64

BK 0 1 0 1


GETTING TO KNOW...

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Ashleigh is the daughter of Randall and Karen Cole. She also has a brother, Ryan, and a sister, Kimberly. A health service administration major, Ashleigh aspires to become a nurse anesthetist following graduation.

Some of Ashle igh’s favorite things ...

• My favorite food is pizza Twilight is m • y favorite bo ok and For the Love of the Game is my favorite mov ie • My favo rite T.V. show is Chel sea Lately

V y olis Colts are m • The Indianap yton Pe d sional team an favorite profes nal sio es of favorite pr Manning is my rite vo fa y m is r rd Butle e athlete • Gera rit vo yball is my fa celebrity • Volle ll ba soft sport, besides

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• In my spare ti me I like to play sports and wor k on art projects • As a fan, my favorite softba ll moments are whenever I get to watch my little sister play

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UCF KNIGHTS

Kristina DeMello

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The Facts

Senior Pitcher R/R 5-6 Mead, Wash. Miami Dade CC

Kristina’s Top 10 10 Struck out a career-high 13 batters vs.

“My greatest softball moment was playing at the C-USA Championship Champi last season.”

Southern Miss on April 4, 2009

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Career Highs

Made her UCF debut in the 2009 season-opener vs. Texas Tech

Category Innings pitched Strikeouts Walks Hits against Runs against Earned Runs

8

Tallied seven strikeouts and earned her first win as a Knight vs. George Mason on Feb. 14, 2009

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High 7.0 13 6 9 7 6

Opponent (Last) 8x (UTEP) Southern Miss 2x (UTEP) Texas Tech Texas Tech Texas Tech

Date 5.02.09 4.04.09 5.02.09 2.06.09 2.06.09 2.06.09

Had five strikeouts in a shutout victory against Florida A&M on Feb. 28, 2009

6

Struck out seven to earn the win vs. Houston on April 19, 2009

5

Struck out nine batters in a completegame victory vs. UTEP on May 2, 2009

4

Posted 92 total strikeouts in her first season as a Knight in 2009

3

Tallied six strikeouts in four innings of work vs. Kennesaw State on March 10, 2009

One Word

2

Use one word to describe... • Head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie: • Feelings about the 2010 season: • Your teammates: • The UCF Softball Complex:

Earned NJCAA and NFCA All-America First Team honors as a sophomore at Miami Dade Community College in 2008

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Inspirational Memorable Amazing Best

Was named the Florida Pitcher of the Year in her final season at Miami Dade

Kristina’s Career Statistics

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Year 2009 TOTAL

Avg GP .000 15 .000 15

GS AB R 15 0 0 15 0 0

H 0 0

2B 3B HR RBI TB 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

Year 2009 TOTAL

ERA W 2.69 8 2.69 8

L 8 8

CG 10 10

SHO CBO SV IP H R 2 0 0 112 104 57 2 0 0 112 104 57

App GS 26 18 26 18

SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% .000 0 0 0 0 .000 .000 0 0 0 0 .000 ER 43 43

BB 49 49

SO 92 92

2B 15 15

3B 3 3

SF SH SB ATT PO 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1 HR BF 6 492 6 492

B/Avg .254 .254

WP 12 12

A 14 14

E 1 1

FLD% .938 .938

HBP SFA SHA 16 2 16 16 2 16

BK 1 1


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a n i t s Kri Kristina is the daughter of Ken and Karen DeMello. She also has a brother, Kenny, and a sister, Katie. Kristina is pursuing a degree in communications.

Some of Kristina’s favorite things... • My favorite food is anything Italian • Twilight is my favorite book • Elf is my favorite movie • My favorite T.V. shows are One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl • The Seattle Mariners are my favorite professional sports team and baseball is my favorite sport, besides softball • If I could travel to anywhere in the world on vacation, it would be somewhere with a beach

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Mary Helen Tyler

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The Facts

Senior Outfield L/L 5-8 Marianna, Fla. Tallahassee CC

Mary Helen’s Top 10 10 Earned the C-USA Commissioner’s ner s

“My greatest softball moment was when I was thrown in as a pitcher and pitched the ball straight up in the air during rec softball.”

Academic Medal and was named to the he 2009 honor roll

Car Career Highs

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Catego Category At bats Runs Hits RBI 2B 3B HR BB SH SF

Posted a career-high threee hits vs. Florida A&M on Feb. 28, 2009

8

Tallied two hits in three-straight games ames against Portland State, Illinois-Chicago and Boston College in 2009

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Registered her first hit as a Knight against Portland State on Feb. 20, 2009

High 5 2 3 2 1 1 -2 1 --

Opponent (Last) Tulsa Southern Miss Florida A&M Tulsa 4x (Kennesaw State) 2x (Memphis) -3x (Marshall) Tennessee State --

Date 3.07.09 4.05.09 2.28.09 3.08.09 3.10.09 4.25.09 -4.10.09 2.27.09 --

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Went 2-for-3 with a career-best two RBI vs. Tulsa on March 8, 2009

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Scored a career-high two runs in the series finale vs. Southern Miss on April 5, 2009

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Hit her first-career triple vs. Loyola ola Chicago on March 4, 2009

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Helped Tallahassee Community munity College to the 2008 NJCAA District H Championship

One Word

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Use on one word to describe... • Head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie: • Feeli Feelings about the 2010 season: • Your teammates: • The UCF U Softball Complex:

Was named an Easton All-America selection while playing att Tallahassee Community College

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Honored as the Marianna High School hool Female Athlete of the Year in 2005

Mary Helen’s Career Statistics Year 2009 TOTAL

Supportive Championship Family Home

Avg GP .231 50 .231 50

GS 50 50

AB 134 134

R 12 12

H 31 31

2B 4 4

3B HR RBI TB 2 0 12 39 2 0 12 39

SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% .291 21 0 34 0 .335 .291 21 0 34 0 .335

SF SH SB ATT PO 0 1 0 0 35 0 1 0 0 35

A 2 2

E 3 3

FLD% .925 .925


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GETTING TO KNOW...

n e l e H y r a M Born in her hometown of Marianna, Fla., Mary Helen is the daughter of Jim and Angie Tyler. She also has a brother, J.D., and a sister, Julie. Her father played football at Auburn. Mary Helen is pursuing a degree in elementary education.

Some of Mary Helen’s favorite things... • My favorite food: Potato soup • My favorite book: A Bend in the Road • My favorite T.V. show: Reba • My favorite sport (besides softball): Soccer • My favorite restuarant: Any Mexican restaurant • My favorite vacation destination: The mountains

Quick Question... Who has had the most influence on your playing career? Robyn Gauger, Patti Townsend, Jennifer McKibben and Jennifer Whitley

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Tiffany Lane

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The Facts

Junior Shortstop L/R 5-6 Moreno Valley, Calif. Canyon Springs HS

Tiffany’s Top 10 10 Garnered All-Conference USA First

“My greatest softball moment was hitting a two-run, walk-off home run against g Houston in the 2008 C-USA Championship game.”

Team honors in 2009 and was named to the C-USA All-Freshman Team in 2008

Career Highs

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Category At bats Runs Hits RBI 2B 3B HR BB SH SF

Tied for the NCAA lead in triples with eight and ranked fourth nationally with 0.16 triples per game in 2009

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Ranks third in C-USA and holds the UCF record for career triples with 15 Named the C-USA Hitter of the Week twice during her career

High 6 3 4 3 1 2 1 3 2 --

Opponent (Last) East Carolina 4x (Florida A&M) 2x (Tulsa) 4x (UTEP) 7x (UTEP) Georgia Tech 6x (Iowa) 2x (Memphis) Florida Atlantic --

Date 3.08.08 2.28.09 3.08.09 5.02.09 5.03.09 5.17.08 3.19.09 4.20.08 3.25.08 --

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Ranked ninth in the nation with h seven triples in 2008

5

Named the 2008 C-USA Championship MVP after hitting a walk-off home run in the championship game vs. Houston

4

Scored the game-winning run vs. No. 1 Florida at the NCAA Gainesville Regional in 2008

3

Went 4-for-4 with two triples, a double and two RBI vs. Georgia Tech in the 2008 NCAA A Tournament

2

One Word

Use one word to describe... • Head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie: • Feelings about the 2010 season: • Yourself: • Your teammates: • The UCF Softball Complex: • UCF:

Stole a program-record four bases vs. Villanova on March 1, 2008

1

Hit a three-run walk-off home run in the 10th inning vs. Long Beach State on Feb. 14, 2008

Tiffany’s Career Statistics 28

Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg .330 .350 .339

GP 69 50 119

GS 69 48 117

AB 218 160 378

R 60 34 94

H 72 56 128

2B 4 3 7

3B 7 8 15

HR 2 4 6

RBI 21 27 48

TB 96 87 183

SLG% .440 .544 .484

BB 32 19 51

HBP 2 1 3

SO 32 22 54

GDP 0 0 0

OB% .421 .422 .421

SF 0 0 0

SH 9 3 12

SB 28 7 35

ATT 32 8 40

PO 80 80 160

A 145 113 258

Mom Amazing Special Sisters Home Wonderful

E 15 15 30

FLD% .938 .928 .933


GETTING TO KNOW...

SOFTBALL

y n a f Tif

Tiffany is the daughter of Don H. and Maggie R. Lane. She was born in Bellflower, Calif. Tiffany is pursuing a degree in sports and fitness.

Some of Tiffany’s favorite things... • My favorite food is Mexican • My favorite movie is O Brother, Where Art Thou? • My favorite hobbies are sleeping and eating • My favorite professional athletes are Juan Pierre and James Loney and my favorite pro team is the L.A. Dodgers • My favorite restuarant is Chili’s • My favorite T.V. shows are The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and Martin

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Abby McClain

9

The Facts

Junior Catcher/Utility R/R 5-7 Waterloo, Iowa West HS

Abby’s Top 10 10 Named to the 2009 All-Conference

“My greatest softball moment was winning the C-USA Championship and beating the No. 1 ranked Gators.”

Career Highs

USA Second Team and All-Academic mic Team

9

Category At bats Runs Hits RBI 2B 3B HR BB SH SF

Garnered CoSIDA Academicc All-District III Second Team honors in 2009

8

Two-time recipient of the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal edal and honor roll

7

Set UCF single-season records with 16 doubles and eight three-hitt games in 2009

High 5 3 3 3 3 1 1 2 1 1

Opponent (Last) 3x (Southern Miss) Illinois-Chicago 11x (Southern Miss) 2x (George Mason) Illinois-Chicago 3x (Tennessee State) 6x (Houston) 2x (UTEP) 13x (Memphis) 2x (Birmingham So.)

Date 4.05.09 2.20.09 4.05.09 2.23.09 2.20.09 2.27.09 4.19.09 5.02.09 4.25.09 2.22.08

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Posted a team-best eight ght multiple-RBI games in 2009 9

5

Set a UCF single-game record with three doubles vs. Illinois-Chicago on Feb. 20, 2009

4

Hit a two-run, walk-off double le in the series finale vs. Southern Miss on April pril 5, 2009

3

Named to the C-USA All-Freshman eshman Team in 2008

One Word

2

Went 2-for-3 with a double and d scored a run in the C-USA Championship vs. s. No. 9 Houston on May 10, 2008

Use one word to describe... • Head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie: • Feelings about the 2010 season: • Yourself: • Your teammates: • The UCF Softball Complex: • UCF:

1

Posted a career-best three RBI BI vs. Kentucky on Feb. 15, 2008, and vs. George rge Mason on Feb. 23, 2008

Abby’s Career Statistics 30

Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg .217 .333 .278

GP 64 53 117

GS 64 53 117

AB 157 174 331

R 20 34 54

H 34 58 92

2B 9 16 25

3B 0 3 3

HR 1 5 6

RBI 23 26 49

TB 46 95 141

SLG% .293 .546 .426

BB 14 15 29

HBP 2 8 10

SO 32 20 52

GDP 0 1 1

OB% .286 .411 .352

SF 2 0 2

SH 6 7 13

SB 1 3 4

ATT 1 3 4

PO 115 124 239

A 76 38 114

Exercise Excited Fun-loving Family Home School

E 9 6 15

FLD% .955 .964 .959


SOFTBALL

GETTING TO KNOW...

y b b A

Abby is the daughter of Kevin and Kathy McClain. She also has a brother, Connor. A biology major, Abby aspires to become a marine biologist following graduation.

Some of Abby’s favorite things... 1. Food: Lasagna 2. Book: My Sister’s Siste Keeper

3. Movie: Mirac Miracle 4. T.V. Show: Sh Grey’s Anatom Anatomy

5. Professional Professio Athlete: Jo Joe Mauer

6. Pro Team: Tea Minnesota Minnesot Twins

7. Celebrity: Matthew McConaughey 8. Sport (besides softball): Football 9. Restaurant: Screaming Eagle 10. Hobbies: Playing guitar and31 drawing


UCF KNIGHTS

Diana Rojas

10

The Facts

Junior Pitcher R/R 6-0 Miami, Fla. Our Lady of Lourdes

Diana’s Top 10 10 Twice named to the

“My greatest softball moment was winning the C-USA Championship p in 2008.”

Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Career Highs

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Category At bats Hits Innings pitched Strikeouts Walks allowed

Posted two strikeouts vs. Texas Tech on Feb. 6, 2009

8

Posted a career-high four strikeoutss and orida picked up her first collegiate win vs. Florida A&M on Feb. 29, 2008

High 1 1 4.2 4 5

Opponent (Last) 5x (Arizona State) Bethune-Cookman Florida A&M Florida A&M Florida A&M

Date 2.06.09 4.30.08 2.29.08 2.29.08 2.29.08

7

Collected her first-career hit against inst Bethune-Cookman on April 30, 2008 8

6

Threw 3.1 scoreless innings in a start vs. Southern Miss on May 3, 2008 08

5

Made her collegiate debut in the circle 8 vs. Central Arkansas on Feb. 9, 2008

4

Was a two-time all-state honoree ree at Our Lady of the Lourdes Academyy

3

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Was also a four-time all-conference first team selection

2

Use one word to describe... • Head H coach Renee Luers-Gillispie: • Fe Feelings about the 2010 season: • Yo Yourself: • Yo Your teammates: • TThe UCF Softball Complex: •U UCF:

Earned her team’s Rookie of the Year ear and Pitcher of the Year awards

1

Led the Miami Stingrays to third rd place at the 2007 ASA Nationals

Diana’s Career Statistics

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Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

Avg .250 .000 .200

GP 4 2 6

GS 0 1 1

Year 2008 2009 TOTAL

ERA 3.23 18.67 7.20

W 1 0 1

L 0 2 2

AB 4 1 5

R 0 0 0

H 1 0 1

App GS 6 2 4 1 10 3

CG 0 0 0

2B 0 0 0

3B 0 0 0

SHO CBO 0 0 0 0 0 0

HR 0 0 0

RBI 0 0 0

TB 1 0 1

SLG% .250 .000 .200

SV 0 0 0

IP 17.1 6.0 23.1

H 18 15 33

R 11 17 28

BB 0 0 0 ER 8 16 24

HBP 0 0 0 BB 11 9 20

SO 2 0 2 SO 9 3 12

GDP 0 0 0

OB% .250 .000 .200

2B 5 1 6

3B 0 0 0

SF 0 0 0

SH 0 0 0

SB 0 0 0

ATT 0 0 0

PO 1 0 1

A 7 2 9

HR BF B/Avg WP HBP 1 84 .254 5 1 5 43 .500 2 0 6 127 .327 7 1

Calm Excited Dedicated Family Sweet Awesome

E 0 1 1

FLD% 1.000 .667 .909

SFA 0 0 0

SHA 1 4 5

BK 0 0 0


SOFTBALL

GETTING TO KNOW...

a n a i D

Diana is the daughter of Mario and Carolina Rojas. She also has a brother, Mario, who plays baseball at Newberry and a sister, Carolina, who played softball at FIU. An interpersonal organizational communications major, Diana aspires to become a news broadcaster.

Some of Diana’s favorite things... • My two favorite foods are ribs and ice cream • If I could sit down and read any book it would be Change of Heart • My favorite movie is Shrek and my favorite TV show is Grey’s Anatomy • Allison Kime is my favorite professional athlete • My hobbies include reading, writing and creating mosaics • My favorite celebrity is Will Ferrell

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Natalie Land

11

The Facts

Sophomore Second Base R/R 5-6 Mayo, Fla. Lafayette HS

Natalie’s Top 10 10 Named to the Conference nce USA

“My greatest softball moment was winning the ASA Gold Nationals.”

9 All-Freshman Team in 2009

Career Highs C

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Earned the C-USA Commissioner’s oner’s Academic Medal and was named to thee honor roll

8

C Category At bats A Runs R Hits H RBI R 2B 2 3B 3 HR H BB B SSH SSF

In 2009, led UCF with 14 stolen n bases and was second with 11 sacrifice hits

7

Went 2-for-3 with a double at the C-USA Championship vs. Marshall on Mayy 7, 2009

6

Held a career and team-high 10-game hitting streak from April 4-19, 2009

5

High 5 2 2 2 1 -1 2 2 1

Opponent (Last) Jacksonville 3x (Memphis) 7x (Marshall) 3x (Loyola Chicago) 5x (Marshall) -2x (Loyola Chicago) UAB Florida Atlantic Villanova

Date 2.18.09 4.25.09 5.07.09 3.04.09 5.07.09 -3.04.09 3.14.09 3.25.09 2.13.09

Posted two hits, a home run and nd two RBI vs. Loyola Chicago on March 4, 2009

4

Posted a career-bestt two stolen cksonville in bases against both Memphis and Jacksonville 2009

3

Belted her first-career homee run and added two RBI and two runs scored in the win over Oklahoma State on Feb. 7,, 2009

2

One Word On

Posted her first collegiate hit and added two RBI at No. 3 Arizona State on Feb. eb. 6, 2009

Use on one word to describe... • Head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie: • Feel Feelings about the 2010 season: • Your Yourself: • Your teammates: • The UCF Softball Complex: • UCF UCF:

1

Went 2-for-3 with ha double and a run scored in the seriess opener vs. Southern Miss on April 4, 2009

Natalie’s Career Statistics 34

Year 2009 TOTAL

Avg GP .259 54 .259 54

GS 54 54

AB 143 143

R 20 20

H 37 37

2B 5 5

3B HR RBI TB 0 2 10 48 0 2 10 48

SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% .336 12 7 28 0 .344 .336 12 7 28 0 .344

SF SH SB ATT PO 1 11 14 14 149 1 11 14 14 149

Energetic Domination Baller Close-knit Beautiful Spacious

A E FLD% 124 10 .965 124 10 .965


SOFTBALL

GETTING TO KNOW...

e i l a t Na

Natalie is the daughter of Marc and Sonya Land. She also has two sisters, Kelsey and Lydia. Her uncle, Kerwin Bell, played football at Florida and in the NFL with the Indianapolis Colts. He is currently the head football coach at Jacksonville. Natalie is pursuing a degree in athletics training and aspires to be a physical therapist.

Some of Natalie’s favorite things... • Food: Smothered chicken • Book: Twilight series • T.V. show: One Tree Hill • Movie: Love & Basketball • Sport (besides softball): Basketball • Restuarant: Texas Roadhouse • Celebrity: Channing Tatum • Professional athlete: Stephanie Best • Pro team: Atlanta Braves • Vacation destination: Cancun • Hobbies: Sports and shopping • Hang out: Beach

Quick Question... Who has had the most influence on your playing career? My parents.

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Vanessa Perez

14

The Facts

Sophomore Outfield R/R 5-4 San Diego, Calif. Mission Hills HS

Vanessa’s Top 10 10 Named to the 2009 Conference USA

“My greatest softball moment was hitting my first collegiate home run against g Arizona State.”

All-Freshman Team

Career Highs

9

Earned a spot on the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll

Category At bats Runs Hits RBI 2B 3B HR BB SH SF

8

Led the Knights with 13 sacrifice hits and was third with five stolen bases in 2009

7

Went 2-for-3 with a run scored and a RBI in the series finale vs. Houston on April 19, 2009

6

High 5 1 3 1 1 -1 2 2 --

Opponent (Last) Tulsa 15x (Houston) Eastern Michigan 11x (Houston) 5x (Florida) -Arizona State 2x (Memphis) UAB --

Date 3.07.09 4.19.09 2.25.09 4.19.09 4.15.09 -2.06.09 4.25.09 3.14.09 --

Had two hits and scored a run against Tulsa on March 8, 2009

5

Went a perfect 3-for-3 with a RBI and a run scored vs. Eastern Michigan on Feb. 25, 2009

4

Posted two hits, a double and scored a run vs. George Mason on Feb. 14, 2009

3

Had a hit, a RBI and a stolen base in the win over Oklahoma State on Feb. 7, 2009

2

Went a perfect 2-for-2 with a home run at No. 3 Arizona State on Feb. 6, 2009

U one word to describe... Use • Head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie: • Feelings about the 2010 season: • Yourself: • Your teammates: • The UCF Softball Complex: • UCF:

1

Posted a hit, a RBI and scored a run in her collegiate debut vs. Texas Tech on Feb. 6, 2009

Vanessa’s Career Statistics 36

Year 2009 TOTAL

Avg GP .245 54 .245 54

GS 54 54

AB 151 151

R 15 15

H 37 37

2B 5 5

One Word O

3B HR RBI TB 0 1 11 45 0 1 11 45

SLG% BB HBP SO GDP OB% .298 14 5 21 0 .329 .298 14 5 21 0 .329

SF SH SB ATT PO 0 13 5 5 60 0 13 5 5 60

A 6 6

Enthusiastic Magical Amazing Unique Winners Spirited

E 1 1

FLD% .985 .985


SOFTBALL

GETTING TO KNOW...

a s s e Van

Vanessa is the daughter of David and Sophie Perez. She also has a brother, John, and two sisters, Sophie and Meliza. Vanessa is pursuing a degree in marketing.

Some of Vanessa’s favorite things... • My favorite food is Mexican • The Hangover is my favorite movie • My favorite T.V. show is Real World • The Los Angeles Lakers are my favorite professional team and Kobe Bryant is my favorite professional athlete

V

• Brad P itt is my fav Baseball is my fav orite celebrity • orite spo softball rt, be •M at the be y favorite hango sides u ach and favorite at the m ts are restaura nt is the all • My Cheesec ake Factory

V anywhere n vacation o o g ld u ahamas • If I co e to the B it would b like to go are time I • In my sp go to the beach or shopping

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Kazandra Marissa Arielle Lindsey Ashley Sam Tawny Holliday Menendez Palafox Palulis Schmitt Soltis Swan

4 The Facts

6 The Facts

16 The Facts

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3

The Facts

Sam’s

Tawny’s

Freshman Infield/Outfield L/R 5-5 Tampa, Fla. Chamberlain HS

Freshman First Base R/R 5-8 Lakewood, Calif. Lakewood HS

Junior Catcher R/R 5-8 Orlando, Fla. Florida CC Jacksonville

Junior Pitcher/Outfield R/R 5-3 Tampa, Fla. Santa Fe CC

Kazandra’s

Marissa’s

Arielle’s

Lindsey’s

Ashley’s

Top 10

Top 10

10 Transferred from Florida CC at Jacksonville

10 Transferred from Santa Fe CC in Gainesville

10 Was a three-

Top 10

Top 10

10 Was a four-time 10 Was a four-year 10 Lettered in both All-Kitsap County letterwinner in both selection at Klahowya softball and volleyball Secondary at Chamberlain HS

9

Also garnered AllOlympic League First Team honors threestraight seasons

9

Earned Prime Time Player of the Year honors as a senior

8 Named a All8 Was named first Kitsap County All-Star team all-state in 2009 four-consecutive years 7 Was honored as the Klahowya Senior Female StudentAthlete of the Year in 2009 6

Set the Klahowya strikeout record with 664 career strikeouts

5

As a senior, set the single-season strikeout record with 236 in 2009

4 Named her team’s MVP in 2009

softball and water polo at Lakewood HS

9

Played softball for head coach Andy Miramontes

8

Earned All-Moore League First Team honors as a senior

7 Was a Press Earned a spot on Telegram Dream Team the All-Western Conhonorable mention ference First Team in selection in 2009 her final campaign 6 Was honored as 6 Garnered second her team’s Most team all-state acco- Valuable Player in her lades as a freshman final campaign 7

5

Also received her squad’s Rookie of the Year award in 2006

5 Also earned the 2009 Softball Gamer award

4

4

Her travel team, the Gold Coast Hurricanes, took home runner-up honors at the ASA Gold Nationals

As a junior, was named to the AllMoore League Second Team

3 As a rookie, earned the JV Captain Garnered Scholar3 Earned her team’s Award and the MVP Athlete of the Year Best Offensive Player award honors as a rookie award as a sophomore in 2007 2 Also named the 2 Lettered in MVP of her water softball, soccer, 2 Also played travel polo team as a junior volleyball and ball for Team Florida basketball 1 Played travel ball 1 Played softball for the California Lite 1 Played travel for head coach Bobby ball for the 18A Gold Diaz Washington Phoenix

3

Top 10

9

Helped lead her team to the FCCAA State Championship in 2009 and to its first national tournament

9

Also played one season at Hillsborough CC

8 Finished her sophomore campaign 8 Hit .216 with 11 at Santa Fe with a hits, two doubles and 19-3 record in the nine RBI as a sophocircle more at FCCJ 7 With a 1.19 ERA 7 Lettered in both and 51 strikeouts, softball and weightlift- the hurler helped the ing at University High Saints to their fifthstraight conference School in Orlando title 6 Named her team’s Defensive Player of 6 Earned second the Year as a senior team All-Mid-Florida Conference honors as a sophomore 5 Was honored as University’s varsity captain three-straight 5 Lettered in both seasons softball and cheerleading at Riverview HS 4 Earned her squad’s Rookie of the Year award 4 Garnered allconference honors as a senior 3 Played for head coach Adriana Padron 3 Played for head coach Angie Slater 2 Was a member of Cougar Council, a four-year member 2 Was a member of of the honor roll and the chess club, Little was a Bright Futures Angels club and T.V. Scholarship qualifier production 1 Played travel ball for the Orlando Wildcats

1

Played travel ball for the Florida Havoc

23

The Facts

Freshman Pitcher R/R 5-9 Bremerton, Wash. Klahowya Secondary

Top 10

38

2

15

Freshman Catcher R/R 5-5 Plantation, Fla. American Heritage HS

Junior Outfield L/R 6-0 Gilbert, Ariz. Scottsdale CC

Top 10

10 Transferred from sport athlete at Scottsdale CC American Heritage HS (softball, volleyball, 9 Was named to the cross country) 2009 NJCAA Division II Preseason All-America Third Team 9 Played for head coach Marty Cooper 8 Led the Artichokes in 10 offensive 8 Helped lead her categories in 2009 team to the 3A Florida HS State Softball Championship three 7 Was named the different seasons 2009 SCC Outstanding Softball Athlete 7 Was named to the All-Broward County 6 Tallied a .512 first team fourbatting average, the consecutive seasons fifth-highest average in NJCAA Region I, in 2008 6 In 2008, was named the American 5 In 2008, was Heritage Best Female named to the NJCAA Athlete All-Region I First Team and the All-ACCAC 5 Earned the Iron Second Team Man of the Year Award in 2005 4 Earned three varsity letters at 4 Named Offensive Highland HS Player of the Year in 2007 3 Was named to the 2007 EA Sports High 3 Played travel School Softball Allball with the Miami American First Team Stingrays 2

Also played for the Gold Coast Hurricanes Gold

2 Also garnered AllArizona Team, Arizona Class 5A All-State First Team and East Valley Tribune Class 5A First Team honors

1 While with the Hurricanes, her squad placed third at the 1 Played travel ball ASA Gold Nationals for the Lil Saints Gold in 2007


GETTING TO KNOW...

SOFTBALL

a r d n a z a K

Kazandra is the daughter of Thomas and Lana Holliday. She also has two brothers, Jeffrey and Tanner, and two sisters, Jacqueline and Kellie.

Kazandra is pursuing a degree in criminal justice and aspires to be an investigator.

Some of Kazandra’s favorite things... • Food: Ice cream • Book: The Notebook • TV shows: CSI and Law & Order: SVU • Movie: Little Rascals • Sport (besides softball): Baseball and football • Restuarant: Red Lobster • Celebrity: Jim Carrey • Professional athlete: Shawn Alexander • Pro team: Team USA - softball • Vacation destination: Bahamas • Hobby: Eating • Hang out: Beach

Quick Question... Why did you choose to play at UCF? The softball program, the softball team and the campus.

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a s s i r Ma

GETTING TO KNOW...

Marissa is the daughter of Vince and Anita Menendez. She was born and raised in Tampa, Fla. Marissa is pursuing a degree in biology.

Some of Marissa’s favorite things... • Food: Italian • Book: Twilight • TV show: One Tree Hill • Movie: A Cinderella Story • Sport (besides softball): Volleyball • Restuarant: TGI Friday’s • Celebrity: Chad Michael Murray • Pro athlete: Chipper Jones • Pro team: Atlanta Braves • Vacation destination: Jamaica

Favorite Quote... “Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll land among the stars.”

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GETTING TO KNOW...

SOFTBALL

e l l e Ari

Arielle is the daughter of Hector and Barbara Palafox. She also has a sister, Angel. She was born in Harbor City, Calif. Arielle is pursuing a degree in radio/television and aspires to become an announcer.

Some of Arielle’s favorite things... • My favorite food is green enchiladas • My three favorite books are How to be Lost, My Sister’s Keeper and the Twilight series • The Sandlot and Bull Durham are my two favorite movies • If I could go anywhere in the world on vacation, it would be to Australia • In my spare time I like to draw • The Secret Life of the American Teenager is my favorite TV show • My three favorite professional athletes are James Loney, Jackie Robinson and Evan Longoria and my two favorite professional sports teams are the L.A. Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays • Hayden Christianson is my favorite celebrity • My favorite sports, besides softball, are water polo, rugby and lacrosse • My favorite hangout is at the beach

Quick Question... Who has had the most influence on your playing career? My parents. They are my No. 1 fans, my support system and my back bone.

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GETTING TO KNOW...

Ashley

Ashley is the daughter of Ronald and Lois Schmitt. She also has a brother, Brian, and three sisters, Christie, Lorrie and Tamie. Ashley is pursuing a degree in psychology and aspires to become an animal trainer.

Some of Ashley’s favorite things... • Food: Pizza & Publix cookies • Book: Anything by Lisa Gardner • TV show: The OC • Movie: Wizard of Oz • Sport (besides softball): Cheerleading • Restaurant: Chili’s • Celebrity: Britney Spears • Pro athlete: Kaci Clark • Pro team: Miami Dolphins • Vacation destination: California • Hobby: Sewing • Hang out: The beach

Quick Question... Why did you choose to play at UCF? “It was my first choice for education and it has a great softball program.”

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SOFTBALL

GETTING TO KNOW...

Sam Sam is the daughter of Rick and Peggy Soltis. She also has a brother, Ricky. Sam is undecided on a major.

Some of Sam’s favorite things... • My favorite food is pickles • Kat Von D is my favorite celebrity • Football is my favorite sport, besides softball • My favorite hangout is on a boat • My favorite restaurant is Red Robin

V • If I cou

ld go on vacati would b on anywhere it eK • In my s ey West pare tim e go kayak I like to ing

VQuick

Question... Why did you choose to play at UCF? UCF was everything I was looking for in a college experience.

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GETTING TO KNOW...

y n w Ta

Tawny is the daughter of Ron Horton and Shelly Ernesti. She also has a brother, Chance, and a sister, Shar. Tawny is pursuing a degree in hospitality management.

Some of Tawny’s favorite things... 1. Food: Chocolate 2. Book: Mind Gym 3. Movie: Gran Torrino 4. TV Show: Family Guy

5. Professional Athlete: David Beckham 6. Pro Team: Tampa Bay Rays 7. Celebrity: Channing Tatum 8. Sport (besides softball): Baseball 9. Restaurant: Oregino’s 10. Hobbies: Boating Quick Question... Who has had the most influence on your playing career? Dionne and Bob Swan

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Renee Luers-Gillispie

SOFTBALL

The Facts

Head Coach Ninth Season West Texas A&M (1984) UCF Record: 305-210-1

Gillispie File Name: Renee Luers-Gillispie Birthplace: Livermore, Calif. Hometown: Danville, Iowa High School: Danville High School, 1979 College: Kirkwood Community College, 1981 College: West Texas State, 1984 Experience: Ninth season at UCF 18th overall as a head ead coach Juliet (Ill.) Junior College

Position: Head Coach ach Tenure: 1991-92 Bradley Universityy

Position: Head Coach ach Tenure: 1993-95 sity Texas Tech University Position: Head Coach ach Tenure: 1996-99 UCF

Position: Head Coach ach Tenure: 2000-present ent

Renee Luers-Gillispie is in her ninth year at the helm of the UCF softball program in 2010. Since starting the program in 2002, Gillispie has led the team to two conference championships and a pair of NCAA Regional Tournament appearances. The Knights and Gillispie have a record of 305-210-1 over the last eight years, while Gillispie owns a National Fastpitch Coaches Association (NFCA) record of 557-414-3 and an NCAA record of 510-386-3. Following the 2009 season, Gillispie saw a school-record five players be named to All-Conference USA teams. Sophomore Tiffany Lane was honored with a spot on the first team, while Breanne Javier and Abby McClain garnered second-team honors. Natalie Land and Vanessa Perez rounded out the squad with spots on the allfreshman team. Javier also earned a spot on the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Mideast Region First Team and signed a free-agent contract with the NPF's USSSA Pride. Gillispie guided her h squad to its most successful season on record in 2008, as the Knights claimed the program's first Conference USA Championship crown with a victory over No. 9 Houston on its home field, and fought its way to the NCAA Regional Championship Game with a win over No. 1 Florida. The team's 49 wins on the season were the most in program history, while its 26 votes in the final NFCA Coaches Poll were its most tallies to date. Gillispie also posted post her 500th career win in 2008.

Renee Luers-Gillispie L secured her 300th win as UCF’s head coach during the 2009 season. Allison Kime was named to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team for the second-consecutive season in 2008, 2 while also securing a spot on the All-C-USA First Team for the second-straight year. Javier was also a repea repeat honoree for the Knights on the All-C-USA First Team, while McClain and Lane both made appearances on the all-freshman squad. Marquita Council garnered the league's co-newcomer of the year honor in her first seaso season with the Knights under Gillispie's guidance, and both Cat Snapp and Ashley Van Ryn were voted onto the league's All-Academic Team. Snapp also earned a spot on the ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Second Se Team for her work on the field and in the classroom. The Black and Gold cruised through the C-USA Softball Championship with a 3-0 record, with Lane earning tournament MVP M honors for her play throughout the event. Kime, Javier, Council and Hillary Barrow joined Lane on the all-tournament al team, while the squad earned the league's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. Five different players earned postseason awards for UCF in 2007, including Kime, who received all-southeast region and C C-USA First Team honors as well as being named to the C-USA Championship All-Tournament Team. Javier jjoined Kime on the C-USA First Team and the C-USA Championship team, while Kacie Feaster claimed a spot spo on the C-USA First Team and the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District III First Team. Barthe C-USA All-Freshman Team while Cici Alvarez was a 2007 NCAA Division I Softball Statistical row made th Champion aafter leading the nation with 32 sacrifice hits. In 2005, G Gillispie led the Knights to their first Atlantic Sun Tournament Championship and the team received the conference's automatic bid into the NCAA Tournament. In the NCAA Tournament, the Knights picked up their first postseason win with a 5-3 victory over Florida on their home field. In the regular season, UCF U picked up wins over No. 8 Washington, No. 20 Florida International and No. 20 Georgia Tech on to the program's first win over in-state rival Florida State. Stephanie Best was named A-Sun in additio Player of the Year for the third-consecutive year after leading the nation in home runs (26).

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Gillispie vs. Opponents

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Akron ............................1-1 Alabama State ..............1-0 Albany...........................1-0 Arizona State ................0-1 Arkansas .......................1-2 Army .............................1-0 Auburn..........................0-1 Austin Peay ...................1-0 Ball State.......................1-1 Baylor ...........................1-1 Belmont ........................8-0 Bethune-Cookman .....14-4 Binghamton ..................0-2 Birmingham Southern ..1-0 Boston College..............3-0 Boston University .........1-1 Bradley .........................1-1 Bucknell ........................1-0 Butler ............................1-0 Cal Poly .........................1-0 Campbell ......................7-2 Canisius ........................1-0 Centenary .....................1-0 Central Arkansas ...........1-0 Central Michigan ..........1-1 Charleston Southern.....4-0 Colgate..........................1-1 College of Charleston ...0-1 Colorado State ..............1-0 Columbia ......................1-1 Connecticut ..................2-0 Cornell ..........................0-1 Creighton ......................2-0 Dartmouth ....................2-1 DePaul ..........................1-1 Detroit ..........................1-0 Drake ............................1-0 East Carolina ...............2-12 E. Tennessee State ........0-1 Eastern Kentucky ..........1-0 Eastern Michigan ..........3-0 Evansville ......................1-1 Florida ..........................2-8 Florida A&M .................6-2 Florida Atlantic ...........6-13 Florida International .....2-2 Florida State .................4-9 Fresno State..................1-0 Furman ........................ 4-0 Gardner-Webb ............. 7-1 George Mason ............. 3-0 Georgia State ............... 8-3 Georgia Tech ................ 2-1 Hawaii .......................... 0-2 Hofstra ......................... 3-2 Holy Cross .................... 1-0 Houston ....................... 3-9 Illinois-Chicago ............ 1-0 Illinois State ................. 1-0 Indiana......................... 2-0 Iona ............................. 0-1 Iowa ............................. 1-1 Jacksonville ................ 10-1 Jacksonville State ......... 3-2 Kansas.......................... 1-2 Kennesaw State ........... 0-1 Kent State .................... 1-0 Kentucky ...................... 2-1 La Salle......................... 1-0 Liberty ......................... 2-1 Lipscomb ..................... 5-2 Long Beach State ......... 1-2 Long Island .................. 1-0 Longwood .................... 2-0 Loyola Chicago ............. 1-1 Loyola-Marymount ...... 0-1

Maine .......................... 4-1 Manhattan ....................1-0 Marist ...........................2-0 Marshall......................10-7 Maryland ......................0-1 McNeese State .............1-0 Memphis ......................7-5 Mercer ..........................7-3 Miami (Ohio) ................1-0 Michigan .......................0-4 Michigan State .......... 0-0-1 Mississippi ....................2-1 Missouri State...............1-2 Morris Brown................4-0 New Mexico State.........0-2 North Carolina ..............0-1 North Carolina A&T ......0-1 North Carolina State .....0-1 North Dakota State .......1-1 North Florida ................4-2 Northern Illinois ...........2-0 Ohio State .....................2-1 Oklahoma State ............2-1 Penn State ....................0-2 Pittsburgh .....................2-0 Portland State ...............2-0 Princeton ......................1-0 Purdue ..........................0-2 Rider .............................1-0 Robert Morris ...............2-0 St. Bonaventure ............2-0 St. John’s .......................1-2 St. Peter’s .....................0-1 Sam Houston State .......1-0 Samford ........................2-3 San Diego......................0-1 San Diego State.............0-1 Seton Hall .....................1-0 South Alabama .............1-0 S. Connecticut State .....1-0 Southern Illinois ...........0-3 Southern Miss ..............7-6 Stetson .......................12-5 Stony Brook ..................1-0 Syracuse........................0-1 Temple ..........................1-0 Tennessee .....................1-2 Tennessee-Martin.........1-0 Tennessee State ............1-0 Tennessee Tech.............1-0 Texas Tech .....................2-1 Toledo ...........................0-1 Towson .........................2-1 Troy ...............................9-3 Tulsa .............................6-7 UAB...............................6-6 UCLA .............................0-1 UC Santa Barbara..........0-1 UNC-Greensboro ..........1-1 UNLV .............................1-1 USF ...............................2-8 UT Arlington .................1-0 UTEP .............................9-4 Valparaiso .....................1-0 Vermont........................3-0 Villanova .......................2-2 Virginia Tech .................0-1 Washington ..................1-1 Western Kentucky ........1-0 Western Michigan ........0-2 Winthrop ......................0-1 Wisconsin-Green Bay ...1-0 Wright State..................2-0 Yale ...............................1-0 Youngstown State .........1-0 Total .................305-210-1

Renee Luers-Gillispie

Best was the first UCF softball player to be drafted by the National Pro Fastpitch league when the New England Riptide took her in the fourth round. She ended her career with a .384 batting average, .756 slugging percentage, 71 home runs, 285 hits, 216 runs scored and 213 RBI. During the 2004 season, Gillispie guided the Knights to a No. 30 ranking in the NFCA Coaches Poll and the team finished the season with a 42-21 overall record. Gillispie earned her 100th win at UCF, while several players earned all-conference and all-region awards. Best was selected to the Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Southeast Region Second Team, while Jania Shinhoster earned all-conference first team and A-Sun AllTournament Team honors. Amber Lamb was named A-Sun Freshman of the Year and Cici Alvarez earned ASun All-Conference First Team and All-Freshman Team honors. Jennifer Whitley was named to the A-Sun AllTournament Team. In the 2003 season, the Knights compiled a 37-31 overall record and a 13-7 mark in the A-Sun. Best was named A-Sun Player of the Year and was recognized by the NFCA on the all-south region team, while pitcher Dottie Cupp and Shinhoster received A-Sun All-Conference honors. During the inaugural season in 2002, the Black and Gold had a 46-19 record and posted a 21-game winning streak, setting an A-Sun record. Cupp and Shinhoster were named all-conference and all-region while Best earned all-conference. To date, Gillispie's players have earned 17 all-conference honors, nine all-freshman honors, three conference player of the year awards, one co-newcomer of the year award and one freshman of the year honor. Prior to UCF, Gillispie spent four years building the Texas Tech program. She led the Red Raiders to a No. 17 national ranking in 1998 and a No. 24 ranking the following season. Her teams earned runner-up honors at the 1999 NCAA Regional Championship, third place in the 1999 Big 12 Conference Tournament and fourth place in the 1998 conference tournament. In addition to her successful career at Texas Tech, Gillispie rebuilt softball programs at Bradley University and Joliet Junior College. In 1993, she took over the Bradley program that finished 12-25 in 1992 and in two short years posted a record-breaking 33-8 sea-

son. The 1994 team also finished in second place in the Missouri Valley Conference and was ranked fifth in the nation for winning percentage. Gillispie received N4C Conference Coach of the Year honors as head coach of the 1992 Joliet (Ill.) Junior College team that won the conference championship. She had inherited a 2-29 team in 1991 and transformed that same team into an NJCAA Regional Runner-up with a 32-12 record by 1992. In addition to coaching at the collegiate level, Gillispie has served as an international speaker for the Italian Softball and Baseball Federation Coaches Convention and also traveled to Athens, Greece as a guest coach for the Greek National Team in 2001. While she directs her own softball camps and clinics, she has also worked as an instructor with the Griffey International Gold Medal Camp and Higher Ground Camps and Clinics under British National coach Bobby Simpson. Gillispie began her playing career as a pitcher at Kirkwood Community College in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, where she pitched in two NJCAA National Championship Tournaments. In 1981, she was ranked ninth nationally as a NJCAA pitcher. Moving on to West Texas State (now known as West Texas A&M), she set nine career pitching records including most wins, most strikeouts and most saves. In 2005, Gillispie was inducted into the West Texas A&M Athletics Hall of Fame. Gillispie and her husband, Mark, have been married for 27 years and reside in Oviedo.


Stephanie Best

SOFTBALL

The Facts

Assistant Coach Second Season UCF (2006) UCF (2008)

Best File Name: Stephanie Best Birthplace: Charlotte, N.C. Hometown: Fort Mill, S.C. High School: Fort Mill High School, 2001 College: UCF, 2006 Graduate School: UCF, 2008 Experience: Second season at UCF

Stephanie Best enters her second season as the Knights’ assistant coach in 2009. Best works specifically as the Knights’ hitting coach and works closely with the infielders. Prior to being named an assistant in 2008, Best spent three seasons as a volunteer assistant coach with the Knights, providing hitting instruction and aiding in day-to-day practice operations. Along with being familiar with the program and the student-athletes, Best also brings a wealth of top-level playing experience to the coaching staff. Since becoming the first UCF athlete to be drafted by the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league in 2005 by the New England Riptide, Best has competed at the professional level for four years, while also serving as a mentor to inner-city youth and running camps and clinics to teach youth the skills associated with the game of softball.

Second overall as an assistant coach UCF

Position: Volunteer eer Coach Tenure: 2006-08 UCF

Position: Assistant nt Coach Tenure: 2008-present esent

In 2007, Best and the Washington Glory won the 2007 NPF Championship, the World Series of professional softball.

Stephanie Best led the NCAA with 26 home runs in 2005, Best was one of the first members of the UCF softball team, joining the squad in its inaugural season in 2002. Best still holds records for career batting average (.384), runs scored (216), RBI (213), hits (285), home runs (71), slugging percentage (.756), total bases (562), on-base percentage (.487), walks (147), intentional walks (7 (28), assists (558) and games played (272). (2 Th slugger also holds numerous season and game records, which includes her record of 11 RBI vs. Army on The M March 19, 2003, where Best tied the NCAA record for RBI in a game and was named the NFCA/Louisville Slugge ger National Player of the Week after hitting three home runs, including two grand slams in the same inning. Her 71 career home runs still rank in the NCAA Division I Top 10, while her 26 round-trippers in 2005 led th the nation. Du During her playing career, the shortstop became the most decorated softball player in UCF history. The Fort M Mill, S.C., native was a NCAA National Woman of the Year nominee in 2005, and also earned her thirdco consecutive Atlantic Sun Player of the Year distinction the same year. Best earned Louisville Slugger/NFCA Al All-Southeast Region honors as a sophomore, junior and senior, while also being named to the ESPN The M Magazine Academic All-District III squad the same three seasons. Best graduated from UCF with a degree in liberal studies in 2006, and remained at her alma mater to earn her master’s degree in sports and fitness in 2008.

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Nicole Trimboli The Facts

Assistant Coach First Season Nebraska (2005)

Trimboli File Name: Nicole Trimboli Birthplace: Tampa, Fla. Hometown: Colorado Springs, Colo. High School: Rampart High School, 2000 College: Nebraska, 2005 Experience: First season at UCF Fifth overall as an assistant coach University of Nebraska

Position: Volunteer Coach Tenure: 2005 University of Maine Position: Assistant Coach Tenure: 2005-06 Colorado School of Mines Position: Assistant Coach Tenure: 2006-08 Portland State University Position: Assistant Coach Tenure: 2008-09 UCF

Position: Assistant Coach Tenure: 2009-present

Nicole Trimboli joined the UCF softball coaching staff in October 2009 as an assistant coach. Trimboli works specifically with the Knights’ outfielders and is in charge of recruiting. Trimboli came to UCF after serving as the assistant coach at Portland State during the 2008-09 season. While with the Vikings, Trimboli helped lead the softball squad to the Pacific Coast Softball Conference title, matching its best league-mark with a 15-5 record, and a trip to the NCAA Tournament. Prior to joining the staff at PSU, Trimboli spent two seasons as the assistant coach at Division II Colorado School of Mines, where she helped the team post a 38-19 record and a Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference Championship in 2008. At the conclusion of the team’s most successful season on record, Trimboli and the rest of the CSM staff was recognized as the RMAC Coaching Staff of the Year. In 2006, Trimb Trimboli served as an assistant coach at the University of Maine, after embarking on her first year in the coaching realms realm in 2005 as the volunteer assistant at her alma mater, Nebraska.

Nicole Trimboli was named the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) Nico Championship MVP in 2008. A four-year letterwinner with the Cornhuskers, Trimboli was a three-time All-Big 12 honoree and garnered All-Midwe All-Midwest Region accolades on two different occasions. In 2002, she helped lead her team to the Women’s College World Wo Series, while her squad also earned Big 12 titles in both 2001 and 2004. Following her successful collegiate career at Nebraska, Trimboli ranked in the program’s top 10 in 10 differeent categories and was named to the Big 12 10th Anniversary Team in 2006. The outfielder continued her playing career in the professional ranks after being drafted by the Akron Racers of the National Pro Fastpitch (NPF) league in 2004. Trimboli was named a NPF AllStar as a rookie, ro before helping her team to the NPF Championship in 2005. Trimboli played her final three seasons in the th league with the Chicago Bandits, where she garnered a spot on the NPF All-Star team and led her squad to the NPF Championship title both for the second time in her career in 2008. For her play during the Championship Champio series that season, Trimboli was named the NPF Championship MVP. A native o of Colorado Springs, Colo., Trimboli earned a bachelor’s degree in education and family sciences from Neb Nebraska.

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2010 Support Staff Chas Ossenheimer

Sonya Montoya

David Chambers

Strength & Conditioning Coach First Season UCF (2009)

Athletic Trainer Second Season Longwood (2007)

Executive Associate AD Softball Administrator Fourth Year at UCF Iowa (1983)

Chas Ossenheimer is in his first year as a member of the UCF strength and conditioning staff at UCF. He is the head strength and conditioning coach for the softball team and assists with several other UCF athletic teams. Ossenheimer is a certified strength and conditioning specialist (CSCS) and a member of the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA). He also holds a certification as a sports performance coach from USA Weightlifting as well as certifications in CPR, first aid and AED. Ossenheimer earned a bachelor’s degree in sports and fitness with a focus in strength and conditioning from UCF. He is currently working on his master’s degree in exercise physiology.

Eric Coleman Academic Advisor Second Season Minnesota-Morris (2001)

Eric joined the Academic Services for Student Athletes staff in January 2009. He is currently the lead advisor for softball, women’s track & field and cross country, while also overseeing all aspects of ASSA Tutoring Services. Prior to joining the ASSA staff, Coleman spent one year at The University of Akron as the Coordinator of CHAMPS/Life Skills and Tutoring Services. He has also served as Coordinator of Multicultural Recruitment at Gustavus Adolphus College, Director of the Intercultural Student Center and Resident Director/Advisor for the McNair Scholars Program at Minnesota State. A native central Floridian, Coleman is a 1997 graduate of Apopka High School. In 2001 he earned his B.A. in human services with a minor in psychology from the University of Minnesota-Morris and in 2004 his M.A. in sports management from Minnesota State. While at Morris, Coleman was co-captain for the Cougar football team and was named a Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC) Academic All-American and was the recipient of the Arthur Ashe Jr. Scholar Athlete award.

Sonya Montoya is in her second year as the head athletic trainer for the softball squad in 2010. Prior to her appointment at UCF, Montoya served one year as an assistant athletic trainer at the University of Maryland. While working with the Terrapins, Montoya was the head athletic trainer for the men’s and women’s swimming and diving teams and the women’s water polo team, while also overseeing the daily coverage of the men’s lacrosse team in the fall. Montoya also served as an intern at Maryland after graduating from Longwood University with a bachelor’s of science degree in kinesiology with a concentration in athletic training in 2007. As an undergraduate athletic trainer, Montoya served as the athletic training student for Longwood’s men’s basketball and field hockey teams, while also working at HampdenSydney College with its football squad and at Prince Edward County Schools with eight different sports. Montoya is currently pursuing her master’s degree in sports and fitness.

Amber Lamb Director of Softball Operations Second Season UCF (2008)

A former UCF softball player, Amber Lamb rejoined the program in 2009 as director of softball operations. In her position, Lamb is in charge of overseeing the Knights’ recruiting database, as well as organizing game day operations and serving as the softball office manager. A native of West Palm Beach, Fla., Lamb ranks second on UCF’s career record chart in sacrifice flies (7) and in doubles (40). The former shortstop also ranks third in total bases (275) and sixth in assists (248).

Joey Hamilton Softball Manager First Season

Vanessa Kaye Equipment Manager First Season Wake Forest (2006)

Allison Kime Marketing First Season UCF (2008)

Roberto Sasso Softball Manager First Season

Sarah Tarasewicz Athletics Communications Fourth Season UW-Superior (2006)

Lamb is currently pursuing her master’s degree in special education.

Keyana Terry Softball Manager Second Season

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2009 Season Review AMONG THE BEST IN THE LEAGUE The UCF softball team set a program-record in 2009 when five members of the squad were selected to All-Conference USA teams. Tiffany Lane garnered AllC-USA First Team honors, marking the third-straight season the Knights have had at least one player on the team. Breanne Javier and Abby McClain both grabbed spots on the All-C-USA Second Team, while Natalie Land and Vanessa Perez were selected to the C-USA All-Freshman Team.

2009 Honors & Awards

CONTINUING HER REIGN ON TOP Sophomore Tiffany Lane shared the national lead for triples in 2009 to be named a NCAA Division I Statistical Champion. The speedy shortstop had eight triples on the season, a mark that matched Southern University’s Audrey Phillips and Monmouth’s Emily deLong for the top spot nationally. Lane also bested her single-season record from 2008 with her eighth threebagger of 2009, while also taking sole possession of the No. 3 spot on the C-USA all-time register with 15 career triples.

Breanne Javier

• NFCA All-Northeast Region First Team • All-Conference USA Second Team • Signed with USSSA Pride of the NPF

Tiffany Lane

• All-Conference USA First Team • Conference USA Hitter of the Week (May 4) • NCAA Co-Statistical Champion (Triples)

Abby McClain

NO. 1 IN THE NATION After posting seven double plays over their last two weeks of competition, the Knights surpassed Oklahoma State for the national lead in double-plays turned per game, finishing the year with a 0.60 average, to claim NCAA Statistical Champion honors.

• All-Conference USA Second Team • Conference USA All-Academic Team • ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III Second Team

Natalie Land

• Conference USA All-Freshman Team

ONE OF THE BRIGHTEST IN THE DISTRICT Sophomore Abby McClain earned a spot on the Academic All-District III Second Team. The designated player, who holds a 3.75 cumulative GPA, is pursuing a degree in biology. McClain’s honor marks the sixth time in program history that a Knight has earned Academic All-District III honors.

Vanessa Perez

• Conference USA All-Freshman Team

Ashleigh Cole

• Conference USA Pitcher of the Week (March 2)

2009 Overall Batting Statistics (Statistics sorted by batting avg.) PLAYER LANE, Tiffany McCLAIN, Abby JAVIER, Breanne LAND, Natalie BARROW, Hillary DEAN, Lindsay PEREZ, Vanessa TYLER, Mary Helen COLE, Ashleigh PAUL, Magon DIXON, Tenisha BULLARD, Morgan ROJAS, Diana GRESHAM, Lexi DeMELLO, Kristina Totals Opponents

AVG .350 .333 .318 .259 .250 .248 .245 .231 .200 .197 .172 .172 .000 .000 .000 .269 .263

GP 50 53 54 54 54 45 54 50 31 32 30 18 2 1 17 54 54

GS 48 53 54 54 54 42 54 50 29 28 20 12 1 1 16 54 54

AB R 160 34 174 34 179 23 143 20 168 21 117 15 151 15 134 12 65 2 66 6 58 10 29 4 1 0 0 0 0 0 1445 196 1431 201

H 56 58 57 37 42 29 37 31 13 13 10 5 0 0 0 388 376

2B 3 16 10 5 16 2 5 4 0 2 0 1 0 0 0 64 58

3B 8 3 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 3 0 0 0 0 16 8

HR 4 5 2 2 2 3 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 24

RBI 27 26 34 10 20 17 11 12 6 6 3 2 0 0 0 174 169

TB 87 95 73 48 64 40 45 39 13 15 16 6 0 0 0 541 522

SLG% .544 .546 .408 .336 .381 .342 .298 .291 .200 .227 .276 .207 .000 .000 .000 .374 .365

BB 19 15 7 12 16 8 14 21 3 7 4 0 0 0 0 126 116

HBP 1 8 1 7 4 0 5 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 27 40

SO 22 20 17 28 20 30 21 34 11 19 16 8 0 0 0 246 219

GDP 0 1 1 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4 15

C-USA ACADEMIC HONORS Abby McClain continued to receive postseason honors when she earned a spot on the Conference USA All-Academic Team. In order to claim a spot on the 12-member team, student-athletes must have earned a 3.2 cumulative grade-point average or better and been a starter or key reserve for their team. 300 WINS FOR KNIGHTS, GILLISPIE With its nightcap win over Houston on April 19, the UCF softball team and head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie earned their 300th win in their eighth year as a program at the Division I level. The Knights and Gillispie then extended their all-time record to 305-210-1 to conclude the season. C-USA HITTER OF THE WEEK After putting together a remarkable performance at the plate against UTEP in the Knights’ final regularseason series of the year, sophomore Tiffany Lane was tabbed Conference USA’s Hitter of the Week on May 4. The weekly honor was Lane’s first in 2009 and the second of her career. Lane recorded a .727 batting average (8-for-11), with five RBI, two runs scored and three stolen bases. The sophomore tallied a .818 slugging percentage and a .750 on-base percentage during the series, while accounting for seven of UCF’s 11 total runs on the weekend. OUT OF POSITION Freshman Natalie Land made 12 starts at shortstop for UCF in 2009 in place of an injured Tiffany Lane. When Land received the starting nod at shortstop during the season, the Black and Gold notched a 9-3 record.

OB% .422 .411 .342 .344 .328 .287 .329 .335 .235 .274 .226 .200 .000 .000 .000 .337 .334

SF 0 0 3 1 1 4 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 9 4

SH 3 7 7 11 3 3 13 1 8 2 0 0 0 0 0 58 62

SB 7 3 2 14 1 0 5 0 0 0 1 2 0 0 0 35 31

ATT 8 3 2 14 2 0 5 0 0 0 2 3 0 0 0 39 51

PO 80 124 417 149 65 156 60 35 5 8 19 7 0 0 1 1126 1107

A 113 38 32 124 117 22 6 2 59 16 0 2 2 0 14 547 475

E 15 6 6 10 18 3 1 3 7 1 0 1 1 0 1 73 68

FLD% .928 .964 .987 .965 .910 .983 .985 .925 .901 .960 1.000 .900 .667 .000 .938 .958 .959

LOB - Team (363), Opp (327). DPs turned - Team (32), Opp (18). IBB - Team (4), TYLER, M. 1, JAVIER, B. 1, BARROW, H. 1, LANE, T. 1, Opp (17). Picked off - LANE, T. 1, McCLAIN, A. 1, DIXON, T. 1.

2009 Overall Pitching Statistics (Statistics sorted by earned run avg.)

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PLAYER COLE, Ashleigh DeMELLO, K. PAUL, Magon ROJAS, Diana Totals Opponents

ERA 2.42 2.69 3.63 18.67 2.98 2.85

W 17 8 2 0 27 26

L 8 8 9 2 27 27

APP 36 26 17 4 54 54

GS 20 18 15 1 54 54

CG 16 10 3 0 29 30

SHO 3 2 1 0 6 8

CBO 0 0 0 0 0 2

SV 1 0 0 0 1 1

IP 188.0 112.0 69.1 6.0 375.1 369.0

H 173 104 84 15 376 388

R 80 57 47 17 201 196

ER 65 43 36 16 160 150

BB 43 49 15 9 116 126

SO 106 92 18 3 219 246

2B 23 15 19 1 58 64

3B 3 3 2 0 8 16

HR 5 6 8 5 24 19

AB 716 409 276 30 1431 1445

B/Avg .242 .254 .304 .500 .263 .269

WP 18 12 1 2 33 25

PB - Team (13), McCLAIN, A. 7, DEAN, L. 6, Opp (8). Pickoffs - Team (2), McCLAIN, A. 2, Opp (3). SBA/ATT - DEAN, L. (17-29), McCLAIN, A. (14-22), COLE, A. (14-22), DeMELLO, K. (10-18), PAUL, M. (6-10), ROJAS, D. (1-1).

HBP 17 16 7 0 40 27

BK 0 1 0 0 1 6

SFA SHA 1 26 2 16 1 16 0 4 4 62 9 58


SOFTBALL

2009 Season Review

NEW RECORD With eight three-hit games under her belt during her sophomore season, Abby McClain surpassed Stephanie Best for the program record for three-hit games in a season. McClain set the record with a two-out, twoRBI, walk-off double in the eighth inning to give the Knights the league-series win against Southern Miss on April 5. Best, who previously held the record, had seven three-hit games as a sophomore in 2003. LAY IT DOWN Junior Ashleigh Cole put her name at the top of the record books on April 5, after laying down three sacrifice bunts in the series finale against the Golden Eagles. The trio of sacrifice hits matched Cici Alvarez’s recordsetting mark for sacs in a game set on Feb. 24, 2007, against George Mason. FINISHING IN THIRD With 57 hits on the season in 2009, senior Breanne Javier staked claim on the No. 3 spot on the UCF alltime record chart with 245 career hits. The mark trails only Jania Shinhoster’s total of 268 hits from 2002-05 and Stephanie Best’s record-holding 285 hits during the same four seasons. 500...AGAIN In 2008, head coach Renee Luers-Gillispie reached 500 wins in her career as a head coach with a win over league-foe, UAB. With the Knights’ win over Southern Miss on April 10, the skipper once again reached the milestone of 500. Gillispie recorded her 500th win at the Division I level in the nightcap of Saturday’s doubleheader and now holds a 510-385-3 record at college’s top-level.

C USA PITCHER OF THE WEEK After posting a 3-0 record with one save, junior Ashleigh Cole was named Conference USA’s Pitcher of the Week on March 2. The junior allowed only five earned runs in 26.1 innings pitched for a 1.33 ERA to help the UCF softball team to a 6-1 record. The weekly honor was the first for Cole in 2009 and the first of her career. IN THE NO. 9 SPOT When batting in the ninth spot in the Knights’ batting order last season, freshman Natalie Land led the team with a .378 batting average. In 18 games started in the final spot in the order, Land also tallied 19 hits, nine runs, four doubles and a home run. UCF was also 10-8 when Land batted ninth. NEW SURROUNDINGS In the final game of the Knights’ series at Memphis, sophomore Tiffany Lane got a different view of the field. UCF’s usual starting shortstop, Lane started the contest as the left fielder. Having missed two games earlier in the week because of an injury, Lane started the second game as the DP, before roaming the outfield for the first time in her collegiate career in the nightcap. UNTOUCHABLE AFTER SIX If the Black and Gold had a lead heading into the seventh inning of a contest, its opponent was out of luck in coming back to win. The Knights were 22-0 this season when leading its opponent after six innings. UCF’s defense allowed only 13 runs to its opponents in the seventh inning, while scoring 34 runs in the sixth frame, its most for any inning.

Knights’ Record When.... Overall ..........................................27-27 Home ..........................................20-14 Away .............................................6-10 Neutral ............................................1-3 C-USA............................................11-12 Home .............................................8-4 Away ...............................................3-8 Non-Conference ...........................16-15 Home ..........................................12-10 Away ...............................................3-2 Neutral ............................................1-3 Against Ranked Teams ......................0-3 Against State Schools........................6-3 Day Games....................................21-20 Night Games .....................................6-7 Shutouts ...........................................6-8 1-Run games ...................................10-8 2-Run games .....................................5-7 5+Run games ....................................4-6 Extra innings .....................................2-4 Game 1 of DH ...................................6-5 Game 2 of DH ...................................7-4 Game 1 of C-USA Series....................3-5 Game 2 of C-USA Series....................5-3 Game 3 of C-USA Series....................3-4

HITS Out-hit opponent ...........................22-5 Out-hit by opponent .......................4-20 Hits are tied ......................................1-2 HOME RUNS Hit 0 home runs ............................17-20 Hit 1 home run .................................9-6 Hit 2+ home runs ..............................1-1 Opponent 0 home runs ................22-17 Opponent 1 home run ......................4-3 Opponent 2+ HRs .............................1-7 SCORING Scoring 0-2 runs..............................4-16 Scoring 3-5 runs..............................15-7 Scoring 6-9 runs................................8-4 Scoring 10+ runs ...............................0-0 Opponent 0-2 runs .........................15-6 Opponent 3-5 runs .........................11-9 Opponent 6-9 runs ...........................1-8 Opponent 10+ runs ..........................0-4 Scored in 1st inning ..........................8-4 Scores first ......................................16-4 Opponent scores first ...................11-23 After 4 leading ................................17-1 After 4 trailing.................................3-18 After 4 tied .......................................7-8 After 5 leading ................................18-1 After 5 trailing.................................3-19

After 5 tied .......................................6-6 After 6 leading ................................22-0 After 6 trailing.................................0-22 After 6 tied .......................................4-4 ERRORS Made 0 errors .................................11-6 Made 1 error ..................................11-7 Made 2+ errors ...............................5-14 Opponent made 0 errors ................4-12 Opponent made 1 error ...................9-7 Opponent made 2+ errors ..............14-8 DAY OF THE WEEK Monday ............................................0-0 Tuesday.............................................1-3 Wednesday .......................................6-3 Thursday ...........................................0-2 Friday ................................................4-5 Saturday .........................................13-9 Sunday ..............................................3-5 MONTH February .........................................14-8 March .............................................2-12 April ..................................................9-5 May...................................................2-2

DATE 2.6 2.6 2.7 2.7 2.8 2.11 2.11 2.13 2.13 2.14 2.14 2.18 2.20 2.20 2.21 2.21 2.24 2.25 2.25 2.27 2.27 2.28 2.28 3.4 3.7 3.7 3.8 3.10 3.10 3.14 3.14 3.15 3.17 3.19 3.28 3.28 3.29 4.4 4.4 4.5 4.8 4.10 4.10 4.11 4.15 4.19 4.19 4.22 4.24 4.25 4.25 5.2 5.2 5.3 5.7

2009 Schedule & Results

OPPONENT RESULTS vs. Texas Tech^ L, 4-12 at No. 3 Arizona State^ L, 7-10 vs. Oklahoma State^ W, 8-5 vs. Western Michigan^ L, 1-10 (5) vs. No. 11 Stanford^ Cancelled North Florida W, 2-1 North Florida L, 5-7 Villanova! L, 3-5 UT Arlington! W, 5-1 George Mason! W, 4-1 No. 11 Tennessee! L, 0-1 (8) at Jacksonville W, 5-3 (8) Portland State$ W, 5-3 Illinois-Chicago$ W, 9-1 (6) Boston College$ W, 2-1 Oklahoma State$ L, 0-2 Centenary W, 7-3 Bethune-Cookman W, 2-0 Eastern Michigan W, 5-4 Syracuse# L, 2-3 Tennessee State# W, 9-7 Florida A&M# W, 7-0 Maine# W, 5-0 Loyola (Ill.) L, 4-10 at Tulsa* L, 6-7 (11) at Tulsa* L, 2-7 at Tulsa* L, 2-8 Ball State L, 0-1 Kennesaw State L, 1-3 UAB* W, 7-0 UAB* L,4-7 UAB* W, 6-5 FIU L, 6-8 (8) Iowa L, 1-2 (11) at East Carolina* L, 0-3 at East Carolina* L, 0-3 at East Carolina* L, 0-5 Southern Miss* L, 4-5 Southern Miss* W, 2-1 Southern Miss* W, 5-4 (8) at Stetson W, 4-3 Marshall* W, 7-3 Marshall* W, 3-0 Marshall* L, 6-9 at No. 1 Florida L, 0-3 at Houston* L, 4-6 at Houston* W, 3-1 at Bethune-Cookman W, 3-0 at Memphis* L, 0-2 at Memphis*(DH) W, 3-2 at Memphis* W, 4-3 UTEP*(DH) W, 4-3 UTEP* W, 5-2 UTEP* L, 2-3 C-USA Championship vs. Marshall L, 1-2

* Conference USA game ^ ASU Kajikawa Classic ! UCF Early Bird Tournament $ UCF Comfort Suites Invitational # UCF Invitational Home games in bold

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Conference USA Recap

Team xyTulsa East Carolina Houston Marshall UCF Southern Miss UTEP UAB Memphis

Player AVG LANE, Tiffany .395 McCLAIN, Abby .324 LAND, Natalie .316 JAVIER, Breanne .313 BARROW, Hillary .280 TYLER, Mary Helen .246 DEAN, Lindsay .224 PEREZ, Vanessa .219 COLE, Ashleigh .192 PAUL, Magon .130 DIXON, Tenisha .111 BULLARD, Morgan .063 DeMELLO, Kristina .000 GRESHAM, Lexi .000 Totals .273 Opponents .266

2009 ConferenceUSA Standings

C-USA W 16 19 12 11 11 10 8 8 7

GP 22 23 23 23 23 23 18 23 11 11 8 10 8 1 23 23

L 4 5 10 10 12 13 15 16 17

GS AB R 21 76 14 23 74 15 23 57 9 23 80 9 23 75 7 23 69 6 16 49 8 23 64 6 11 26 0 10 23 1 7 18 2 7 16 2 8 0 0 1 0 0 23 627 79 23 609 89

T 0 0 0 0 0 1 1 0 0

OVERALL W 40 40 25 31 27 26 27 21 22

PCT. .800 .792 .545 .524 .478 .438 .354 .333 .292

L 17 15 24 20 27 28 29 34 30

2009 ConferenceUSA Statistics

H 30 24 18 25 21 17 11 14 5 3 2 1 0 0 171 162

2B 3B HR RBI TB 2 3 1 16 41 8 0 2 11 38 2 0 0 1 20 2 0 1 16 30 8 0 0 5 29 0 1 0 5 19 0 0 1 6 14 1 0 0 4 15 0 0 0 5 5 1 0 0 2 4 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 24 4 5 71 218 23 2 10 75 219

SLG% .539 .514 .351 .375 .387 .275 .286 .234 .192 .174 .111 .063 .000 .000 .348 .360

BB 8 8 8 3 8 10 3 8 0 5 2 0 0 0 63 42

HBP 0 5 2 0 1 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0 0 11 23

SO GDP OB% 10 0 .452 7 0 .425 9 0 .418 9 0 .337 8 0 .357 16 0 .342 15 0 .259 12 0 .324 2 0 .192 7 0 .286 6 0 .200 5 0 .118 0 0 .000 0 0 .000 106 0 .349 90 4 .335

T 0 0 0 0 0 2 1 0 0

SF 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2 4

SH 1 3 4 4 2 0 2 8 6 0 0 0 0 0 30 28

PCT. .702 .727 .510 .608 .500 .482 .482 .382 .423

1. CARRERA, C. 2. HILL, M. 3. LINDSAY, L. 4. TROUPE, C. 5. SMART, B. 6. STOEHR, M. 7. BITNER, J. 8. LANDRUM, M. 9. PILGRIM, K. 10.BUSH, K.

ERA 2.29 2.85 5.40 3.05 2.68

W L APP 4 3 12 7 4 15 0 5 8 11 12 23 12 11 23

GS 7 9 7 23 23

CG 5 7 0 12 14

SHO CBO 1 0 1 0 0 0 2 0 4 1

SV IP H 0 49.0 37 0 86.0 85 0 23.1 40 0 158.1 162 0 159.1 171

R 20 41 28 89 79

ER 16 35 18 69 61

BB 18 16 8 42 63

SO 45 42 3 90 106

2B 4 9 10 23 24

SB ATT PO A E 6 6 26 40 7 0 0 49 15 3 9 9 67 55 5 0 0 178 10 3 0 0 29 58 7 0 0 18 2 2 0 0 57 7 1 3 3 33 4 0 0 0 3 31 4 0 0 1 8 1 0 0 9 0 0 1 2 5 2 1 0 0 0 7 0 0 0 0 0 0 19 20 475 239 34 11 17 478 213 30

FLD% .904 .955 .961 .984 .926 .909 .985 1.000 .895 .900 1.000 .875 1.000 .000 .955 .958

3B HR AB B/Avg WP HBP 1 3 169 .219 5 12 1 3 334 .254 8 9 0 4 106 .377 1 2 2 10 609 .266 14 23 4 5 627 .273 12 11

PB - Team (4), DEAN, L. 3, McCLAIN, A. 1, Opp (3). Pickoffs - Team (1), McCLAIN, A. 1, Opp (1). SBA/ATT - DEAN, L. (4-9), COLE, A. (6-9), McCLAIN, A. (7-8), DeMELLO, K. (4-7), PAUL, M. (1-1).

2009 All-ConferenceUSA Selections Player of the Year

Newcomers of the Year

Camilla Carrera, UTEP

Katie Murphree, Marshall Martina Landrum, UAB

All-Conference First Team

Player Camilla Carrera Jessica Valis Jessica Johnson Kailey Yarmer Tiffany Lane Megan Hill Brooke Smart Lauren Lindsay Chelsea Troupe Toni Paisley Jackie Lawrence

Cl. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Jr. Sr. Jr. Fr. So. Jr.

Pos. C IF IF IF IF OF OF OF UT P P

Team UTEP Houston East Carolina Tulsa UCF Southern Miss Tulsa Tulsa UTEP East Carolia Tulsa

All-Conference Second Team

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Player Kristin Pilgrim Haley Valis Leila Dolfo Vanessa Vice Breanne Javier Katie Bush Laurie Wagner J.J. Bitner Abby McClain Samantha Davis Jordan Kinard

Cl. Sr. Sr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. Sr. So.

Pos. C IF IF IF IF OF OF OF UT P P

Team Southern Miss Houston Memphis Tulsa UCF Houston Houston Marshall UCF Southern Miss Tulsa

Pitcher of the Year

Toni Paisley, East Carolina

Freshman of the Year Chelsea Troupe, UTEP

All-Freshman Team

Player Melissa Gregson Rebecca Gamby Alianna Telles Lelani Bernardino Ashley Razey Jessica Stoelke Skylar Swanson Catherine Douglass Natalie Land Vanessa Perez Chelsea Troupe

Cl. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr. Fr.

Pos. C C/IF IF OF C/IF OF C/UT OF/IF IF OF UT

All-Academic Team

Player Cristen Aona Jessica Johnson Kaui Tom Katie Bush Katie Murphree Janelle Valle Kristin Pilgrim Stephanie Chomicki Kailey Yarmer Andrea Rogers Abby McClain Stacie Townsend

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

Team Houston Marshall Marshall Memphis Southern Miss Tulsa Tulsa UAB UCF UCF UTEP

Class Jr. Sr. Jr. Sr. Jr. So. Sr. Sr. Sr. Sr. So. So.

Triples

UTEP USM TLS UTEP TLS MAR MAR UAB USM HOU

.412 .408 .406 .406 .373 .370 .367 .358 .353 .351

GPA 3.83 3.74 4.00 3.70 3.74 3.97 3.50 3.80 3.28 3.42 3.75 4.00

1. HILL, M. 2. CARRERA, C. 3. TROUPE, C. 4. LINDSAY, L. 5. SMART, B. 6. STOEHR, M. 7. JOHNSON, J. 8. PILGRIM, K. 9. McCLAIN, A. 10.LANE, T.

USM UTEP UTEP TLS TLS MAR ECU USM UCF UCF

.796 .751 .694 .652 .614 .593 .583 .577 .546 .544

On-Base Percentage 1. HILL, M. 2. CARRERA, C. 3. TROUPE, C. 4. LINDSAY, L. 5. SMART, B. 6. LANDRUM, M. 7. JOHNSON, J. 8. PILGRIM, K. 9. NORDSTROM 10.BUSH, K.

.552 .500 .498 .486 .482 .461 .461 .460 .441 .432

TLS USM UTEP UTEP UAB MAR HOU UTEP HOU

49 45 44 42 40 38 37 35 35 34

TLS UTEP UTEP TLS USM TLS TLS UCF UAB

76 73 69 60 60 59 58 58 58 57

HOU USM UTEP TLS TLS USM ECU UAB UTEP MAR

47 47 44 42 39 39 37 37 36 35

UTEP USM UTEP UAB TLS UTEP TLS USM

13 11 10 10 10 9 9 9 8

UTEP TLS UTEP USM UCF UCF TLS TLS ECU

19 19 17 16 16 16 14 12 11 10

1. PAISLEY, T. 2. LAWRENCE, J. 3. SWANN, B. 4. MURPHREE, K. 5. COLE, A. 6. RAMOS, C. 7. DeMELLO, K. 8. LOTT, B. 9. TOWNSEND, S. 10. KINARD, J.

ECU TLS ECU MAR UCF USM UCF HOU UTEP TLS

1.22 1.67 2.21 2.33 2.42 2.61 2.69 2.99 3.10 3.12

1. PAISLEY, T. 2. TOWNSEND, S. 3. LAWRENCE, J. 4. KINARD, J. 5. MITCHELL, A. 6. RAMOS, C. 7. CROFT, L. 8. CRABTREE, A. 9. COLE, A. 10.MURPHREE, K.

ECU UTEP TLS TLS MAR USM UAB HOU UCF MAR

297 246 186 131 129 117 114 112 106 104

1. PAISLEY, T 2. LAWRENCE, J. 3. TOWNSEND, S. 4. COLE, A. 5. LOTT, B. 6. MURPHREE, K. 7. KINARD, J. DAVIS, S. 9. RAMOS, C. 10.MITCHELL, A.

ECU TLS UTEP UCF HOU MAR TLS USM USM MAR

30 21 18 17 16 14 13 13 12 11

UCF TLS TLS HOU ECU UTEP ECU MEM USM MAR

418 370 368 335 327 323 305 282 270 268

UCF MEM HOU UCF UTEP UCF ECU TLS USM TLS

125 121 117 115 114 113 107 104 104 103

Putouts 1. JAVIER, B. 2. TIMMONS, C. 3. VICE, V. 4. GREGSON, M. 5. SHAW, T. 6. STALTER, J. 7. JOHNSON, J. 8. PHILLIPS, J. 9. PILGRIM, K. 10.STOEHR, M.

Assists

Doubles 1. CARRERA, C. LINDSAY, L. 3. TROUPE, C. 4. HILL, M. BARROW, H. McCLAIN, A. 7. YARMER, K. 8. TIMMONS, C. 9. JOHNSON, J. 10. 7 tied at

1. CARRERA, C. 2. HILL, M. 3. TROUPE, C. ALLEN, A. SMART, B. 6. DAVIS, J. LINDSAY, L. PILGRIM, K. 9. 5 tied at

Wins

RBI 1. WAGNER, L. HILL, M. 3. CARRERA, C. 4. SMART, B. 5. LINDSAY, L. PILGRIM, K. 7. JOHNSON, J. ALLEN, A. 9. TROUPE, C. 10. STOEHR, M.

8 4 4 4 4 4 3 3 3 2

Strikeouts

Hits 1. LINDSAY, L. 2. CARRERA, C. 3. TROUPE, C. 4. YARMER, K. HILL, M. 6. SMART, B. 7. VICE, V. McCLAIN, A. LANDRUM, M. 10. 2 tied at

UCF USM UAB USM HOU ECU UCF TLS UCF

Earned Run Average

USM UTEP UTEP TLS TLS UAB ECU USM HOU HOU

Runs Scored 1. LINDSAY, L. 2. HILL, M. 3. CARRERA, C. 4. TROUPE, C. 5. LANDRUM, M. 6. TELLES, A. 7. VALIS, J. 8. TOWNSEND, S. BUSH, K. 10. 4 tied at

1. LANE, T. 2. HILL, C. DOUGLASS, C. HILL, M. VALIS, J. BARRELLA, A. 7. DIXON, T. STOELKE, J. McCLAIN, A. 10. 8 tied at

Home Runs

Slugging Percentage

LOB - Team (176), Opp (142). DPs turned - Team (14), Opp (8). IBB - Team (3), LANE, T. 1, BARROW, H. 1, TYLER, M. 1, Opp (12).Picked off - McCLAIN, A. 1. Player DeMELLO, Kristina COLE, Ashleigh PAUL, Magon Totals Opponents

2009 Conference USA Leaders

Batting Average

1. LAND, N. 2. McKINLEY, M. 3. VALIS, J. 4. BARROW, H. 5. TOWNSEND, S. 6. LANE, T. 7. AONA, C. 8. YARMER, K. THURMAN, C. 10.CHOMICKI, S.


SOFTBALL National Honors

All-Time Honors & Awards

National NCAA Woman of the Year Nominee Stephanie Best..................................................... 2005 NFCA National Player of the Week Stephanie Best.................................... March 19, 2003 Louisville Slugger/NFCA All-Southeast Region First Team Breanne Javier ..................................................... 2009 Allison Kime ......................................................... 2008 Allison Kime ......................................................... 2007 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2003 Jania Shinhoster .................................................. 2002 Second Team Stephanie Best..................................................... 2005 Lindsay Enders ..................................................... 2005 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2004 Dottie Cupp ......................................................... 2002 ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District III First Team Kacie Feaster ....................................................... 2007 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2004 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2003 Second Team Abby McClain ...................................................... 2009 Cat Snapp ............................................................ 2008 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2005

Conference USA

First Team All-Conference Tiffany Lane ......................................................... 2009 Breanne Javier ..................................................... 2008 Allison Kime ......................................................... 2008 Kacie Feaster ....................................................... 2007 Breanne Javier ..................................................... 2007 Allison Kime ......................................................... 2007 Second Team All-Conference Breanne Javier ..................................................... 2009 Abby McClain ...................................................... 2009 All-Freshman Team Natalie Land......................................................... 2009 Vanessa Perez ...................................................... 2009 Tiffany Lane ......................................................... 2008 Abby McClain ...................................................... 2008 Hillary Barrow ...................................................... 2007 All-Tournament Team Hillary Barrow ...................................................... 2008 Marquita Council ................................................. 2008 Breanne Javier ..................................................... 2008 Allison Kime ......................................................... 2008 Tiffany Lane* ....................................................... 2008 Cici Alvarez .......................................................... 2007 Breanne Javier ..................................................... 2007 Allison Kime ......................................................... 2007 * - Tournament MVP All-Academic Team Abby McClain ...................................................... 2009 Ashley Van Ryn .................................................... 2008 Cat Snapp ............................................................ 2008 Kacie Feaster ....................................................... 2007

Lindsay Enders was the A-Sun Tournament MVP in 2005

Amber Lamb was the A-Sun Freshman of the Year in 2004

Player of the Week Tiffany Lane ............................................. May 4, 2009 Ashleigh Cole ........................................ March 2, 2009 Allison Kime ............................................. May 5, 2008 Allison Kime ...........................................April 21, 2008 Allison Kime ........................................ March 24, 2008 Tiffany Lane ........................................ March 17, 2008 Allison Kime ............................................Feb. 19, 2007 Allison Kime ........................................ March 19, 2007 Allison Kime .............................................April 2, 2007 Hillary Barrow ..........................................April 2, 2007 Breanne Javier .......................................April 30, 2007 Allison Kime .......................................... March 6, 2006 Allison Kime ...........................................April 17, 2006

Player of the Year Stephanie Best..................................................... 2005 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2004 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2003

Atlantic Sun

First Team All-Conference Lindsay Enders ..................................................... 2005 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2005 Cici Alvarez .......................................................... 2004 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2004 Jania Shinhoster .................................................. 2004 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2003 Dottie Cupp ......................................................... 2003 Jania Shinhoster .................................................. 2003 Dottie Cupp ......................................................... 2002 Second Team All-Conference Jania Shinhoster .................................................. 2005 Lindsay Enders ..................................................... 2004 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2002 All-Freshman Team Cat Snapp ............................................................ 2005 Cici Alvarez .......................................................... 2004 Amber Lamb ........................................................ 2004 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2002 Danielle Cummings.............................................. 2002 Jania Shinhoster .................................................. 2002 All-Tournament Team Stephanie Best..................................................... 2005 Lindsay Enders* ................................................... 2005 Bryttani Lindheim ................................................ 2005 Jania Shinhoster .................................................. 2005 Jania Shinhoster .................................................. 2004 Jennifer Whitley .................................................. 2004 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2003 Lindsay Bush ........................................................ 2003 Kaycee Clark ........................................................ 2003 Dottie Cupp ......................................................... 2003 Dottie Cupp ......................................................... 2002 * - Tournament MVP

Freshman of the Year Amber Lamb ........................................................ 2004 All-Academic Team Cici Alvarez .......................................................... 2005 Nicole Balogh....................................................... 2005 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2005 Kacie Feaster ....................................................... 2005 Shelly Frick........................................................... 2005 Nikki Green .......................................................... 2005 Crystle Krafft ........................................................ 2005 Amber Lamb ........................................................ 2005 Bryttani Lindheim ................................................ 2005 Jania Shinhoster .................................................. 2005 Cat Snapp ............................................................ 2005 Ashley Van Ryn .................................................... 2005 Nicole Balogh....................................................... 2004 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2004 Lindsay Enders ..................................................... 2004 Kacie Feaster ....................................................... 2004 Dana Gilmore ...................................................... 2004 Jamie Hagin ......................................................... 2004 Bryttani Lindheim ................................................ 2004 Taylor Sawyer ...................................................... 2004 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2003 Kaycee Clark ........................................................ 2003 Taylor Sawyer ...................................................... 2003 Jania Shinhoster .................................................. 2003 Jenna Wansa........................................................ 2003 Stephanie Best..................................................... 2002 Danielle Cummings.............................................. 2002 Karen D’Alberto ................................................... 2002 Sarah Miller ......................................................... 2002 Jania Shinhoster .................................................. 2002 Pysha Simmons.................................................... 2002 Player of the Week Crystal Kraft ............................................Feb. 21, 2005 Crystal Kraft ........................................ March 21, 2005 Lindsay Enders ..........................................Feb. 7, 2005 Lindsay Enders .........................................April 8, 2005 Lindsay Enders .......................................April 11, 2005 Stephanie Best........................................Feb. 28, 2005

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Alphabetical

Numerical

Alvarez, Cici**** ......................2004-07 Baker, Ashley* ...............................2005 Balogh, Nicole**.......................2004-07 Barrow, Hillary*** ..........2007-present Best, Stephanie****.................2002-05 Bullard, Morgan*** ........2007-present Bush, Lindsay* ..........................2002-03 Clark, Kaycee** ........................2003-04 Cole, Ashleigh*** ...........2007-present Colson, Heather .............................2006 Cooper, Lauren* ............................2002 Council, Marquita* ........................2008 Cummings, Danielle* .....................2002 Cupp, Dottie** .........................2002-03 Dailey, Laura ..................................2006 D’Alberto, Karen* ..........................2002 Dean, Lindsay**** ...................2006-09 DeMello, Kristina* ..........2009-present Dixon, Tenisha* .............................2009 Enders, Lindsay** .....................2004-05 Feaster, Kacie**** ...................2004-07 Frick, Shelly*** .........................2005-08 Gilmore, Dana* .............................2004 Green, Nikki**** ......................2002-05 Gresham, Lexi*** .....................2006-09 Hagin, Jamie* ................................2004 Hess, Tepora* ................................2002 Hipple, Brittany*............................2008 Holliday, Kazandra ..........2010-present Javier, Breanne**** .................2006-09 Kime, Allison*** ...................... 2006-08 Kleibl, Karen* ................................2002 Krafft, Crystle** ........................2004-05 Kurjack, Kristi* ...............................2002 Lamb, Amber**** ....................2004-07 Land, Natalie* ................2009-present Lane, Tiffany** ...............2008-present Lindheim, Bryttani** ................2004-05 Manz, Lindsey* ..............................2002 Martin, Lauren.............................. 2006 McClain, Abby** ............2008-present McIntyre, Kelly** .....................2004-05 Menendez, Marissa ........2010-present Menough, Meghan* ......................2002 Miller, Sarah* ................................2002 Murphy, Megan** ....................2007-08 Newton, Michelle* ........................2006 Oakley, Lindy** ........................2002-03 Palafox, Arielle ...............2010-present Palulis, Lindsey ...............2010-present Paul, Magon****......................2006-09 Perez, Vanessa* ..............2009-present Rojas, Diana** ................2008-present Sawyer, Taylor** ......................2003-04 Schmidt, Rachelle*** ...............2002-04 Schmitt, Ashley...............2010-present Shinhoster, Jania**** ..............2002-05 Simmons, Pysha**....................2002-03 Snapp, Cat**** ..................... 2005-08 Soltis, Sam ......................2010-present Sprague, Kaliela ............................ 2006 Swan, Tawny ..................2010-present Tomasetti, Jennifer** ...............2005-07 Tyler, Mary Helen* .........2009-present Van Ryn, Ashley**** ................2005-08 Villoldo, Cristina* ..........................2003 Walters, Brittany .........................2006 Wansa, Jenna* ..............................2003 Whitley, Jennifer** ..................2003-04 Younger, Heather ........................2006

1

*-number of letters earned Bold- indicates current player

All-Time Roster 9

Karen D’Alberto .............................2002 Amber Lamb .............................2004-07 Tiffany Lane ....................2008-present

Breanne Javier

Lindy Oakley .............................2002-03 Ashley Baker ..................................2005 Morgan Bullard ..............................2007 Abby McClain .................2008-present

10 Kaycee Clark .............................2003-04 Allison Kime ..............................2006-08 Diana Rojas ....................2009-present

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11 Jania Shinhoster

2 Jania Shinhoster .......................2002-05 Lexi Gresham ............................2006-09 Ashley Schmitt................2010-present

3

Lauren Cooper ...............................2002 Cristina Villoldo .............................2003 Shelly Frick................................2006-08 Natalie Land ...................2009-present

12 Rachelle Schmidt ......................2002-04 Kaliela Sprague ..............................2006

Kara Kleibl ......................................2002 Jennifer Whitley ............................2003 Kelly McIntyre................................2004 Cat Snapp .................................2005-08

20 21 Tepora Hess ...................................2002 Dana Gilmore ................................2004 Shelly Frick.....................................2005 Kristina DeMello .............2009-present

4 Jenna Wansa..................................2003 Nicole Balogh............................2004-07 Kazandra Holliday ...........2010-present Jennifer Whitley

Hillary Barrow ................2007-present

19

Lindsay Enders ..........................2004-05 Michelle Newton ...........................2006

Stephanie Best..........................2002-05 Magon Paul...............................2006-09 Sam Soltis.......................2010-present

5

Jamie Hagin ...................................2004 Breanne Javier ..........................2006-09

13 Jennifer Whitley ............................2004 Kelly McIntyre................................2005 Brittany Walters .............................2006 Marquita Council ......................2007-08

22 Dottie Cupp ..............................2002-03 Crystle Krafft .............................2004-05 Megan Murphy .........................2007-08

14 Lindsey Manz .................................2002 Ashley Van Ryn .........................2005-08 Vanessa Perez .................2009-present Taylor Sawyer Kacie Feaster

Lindsay Dean

6

23

Kristi Kurjack ..................................2002 Kacie Feaster ............................2004-07 Marissa Menendez .........2010-present

Danielle Cummings........................2002 Lindsay Dean ............................2006-09 Tawny Swan ...................2010-present

24

7 Meghan Menough .........................2002 Bryttani Lindheim .....................2004-05 Laura Dailey ...................................2006 Diana Rojas ....................................2008 Mary Helen Tyler ............2009-present

8 Pysha Simmons.........................2002-03 Cici Alvarez ...............................2004-07 Morgan Bullard ..............2008-present

15 Taylor Sawyer ...........................2003-04 Heather Colson ..............................2006 Ashleigh Cole .................................2007 Tenisha Dixon ................................2009 Lindsey Palulis ................2010-present

16 Arielle Palafox ................2010-present

17 Lindsay Bush .............................2002-03 Laura Martin ..................................2006

Sarah Miller ...................................2002 Jennifer Tomasetti ........................2005-07 Ashleigh Cole .....................2008-present

25 Nikki Green ...............................2002-05 Brittany Hipple...............................2008 Bold- indicates current player


SOFTBALL

Game Records

Individual Batting Category At Bats Runs Scored Hits RBI Doubles Triples Home Runs Total Bases Walks Sac Hits Sac Flies Stolen Bases Hit by Pitch Hitting Streak

No. 7 4 4 11 3 2 3 12 4 3 2 4 2 15

Player Breanne Javier/Lindsay Dean (4x) last Cici Alvarez (12x) last Tiffany Lane Stephanie Best Abby McClain (3x) last Tiffany Lane Stephanie Best Stephanie Best (2x) last Stephanie Best (2x) last Ashleigh Cole (5x) last Lindsay Dean Tiffany Lane (4x) last Crystle Krafft Breanne Javier

Opponent East Carolina Florida A&M Tulsa Army Illinois-Chicago Georgia Tech Army Army Mercer Southern Miss Florida A&M Villanova USF ---

No. 22 8 4

Player Breanne Javier (6x) last Cici Alvarez Stephanie Best

Opponent East Carolina Tulsa Akron

Date 3.08.08 2.22.05 3.07.09 3.19.03 2.21.09 5.17.08 3.19.03 3.19.03 4.18.04 4.05.09 2.28.09 3.01.08 3.12.05 4.5-5.4.08

Individual Fielding Category Putouts Assists Errors

Date 3.08.08 3.15.06 2.28.04 Dottie Cupp threw a no-hitter against Belmont during the 2003 season.

Individual Pitching Category Innings Pitched Earned Runs Strikeouts Hits Doubles Triples Home Runs

No. 15.0 13 18 17 5 2 3

Player Allison Kime Lindsay Enders Allison Kime Lindsay Enders Kristina DeMello (2x) last Allison Kime (3x) last Jennifer Tomasetti

Opponent East Carolina USF Florida State USF Tennessee State East Carolina Stetson

Date 3.08.08 5.20.05 3.28.07 5.20.05 2.27.09 3.08.08 5.06.05

No. 54 24 22 22 6 3 4 38 11 6 3 9 3

Opponent East Carolina Morris Brown Morris Brown Morris Brown (3x) last Illinois-Chicago (3x) last Loyola Chicago (3x) last Mercer Bethune-Cookman Miami (Ohio) (2x) last Marshall (2x) last Jacksonville Morris Brown (2x) last Florida State

Date 3.08.08 2.02.03 2.02.03 2.02.03 2.20.09 3.04.09 4.17.05 3.15.07 2.09.07 4.01.07 4.10.07 4.27.02 4.10.04

No. 45 28 3

Opponent East Carolina East Carolina (4x) last Bethune-Cookman

Date 3.08.08 3.08.08 4.22.09

Taylor Sawyer* Bucknell 3.13.03 W, 11-0 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 3 K, 15 BF

No. 15.0 14 14 18 10

Opponent East Carolina USF USF Florida State Houston

Date 3.08.08 5.20.05 5.20.05 3.28.07 3.25.06

Belmont 4.05.03 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 6 K, 18 BF

Lindsay Enders Campbell 4.08.04 W, 7-0 7.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 5 K, 23 BF Allison Kime W, 3-0

Bethune-Cookman 2.15.06 7.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 4 K, 23 BF

Allison Kime W, 4-1

Boston College 3.07.06 7.0 IP, 0 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 26 BF

Allison Kime W, 1-0

Stetson 4.04.07 7.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 2 BB, 7 K, 24 BF

Allison Kime W, 3-0

Florida Atlantic 3.25.08 7.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 10 K, 22 BF

* = Perfect Game

Team Fielding Category Putouts Assists Double Plays

Player Opponent Date Pysha Simmons* Morris Brown 2.02.03 W, 24-0 5.0 IP, 0 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 15 BF

Dottie Cupp W, 11-0

Team Batting Category At Bats Runs Scored Hits RBI Doubles Triples Home Runs Total Bases Walks Sac Hits Sac Flies Stolen Bases Hit by Pitch

No-Hitters

Team Pitching Category Innings Pitched Runs Allowed Earned Runs Strikeouts Walks

55 Third baseman Cici Alvarez matched the single-game mark when she posted eight assists vs. Tulsa in 2006.


UCF KNIGHTS

Season Records

Rachelle Schmidt scored 46 runs in 2003.

Batting Batting Average (min. 100 ab) 1. Stephanie Best (2004) .............442 2. Stephanie Best (2003) .............403 3. Breanne Javier (2008) .............385 4. Tiffany Lane (2009)..................350 5. Stephanie Best (2005) .............348 At Bats 1. Jania Shinhoster (2005)...........228 2. Crystle Krafft (2005) ................226 3. Breanne Javier (2008) .............221 4. Cici Alvarez (2005)...................219 Jania Shinhoster (2002)...........219 Runs 1. Tiffany Lane (2008)....................60 Stephanie Best (2005) ...............60 3. Stephanie Best (2003) ...............57 4. Stephanie Best (2004) ...............55 5. Rachelle Schmidt (2003) ...........46 RBI 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Hits 1. 2. 3. 4.

Stephanie Best (2003) ...............66 Stephanie Best (2005) ...............60 Stephanie Best (2004) ...............48 Jania Shinhoster (2002).............43 Crystle Krafft (2005) ..................42

Breanne Javier (2008) ...............85 Stephanie Best (2003) ...............83 Jania Shinhoster (2002).............74 Tiffany Lane (2008)....................72 Stephanie Best (2004) ...............72

Doubles 1. Hillary Barrow (2009) ................16 Abby McClain (2009) .................16 Rachelle Schmidt (2002) ...........16 4. Crystle Krafft (2004) ..................15 Dottie Cupp (2003)....................15 Triples 1. Tiffany Lane (2009)......................8 2. Tiffany Lane (2008)......................7 3. Jania Shinhoster (2005)...............4 Stephanie Best (2003) .................4 Jania Shinhoster (2002)...............4 Stephanie Best (2002) .................4

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Home Runs 1. Stephanie Best (2005) ...............26 2. Stephanie Best (2003) ...............18 3. Stephanie Best (2004) ...............16 4. Jania Shinhoster (2002).............12 5. Crystle Krafft (2005) ..................11 Stephanie Best (2002) ...............11

Slugging Percentage 1. Stephanie Best (2004) .............840 2. Stephanie Best (2005) .............791 3. Stephanie Best (2003) .............752 4. Stephanie Best (2002) .............642 5. Jania Shinhoster (2002)...........603

Chances 1. Breanne Javier (2008) .............582 2. Breanne Javier (2007) .............551 3. Nikki Green (2003) ..................517 4. Breanne Javier (2006) .............478 5. Sarah Miller (2002) .................461

Complete Games 1. Allison Kime (2008) ...................36 Lindsay Enders (2005) ...............36 3. Allison Kime (2007) ...................34 Allison Kime (2006) ...................26 5. Dottie Cupp (2002)....................25

Total Bases 1. Stephanie Best (2005) .............159 2. Stephanie Best (2003) .............155 3. Stephanie Best (2004) .............137 4. Jania Shinhoster (2002)...........132 5. Crystle Krafft (2005) ................113

Putouts 1. Breanne Javier (2008) .............555 2. Breanne Javier (2007) .............518 3. Nikki Green (2003) ..................478 4. Breanne Javier (2006) .............452 5. Sarah Miller (2002) .................428

Shutouts 1. Allison Kime (2007) ...................15 2. Allison Kime (2008) ...................14 3. Dottie Cupp (2002)....................13 4. Lindsay Enders (2005) .................8 5. Lindsay Enders (2004) .................7

On-Base Percentage 1. Stephanie Best (2004) .............562 2. Stephanie Best (2005) .............496 3. Stephanie Best (2003) .............479 4. Breanne Javier (2008) .............434 5. Tiffany Lane (2009)..................422

Assists 1. Hillary Barrow (2008) ..............168 Cici Alvarez (2006)...................168 3. Cici Alvarez (2007)...................155 4. Stephanie Best (2004) .............153 5. Stephanie Best (2005) .............151

Strikeouts 1. Allison Kime (2008) .................359 2. Allison Kime (2007) .................266 3. Allison Kime (2006) .................222 4. Dottie Cupp (2002)..................213 5. Lindsay Enders (2005) .............193

Sacrifice Hits 1. Cici Alvarez (2007).....................32 2. Cici Alvarez (2005).....................26 3. Cici Alvarez (2004).....................24 4. Cici Alvarez (2006).....................16 5. Marquita Council (2008) ...........14 Danielle Cummings (2002) ........14

Pitching

Walks 1. Lindsay Enders (2005) .............104 2. Allison Kime (2006) ...................90 3. Allison Kime (2007) ...................79 4. Allison Kime (2008) ...................71 5. Lindsay Enders (2004) ...............59

Sacrifice Flies 1. Hillary Barrow (2008) ..................5 Rachelle Schmidt (2003) .............5 3. Amber Lamb (2004) ....................4 Lindsay Dean ...............................4 5. Seven tied at ...............................3 Walks 1. Stephanie Best (2005) ...............59 2. Stephanie Best (2004) ...............42 3. Nikki Green (2003) ....................34 4. Tiffany Lane (2008)....................32 5. Stephanie Best (2003) ...............31 Hit by Pitch 1. Abby McClain (2009) ...................8 2. Natalie Land (2009) .....................7 3. Marquita Council (2008) .............6 4. Four tied at..................................5 Stolen Bases 1. Tiffany Lane (2008)....................28 2. Cici Alvarez (2005).....................25 Jania Shinhoster (2005).............25 4. Cici Alvarez (2006).....................22 5. Kacie Feaster (2007) ..................19 Jania Shinhoster (2002).............19 Steal Attempts 1. Tiffany Lane (2008)....................32 2. Jania Shinhoster (2005).............30 3. Cici Alvarez (2005).....................29 4. Cici Alvarez (2007).....................23 Cici Alvarez (2006).....................23 Jania Shinhoster (2002).............23

Fielding Fielding Percentage (min. 25 chances) 1. Lexi Gresham (2008) ............1.000 2. Lindsay Bush (2003) ................997 3. Cat Snapp (2008).....................993 4. Nikki Green (2004) ..................992 Nikki Green (2003) ..................992

Earned Run Average (Min. 25 IP) 1. Allison Kime (2007) ................0.87 2. Dottie Cupp (2002).................1.11 3. Allison Kime (2008) ................1.17 4. Lindsay Enders (2004) ............1.59 5. Allison Kime (2006) ................1.64 Games Started 1. Allison Kime (2008) ...................42 2. Lindsay Enders (2005) ...............41 3. Allison Kime (2007) ...................34 4. Dottie Cupp (2003)....................32 5. Allison Kime (2006) ...................31 Appearances 1. Lindsay Enders (2005) ...............51 2. Allison Kime (2008) ...................50 3. Allison Kime (2007) ...................40 4. Allison Kime (2006) ...................39 5. Dottie Cupp (2003)....................38 Innings Pitched 1. Allison Kime (2008) ..............305.1 2. Lindsay Enders (2005) ..........294.2 3. Allison Kime (2007) ..............266.1 4. Allison Kime (2006) ..............226.2 5. Dottie Cupp (2003)...............218.2 Wins 1. Allison Kime (2008) ...................34 2. Lindsay Enders (2005) ...............26 Dottie Cupp (2002)....................26 4. Allison Kime (2007) ...................24 5. Lindsay Enders (2004) ...............20 Losses 1. Allison Kime (2006) ...................18 2. Lindsay Enders (2005) ...............14 3. Allison Kime (2007) ...................13 Dottie Cupp (2003)....................13 5. Allison Kime (2008) ...................12 Taylor Sawyer (2003).................12 Saves 1. Allison Kime (2007) .....................2 Lindsay Enders (2005) .................2 Dana Gilmore (2004) ...................2 Kelly McIntyre (2004) ..................2 Taylor Sawyer (2004)...................2 Dottie Cupp (2003)......................2

Hits Allowed 1. Lindsay Enders (2005) .............229 2. Allison Kime (2008) .................199 3. Dottie Cupp (2003)..................181 4. Allison Kime (2006) .................177 5. Ashleigh Cole (2009) ...............173 Home Runs Allowed 1. Dottie Cupp (2003)....................14 2. Allison Kime (2008) ...................11 3. Jennifer Tomasetti (2005)..........10 4. Five tied at ..................................9 Earned Runs Allowed 1. Lindsay Enders (2005) ...............77 2. Ashleigh Cole (2009) .................65 3. Pysha Simmons (2002) ..............61 4. Dottie Cupp (2003)....................58 5. Allison Kime (2006) ...................53 Runs Allowed 1. Lindsay Enders (2005) .............110 2. Allison Kime (2006) ...................86 3. Dottie Cupp (2003)....................85 4. Pysha Simmons (2002) ..............83 5. Ashleigh Cole (2009) .................80 Hit Batsmen 1. Allison Kime (2006) ...................31 2. Ashleigh Cole (2007) .................26 3. Lindsay Enders (2005) ...............24 4. Ashleigh Cole (2008) .................23 5. Ashleigh Cole (2009) .................17 Wild Pitches 1. Allison Kime (2008) ...................22 2. Allison Kime (2006) ...................20 3. Ashleigh Cole (2009) .................18 4. Allison Kime (2007) ...................16 5. Kristina DeMello (2009) ............12


SOFTBALL

Career Records

Batting

Complete Games 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) ...............96 2. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) ...........60 3. Dottie Cupp (2002-03) ................49

Batting Average (Min. 100 ABs) 1. Stephanie Best (2002-05)........384 2. Tiffany Lane (2008-pres.) .......339 3. Breanne Javier (2006-09) ........322

Shutouts 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) ...............34 2. Dottie Cupp (2002-03) ................20 3. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) ...........15

At Bats 1. Jania Shinhoster (2002-05) .....848 2. Breanne Javier (2006-09) ........761 3. Stephanie Best (2002-05)........743 Runs 1. Stephanie Best (2002-05)........216 2. Jania Shinhoster (2002-05) .....163 3. Cici Alvarez (2004-07) .............132

Stephanie Best holds UCF career records in almost every offensive category.

Strikeouts 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) .............847 2. Dottie Cupp (2002-03) ..............403 3. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) .........320

Intentional Walks 1. Stephanie Best (2002-05)..........28 2. Breanne Javier (2006-09) ............4 Amber Lamb (2004-07) ...............4

Errors 1. Stephanie Best (2002-05)..........97 2. Amber Lamb (2004-07) .............59 3. Hillary Barrow (2007-pres.)......54

Most Ks Per Seven Inn. (Min. 50.0 IP) 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) ............7.43 2. Dottie Cupp (2002-03) .............6.53 3. Kristina DeMello (2009-pres.).5.57

Hits 1. Stephanie Best (2002-04)........285 2. Jania Shinhoster (2002-04) .....268 3. Breanne Javier (2006-09) ........245

Hit by Pitch 1. Cat Snapp (2005-08) .................13 2. Abby McClain (2008-pres.) .......10 Stephanie Best (2002-05)..........10 Nikki Green (2002-05) ...............10

Most Double Plays Turned 1. Breanne Javier (2006-09) ..........62 2. Stephanie Best (2002-05)..........32 3. Nikki Green (2002-05) ...............25

Walks 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) .............240 2. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) .........163 3. Ashleigh Cole (2007-pres.).......110

Doubles 1. Jania Shinhoster (2002-05) .......50 2. Amber Lamb (2004-07) .............40 3. Stephanie Best (2002-05)..........38

Stolen Bases 1. Cici Alvarez (2004-07) ...............79 2. Jania Shinhoster (2002-05) .......74 3. Stephanie Best (2002-05)..........47

Triples 1. Tiffany Lane (2008-pres.) .........15 2. Stephanie Best (2002-05)..........13 Jania Shinhoster (2002-05) .......13

Steal Attempts 1. Cici Alvarez (2004-07) ...............95 2. Jania Shinhoster (2002-05) .......88 3. Stephanie Best (2002-05)..........58

Home Runs 1. Stephanie Best (2002-05)..........71 2. Jania Shinhoster (2002-05) .......33 3. Kacie Feaster (2004-07) ............14

Stolen Base Pct. (Min. 10 Attempts) 1. Natalie Land (2009-pres.) ...1.000 2. Ashley Van Ryn (2006-08) .......938 Crystle Krafft (2004-05) ...........938

Slugging Pct. (Min. 100 ABs) 1. Stephanie Best (2002-05)........756 2. Jania Shinhoster (2002-05) .....522 3. Lindsey Manz (2002) ...............503

Most Games Played 1. Stephanie Best (2002-05)........272 2. Jania Shinhoster (2002-05) .....271 3. Cici Alvarez (2004-07) .............259

Total Bases 1. Stephanie Best (2002-05)........562 2. Jania Shinhoster (2002-05) .....443 3. Breanne Javier (2006-09) ........305

Most Games Started 1. Jania Shinhoster (2002-05) .....270 2. Stephanie Best (2002-05)........269 3. Cici Alvarez (2004-07) .............254

RBI 1. Stephanie Best (2002-05)........213 2. Jania Shinhoster (2002-05) .....140 3. Breanne Javier (2006-09) ........122

On-Base Precentage (Min. 100 ABs) 1. Stephanie Best (2002-05)........487 2. Tiffany Lane (2008-pres.) .......421 3. Marquita Council (2008) .........400 Sacrifice Hits 1. Cici Alvarez (2004-07) ...............98 2. Kacie Feaster (2004-07) ............36 3. Nikki Green (2002-05) ...............24 Sacrifice Flies 1. Hillary Barrow (2007-pres.)........9 2. Amber Lamb (2004-07) ...............7 Stephanie Best (2002-05)............7 Rachelle Schmidt (2002-04) ........7 Walks 1. Stephanie Best (2002-05)........147 2. Jania Shinhoster (2002-05) .......94 3. Cici Alvarez (2004-07) ...............88

Fielding

Pitching Earned Run Average (Min. 50.0 IP) 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) ............1.20 2. Dottie Cupp (2002-03) .............1.49 3. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) ........1.74 Lowest Opponent Batting Avg. (Min. 50.0 IP) 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) .............183 2. Dottie Cupp (2002-03) ..............200 3. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) .........203 Games Started 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) .............107 2. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) ...........68 3. Dottie Cupp (2002-03) ................59 Appearances 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) .............129 2. Ashleigh Cole (2007-pres.).........86 3. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) ...........83 Innings Pitched 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) ..........798.1 2. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) ......484.0 3. Ashleigh Cole (2007-pres.)....441.2

Fielding Pct. (min. 100 chances) 1. Lindsay Bush (2002-03) ...........991 2. Nikki Green (2002-05) .............988 3. Breanne Javier (2006-09) ........987

Wins 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) ...............71 2. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) ...........46 3. Dottie Cupp (2002-03) ................44

Chances 1. Breanne Javier (2006-09) ......2067 2. Nikki Green (2002-05) ...........1373 3. Stephanie Best (2002-05)......1077

Losses 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) ...............43 2. Ashleigh Cole (2007-pres.).........24 3. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) ...........22

Putouts 1. Breanne Javier (2006-09) ......1942 2. Nikki Green (2002-05) ...........1238 3. Lindsay Dean (2006-09) ..........882

Saves 1. Ashleigh Cole (2007-pres.)...........2 Allison Kime (2006-08) .................2 Kelly McIntyre (2004-05) ..............2 Lindsay Enders (2004-05) .............2 Taylor Sawyer (2003-04) ...............2 Danna Gilmore (2004) ..................2 Dottie Cupp (2002-03) ..................2

Assists 1. Stephanie Best (2002-05)........558 2. Cici Alvarez (2004-2007) .........470 3. Hillary Barrow (2007-pres.)....413

Hits Allowed 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) .............522 2. Ashleigh Cole (2007-pres.).......381 3. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) .........360 Doubles Allowed 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) ...............64 2. Dottie Cupp (2002-03) ................63 3. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) ...........53 Triples Allowed 1. Ashleigh Cole (2007-pres.).........10 2. Allison Kime (2006-08) .................9 3. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) .............7 Home Runs Allowed 1. Dottie Cupp (2002-03) ................23 2. Allison Kime (2006-08) ...............22 3. Magon Paul (2006-09) ................17 Earned Runs Allowed 1. Ashleigh Cole (2007-pres.).......140 2. Allison Kime (2006-08) .............137 3. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) .........120 Runs Allowed 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) .............213 2. Ashleigh Cole (2007-pres.).......201 3. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) .........175 Hit Batsmen 1. Ashleigh Cole (2007-pres.).........66 2. Allison Kime (2006-08) ...............45 3. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) ...........40 Wild Pitches 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) ...............58 2. Ashleigh Cole (2007-pres.).........34 3. Taylor Sawyer (2003-04) .............16 Most Batters Faced 1. Allison Kime (2006-08) ...........3242 2. Lindsay Enders (2004-05) .......2047 3. Ashleigh Cole (2007-pres.).....1914

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UCF - The Opportunity of a Lifetime UCF is the university that seeks opportunities, creates opportunities and brings them to fruition. The school’s culture of opportunity is driven by the diverse people it attracts, its Orlando environment, its history of entrepreneurship, and its youth, relevance and energy. Located in one of the most vibrant cities in the world, UCF is among the fastest-growing research universities in the country. UCF’s enrollment of over 50,000 students makes it the fifth-largest university in the nation.

One of Florida’s 11 public universities, UCF opened its doors to students in 1968. The school has grown quickly. Offering 225 degree programs, UCF is an academic and research leader in numerous fields, such as optics, modeling and simulation, engineering and computer science, business administration, education, the sciences, hospitality management and digital media.

In 2009, the UCF College of Medicine opened with an initial class of 40 students. UCF offers degrees through its colleges: Burnett College of Biomedical Sciences, College of Arts and Humanities, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Engineering and Computer Science, College of Health and Public Affairs, College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Optics and Photonics, College of Sciences, Rosen College of Hospitality Management and The Burnett Honors College. UCF has a diverse student body, with students coming from 64 Florida counties, 50 states and 141 countries. Internationally known companies such as Disney, Universal, Google, Marriott and many others recruit on the campus regularly and are partners with the university. UCF career services professionals help students gain practical work knowledge during their collegiate experience. Students typically enjoy success in landing employment thanks to their due diligence, their preparation at UCF and the university’s fine reputation among employers.


UCF oers degrees through its 12 colleges: College of Arts and Humanities College of Business Administration College of Education College of Engineering and Computer Science College of Graduate Studies College of Health and Public Aairs College of Medicine College of Nursing College of Optics and Photonics College of Sciences Rosen College of Hospitality Management The Burnett Honors College


Campus Life

UCF’s 1,415-acre campus provides a safe, serene setting for learning with 600 acres of natural lakes and woodlands. At UCF, there is always something to do. Students attend Division I athletics events, concerts and shows at UCF Arena and are oered a wide array of cultural events and opportunities. Personal development programs and activities in a broad range of educational, recreational and social-awareness topics allow students a chance to expand their understanding of the world. Among the things available to all students are an 85,000-square foot recreational fitness center, a 181,000-gallon outdoor recreational pool and nine sandy beach volleyball courts. UCF’s exciting campus includes a variety of on-campus residential communities, and the addition of new housing, a new alumni center and a full-service medical clinic provides expanded opportunities for activities.


Dr. John C. Hitt President

Dr. John C. Hitt became the fourth president of the University of Central Florida on March 1, 1992, after 19 years of administrative experience and a distinguished academic career. A native of Houston, Texas, he graduated cum laude in 1962 from Austin College in Sherman, Texas, earning a bachelor’s degree in psychology. He completed his master’s degree in 1964 and his Ph.D. degree two years later, both in physiological psychology at Tulane. Hitt served as an assistant professor of psychology at Tulane before moving to TCU as an associate professor of psychology in 1969. Three years later, he became associate dean of the university. In 1974, he was appointed vice president of the TCU Research Foundation and was named dean of the graduate school in 1975. In 1977, Hitt left TCU to become provost and vice president for academic affairs and professor of psychology at Bradley in Peoria, Illinois. In 1987, he moved to Maine as vice president for academic affairs and professor of psychology. In 1991, Hitt was named Maine’s interim president. Early in his tenure at the school, President Hitt outlined the following five major goals for UCF: • • • • •

offer the best undergraduate education in Florida achieve international prominence in key programs of graduate study and research provide an international focus to the curricula and research programs become more inclusive and diverse become America’s leading partnership university

Under Hitt ’s leadership, enrollment at UCF has more than doubled, the number of doctoral degrees awarded each year has increased sevenfold, and research funding has increased from $6.2 million to $121 million a year. Hitt has conferred more than 130,000 degrees during his presidency. One of Hitt ’s greatest achievements occurred when the Florida Board of Governors approved the UCF College of Medicine, and the Lake Nona Medical City was founded. Hitt ’s current civic service includes membership on the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission Fundraising Campaign leadership cabinet and the MD Anderson Cancer Center Orlando’s Council of Governors. He serves on the boards of the American Heart Association, Central Florida Partnership, the Metro Orlando Economic Development Commission, SunTrust N.A., and United Arts. He is also a member, vice-chair, and chair-elect of the Conference USA Board of Directors. In recent years, the Central Florida community has honored Hitt with a number of prestigious awards. He was the recipient of the 2008 Junior Achievement Spirit of Achievement Award. He received the Seminole Chamber of Commerce Lifetime Achievement award in 2007. In 2006, he received the Orlando Business Journal’s first Legacy Award and in 2005 he was named the Orlando Sentinel’s Central Floridian of the Year. Hitt is an avid fisherman and golfer. He has been married to the former Martha Halsted for 47 years, and they have two children and two grandchildren.


Keith R. Tribble

Director of Athletics The thread that has bridged together nearly three decades working in and around the collegiate community has been Keith Tribble’s history of building programs with strong foundations and dynamic structure. Since his start as Director of Athletics and Executive Vice President for the University of Central Florida Athletics Association on June 6, 2006, Tribble has quickly taken hold of the program’s blueprints and promised to lead with a principle that everyone associated with the program will also share - to “finish.” Most importantly, Tribble is committed to the concept of the well-rounded student-athlete, emphasizing the importance of their academic prowess off the field as well as championship results on. In addition, the other focal point of his concentration is the oversight of the construction, expansion and completion of the noted UCF Athletics Facilities Master Plan. When finished, the plan will touch all areas of the student-athletes’ well-being, including residential housing, academic and mentoring support facilities and state-of-the-art performance venues where UCF fans and supporters can cheer on the Knights. To date, Tribble has overseen $150 million in new construction and improvements to UCF athletic facilities since his arrival. Through a renewed commitment, Tribble has been most proud of the record academic achievement of the UCF student-athletes during his first two years in Orlando. The Knights, for the thrid-straight year in 2008-09, placed the highest number of student-athletes on the Conference USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll with 224 representatives maintaining a 3.0 grade-point average or better. Much of UCF Athletics went from transitioning into Conference USA to competing for its titles in just a few short years. The football program has played for two C-USA titles since 2005, winning the championship and coveted AutoZone Liberty Bowl berth in 2007. In 2007-08, other programs such as women’s soccer and softball, and members of women’s track and field, claimed C-USA titles. In 2008-09, men’s golf reigned over the league, in addition to a big Conference USA Tournament championship from women’s basketball. Over half of the programs have competed in NCAA postseason tournaments the past two years. Successful student-athletes start with top-notch coaching and at UCF the commitment to coaching excellence has been evident. Among Tribble’s transactions so far has been the renewal of several successful veteran coaches, including Amanda Cromwell (women’s soccer), Renee LuersGillispie (softball), George O’Leary (football) and Kirk Speraw (men’s basketball). Additionally, Tribble was instrumental in the hiring of several new head coaches, including Bryan Cunningham (men’s soccer), Todd Dagenais (women’s volleyball), Becky Cramer (women’s rowing), Stephanie Nickitas (women’s tennis), Terry Rooney (baseball), Bryce Wallor (men’s golf), Courtney Trimble (women’s golf), Caryl Smith-Gilbert (women’s track and field/cross country) and Joi Williams (women’s basketball). Tribble attended the University of Florida where he played offensive guard for three bowl teams. He graduated in 1977 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism (public relations and marketing). Tribble and his wife, Terri, have a daughter, Carlyn, and a son, Kyle.


Excellence Off the Field

In addition to excelling on the field, student-athletes at UCF also enjoy great success in the classroom and in the community. The Knights are supported by a nine-person professional staff of advisors and program coordinators from the Office of Academic Services for Student-Athletes (ASSA). The ASSA mission is to support student-athletes’ academic development while exceeding satisfactory progress toward their degrees. ASSA advisors coordinate tutoring, mentoring, study sessions, and priority class registration for all current student-athletes and assist new Knights through the recruitment process. UCF student-athletes receive specific academic and athletic information at orientation as well as study skills and time management instruction through out the year. More than 50 computers are available for student-athlete's use anytime during the academic year. During the 2008-09 academic year, UCF set a Conference USA academic record after placing 224 student-athletes on the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Honor Roll. UCF had the most student-athletes earn spots on the honor roll for the third-straight year. Student-athletes must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 3.0 or better to earn a spot on the honor roll. In addition, 34 Knights earned the C-USA Commissioner’s Academic Medal. The medals are awarded to student-athletes who achieve a cumulative GPA of 3.75 or better. Along with working hard in the classroom, the Knights are also active in the community, donating their time to worthy causes throughout central Florida. In recent years, members of the softball team have helped disabled children play baseball as part of the Miracle League and volunteered their time at the Jenny Finch Softball Camp, as well as the Knights Give Back project where they spent time preparing Camp Thunderbird in Apopka to make it safe for the arrival of over 130 disabled children.


Towers at Knights Plaza

Numerous UCF student-athletes reside on campus at the Towers at Knights Plaza, modern apartment-style dormitories on the north side of campus which allow student-athletes to live within close proximity to UCF’s athletics facilities. The apartments feature common kitchen and living room areas as well as four single bedrooms with full-size beds. Each bedroom includes high-speed Internet access, cable television and local phone service. The Towers at Knights Plaza feature 100,000-square feet of retail shops and restaurants. Tenants include Barnes & Noble bookstore, Subway and Knightro’s cafeteria, where UCF student-athletes dine. The apartments are located near the majority of the athletics facilities, including Bright House Networks Stadium, UCF Arena, The Venue at UCF, Jay Bergman Field, the UCF Softball Complex and the UCF Track and Field and Soccer Complex. The Towers at Knights Plaza are also in close proximity to the Wayne Densch Sports Center and Nicholson Fieldhouse.


Athletics Facilities From Bright House Networks Stadium to the UCF Arena, UCF student-athletes play and train in top-notch venues. The school’s always growing and improving athletics complex is part of UCF’s commitment to provide student-athletes with exceptional and modern facilities. In the past few years, this commitment has assured that the UCF athletics facilities are not only among the best in Conference USA, but across the nation.

The 45,000-seat Bright House Networks Stadium, the home of the UCF program, shared its debut season on campus in 2007 with another brand new facility - UCF Arena. Home to the Knights’ men’s and women’s basketball programs, the 10,000-seat venue also opened in the fall of 2007. The arena, which also hosts concerts and UCF commencement ceremonies, includes luxury boxes and suites, open concourse areas and numerous concession options. Other facilities that have seen upgrades in recent years are Jay Bergman Field – home to the baseball program - and The Venue at UCF, the renovated previous arena which now houses exclusive modern practice facilities and offices for the men’s and women’s basketball programs, as well as an equally-spacious home facility for volleyball. Off campus, two new facilities opened in 2009 the UCF Intercollegiate Rowing Center and the UCF Golf Practice Facility.

UCF’s Facilities Master Plan includes numerous facility enhancements in the coming years, including the planned construction of a new stadium and entrance structure at the UCF Soccer and Track and the expansion of Jay Bergman Field. The vision for a new academic services center is imminent, one which will provide student-athletes greater access to resources near their new Athletics Village residences, and further assist their progress towards their degrees and post-graduate success. When UCF Athletics completes its Facilities Master Plan during the next decade, every sport and every student-athlete will have received the benefit of an improved facility to practice, train and compete for championships in.


Strength & Conditioning/ Sports Medicine

The strength and conditioning program is an integral component of UCF’s 16-sport athletic family. The most visible sign of the Knights’ commitment in this area is an 11,200-square foot weight room located in the middle of the Wayne Densch Sports Center. The state-of-the-art facility contains the finest free weight and machine equipment, cardio equipment and treadmills. UCF also houses a weight room in The Venue, which is utilized by the men’s and women’s basketball and volleyball programs. Five certified strength and conditioning coaches monitor the progress of UCF’s student-athletes.

The UCF sports medicine facilities are fully equipped with the most up to date technology, including a SwimEx aquatic therapy pool, used to aid in advanced rehabilitation of the elite student-athlete. The main athletic training room is located in the Wayne Densch Sports Center with additional locations at The Venue, Jay Bergman Field, the UCF Softball Complex and the brand-new UCF Intercollegiate Rowing Center. The sports medicine staff consists of six full-time athletic trainers, seven graduate assistant athletic trainers and approximately 60 undergraduate athletic training students.


Welcome to Orlando

UCF students have easy access to one of the world’s most vibrant cities – Orlando. Looking for theme parks, attractions, museums, world-class shopping, great restaurants, golf courses, jogging trails and nature preserves? You can find it all here in Orlando. Orlando is one of the most popular vacation destinations in the world. In 2007, 48.8 million visitors traveled to the region. Walt Disney World, Universal Studios Orlando and Sea World are just a short drive away from the UCF campus. The Kennedy Space Center, state parks and sandy beaches off the coast of the Atlantic Ocean are also all nearby. Orlando is a frequent destination for today’s top national musical acts, who visit popular venues like Hard Rock Live at Universal’s CityWalk and House of Blues, which is located at Downtown Disney. The city’s world-renowned theme parks have added a variety of new entertainment experiences, including Disney’s Cirque de Soleil and Universal’s Blue Man Group performances. Beyond the theme parks, downtown Orlando features an ever-changing skyline, fine dining options and a newly developed arts district. Cultural destinations in the city include the Orlando Museum of Art, the Orange County Regional History Center and Lake Eola Park.


Orlando Sporting Options

With top-notch events occurring year round, Orlando is a premier destination for sports fans. The region is home to professional franchises, college football bowl games, world-famous auto races, several professional golf tournaments and much more. The Orlando Magic of the National Basketball Association brought excitement to the city last season with a tremendous run to the NBA Finals. The Magic open play in 2009-10 season in a brand-new, state-of-the-art downtown Orlando arena. The region’s sports calendar is busy with baseball each spring as Disney’s Wide World of Sports Complex hosts the Atlanta Braves for Major League Baseball spring training. The Houston Astros train in nearby Kissimmee and the Washington Nationals prepare for the regular season close to UCF in Viera. Each summer, the Tampa Bay Bucs train for the upcoming National Football League campaign at Disney’s sports complex. The Florida Citrus Bowl, the former home of UCF football, hosts a pair of college bowl games each winter and has also been the site of World Cup and Olympic soccer contests. In 2006, the World Baseball Classic held part of its inaugural event in Orlando. In addition to UCF athletics events, the region also features most prominent NASCAR race, the Daytona 500. Several other NASCAR races, PGA Tour golf tournaments and numerous action sports championships are also held in Central Florida.


2010 SOFTBALL TV/RADIO ROSTER

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TIFFANY LANE

ASHLEY SCHMITT

SAM SOLTIS

SS • L/R • 5’6” • JR. Moreno Valley, Calif. Canyon Springs HS

P/OF • R/R • 5’3” • JR. Tampa, Fla. Santa Fe CC

C • R/R • 5’5” • FR. Plantation, Fla. American Heritage HS

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KAZANDRA HOLLIDAY

HILLARY BARROW

P • R/R • 5’9” • FR. Bremerton, Wash. Klahowya Secondary

3B • R/R • 5’4” • SR. Miami, Fla. Felix Varela HS

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MARISSA MENENDEZ

MARY HELEN TYLER

MORGAN BULLARD

ABBY McCLAIN

DIANA ROJAS

IF/OF • L/R • 5’5” • FR. Tampa, Fla. Chamberlain HS

OF • L/L • 5’8” • SR. Marianna, Fla. Tallahassee CC

OF • L/R • 5’4” • SR. Columbia, S.C. Spring Valley HS

C/UT • R/R • 5’7” • JR. Waterloo, Iowa West HS

P • R/R • 6’0” • JR. Miami, Fla. Our Lady of Lourdes Academy

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NATALIE LAND

VANESSA PEREZ

LINDSEY PALULIS

ARIELLE PALAFOX

KRISTINA DeMELLO

2B • R/R • 5’6” • SO. Mayo, Fla. Lafayette HS

OF • R/R • 5’4” • SO. San Diego, Calif. Mission Hills HS

C • R/R • 5’8” • JR. Orlando, Fla. Florida CC at Jacksonville

1B • R/R • 5’8” • FR. Lakewood, Calif. Lakewood HS

P • R/R • 5’6” • SR. Mead, Wash. Miami Dade CC

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TAWNY SWAN

ASHLEIGH COLE

RENEE LUERS-GILLISPIE

STEPHANIE BEST

NICOLE TRIMBOLI

OF • L/R • 6’0” • JR. Gilbert, Ariz. Scottsdale CC

P • R/R • 5’11” • SR. Pace, Fla. Pace HS

Head Coach Ninth Season

Assistant Coach Second Season

Assistant Coach First Season


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2010 UCF Softball Yearbook  

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2010 UCF Softball Yearbook  

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