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HEAD COACH JILL MILLIS Head Coach

Entering her first season at UW-Stevens Point, Millis joins the Pointer staff from Dakota County Technical College in Rosemount, Minn. Millis is no stranger to the Wisconsin Intercollegiate Athletic Conference. Millis, formerly Jill Janke, was a four-time letterwinner and all-conference performer at UW-Eau Claire where she won a national title her senior season. Millis hit the game-winning, walk-off home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning in the championship game against UW-Whitewater to give the Blugolds their first national title. Millis was a three-time National Fastpitch Coaches Association All-Great Lakes First Team honoree and once a second team selection. In her career, she set school marks for fielding percentage (.991) and times hit by pitch (12). In addition, Millis holds the NCAA Division III record for putouts (1,519). She finished her career with a .370 batting average and 23 home runs, which is second all-time at Eau Claire. She boasted a career .564 slugging percentage, .443 on base percentage, and 141 RBIs in 185 career games.

Millis served one year as an assistant coach with her alma mater under Blugolds coach Leslie Huntington before taking the graduate assistant coaching position at Ithaca College where she coached with Deb Pallozzi, one of the all-time winningest coaches in NCAA Division III history. There she earned a master’s degree in sports management. After earning her master’s degree, Millis spent the fall of 2010 as the media relations intern at the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) writing media releases, feature stories, managing the MIAC website, and creating logos and graphics. Late in 2010, Millis was hired as the head softball coach at Dakota County Technical College (DCTC). At DCTC, Millis worked to grow a roster of four eligible student-athletes into a program that expects to bring in 14 new recruits next season.

Millis also serves as the assistant media relations director for UWSP athletics, assisting with all aspects of the athletics media relations Following her playing career, the Black River Falls department. native was selected to participate on the ASA Regional All-Star team and played against Team Millis resides in Stevens Point with her husband, USA in Stevens Point. Nick.

20 SPORTS, 500 STUDENT-ATHLETES, 1 POINT


ASST. COACH MEGAN TRACY Megan Tracy is in her first season as assistant coach for the Pointers softball team. Tracy’s primary role will be coaching the outfield along with travel planning and recruitment. The Batavia, Ill. native was a member of the Pointers in 2010 and 2011 and appeared in 73 games making 64 starts. In her two years, she posted a .349 batting average including a .377 average last season. Tracy also lead the team in walks both seasons, 14 in 2010 and

The former outfielder also helped led UWSP to a 45-33 record including its 18th straight 20plus win season in 2011. Tracy is currently pursuing her bachelor’s degree in physical education with a minor in health promotion.

15 in 2011, while tallying a team-high three triples, eight sacrifice bunts and five steals last season. For her career, she posted a .441 slugging percentage, .438 on base percentage and .946 fielding percentage.

ASST. COACH BRY TREMILLO

20 SPORTS, 500 STUDENT-ATHLETES, 1 POINT


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KELLY ARNDT #22 2011: Appeared in 33 games making 32 starts … Finished with a .280 average with 12 runs, 10 RBIs, five doubles, one triple and a home run … Recorded five sac bunts, four walks and two stolen bases … Lead team with eight runners caught stealing … Went 4-for-5 with three RBIs, one double and an RBI in a doubleheader against UW-Platteville on April 25 … Recorded two RBIs on two hits at St. Norbert on May 3 … Had six multi-hit games and two multi-RBI games. Game by Game Stats 2010: Played in 26 games including 18 starts … Had eight hits in 34 at bats with three RBIs … Caught a team-best eight runners stealing … In a victory against Western Connecticut, had two hits and one RBI … Went 2-for-2 at UWOshkosh. 2009: Appeared in 30 games making 20 starts … Led the team with a .991 fielding percentage … Had two RBIs against Loras College.

POSITION: C/OF HEIGHT: 5-6 CLASS: SENIOR HOMETOWN:

ASHWAUBENON, WI

HIGH SCHOOL: ASHWAUBENON

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-year letterwinner in softball and golf and a one-year member of the basketball team … Member of two regional champion softball teams and one regional champion golf team … All-conference performer in softball and golf … Recipient of the 2008 American Legion Award … Honor roll … High school coach Jim VanLaanen. PERSONAL: Business administration and marketing major.


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MEGAN STEBANE #12 2011: Appeared in 31 games making four starts … Scored 12 runs and recorded four hits, including two doubles and a triple … Had two walks, two stolen bases and one RBI … Recorded a RBI and scored a run against Tufts Jumbos on March 21. 2010: Played in 28 games including three starts … Tied for team lead in steals with five … Had four hits and scored six runs while driving in two … Had a hit, run scored, RBI and stolen base in a victory over Southern Maine.

POSITION: OF/SS HEIGHT: 5-7 CLASS: JUNIOR HOMETOWN: KAUKAUNA, WI HIGH SCHOOL: BRILLION

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered all four years in softball … All- Olympian Conference awards included unanimous first team selection as a senior, second team as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore … Recognized as scholar-athlete and outstanding senior athlete … During senior season had a batting average of .425 with seven home runs, four triples, seven doubles, 50 RBIs, 22 walks, 53 hits, 54 runs in 165 at bats … National Honor Society member … Graduated in top 10 of class and was an honor roll student … Played volleyball and was a member of the dance team … High school coach Chris Gade PERSONAL: Natural science major … Tutor at the UWSP Tutoring-Learning Center.


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KATIE SHULFER #13 2011: Played in 38 games making 35 starts … Led the team with a .453 on-base percentage and assists with 67 … Finished second on the team in average (.385), slugging percentage (.548) and runs scored (28) … Had 21 RBIs, five doubles and four home runs … Recorded five stolen bases … Was 4-for-5 with a three-run home run and a double against Luther College on March 30 … Helped the Pointers to a doubleheader sweep of UW-Eau Claire with a three-run home run on May 2 … Went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and a run scored against UW-River Falls on April 21 … Recorded 10 multi-hit games and five multi-RBI games … Had a team-high 10-game hitting streak. 2010: Appeared in 30 games including 21 starts … Hit .339 and slugged .452 with two doubles, a triple and a home run … Scored 12 runs and drove in 16 … Was 3-for4 in stolen base attempts … In a doubleheader against UW-La Crosse had three hits, including a home run and four RBIs … Had four multi-hit and multi-RBI games … Put together a six-game hitting streak from March 25-April 9.

POSITION: 3B/OF HEIGHT: 5-4 CLASS: JUNIOR HOMETOWN: STEVENS POINT, WI HIGH SCHOOL: SPASH

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-year letterwinner in softball … Honorable mention all-conference as a junior and second team as a senior … Helped SPASH to Wisconsin Valley Conference championships sophomore through senior seasons and WIAA Division 1 state championships junior and senior seasons … Voted team’s most dedicated player as a senior … Also played basketball … High honor roll student … High school coach Tom Drohner. PERSONAL: Health promotion and wellness major.


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KATIE KRUEGER #21 2011: Appeared in 38 games and started 34 … Second on the team with 37 RBIs … Finished with a .360 average, 18 runs, eight doubles and four home runs … Had a .541 slugging percentage and a .408 on-base percentage … Led the team with a 1.000 fielding percentage, 171 chances and 166 putouts … Went 3-for-3 with three RBIs at UW-River Falls on April 21 … Was 3-for-5 with six RBIs, two doubles, home run and a walk in a doubleheader against Ripon on April 14 … Plated six runs, going 3-for-4, with a double and a grand slam against Eastern Connecticut State on March 25 … Finished second on the team with 10 multi-RBI games and tied for third with 11 multi-hit games.

POSITION: 1B HEIGHT: 5-6 CLASS: JUNIOR HOMETOWN: PLOVER, WI HIGH SCHOOL: SPASH

2010: Played in 32 games with 10 starts … Led the team in average (.396), slugging percentage (.642) and finished second in on-base percentage (.431) … Had four doubles, three home runs and 16 RBIs … Recorded four hits, including a double and a home run, scored three runs and drove in four in a doubleheader sweep against Edgewood College … Had three multi-hit and multi-RBI games. HIGH SCHOOL: First team all-conference and all-state selection as a junior and senior … Received all-district honors junior and senior seasons … Helped SPASH win Division 1 state championships in 2008 and 2009 … High school coach Tom Drohner. PERSONAL: Business administration major … Communication minor.


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ALYSSA TRAUTMAN #23 2011: Played in 16 games making three starts … Finished with a .273 average with two RBIs, one run, one double and a walk … Went 2-for-3 with one RBI, one double and a run scored against Finlandia on Feb. 27. 2010: Appeared in 16 games including four starts … Had six hits in 25 at bats with two RBIs and three runs scored … Went 2-for-2 with a run scored in a victory over Cardinal Stritch. HIGH SCHOOL: Second team all-conference as a junior and honorable mention as a senior … High school coach Cherie Hellenbrand. PERSONAL: Interior architecture major.

POSITION: 3B HEIGHT: 5-4 CLASS: JUNIOR HOMETOWN: MIDDLETON, WI HIGH SCHOOL: MIDDLETON


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MICHELLE JONES #44 2011: Played in 18 games including 15 starts on the mound … Posted an 8-7 record and a 3.68 ERA … Led the team with 104.2 innings and 50 strikeouts … Second on the team in opposing batting average (.316), games started (15) and wins (8) … Picked up the victory in a nine-inning complete game against Elmhurst on March 20 … Pitched seven innings and struck out six and recorded the victory against UW-Stout on April 11 … Earned the save in a 9-5 victory at St. Norbert on May 3, pitching three innings and striking out four. 2010: Appeared in 27 games including 20 starts on the mound … Led the team in wins (10), saves (1), complete games (9), innings pitched (125) and strikeouts (85) … Had a 3.86 ERA allowing 88 runs, 69 earned … Had 12 strikeouts in a 9-2 victory over Finlandia University while allowing one hit and zero runs … Allowed two runs in seven innings striking out six in a 3-2 victory against Ripon College.

POSITION: P HEIGHT: 5-11 CLASS: JUNIOR HOMETOWN: MADISON, WI HIGH SCHOOL: LA FOLLETTE

HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three times in softball … First team all-conference as a junior and second team all-conference as a senior … Awarded all-district and senior allstar honors as a senior … Posted back-to-back 200-plus strikeout seasons … Helped Madison La Follette become a state qualifier in 2007 … Was a member of the dance team...High school coach Heather Fish PERSONAL: Social Science major … Volunteer activities include meals on wheels, frozen 5k run/walk for leukemia and striking out cancer for breast cancer research.


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SARA BABBITTS #7 2011: Appeared in a team-best 22 games on the mound, made 16 starts … Posted a team-high 10 wins with seven losses while recording one save … Second on the team with a 3.56 ERA in 92.1 innings and 39 strikeouts … Threw seven innings of scoreless ball while recording four strikeouts at UW-Platteville on April 25 … Allowed one unearned run in seven innings and picked up the victory at UW-La Crosse on April 17 … Recorded a save while allowing zero runs in 1.2 innings and striking out three against Finlandia on Feb. 27 … In her only plate appearances of the year, recorded a two-run RBI double against UWPlatteville on April 25. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three times in softball … Named first team allconference and all-district as a senior … Member of the Fox River Classic Conference and regional champs … High honor roll member … Also played basketball and volleyball … High school coach Jim VanLaanen.

POSITION: PITCHER HEIGHT: 5-9 CLASS: SOPHOMORE HOMETOWN: GREEN BAY, WI HIGH SCHOOL: ASHWAUBENON

PERSONAL: Communicative disorders major.


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ALICIA HAHNEMANN #8 2011: Appeared in 11 games, made one start … Had two hits in eight at bats … Recorded three RBIs, two runs, one double and one walk … Had a two-run RBI double against St. Norbert on May 3. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three times in softball and two times in volleyball … Two-time honorable mention selection. PERSONAL: Health promotion and wellness major.

POSITION: OF HEIGHT: 5-5 CLASS: SOPHOMORE HOMETOWN: APPLETON, WI HIGH SCHOOL: WEST


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CELINA ROMENESKO #11 2011: Played in seven games making two starts … Recorded two hits in 11 at bats … Had three RBIs, two walks, one double and one run scored … Had a tworun RBI double and a walk against Finlandia on Feb. 27. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered all four years in softball … Second team all-conference selection as a senior … Two-time honorable mention selection … Selected to AllStar team … Member of the third-place Class B national team in 2009 … High honors student … National Honor Society member … High school coach Shelly Birling. PERSONAL: Athletic training major.

POSITION: C/UT HEIGHT: 5-5 CLASS: SOPHOMORE HOMETOWN: MENASHA, WI HIGH SCHOOL: MENASHA


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PAIGE MEULEMANS #14 2011: Played in 23 games and started six … Had 10 hits in 31 at bats … Scored 10 runs and recorded four RBIs, two walks, one triple and one home run … Went 1-for-2 with a two-run home run against UW-Superior on April 9 … Had two multi-RBI games. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered three times in softball … Three-time second team all-conference selection … Member of WIAA Division 1 state championship team freshman year and Fox Valley Association champion team freshman and junior year … Hit .414 average in her senior season … Honor roll student … High school coach Bill Weyers PERSONAL: Physical education major … Volunteer activities include Special Olympics and softball and volleyball kids camps.

POSITION: 3B/2B HEIGHT: 5-6 CLASS: SOPHOMORE HOMETOWN: APPLETON, WI HIGH SCHOOL: KIMBERLY


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BEKAH RENNICKE #24 2011: Appeared in 10 games making two starts … Had a .455 batting average (5-11) with five runs scored, three walks, one RBI and a double … Appeared in one game on the mound, earning the victory in one inning of work … Went 2-for3 with one RBI, one run scored and one walk at St. Norbert on May 3 … Had a three-game hitting streak to end the season. HIGH SCHOOL: Lettered all four years in softball … Three-time all-conference selection … All-Suburban as a senior … Team captain senior year and winner of Attitude is Everything Award … WIAA Division I state runner-up senior year … Member of the conference championship team as a senior … Member of state qualifying team three years … High honor roll … National Honor Society member … Top 10 in class … High school coach Dave Keel. PERSONAL: Double major in spanish and history.

POSITION: P/UT HEIGHT: 5-6 CLASS: SOPHOMORE HOMETOWN: MEQUON, WI HIGH SCHOOL: HOMESTEAD


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SAM RADDANT #2

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner … First Team All-Bay Conference as a senior, second team as a junior and honorable mention as a sophomore … Second team all-area as a senior … Two-time Gold Glove Award winner … Most Improved Player as a sophomore … All-Area Athlete of the Week in junior season … Finished with a .308 career batting average including .352 as a senior … Honor roll and high honor roll … High school coach Brian Johnson. PERSONAL: Elementary education major … Special education with behavioral emphasis minor … Helped run youth camps for softball in Shawano. POSITION: OF HEIGHT: 5-3 CLASS: FRESHMAN HOMETOWN: SHAWANO, WI HIGH SCHOOL: SHAWANO

MADDIE SAWDEY #3

HIGH SCHOOL: Four time letterwinner … Three-time first team allconference and once honorable mention … Team���s Most Valuable Player, Defensive and Offensive Player of the Year … All-district and all-area performer … Member of the regional championship team … National Honor Society member … Graduated top 10 percent in class … High school coach Virgil Bernt. PERSONAL: Clinical laboratory sciences major.

POSITION: 2B/SS HEIGHT: 5-4 CLASS: FRESHMAN HOMETOWN: MEDFORD, WI HIGH SCHOOL: MEDFORD


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BRITTANY SASS #9

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner … First team all-conference as a junior and second team as a senior … Member of team that made four state appearances, won four conference championships and was a four-time sectional and regional champion … Also played volleyball, basketball and swam … Patriot Athletic Club Award winner … Patriot Athletic Club and Rockler Softball Scholarship recipient … Golden Bridge Award … Four-year honor roll member … High school coach Janel Batten. PERSONAL: Clinical laboratory science major … Volunteer activities include Soul Burner, church activities and Toys for Tots.

POSITION: SS/2B HEIGHT: 5-4 CLASS: FRESHMAN HOMETOWN: APPLETON, WI HIGH SCHOOL: EAST

JORDON SCHREINER #10

HIGH SCHOOL: Two-time letterwinner … First team all-district and allconference as a senior … Second team all-conference as a junior … Member of the 2010 WIAA Division 1 championship team … Also played tennis … Honor roll … High school coach Tim Roehrig. PERSONAL: Elementary and special education major.

POSITION: OF HEIGHT: 5-7 CLASS: FRESHMAN HOMETOWN: KAUKAUNA, WI HIGH SCHOOL: KAUKAUNA


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ASHLEY KLUCK #15

HIGH SCHOOL: First team all-conference and all-suburban as a senior … Two-time honorable mention all-conference … Member of Greater Metro Conference championship team … High school coach Kay Nichols. PERSONAL: Dietetics major … Volunteer activities include Hunger Task Force and West Allis Police Department.

POSITION: 1B/OF HEIGHT: 5-9 CLASS: FRESHMAN HOMETOWN: NEW BERLIN, WI HIGH SCHOOL: WEST ALLIS HALE

MAGGIE VILS #17

HIGH SCHOOL: Three-time letterwinner … Three-time first team allconference … Three-time all-district selection … Second team all-state catcher as a junior … Player of the Year for Great Northern Conference as a junior … Member of three consecutive conference championship and sectional champions two years … Received academic letter as a junior and senior … High school coach Todd Felch. PERSONAL: Athletic training major … Volunteer activities include Aspirus Packers cards, Log Jam in Mosinee and refereed for youth girls basketball.

POSITION: UT HEIGHT: 5-2 CLASS: FRESHMAN HOMETOWN: MOSINEE, WI HIGH SCHOOL: MOSINEE


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SAM SALOMONE #19

HIGH SCHOOL: Four-time letterwinner … Third team all-conference as a junior … All-state and all-area performer … Most Valuable Player and ACE of Diamonds winner … Member of 2011 regional championship team … High school coach Jeffrey Manz. PERSONAL: Interior architecture major.

POSITION: IF HEIGHT: 5-7 CLASS: FRESHMAN HOMETOWN: PALATINE, IL HIGH SCHOOL: PALATINE

2012 UW-Stevens Point Softball Roster #

Name

Year

Position

Hgt.

B/T

Hometown/High School

2

Sam Raddant

Fr.

OF

5-3

R/R

Shawano, WI/Shawano

3

Maddie Sawdey

Fr.

2B/SS

5-4

R/R

Medford, WI/Medford

7

Sara Babbitts

So.

P

5-9

R/R

Green Bay, WI/Ashwaubenon

8

Alicia Hahnemann

So.

OF

5-5

R/R

Appleton, WI/West

9

Brittany Sass

Fr.

SS/2B

5-4

S/R

Appleton, WI/East

10

Jordon Schreiner

Fr.

OF

5-7

L/R

Kaukauna, WI/Kaukauna

11

Celina Romenesko

So.

C/UT

5-5

R/R

Menasha, WI/Menasha

12

Megan Stebane

Jr.

OF/SS

5-7

R/R

Kaukauna, WI/Brillion

13

Katie Shulfer

Jr.

3B/OF

5-4

L/R

Stevens Point, WI/SPASH

14

Paige Meulemans

So.

2B/SS

5-6

R/R

Appleton, WI/Kimberly

15

Ashley Kluck

Fr.

1B/OF

5-9

R/R

New Berlin, WI/West Allis Hale

17

Maggie Vils

Fr.

UT

5-2

R/R

Mosinee, WI/Mosinee

19

Samantha Salomone

Fr.

IF

5-7

R/R

Palatine, IL/Palatine

21

Katie Krueger

Jr.

1B

5-6

R/R

Plover, WI/SPASH

22

Kelly Arndt

Sr.

C/OF

5-6

R/R

Ashwaubenon, WI/Ashwaubenon

23

Alyssa Trautman

Jr.

3B

5-4

R/R

Middleton, WI/Middleton

24

Bekah Rennicke

So.

P/UT

5-6

L/R

Mequon, WI/Homestead

44

Michelle Jones

Jr.

P

5-11

R/R

Madison, WI/La Follette

Head Coach: Jill Millis (1st season) Assistants: Megan Tracy, Bry Tremillo, Josi Schultz Student Manager: Morgan Oppor


2012 UW-Stevens Point Softball