Lakers Score Four Runs in Fifth Inning; Earn Sunday Rematch With Kutztown
Lakers End Historic 2013 Season With 46-9 Record and Final Four Berth
Lakers Jump to 5-0 Lead and Hold On; GVSU to Face Molloy on Saturday Night
GVSU Advances to Division II National Softball Championship for Second Time
Lakers Tally 4-0 Lead, Record Eight Hits Against Greyhounds
After an exciting win over University of Missouri-St. Louis in the NCAA tournament, the #9 Lakers will move on to the NCAA Super Regional to face #1 Indianapolis.
2013: Honored on the Capital One Academic All-District Team...Started in right field in all 55 games, one of four Lakers (and all three outfielders) to start in every game...Tallied .314 batting average with 54 hits, 25 runs, 16 doubles, seven home runs, and 41 runs batted in...Ranked second in the GLIAC in RBI (41), fourth in doubles (16), fifth in total bases (93), ninth in homers (seven), 10th in hits (54), and 16th in slugging percentage (.541)... Finished her career ranked in a few GVSU all-time categories: third in doubles (46), seventh in home runs (19), and 10th in slugging percentage (.533)...Her 16 doubles this year is tied for eighth-most in a single season in Laker history...Tallied 12 multi-hit games and 12 multi-RBI games, second-most on the team...Started the season strong by going 3-for-3 with a triple, a home run, and a run scored in a 4-3 win over Wayne State (Neb.) in the first game of the year (3/3)...Added two more home runs during the team's spring break trip, in which she hit .342 with 16 RBI in 12 games...Named the GLIAC Player of the Week on March 25th after hitting .533 in four GVSU victories, which included eight hits, six doubles, and 10 RBI...Went 3-for-5 with two doubles and a season-high five RBI in an 8-0 win at Malone (3/23)...Recorded a 3-for-3 outing with two doubles on Senior Day in an 11-0 home win over Findlay (4/27)...Hit .667 (6-for-9) in NCAA Midwest Regional Tournament in Allendale, going 2-for-3 in all three games and hitting a home run in a 4-0 win over Missouri-St. Louis (5/11)...Scored one of team's two runs in the 2-1 Midwest Regional Tournament victory over Missouri-St. Louis, which sent team to Midwest Super Regional Tournament...Notched a base hit in all four games at the Division II College World Series, totaling four runs, three RBI, and a double, and hitting a home run in an 8-4 win against Texas Woman's (5/25)...Only Laker in recent history to record at least one double, triple, and home run in every season of her four-year career.
2012: Named to the All-GLIAC Second Team, the first all-league honors of he career...Also named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team...Finished tied for second on the team in doubles (11), third in hit by pitches (two), fourth in RBI (36), and fifth in runs (35)...Hit .289 with 48 hits, a triple, and five home runs...Recorded 11 multi-hit games and 10 multi-RBI contests, including four games of at least three RBI...Owned a 10-game hitting streak from Apr. 4 to Apr. 14, the fourth-longest stretch on the team...Notched a 4-for-5 outing with three home runs (one in game one, two in game two), four runs scored, and eight RBI (four ribbies in each game) in doubleheader sweep at Northwood (3/28)...Tallied 22 RBI in 10-game stretch from Mar. 20 to Mar. 31, which included eight games of at least two RBI...Went 5-for-7 with a double, a run, and two RBI in doubleheader at Northwood (4/10), including a season-high three hits in game two...Scored two runs in four straight games against Findlay and Northwood (3/25-28).
2011: Named to the GLIAC All-Academic Team...Finished second on the team in doubles (17), tied for second in triples (three), third in slugging percentage (.658) and total bases (96), and fifth in batting average (.377)...Ranked tied for third in GLIAC in doubles, eighth in slugging percentage and total bases...Recorded 17 multi-hit games (including six multi-hit contests), which was second-most on the team, and seven games of at least two RBI...Her 17 doubles tied for third-most in a single season in Laker history...Went 4-for-4 with a double and three RBI in 11-3 victory over Urbana (3/8)...Notched a 4-for-5 performance with a double against Wayne State in the GLIAC Tournament (5/7)...Opened season with hits in seven straight games and eight of first nine contests, totaling 16 hits and 10 RBI as Lakers went 6-3 during that stretch.
2010: Appeared in 30 games and made seven starts, while making several appearances as a pinch hitter...Hit .222 with 10 hits and eight RBI...One of just five players on the team to tally at least one double, triple, and homerun on the year...Notched a 3-for-4 performance with four RBI in a tough 6-5 loss at Findlay (4/11)...Smashed a two-run, pinch-hit homer against Hillsdale (4/10), capping a 2-for-2 day as a pinch-hitter with a double, homerun, and three RBI against the Chargers...Totaled a five-game hit streak from April 3-11 with eight RBI and seven hits.
High School: Prepped at Lapeer West High School under head coach Brad Walker...As a senior, hit .564 with 38 RBI and a .822 slugging percentage, while throwing out 16 of 20 baserunners, which followed a junior year in which she hit .479 with 41 RBI and a .704 slugging percentage...Earned All-Flint Metro League honors three times, including being named First Team All-Flint Metro League and First Team all-state...Tabbed all-state honorable mention as a junior...Won two Flint Metro League championships, including an undefeated conference title during her senior season...Also won a pair of district championships and a regional title at Lapeer West...Played four years of basketball and was named all-conference honorable mention as a senior, played volleyball for the seasons, and competed in swimming for one year...Participated in National Honors Society.
Personal: Daughter of Dan and Cindy Jones...Enjoys drawing, hanging out with friends, shopping, and playing basketball...Majoring in art and design.