Promising rally lacks clutch hit in 4-3, 13-inning BIG EAST Conference loss
Opener of critical BIG EAST three-game series results in 3-0 loss
Blue Demons will participate in 'StrikeOut Cancer' initiative at Saturday's 'Pink Game'
Blue Demons' 5-4 loss on Tuesday snaps their seven-game winning streak
Welcome Illinois State to Cacciatore Stadium on Tuesday for nonconference game
CAREER HONORS & AWARDS
2013 (Junior Season): Career-high four-hit, six RBI day vs. Seton Hall... career-high 12 strikeoutsincomplete-game shutout vs. Pittsburgh... smashed a dramatic pinch-hit, three-runhome runto beat Notre Dame on Senior Day at Cacciatore Stadium... hit first career home run against Pacific... went 8-7 in the circle with a 3.42 ERA.
2012 (Sophomore Season): Held No. 1 California to one run on five hits in 2-0 loss... pitched a four-hit shutout against Hofstra... stopped Delaware on one run and three hits... combined with Kirsten Verdun for shutouts against Georgetown and Connecticut... named to the BIG EAST Honor Roll.
2011 (Freshman Season): Made first collegiate appearance against Fordham... ripped a hard grounder that brought home the winning run against No. 22 Ohio State... played in five games with three appearances in the pitching circle.
High School: Miami-Dade First Team pitcher as a senior after going 19-8 with a 1.02 ERA and 205 strikeouts while batting .380... second-team, All-State as a junior... led Southwest to district title game as a senior... two-time team MVP in softball and volleyball... academically top 10 percent of senior class... older sister Missy was an All-American pitcher at Stanford in 2009... Hannah pitched for the Dominican Republic National Team in the 2010 World Championships at Caracas, Venezuela.
Personal: Daughter of Robert and Lori Penna... has four brothers, Robert, Joseph, Matthew, Edward and five sisters, Anita, Melissa (Missy), Leanne, Heidi, Bethanie... majoring in Psychology.