CAREER HONORS & AWARDS 2014 BIG EAST Player of the Year 2014 All-BIG EAST First Team 2014 BIG EAST All-Tournament Team 2014 Great Lakes Region First Team 2013 Great Lakes Region First Team 2013 All-BIG EAST Conference First Team 2012 All-BIG EAST Conference Third Team 2011-12 BIG EAST All-Academic Team
2014 (Junior Season): Two-time BIG EAST Player of the Week (3/3, 4/14) and one-time BIG EAST Pitcher of the Week (2/17)... led the BIG EAST Conference in virtually every offensive category, becoming program's first-ever BIG EAST Player of the Year... batting average of .420 was 38th in the nation... bumped average up to .481 and got on base at a .580 clip during conference play... career-best 4-for-4 day w/ career-tying three runs in 15-0 W vs. `Nova (4/27)... pitched a two-hit shutout with a career-high 11 strikeouts vs. `Nova (4/26)... solo homer in 7-3 win at Creighton (4/18)... two-run homer in 9-1 win vs. Loyola (4/10)... Walk-off sac fly vs. Seton Hall to help DePaul to series sweep (4/6)... recorded first career shutout in CG one-hitter vs. Fordham (2/15)... two hits, three RBI in addition to win in circle in 8-0 win over Fordham (2/15)... recorded second career multi-HR game w/ two bombs vs. UConn (2/21)... hit .875 (7-8) with a HR and seven RBI at UNLV tournament... launched first HR of season in 3-2 comeback win over Kansas (2/16)...
2013 (Sophomore Season): Went 2-for-3 in a 1-0 victory over Georgetown in the BIG EAST Championship opener... named BIG EAST Player of the Week on April 8 after hitting .643 with two homers and 12 RBIs... had a home run, triple and five RBIs vs. Syracuse... hit a grand slam against New Mexico State and cracked two homers with four RBIs at Providence... led the team in home runs and RBIs... recorded first collegiate win against Connecticut.
2012 (Freshman Season): Smashed pinch-hit, game-winning, three-run homer in first collegiate at-bat vs. UMKC... two home runs and five RBIs in two games against Georgetown... had a home run and two RBIs against UMKC and UNLV... finished with two hits, three runs at No. 1 Alabama... selected to the BIG EAST Conference Honor Roll.
High School: Compiled an 85-26 record in her four-year career with a 0.93 ERA and 986 strikeouts... finished with a .367 career batting average and 22 home runs... went 23-7 as a freshman, 22-4 as a sophomore, 24-8 as a junior and 16-7 as a senior with a 0.93 ERA and 194 strikeouts while batting .386... led West Chicago to the sectional finals twice and to three regional titles... Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times All-State Special Mention... four-time unanimous all-conference and Daily Herald All-Area selection... Suburban Life Player of the Year... DuPage Valley Conference MVP... academic all-conference four years... High School Scholar-Athlete Award four years... adidas Top 100... nominated for Gatorade Player of the Year... led Stone City Sharks summer team to NAFA 16U national title in 2008 and to ASA 18U national title in 2010.
Personal: Daughter of Thomas and Joanne Connolly... has one brother, John, and one sister, Casey... plans to major in Communications.