DePaul looks to salvage a split of Saturday's BIG EAST twin bill with Connolly back in the circle
Both BIG EAST teams combine for 36 runs and 40 hits as Blue Demons overcome eight-run deficit
Over 2,000 student-athletes across 22 sports honored for academic success
BIG EAST champion faces James Madison Friday in NCAA Regional at Lexington, Ky.
Verdun, Braden, Coronado, Penna to be honored at Senior Day postgame ceremony on Sunday
CAREER HONORS & AWARDS
2015 (Junior Season): Notched team-best 15 multi-hit games... collected five games of at least two RBI... held team's longest hitting streak with 15 games... reached base safely in a team-best 17 games in a row... ranked in the top-10 in the BIG EAST in batting average (8th), runs (t-6th), hits (10th), doubles (t-7th), slugging percentage (t-9th), on-base percentage (9th) and walks drawn (4th)... improved batting average by 59 points and slugging percentage by 208 points from last season... named to BIG EAST Honor Roll (2/9)... paced the team with a .421 batting average, .493 on-base percentage, 24 hits and five doubles against league competition... tied for second on the club with 82 putouts... went 4-for-10 with two doubles in the series against Butler (5/2-5/3)... went 2-for-4 with two RBI and a homer at Villanova (4/26)... collected six hits at Georgetown (4/11-12)... notched a season-high three RBI versus Providence (3/28)... blasted a home run and two RBI in a duel with UNI (2/13)... went 4-for-5 with a solo shot against Saint Mary's (2/7)... started all 46 games at second base and batted primarily in the leadoff spot.
2014 (Sophomore Season): Pair of hits, RBI in 9-3 win over Northwestern (4/30)... put together a .500 (6-for-12) week in four wins at Illinois, Creighton... two-run single in 3-0 win over Villanova (4/26)... two-run single in 9-1 win against Loyola (4/10)... homered and collected two hits in 8-0 win over Seton Hall (4/5)... career-high three hits to go with game-tying grand slam with two outs in the seventh inning of a 9-8 comeback win against Charleston (2/22)... hit second grand slam of season vs. Providence in a 5-for-7 day at the plate... collected pinch hit singles in each of her first three appearances of the season.
2013 (Freshman Season): Earned first collegiate save against Connecticut... first college hit came against Houston and first RBI vs. Fordham... hit first collegiate home run against Penn State with three RBIs... scored first run of her college career against Weber State... had two RBIs vs. Fordham.
High School: Chicago Tribune Player of the Year, consensus All-State and Max Preps All-American tied the state home run record (18) for a season and was second in the state in RBIs (77) as a junior... led Leyden to the Class 4A sectional final as a senior and went 29-8 from the pitching circle... won 103 games in her four-year career... two-time All-State First Team, all-area four years, all-region three years... named to National Honor Society two years, High Honor Roll four years.
Personal: Daughter of Robert and Debbie Maize... has two brothers, Ryan and Brandon... majoring in Political Science.