#9 - Jessie Marinec
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
2012: Started 59 of Valpo's 61 games at second base during her redshirt sophomore season ... named an NFCA First Team All-Midwest Region selection ... earned Second Team All-Horizon League accolades ... hit .328 with 45 runs scored and 23 RBIs on the year ... tied for the league lead in runs scored, a mark which ranks second on Valpo's single-season chart ... tallied 59 hits on the year, fifth-most in a single year in Crusader history ... enters season among Valpo's career top-10 in four different categories ... posted 17 multi-hit games and 11 multi-run games ... had three straight games with multiple hits and multiple runs scored Mar. 2-3 ... named Horizon League Player of the Week Mar. 13, the second honor of her career, after going 8-for-19 with six runs scored and five RBIs ... hit four home runs that week after entering the week with just four career round-trippers ... had three-hit games in Horizon League play Mar. 25 at Detroit, Mar. 31 against Green Bay, Apr. 12 at Wright State and Apr. 21 at UIC ... went 3-for-3 with three RBIs Apr. 4 at Bowling Green in nightcap ... hit for the cycle that day, launching a home run in opener against the Falcons and picking up the rest of the cycle in the nightcap ... tallied walk-off single to complete 12-run comeback in 13-12 win over Youngstown State Apr. 14 ... went 2-for-3 with three runs scored and a homer Apr. 25 in series opener against Butler ... scored three runs in regular season finale May 5 at Cleveland State ... went 1-for-2 with a run scored and two walks in NCAA Tournament game at #9/7 Louisville May 18.
2011: Started all 15 games she appeared in, all of which came at second base ... made a defensive switch to shortstop once ... named Horizon League Batter of the Week Feb. 28 ... hit .333 on the season ... had four multi-hit games ... went 2-for-2 with an RBI triple and scored a run against Charleston Southern Feb. 25 ... hit a solo home run at Florida Mar. 4 ... missed the remainer of the season with an injury ... granted a redshirt.
2010: Started 53 games as a freshman for the Crusaders, all at shortstop ... named to the Horizon League All-Newcomer Team ... hit .324 with 36 runs scored, the fourth-most in a single season in program history ... also drove in 23 runs and tallied 11 doubles, tied for ninth-most in a single year all-time at Valpo ... raised batting average to .351 in league-only play ... tallied multiple hits in 12 games ... also scored multiple runs 10 times and drove in two or more runs on five occasions ... picked up first career hit and scored a run Feb. 14 against North Dakota ... connected for first career home run Mar. 2 versus Dayton ... posted nine-game hitting streak Mar. 6-27 ... went 3-for-4 with two RBIs and two doubles Mar. 7 against Alabama State ... recorded a double and a homer in 2-for-4, 2 R, 2 RBI effort Mar. 11 at Kansas ... scored a pair of runs two days later against the Jayhawks as well ... solo homer accounted for only run in nightcap victory Mar. 24 at IPFW ... went a combined 5-for-8 with three runs scored and four RBIs in final two games of Detroit series Apr. 2-3 ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored in HL win at UIC Apr. 17 ... tallied multiple hits in three straight games Apr. 28-May 1 ... five straight hits during the stretch were of the extra-base variety (four doubles, one triple) ... went 3-for-3 with two runs, two RBIs, two doubles and a triple in series opener against Youngstown State May 1.
Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Redhawks … named among Top 100 Chicago-area players prior to junior year by both the Chicago Tribune and the Chicago Sun-Times … played for Beverly Bandits Gold ASA program alongside fellow Crusader freshman Hayley Bridwell … previously suited up for the Alsip Crunch program … also earned four letters in volleyball … a Dean’s List honoree.
Personal: Jessie is the daughter of Chris and Patti Marinec ... majors are mathematics and secondary education with minors in Spanish and coaching ... born January 24, 1991.
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