#21 Karen Constien
|HOMETOWN||Carol Stream, Ill.|
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Glenbard North|
2003: Appeared in 36 games, making 35 starts for the Crusaders ... had three multi-hit games on the season ... threw out 11 runners trying to steal ... tied for the team-best with a .970 fielding percentage ... reached base three times against Southern Utah ... named to the Mid-Continent Conference All-Academic Team.
2002: Started all 45 games for the Crusaders ... finished sixth in the Mid-Con and led the Crusaders with a .318 batting average ... had three hits against both St. Thomas Aquinas and Butler ... homered and drove in three runs against Western Michigan ... was a perfect 4-for-4 on stolen bases ... led Valpo with 41 hits ... third on the team with 10 RBI's ... named Mid-Con Player of the Week on April 1 ... named to the Mid-Con All-Academic Team.
2001: Played in 42 games for Valpo during her rookie campaign, starting 40 of them ... led the team with 13 runs scored ... was fourth on the team with 23 hits ... recorded five doubles and one triple ... went 3-for-3 with two doubles and a homerun against Youngstown State ... had four multi-hit games ... scored a pair of runs twice.
Prep: A two-time DuPage Valley Conference selection for Glenbard North High School ... Honorable Mention All-Area during senior season ... named team Most Valuable Player during senior campaign.
Personal: Karen is the daughter of William and Janet Constien ... major is elementary education ... born September 8, 1982.