Courtney LaFerle

#15 Courtney LaFerle

Pos. IF
Ht. 5'7"
Yr. Fr.
Hometown Elgin, Ill.
High School (Prev. School) Larkin

2007: Made 21 starts for the Crusaders before suffering season-ending injury as a junior ... improved batting average by over 40 points for the second straight season ... recorded hits in 15 of her 21 games played ... kicked off season with a bang, going yard en route to a 2-for-3, 2 runs scored, 3 RBI performance March 4 against Detroit ... drove in two runs March 5 against Saint Peter's ... put together a seven-game hitting streak March 9-March 13 ... scored two runs, drove in two runs and hit a home run March 13 at East Tennessee State ... went 3-for-4 March 30 against Southern Utah with three RBI, including another long ball ... named to Mid-Con All-Academic team ... a member of the Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence ... named an NFCA Scholar-Athlete.

2006: Defined utility player as a sophomore, starting 49 games at six different positions ... second on team with nine doubles ... tallied ten multi-hit games ... had two streaks of three straight multi-hit games ... recorded four straight games with at least one RBI March 8-10 ... registered three hits on two separate occasions ... drove in two runs twice ... drew two walks and was hit by a pitch March 24 at Southern Utah ... had a double in three consecutive games April 30-May 5 ... named to Mid-Con All-Academic team.

2005: Appeared in 43 games and made 42 starts at four different positions ... earned Second Team All-Conference honors ... finished second on the Crusaders with eight doubles ... third on the team with 13 runs batted in ... tied for the team lead with nine walks ... second on Crusaders with .288 on-base percentage ... made only eight errors in 173 total chances (.954) ... batted .320 with six doubles and team-high 10 RBI in 17 Mid-Con games ... six Mid-Con doubles was eighth in the conference ... stroked a season-high three hits March 25 at Centenary, driving in a run ... belted first career home run April 8 at UMKC ... in four-game sweep of Southern Utah April 15-16, went combined 5-for-9 (.556) with three doubles, a triple, five RBI, three runs scored and four walks, earning Mid-Con Player of the Week honors for her efforts ... had season-long seven-game hitting streak April 9-19.

Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Royals ... named to McDonald's/Mitsubishi, Super 60 and Daily Herald All-Star teams as a senior ... earned Daily Herald and Courier News All-Area honors three times ... named to ICA All-State First Team as a junior ... earned Academic All-Upstate 8 honors in softball, basketball and golf ... member of National Honor Society ... also lettered in basketball and golf.

Personal: Courtney is the daughter of Ken and Kathy LaFerle ... major is elementary education ... born February 4, 1986.