Official Athletic Site of the Valparaiso University Crusaders
#15 - Courtney LaFerle
2006-07 Softball
POS.
IF/OF
B/T
R/R
HT.
5'6"
YR.
Jr.
HOMETOWN
Elgin, Ill.
HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)
Larkin
Courtney LaFerle

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.

W Golf Crusader/Jaguar Challenge Valparaiso, Ind. (The Course at Aberdeen)
Apr 13 2nd/6 (657); 5th/6 (692)
M Golf Bluegrass Invitational Lexington, Ky. (University Club Big Blue Course)
Apr 13 t-6th/13 (895)
Softball Cleveland State 6 8 inn.
Apr 13 Valpo 7
W Tennis Valpo 1 Rochester, Mich.
Apr 13 Oakland 6
M Tennis Valpo 1 Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 13 #12 Notre Dame 6
W Tennis Valpo 0 Chicago, Ill.
Apr 14 Chicago State 7
M Tennis Valpo 7 Homewood, Ill.
Apr 15 Chicago State 0
Baseball Valpo CCD
Apr 15 Toledo
M Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
W Track Cougar Invitational River Forest, Ill.
Apr 17 No Team Score
Baseball Valpo 4 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 17 Milwaukee 0
M Tennis Youngstown State 1 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 6
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 18 Milwaukee 3
Softball Oakland 3 VU Softball Field
Apr 18 Valpo 11
W Tennis Youngstown State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 18 Valpo 0
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 19 CCD
M Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 2nd/3 (191)
W Track DePaul Invitational Chicago, Ill.
Apr 19 3rd/5 (82)
W Tennis Cleveland State 7 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 0
Softball Oakland 1 VU Softball Field
Apr 19 Valpo 2
Baseball Valpo 0 Milwaukee, Wis.
Apr 19 Milwaukee 5
Softball Oakland 4 8 inn.
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Tennis Cleveland State 5 Valpo Tennis Complex
Apr 19 Valpo 2
M Golf Wolfpack Spring Open Raleigh, N.C. (Lonnie Poole Golf Course)
Apr 20 12th/15 (314)
Baseball Kalamazoo 3 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 21 Valpo 10
Baseball Ohio Northern 2 Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 22 Valpo 1
Softball Valpo 3 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 1
Softball Valpo 5 Macomb, Ill.
Apr 22 Western Illinois 4
Softball Valpo Notre Dame, Ind.
Apr 24, 5:00 p.m. #21/21 Notre Dame
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 25
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 25
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 25, 2:00 p.m. UIC
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 25, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 26, 3:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
M Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
W Track Miami (Ohio) Invitational Oxford, Ohio
Apr 26
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 26
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 26, 2:00 p.m. Wright State
M Tennis Valpo Ann Arbor, Mich.
Apr 27, 2:00 p.m. Horizon League Tournament
W Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
M Golf Horizon League Championship Howey in the Hills, Fla. (Mission Inn Resort & Club)
Apr 27
Softball Valpo Dayton, Ohio
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Wright State
Baseball UIC Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 27, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Western Michigan Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball IUPUI VU Softball Field
Apr 29, 5:00 p.m. Valpo
Baseball Chicago State Emory G. Bauer Field
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 3:00 p.m. Indiana (resumption of suspended game)
Softball Valpo Bloomington, Ind.
Apr 30, 4:00 p.m. Indiana
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 2
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 2, 3:00 p.m. Valpo
M Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
W Track Horizon League Outdoor Championships Youngstown, Ohio
May 3
Baseball Oakland Emory G. Bauer Field
May 3, 12:00 p.m. Valpo
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 1:00 p.m. Green Bay
Softball Valpo Green Bay, Wis.
May 3, 3:00 p.m. Green Bay