#17 Andrea Zappia
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Franklin Central|
2007: Made 30 appearances in the circle as a junior, starting 16 games and relieving 14 times ... a Second Team All Mid-Con honoree ... led league with a .238 batting average against ... also among league's top-five in ERA, saves, strikeouts and complete games ... five saves is second-most in a single-season all-time at Valpo ... 14 career saves tops the Valpo chart and is 14th best all-time among Division I players ... on pace to break Crusader career records for appearances and strikeouts as well ... named Mid-Con Pitcher of the Week March 12 after going 3-0 with a 1.30 ERA on the week ... struck out 11 batters in complete-game win March 5 against Saint Peter's ... allowed no hits over the final five innings of a complete-game three-hitter March 23 at UMKC ... tossed a one-hitter with 12 strikeouts April 21 at South Dakota State ... ended season with a career-best 14 strikeouts in a two-hit shutout May 7 at Oakland ... stole first career base against the Golden Grizzlies as well ... ... named to Mid-Con All-Academic team ... a member of the Mid-Con Commissioner's List of Academic Excellence ... named an NFCA Scholar-Athlete ... named to the ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District V Second Team.
2006: Appeared in 45 games in the circle, starting nine ... a Second Team All Mid-Con selection ... ranked fourth in league with 2.41 ERA ... led league with six saves, a Valpo single-season record ... 45 appearances also led Mid-Con, while her .228 batting average against was second in the league ... 10 wins led Crusaders and was sixth in the league ... relief ace held opponents scoreless for at least two innings 13 times out of the bullpen ... allowed just an unearned run on two hits while striking out a career-best six in six relief innings March 8 vs. Sacred Heart ... held Purdue hitless in three innings of work out of the pen April 13 to earn the save ... season-best start came May 6 against UMKC, allowing just one run in a complete-game win while striking out five ... named to Mid-Con All-Academic team ... an NFCA Scholar-Athlete.
2005: Made 29 appearances including seven starts as a freshman ... named an NFCA Scholar-Athlete ... three saves is third-most in a season in Valpo history ... recorded 39 strikeouts in 65.1 innings ... led team with 2.29:1 strikeout-to-walk ratio ... first career start came March 5 against Ball State when she did not allow an earned run and struck out a season-high six in 5.2 innings ... pitched 2.2 innings of one-hit ball and struck out two April 1 against Western Illinois ... threw 4.1 innings of scoreless ball, striking out three in Valpo's 4-4 tie with Purdue April 19 ... struck out five in 5.1 innings April 21 against IPFW.
Prep: A two-year letterwinner for the Flashes ... earned Academic All-State honors as a senior ... named a Conference Indiana Scholar Athlete in 2004 ... a member of Indiana Twisters team in 2004 that had eight eventual Division I softball players on its roster ... member of National Honor Society ... also lettered in volleyball.
Personal: Andrea is the daughter of Steve and Jeanne Zappia ... major is history ... born September 1, 1985.