#5 Jill Jacobson
|HIGH SCHOOL (PREV. SCHOOL)||Beecher|
2010: Appeared in 53 games as a junior for Valpo ... made 44 starts, 42 in the outfield and two in the pitching circle ... made one relief appearance after starting the game in the outfield ... came off bench nine times: five as a pinch-runner, twice as a pinch-hitter and twice as a defensive replacement ... finished tied for third in the Horizon League with six hit by pitches on the year ... scored 15 runs on the season ... drove in game-winning run with a two-run triple Feb. 27 at Tennessee State ... went 2-for-3 with two runs scored Feb. 28 against Alabama A&M ... put together five-game hitting streak Mar. 2-7 ... kicked off streak with 2-for-3, two RBI game against Holy Cross Mar. 2, including her fourth career home run ... also tallied two hits Mar. 3 versus Holy Cross and Mar. 5 against Gardner-Webb, scoring two runs in the latter game ... scored runs in three straight games Apr. 24-27 ... picked up two of Valpo’s three hits in Horizon League Championship action at Cleveland State May 13 ... gave up just two hits and one unearned run in her three stints in the circle, totaling six innings ... threw 3.1 innings of scoreless ball in start against Tennessee State Mar. 6, striking out five ... struck out three batters in 1.2 innings of work Apr. 2 in nightcap at Detroit.
2009: Made 46 appearances on the season for the Crusaders … started all 46 times she played, including 42 times in left field … started one game in the circle and also made three other pitching appearances … hit .315 on the season and raised average to .350 in Horizon League-only play … drove in 27 runs on the year, fifth-most in a single season in Valpo history … recorded five sacrifice flies, tied for the league lead and tied for fourth nationally while also setting a new Crusader single-season record … tallied 11 multi-hit games and drove in multiple runs six times … had three straight games with a sac fly March 4-5 … scored two runs and stole two bases March 6 vs. Fairfield … drove in a pair of runs and drilled a pair of doubles March 11 vs. Robert Morris … also swiped two bags March 11 against Buffalo and March 21 against Detroit … went 5-for-8 in three-game series against the Titans, including a perfect 3-for-3 effort in opener … drove in career-high four runs in tripleheader opener at Youngstown State April 11, including first career home run .. also connected on homers May 3 against Cleveland State and May 8 vs. Loyola … went 2-for-3 with two runs scored and three RBIs in HL Championship win over Youngstown State May 8 … played over the summer for Indiana Slammers squad that won the USSSA 18-and-over World Series national championship.
2008: Saw action both in the outfield and in the circle for Crusaders as a freshman ... opponents hit just .179 off her for the season ... struck out nearly a full batter per inning pitched ... picked up first career hit versus Holy Cross March 2 ... drove in two runs against Fairfield March 3 ... made an immediate impact in first career start at pitcher, throwing a three-hit, eight-strikeout shutout against Holy Cross March 4 ... named Horizon League Pitcher of the Week for her sterling performance ... rapped triple in first career multi-hit game vs. Sacred Heart March 5 ... tallied two hits versus St. Peter’s March 16 ... tallied two hits, two walks and two runs scored in twinbill at IPFW April 9 ... earned win in Horizon League play at UIC April 11, tossing 4.2 innings of one-run relief while striking out five Flames ... tossed 4.1 scoreless innings over both halves of doubleheader at Purdue April 15.
Prep: A four-year letterwinner for the Bobcats ... helped lead
Beecher to two state championships ... a two-time All-State honoree ... earned
All-Area and All-Conference accolades all four seasons ... twice earned IHSA
State All-Tournament Team honors ... played in the Illinois Super 60 Classic as
a senior ... was named to the Super 60 All-Tournament squad ... named a Chicago
Tribune Scholar-Athlete ... recognized by Chicago Tribune and Chicago Sun-Times
as a “Player to Watch” ... Bobcats went 140-9 over her four seasons ... also
earned four letters apiece in basketball and volleyball ... an All-Area and
All-Conference performer in both sports ... an Illinois State Scholar ... a
member of National Honor Society ... class salutatorian.
Personal: Jill is the daughter of Steve and Cindy Jacobson ... major is biology ... born November 24, 1988.